French Toast Pizza and veggie-packed soup

Veggie Packed Soup
(serves 2)
1 can of your favorite soup (or dried soup package)
1 cup noodles or whole grain of your choice
1/2 cup each (canned, rinsed and drained - chickpeas, black beans, white beans)
Chopped cauliflower
Sliced leeks
Cracked pepper

1. In large pot, combine 1 can soup + 1 can water.
2. Turn to medium heat and add noodles, beans, cauliflower and leeks. 
3. Cook for 15-20 minutes or until all ingredients are soft and evenly cooked. 
4. Stir in parsley and pepper to your taste.

French Toast Pizza
Serves 1
two of my favorites combined into one!)

2 slices favorite bread (we love rye and sourdough)
2 eggs (1 whole and 1 egg white)
Marinara or tomato sauce
Shredded cheese
Fresh basil
Olive oil

1. Scramble eggs together in shallow bowl.
2. In a large skillet, drizzle a little olive oil (about 1/2 - 1 tbsp) and turn to medium heat. 
3. Soak bread on both sides in egg mixture. 
4. Cook each slice of bread in skillet for around 2-3 minute or until firm and the flip to cook the other side for 1-2 minutes. 
5. Remove bread from pan (you can then scramble any extra eggs) and place on your plate.  
6. Spread a spoonful or two of sauce on your french toast and add a little cheese and top with fresh basil.
7. Cook in microwave for 20-30 seconds to melt the cheese.

According to a recent study, researchers at Cornell University found that when people perceive exercise as fun, they are more likely to choose a healthy snack over a more indulging snack and end up eating less calories post workout. The study demonstrates that when people think of a workout as an obligation, a reward is desired afterward.

Do you find yourself working out to eat more than you eat to workout? Do you find that you want a reward (or something sweet) after a workout because you deserve it? 

Although athletes must make sure to fuel the body properly before, during and after workouts and there is certainly nothing wrong with indulging every now and then (athlete or not), be sure you are eating and training (working out) with good, healthy intentions. 
Is your exercise routine and food choices making you feel good about your body or moving your body into a positive, healthy place?

You know that saying "you get out, what you put in."

Well, consider the energy you can (and should) spend on prioritizing and enjoying a real food diet in order to fuel your active lifestyle. This dies also keeps you well so that when you do work out, you can not only enjoy the performance benefits of consistent, quality training but you can also enjoy the gift of good health. 

Happy Training! Don't forget to thank your body!