Red and green quinoa lentil salad

I’m going to go ahead and blame my tiredness on the weather.


46* and raining all day. That’s gotta be it.

Almost every day this week, around 6 pm, I’ve hit a wall. I’ve done a pretty good job fighting through it, but as far as cooking/dinner goes, it’s been a little rough.

Lots of Amy’s meals:


(gnarly-looking, but delicious, pizza)

eggs (standard)

and grab-and-gos, like yogurt, Larabars and fruit.


If it weren’t for the Pilot, it would be “breakfast for dinner week” at our house. Instead, he just says “If you prep something, I’ll just throw it on the grill.” Music to my ears.

Last night, we still ended up having breakfast for dinner, but we threw it on the grill 🙂


I was hankering for quiche, so here’s what I did to make an easy, crustless version:

-Sauté 1/2 onion, 1 container’s worth of pre-sliced mushrooms in butter

-Add the veggies to a bowl with 10oz defrosted and drained frozen spinach (squeezed with paper towel to remove any excess water

-1 t dried thyme

-1 t dried parsley

-1/2 t sea salt

-hefty sprinkle of pepper

-1/2 container of goat’s milk cream cheese

-1/2 block of shredded goat gouda

-5 eggs

-1.5 T flour (I used brown rice)

quiche (2)

-Whisked to combine, and then poured the mixture into a pie pan (sprayed with olive oil) and topped with smoked paprika

The Pilot only turned two of the four burners on the grill, and let it cook for 55 minutes. [If you’d like to make this at home, bake for about 45-55 minutes at 350]

We enjoyed it for dinner last night with salads and toast, and this afternoon, I had the last piece for a snack, covered in blanket of hot sauce.

quiche (3)

I might have to make another one of these very soon…

Ok friends, it’s moccasin and movie time over here.


(my legs are on the right. Haha)

See ya in the morning!



Zumba song of the day: Working on warm-up choreography for this one, but I can’t find it on iTunes. Anyone know how I can buy the song? I’m thinking of taking my laptop to work and hooking up to the WiFi to play it on Saturday if I can’t figure it out.

Warning: if you watch the video, there will be a booty in your face. Sorry about that 😉 The song is AMAZING, though.

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  1. Jessica on December 1, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Where did you get the shirt with the sleeves that come over your thumb? What brand is it? I have always wanted a shirt like that but never seen any in stores.
    Hope your weather improves!

    • Fitnessista on December 1, 2011 at 11:15 pm

      hey jessica,
      it’s a lululemon run pullover- they’re my favorite for chilly weather 🙂 here’s the one i was wearing:

    • Sarah K on December 1, 2011 at 11:48 pm

      nike has a ton (like lots) at dicks sporting goods right now. i’m a huge lululemon fan- something about the fabric makes their workout clothes the best ever. but nike might be a better pricepoint….

      • Fitnessista on December 1, 2011 at 11:52 pm

        you’re right- a lot of the nike long sleeved running tops have thumbholes, too. i think every long sleeved top needs thumbholes……

  2. kaila@ healthy helper blog! on December 1, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    That frittatta/quiche looks DELICIOUS! I love the using the grill for non-typical foods! I’ve boiled water on mine before! Oh and I totally feel ya on the weather…cold and gloomy gets me down 🙁

  3. Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie on December 1, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    That quiche looks so good! For something I love I’ve never made it before!

    And I love that song, I wish I could take your zumba class on saturday and get to rock it out to your choreography!

  4. Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food on December 1, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    I just laughed out loud when I read “my legs are on the right.” 😉

  5. Ashley on December 1, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    I love grilling but wasn’t convinced you could make almost anything on it. Thanks for the tip Gina! Now I’d be super impressed if you could do a tasty gf cake on there…. 😉

    • Fitnessista on December 1, 2011 at 11:12 pm

      ohh i’ll take that as a challenge 🙂

      • Ashley on December 1, 2011 at 11:15 pm

        Can’t wait for that post!!

      • Dynamics on December 2, 2011 at 12:23 am

        And you can bake cookies on the grill tooooooo!!! We also baked a dump cake on the grill. Fun when you are camping!

  6. Jacquelyn on December 1, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    That quiche looks deeeeelicious. I love a good spinach quiche and even though I love mushrooms, I’ve never added them to my quiche!

  7. Kasey on December 2, 2011 at 12:49 am

    Love Amy’s food! So quick, simple & tasty. Ps love your slippers!

  8. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga on December 2, 2011 at 1:12 am

    “I’m going to go ahead and blame my tiredness on the weather.” <– I'm going to say b/c you're growing a human, it's nearing the end of the pregnancy, you're carrying around 25 lbs of weight with every step you take, and yes, it happens to be wintery and dreary, too.

    You are doing amazing. Hang in there. You're so close!

  9. Lena @Fit on the Rocks on December 2, 2011 at 1:17 am

    That quiche looks amazing and so easy! I will definitely need to try that sometime. I love me some eggs 😉

  10. Ali on December 2, 2011 at 1:47 am

    You two are literally the cutest people in the whole world <3

  11. Ashley on December 2, 2011 at 1:53 am

    Oh god, that Amy’s pizza is the best! My boyfriend doesn’t understand how I could eat pizza without cheese on it, but that pizza is the best!

  12. Kris | on December 2, 2011 at 2:39 am

    Hahaha!!! You two are so stinking cute…seriously a match made in gluten free heaven 🙂


  13. Jessy (squeezetheday) on December 2, 2011 at 3:08 am

    Isn’t crustless quiche then frittata? 🙂

  14. Sara on December 2, 2011 at 3:22 am

    If this is a gas grill, then I can confirm that they are also A+ in situations of no power. We used ours for a week after the earthquake and didn’t feel deprived (well, not in terms of cooking and boiling water; not showering was a bit trying …).

  15. Moomie on December 2, 2011 at 7:20 am

    Cold & rainy is the worst weather combination! That quiche looks so yummy!

  16. Gen on December 2, 2011 at 7:37 am

    That quiche looks fantastic!!!!!

  17. Crystal on December 2, 2011 at 8:10 am

    I lol’d at the quiche ok the grill b/c we had a big storm a few years ago and our power was out for over a week, and I put everything on the grill: frozen pizza (which turned out DELISH), boiled water for soup, veggies, grilled eggs on foil. I didn’t want to throw our food out, so we tried to do what we could!

  18. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on December 2, 2011 at 8:10 am

    I’ve had no motivation to cook dinners lately either. It’s been all about the leftovers and stir fries lately over here! 😛

  19. Emily on December 2, 2011 at 8:18 am

    I think your quiche looks AMAZING and I am definitely going to try it! Thanks for the recipe!

  20. Jamie @ Don't Forget the Cinnamon on December 2, 2011 at 8:23 am

    I’ve found myself in the same boat all week–no desire to cook! (Well, to be real, no desire to do dishes haha)

  21. Amanda on December 2, 2011 at 8:28 am

    I like your matching moccasins. 🙂 And thanks for clarifying that your legs were on the right. lol

  22. Steffany on December 2, 2011 at 8:53 am

    LOVE the moccasins ! (: Just bought a cute new very warm grey pair for myself ! (: BONUS they were on sale ! hehehe I also eat everything with a “blanket of hot sauce,” especially scrambled eggs, mmm.

  23. Liz @ Southern Charm on December 2, 2011 at 9:21 am

    Oh that quiche looks just perfect! Yum!! That’s so sweet that he grilled it for y’all!

    Oh! And I just got that lululemon jacket you’re wearing! So cute! … and comfy

  24. happy corredora on December 2, 2011 at 9:25 am

    You two seem really cute- combo cooking and moccasins 🙂

    Good song choice… sometimes booty-shakin reggaeton is just the right rhythem for a workout!

  25. kara on December 2, 2011 at 9:38 am

    hahah, i wasn’t sure which feet were yours!! juuuust kidding. too funny.
    SPEAKING of grills… i met Bobby Flay last night!! jealous??? i just looove him.

  26. Kim on December 2, 2011 at 11:20 am

    Hey! Here’s that song for ya!
    Just hit ‘download’ and you can save it and open it up in your itunes. Hope that helps – I hate when stuff isn’t on itunes!!

    • Fitnessista on December 2, 2011 at 11:23 am

      yayyyyy! thank you!

      • queenoffitness on December 2, 2011 at 5:31 pm

        i second THAT. thanks kim. great song gina! i am a zumba instructor too so downloaded it to use for warm-up as well. i love to warm-up to super high songs.

  27. Carrie on December 2, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    Oh cozy and adorable…and well-deserved!!!

    The crustless quiche is a GO…looks delicious. I’ll be making that this week. 🙂

  28. Jean on December 2, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    isn’t quiche w/o crust called a fritatta?

    • Fitnessista on December 2, 2011 at 6:34 pm

      i think a fritatta is made in a skillet?

  29. April on December 2, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    OMG I just had THE BEST time, playing that song and watching my kids dance!! My 2 yo son, Hunter, spins in circles and every time the song ends she cries, “Dance! Dance!” and my almost-9 month old was sitting on the carpet waving her arms around at first. Then she pulled up against my legs and started shaking her head. So, good song choice!!! 😉

    • Fitnessista on December 2, 2011 at 7:03 pm

      awww i love it!

  30. Laura@mypurposefullife on December 2, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    I never would have thought of throwing quiche (frittata?) on the grill. Brilliant! Yor clarification about the slippers is too funny!

  31. Whitney on December 2, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    So I am totally a sculpt/group power kind of girl but today I tried Zumba for the 1st time. I just had to try what you are so passionate about. Little challenging while I figured out the routines but I will definitely be going back. Thanks for the motivation. Love your blog!

  32. glidingcalm on March 14, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    that quiche is on my to-make list!! 😀

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