Are you a hummus lover?
If so, you must try this stuff! Creamy Cilantro and Jalapeno Hummus – I bought it at Trader Joe’s the other day and just opened it up yesterday morning to add to my scrambled eggs.
I sauteed up some pre-roasted asparagus, zucchini, summer squash and red onion first before scrambling in a couple eggs. Once the eggs were cooked through, I stirred in a few spoonfuls of jalapeno cilantro hummus and topped with melty Parmesan cheese. WOW!
(The only thing I forgot was my beloved avocado. But there will definitely be a next time!)
It has just a slight spicy flavor so if you can’t handle a lot of heat, I think you would still enjoy it. I loved the hummus so much that I immediately dug in as I was preparing dinner. Half the container gone in one day!
Quick Medicine Ball Ab Circuit
I always like to end a good cardio workout with some core work incorporated into my stretching. I did the following workout with a medicine ball this week and I was surprisingly sore the next day! Must’ve done something right. 😉
LA Fitness was slacking in the medicine ball department that particular morning and I was left with the choice between either a 9 or 4 lb ball. I’m glad I chose the heavier of the two because I believe that’s what caused the soreness! No pain, no gain 😉 My recommendation if you complete this circuit is to pick a challenging weight for yourself since it’s a quick little workout!
I always struggle with remembering the names of these core workouts, so here are some pics I grabbed from the internet for reference.
1 rep counts as touching the left side once and the right side once.
Vertical Sit-Ups with Medicine Ball
This is showing the down position. Raise up into a sit up holding the ball with straight arms while raising it straight up into the air.
Medicine Ball V-Ups
This move gets rather difficult, especially if the ball is on the heavier side. I did a modification by raising one leg at a time instead of both.