Night one of New Recipes Week was a success!
Inspired by a recipe from Cooking Light magazine for Hummus “Cheesesteak” Hoagies, I made a fantastically cheesy hoagie, topped with hummus and sautéed sweet onion slices.
The bread made this hoagie extra special. I bought a foot long loaf of fresh, whole grain bread from the Publix bakery today and cut it down the middle. Ryan and I each had half and both raved about how fresh and nutty it tasted!
After topping the bread with a thick slice of muenster cheese, I placed it in the toaster oven so the cheese would melt while I sautéed a thinly sliced onion in a bit of olive oil.
Once the bread was done toasting, I topped one half of the hoagie with hummus before folding the bread together.
The hoagies were enjoyed with a spinach salad topped with strawberries, walnuts and pomegranate dressing.
After dinner Ryan and I took Sadie on a 30 minute walk.
During the first half of our walk, we got caught in a sun shower which actually felt quite nice and offered sweet relief from the heat that is already kickin’. Summer is here in Florida!
Plans for this evening include watching The Bachelorette (YAY!) and sorting through the scraps of paper with various workouts jotted on them that have taken over my gym wristlet.
I love keeping a variety of workouts in my teeny gym bag but my current stash is out of control and I cannot zip my wristlet!
When I’m feeling indecisive at the gym, having a plethora of workouts at my fingertips really helps to motivate me. I simply dig through the wristlet until I find one that jumps out at me. I don’t need that many workouts, so I’m hoping to toss about half of the ones you see above and regain control of my wristlet.
Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy says
I can’t wait to watch The Bachelorette tonight!
The best thing about my job is that I can just make up workouts and go with it. Except when they fail and 20+ people are looking at me like I am cray cray.
Maria @ Pappa Don't Preach says
That looks like a delicious dinner! I love onions AND hummus so I may have to give this a try myself! Thanks for the inspiration!
So ironic about your wallet full of workouts.. I just cleaned out my purse and had to reorganize all mine too! 🙂
Angela @ Sleep and Repeat says
hah at your wristlet getting out of control! The notes on my iphone are the exact same way, need to do a cleanout soon 🙂
Silvia @ skinny jeans food says
I could google it — but what is a “sun shower”?
A ‘sun shower’ is when it rains when the sun is shining. It’s a regional term and a lot of places don’t really have a word for this…
Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries says
i love the hummus hoagie idea! very unique! i always need some new dinner ideas.
Hayley C @ Running Down the Runway says
My school bag is filled with sticky notes of workouts! So many have escaped my bag and I seem to find them everywhere!
Alysia @ Slim Sanity says
I love hummus! Putting it on a sandwich is so good
Alyssa @ Fit and Fun in Third says
I always have hummus wraps, but I’ve never thought to put it into a hoagie form! Looks so delicious, especially with the sauteed onions… can’t wait to try this out!
Hummus hoagie looks amazing! I’m going to have to try it.
Just started reading your blog a few days ago. I’m hooked! Made my husband and I noodle bowls tonight and an amazing batch of peanut butter protein bars. Thanks for all of the great recipes, fitness tips, and great stories. Looking forward to many more! Loving PBFingers in Kentucky! 🙂
Michelle (Better with Berries) says
Yum! Some sauteed onion can make anything good 🙂
Amanda @ Veggies n Dogs says
Thanks for sharing your new recipes. It is hard to get the urge to try something new (especially during the week), but the reward is always worth it!
em @ simplypresent says
I LOVE hummus and haven’t had it in awhile… what’s up with that?!
Enjoy your evening. I’ll be watching the season finale of “Once Upon a Time” since I missed it last night.
Caroline @ After Dinner Dance says
Love the workout notes idea! And I’m counting down the minutes til the bachelorette!
Maura @ My Healthy 'Ohana says
I’m so excited about the Bachelorette! My husband watched this past season of the Bachelor, but he’s decided he can’t watch the Bachelorette with me so I’m on my own 😉
Melissa @ SquatsandSquash says
what a great idea….a gym wristlet!! im always digging around on my phone trying to find something, but i much prefer paper versions at my fingertips!
Joelle (on a pink typewriter) says
That’s a delicious idea for din.. at first I was so confused though and couldn’t figure out where the meat was haha.
Abby @ Change of Pace says
Sadie’s pictures make me laugh every time.
I know people always wish for what they can’t have, but I’d love some intense summer heat right now!
Alysha @Shesontherun says
That’s such a great idea keeping workouts in your wristlette (love the Vera BTW!). I love the app jetfit for individual exercises.
I love the wristlet idea! Such a great one 🙂
Annie@ What's Annie Making? says
I love “hummus melts”. Sometimes I like to add roasted red peppers to mine too. Mmmmmm. And super excited for The Bachelorette right now!!
Heather H. @ Run Eat Play says
I’m going to have to try the hummus hoagie! It looks great and it’s meatless! The salad looks really yummy too.
I always find workouts online and just a picture of it on my phone haha 🙂 That way I head off to the gym and just have the picture in front of me instead of having to carry an extra thing around.
Katie @ Peace Love and Oats says
Those hoagies look delicious, good job on mixing up your dinner!
Any time I hear about overstuffed wallets I think of George on Seinfeld! Mine looks very much the same right now!
Katie @ Talk Less, Say More says
I should really pick a wristlet to use for the gym. Instead I stuff everything I need in the pockets of my sweatshirt but a wristlet would be MUCH easier. And leave me with less of a risk of losing something…haha!
Jodi @ I Run for Food and Wine says
This is such a good idea! I started the idea of making a new recipe each night, too! Thanks for the idea, and I started with a rosemary pork dish, with roasted potatoes and green beans. And, I’m going to make the recipe you suggested with sweet potatoes, caramelized onions and goat cheese!!!
Baking Serendipity says
I love the idea of a wristlet gym bag! I have workout papers all over my car…and it’s driving my husband crazy! This is definitely the solution I’ve been looking for. Also…those hoagies look crazy simple and delicious! Definitely making it into my week! Thank you for so much inspiration 🙂
Khushboo Thadani says
I love hummus…I love cheese…why haven’t I combined the 2 yet!!
Hope @ With A Side Of Hope says
Dinner looks yummy! Hummus and cheese is an interesting combo but I’d be willing to try it. 🙂 The Bachelorette was good last night! I’m looking forward to this season for sure!
I keep a little, mini notebook in my gym bag to write stuff down. Especially what the trainer does with me. Seems to work.
And now I want hummus.
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Parita @ myinnershakti says
Great idea! I bet adding some grilled tofu would be a nice touch.
And can’t wait to hear your thoughts on the Bachelorette. I usually don’t watch but decided to tune in at the last minute.
julie–im making tonight! e
Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed says
Yummm just ate some hummus! My current obsession is TJ’s 3 layered hummus, with roasted pepper, garlic, and zesty cilantro hummus. All 3 flavors are delish!
Meghan @ Life Post-Cornell says
Mmm caramelized onions, hummus, and melty cheese? Looks delicious!
Where did you get that wristlet? I’ve been looking for something like that and that one is super cute!
Julie @ Peanut Butter Fingers says
thanks! it’s vera bradley and they sell them at a variety of locations – i know a lot of hallmark stores sell them. 🙂 http://verabradley.com/
Recently I started taking pictures on my phone of all my workouts and created a separate file for them. So if I want a certain workout while I’m at the gym, I just have to take a look at my phone and it’s right there. So easy!
Andrea @ Andrea Out Loud! says
I love humus! I always make a shrimp and humus wrap. so good!! 🙂
I was never really excited about Hummus. I tried it several times, but I guess the blandness just didn’t allow me to want to eat it a lot, but the other day I found a Chipotle Hummus and now I am in love. It has a bite to it but still has the creamy hummus taste. Love it. Do you have any recipes for a chipotle hummus?
If you’re still looking for easy dinners, try this one- grill lean flank steak/veggies, add evoo & balsamic.