Workin’ It

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Work it, Husband.  Work it.


The highlight of my day was helping Kristien run an informational booth about his clinic at the most popular YMCA in Charlotte.  We met loads of people who were interested in hearing the Acupuncture 101 basics and learning about the clinic.


While working, I snacked on a salad from the YMCA’s salad bar.  Beets, edamame, raspberry dressing, cucumber, carrots, and spinach – very good!


Oh, and before the event, some toast (due to all that dental work earlier, I nearly chewed off my tongue attempted to eating solid food…).


And dinner – oh, dinner was special!  I baked enchiladas as we finished up some work at home.  I love how enchiladas taste so awesome but are so simple to create.  Just slap the ingredients in the middle of a tortilla, roll it up, place in casserole dish, cover with salsa verde, and bake at 350 degrees… Come back 30 minutes later, and you have an amazing meal. 


What really makes certain enchiladas stand out are the ingredients.  This filling was a wonderful combination!


Between 6 enchiladas:


  • 1 can refried vegetarian beans
  • 1 zucchini, thinly sliced lengthwise
  • 5 ounces portabella mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 can corn salsa (or red salsa with canned corn mixed in)


I went back for a third ‘chilada.  So good.


And, hey – one last bit of workin’ it.  I biked for 25 minutes in the living room.  No TV.  Verdict:  Super boring.  But it did give me time to brainstorm for the book… Super boring, but efficient.


Going to curl up with a book!



  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey May 23, 2011, 9:25 pm

    What book are you reading right now? Im curious!

    • Mindy May 23, 2011, 9:36 pm

      Same here!

      • Baking 'n' Books May 23, 2011, 9:45 pm

        Same – was going to ask 😉

        I think your easy description of enchiladas as me convinced to give them a try! Not watching TV while biking though? I thought it would mainly be for when you were working/having to work/book, etc. versus something like biking.

    • Caitlin May 24, 2011, 10:56 am

      In Defense of Woman – it’s a new book!

  • Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) May 23, 2011, 9:29 pm

    the salad from the ymca salad bar looks better than many you’d get in a restaurant..not kidding!

    and loving that you met so many ppl interested in learning more about acupuncture. the world is a changin’ for the better 🙂

  • erica May 23, 2011, 9:29 pm

    i don’t know why i didn’t think your tv ban applied to when you use gym equipment. hahaha. i would die on the treadmil with no tv!

    my future mother in law has been getting accupuncture and cupping. seems pretty interesting!!!

  • Holly @ The Runny Egg May 23, 2011, 9:39 pm

    I’m glad the info booth was a hit! I am seriously impressed by that salad too — looks very delicious.

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife May 23, 2011, 9:39 pm

    I love edmamae! And your salad and enchiladas look super yumm. Thanks for all the quick recipe ideas (keep ’em coming!) 🙂

    What book you reading now??

    • Caitlin May 24, 2011, 11:11 am

      It’s called In Defense of Women. So far, so good!

  • Lauren May 23, 2011, 9:40 pm

    Wow, didn’t know he had an acupuncture clinic–that’s so awesome!!!

  • Megan May 23, 2011, 9:41 pm

    Those enchiladas sound phenomenal! Now I’m cravin some salty cheesy Mexican food.. yum.

  • katie @ KatieDid May 23, 2011, 9:43 pm

    thats great so many people were interested in acupuncture. I’m very interested in heading that direction with my career, so i know i would have loved the opportunity to listen and learn.

  • Allison @ Happy Tales May 23, 2011, 9:51 pm

    Aw, I’m so glad that y’all had such a great experience chattin’ up the members at the Y! It was so fun to have y’all come… (and a great way to break up the workday!!).

  • Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles May 23, 2011, 9:57 pm

    We’re sticking with the Mexican theme for dinner tonight also – I’m making homemade Mexican pizza. Enjoy your night! 🙂

  • Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) May 23, 2011, 9:58 pm

    Sounds like a super productive day! The enchiladas sound delicious. I made a baked pinto bean dip last night and I was in heaven with all the fresh flavors with the creamy beans. Tex-Mex food is such a great contrast in flavors and textures! Enjoy reading tonight.

  • Sarah @ The Pajama Chef May 23, 2011, 10:01 pm

    a ymca with a salad bar? never heard of that! cool idea though!

  • Rosi May 23, 2011, 10:08 pm

    Those enchiladas look amazing. Think I’ll have to try them soon.

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit May 23, 2011, 10:12 pm

    I use working out as my main excuse to watch tv- I have to be at the gym to do it so it’s more of a treat for me now!

  • Amanda (modernation) May 23, 2011, 10:15 pm

    Have you seen roasted corn in the freezer section at Trader Joe’s? Not sure if you have it out there, but it is fantastic! Great in enchiladas, salads, soups.

  • Cyndi May 23, 2011, 11:09 pm

    not sure if it’s been mentioned but you need audio books for your indoor cycling time!

  • Ashley @ the fit academic May 23, 2011, 11:34 pm

    wow – the enchiladas look amazing! I had Mexican tonight, too!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing May 24, 2011, 12:01 am

    Your dinner sounds delicious!
    And go you for exercising with no tv.. I HAVE to have music or tv or some form of entertainment to do cardio.

  • Khushboo May 24, 2011, 12:57 am

    I always have great plans to use workouts as my ‘thinking time’ but when the time comes, zoning out with my ipod always wins me over!

  • Hats @ See How She Runs May 24, 2011, 4:57 am

    Can you believe that up until a few years ago I’d never tried raspberry dressing? I’d just never come across it before. Luckily an American friend at uni introduced me to it. She made me a salad with raspberry vinaigrette mixed with a little grated dark chocolate. It was delicious!

    • Caitlin May 24, 2011, 11:12 am

      It is soooo good. Her twist on it sounds delish!

  • Sarah@The Flying ONION May 24, 2011, 6:28 am

    Indoor workouts are so boring but still feel great after you’re done. Good for you for fitting in a good workout! 😀

    The enchiladas sound delish! 😀

  • Lauren May 24, 2011, 6:54 am

    Oh my, I can’t imagine running on the treadmill without TV. It’s literally the ONLY time I watch TV during the day so I don’t feel that bad about it but I think I should probably work on less computer time. That is where I get sucked in.

  • Kara May 24, 2011, 7:18 am

    When I had 4 cavities filled, it took me 2 days to be able to eat crunchy things again. You must be tougher than me 🙂

  • Tessa @ Amazing Asset May 24, 2011, 8:01 am

    Oh goodness I feel ya on that trying to eat solid foods with your mouth still numb! I have had a whole bunch of cavities too (whoops) and I tried eating an apple right after one time… terrible idea haha

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin May 24, 2011, 8:06 am

    I think you can make an exception to your TV diet for exercising indoors! 😉 It’s so boring without some form of entertainment!

  • Molly @ RDexposed May 24, 2011, 8:07 am

    I remember when I ate mashed potatoes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for a week after getting my wisdom teeth removed.

  • Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me May 24, 2011, 9:09 am

    Try having braces. OMG it was awful. Once a month when they “tightened” them all up I could only eat mush for 5 days straight. A week out of every month I was eating goo!

  • Rachel @ The Perseverance Diaries May 24, 2011, 9:11 am

    Yum, yum, yum I love that those enchiladas are vegetarian!

    I cannot stand not being able to eat from dental work. After my wisdom teeth or getting my braces tightened in middle school, all I could eat was ice cream. Which isn’t such a bad food to eat but it does get old after a while when all you want is a sandwich!

  • Lisa May 24, 2011, 9:43 am

    Those enchiladas look so good! I’m adding them to my menu rotation very soon. Thanks for the recipe.

  • Colleen May 24, 2011, 10:01 am

    Sounds like a fun day! I like manning informational booths at expos and community events for work too because it is so fun to see people excited when you explain your services! Enchiladas are great and make awesome leftovers too.

  • Amber K May 24, 2011, 10:38 am

    Those enchiladas looks so delicious! I need to start making them more often!

  • joyce June 12, 2011, 8:07 am

    Hi Caitlin,

    I’m new to your site and really enjoy it! I’m a bit “bike/exercise” illiterate so I hope you don’t mind me asking this simple question. I see that you are riding your bike at home. How did you set that up? what is holding up your bike in the back? I’d love to purchase one so I can do the same! Thank you!

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