25 Minute HIIT Treadmill Workout & Cheesy Veggie Quinoa Bowl

Today was started with a bowl of overnight oats, that I forgot to snap a picture of before I dug in. I topped my oats with peanut butter and some strawberries.  After breakfast, I was more than ready to hit the gym after yesterday’s rest day.  Sadie, on the other hand, was having a rather lazy morning!

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She’s a chubby, little thing!

I wanted a quick, intense run today.  High Intensity Interval Training it was!  I also get extremely bored working out at the same pace for a long time, so I would much rather do a HIIT run than a longer, distance-focused run.  Not to mention, I love the fact that you continue to burn fat and experience an increase in your metabolism in the 24 hours after a HIIT workout.

After a 5 minute warm-up of walking at 4.0 mph at a 4.0% incline, I completed this run:
ImageShort, sweet, and sweaty!

My face was red as a beet after this run!  I am positive I must have looked like I was dying!

After my quick sweat session on the treadmill, I completed an upper-body superset workout from Peanut Butter Fingers blog.

By the time I got home and showered it was lunch time, and I needed some refueling!

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Say hello to the Cheesy Veggie Quinoa Bowl

This brought me back to my Velveeta and Kraft Mac ‘n Cheese lovin’ days.

Ingredients:

1/4 c. quinoa

1 1/2 c. vegetables (I used asparagus, broccoli, peppers and onions)

1/2 c. Fat-Free, Low Sodium chicken broth

1 Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss Cheese Wedge

1 T. shredded parmesan cheese

1 t. shredded-fat free cheddar cheese

Directions:

1.  In a small pot, bring chicken broth and quinoa to a boil.  When it begins to boil, cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until you see the little white spirals coming from each of the grains, and the broth is mostly absorbed.

2.  Meanwhile, in a medium pan, saute vegetables with a little bit of olive oil.

3.  When quinoa is done, add it to the veggies in the pan.  Lower the heat to a low setting.

4.  Add in the Laughing Cow cheese wedge, parmesan and shredded cheese, and mix until cheese is just melted.

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Delicious and packed with nutrients! Beats Kraft in my book!

I had a perfectly crisp apple on the side.Image

Enjoy your day!

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4 thoughts on “25 Minute HIIT Treadmill Workout & Cheesy Veggie Quinoa Bowl

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