Happy Halloween everyone!!!!
I had a special Halloween breakfast, or at least I made it that way!
I had 2 eye sockets with dirt and ants spread. I also had a personal witches cauldron filled with brain puree, diced bones, chopped intestines and a large lump of pumpkin flavored earwax. All together with a large mug of witches brew.
Have a goolish day!
Say that with the Monster Mash voice please!
Hello Friday! Haven’t seen you in oh about 7 days?
We won our kickball game last night! It was almost a perfect game! Our friend Sean and Melissa got engaged right before the game and actually came!!!! Now that is dedication! They are hardcore like that.
So I missed National Oatmeal Day yesterday so I thought today it would only be fitting to have oats in a jar to make up for this mistake!
Given that is HALLOWEEN EVE I went with swampy oats.
Green! 1/4 cup oat bran, flax, Amazing Grass – Amazing Green Meal, 1/2 banana, topped with pumpkin butter and Go Lean Crunch.
It does not tastes green incase you were wondering, just delicious oat bran-ness.
I cannot wait to “fall back” this weekend. It won’t be so dark when I got running in the afternoon!
What are you being for Halloween???
Bummer we have kickball at 9pm tonight. At least it is the last time for the season. That means I will hopefully be in bed by 11…ugh. Oh well at least it is going to be Friday!!!!
Note: What is Alicia Keys wearing at the Yankee’s game????
I am not a New York fan. My mom lives 45min away from the city and I never have the desire to go in. The buildings are too tall and block the sun, there is no green space except Central Park, which has no native plants…long story (See “The World Without Us”). It is dirty and dangerous. I guess I am just a burbs girl at heart, but I would like a little town where I live near the center and able to walk.
OK tangent done.
Back to my eats!
While eating this it made me think of The Botany of Desire from last night and how every seed in my apple would produce a different tasting apple from the one I was eating, and that apple used to only be of bitter varieties to make hard cider.
When I got home I fed Sissy, had a spoon on PB (yep, I did!) and then headed out for a short run. I did about 4.5 miles because I got out of work late and I needed to make dinner before heading to kickball.
For dinner I wanted to use some ravioli, but then I realized I had a pasta bake on the menu for tomorrow…I still made the ravioli, but I cut back the number I ate and added a ton more veggies than I would get with just the regular pasta sauce I was planning on using.
The final product. The sauce was veggie broth, balsamic, thyme, oregano, onion, mushrooms and cauliflower. I poured this over 3 artichoke ravioli. I also had a piece of WW flax butt with melted goat gouda. Overall a very white and brown menu, but still loaded with veggies and complex carbs. Nick had some shrimp on his.
If you were thinking about buying a house and getting the $8k rebate, but didn’t get your act together on time, good news! They have extended the buying time until April! Nick was thinking about buying a house earlier this year so I wonder if this is going to change his mind? At any rate it should be interesting to see how this will effect the housing market if at all.
Back to breakie…
I have had mini WW bagels in my fridge, well for a long time. I needed to use at least one today, but a mini bagel is not enough for my breakfast! I have seen a bunch of eggs in a hole in blogland, so I thought I would take that and roll with it. I made my egg scrambled with dill, S&P and poured it into the wholes on the bagel.
A lot of egg got out the bottom, but I piled it back in. I liked how the bottom got crispy, while the bagel stayed chewy! Again one egg and one mini bagel is not enough (~160kcal) so I opted to use the other 1/2 of my leftover waffle. I split a tbs of Cinnamon Raisin Swirl and banana on both quarters.
I think a large fruit salad with yogurt might be its best partner? I do have one bagel left, but I need more fruit to make an actual salad. He can chill in the fridge a little while long
Have you seen all the snow in Denver?!?!? I really hope this rain they are calling for on Halloween stays away!
Have a great Thursday everyone!!!!
Gah! I did it again! Erased my post by clicking something and then typing…not really sure how I did it…annoying…starting over…
The Botany of Desire with M. Pollan is on MDPtv right now and I really wanted to get back to it!
My morning was a little hectic and I didn’t get to my lunch until 1pm. Good thing I popped some prunes before me meeting I will spare you the picture today.
When I did get to lunch my beanie deliciousness did not disappoint.
Leftover bean enchilada, salad with carrots, maters, sprouts and chipotle hummus for dressing.
Because I didn’t get to have lunch until later I wasn’t very hungry for my snack, but knew I needed to eat something before my run. I had my apple during the car ride home.
I had planned on going to the gym and doing intervals, but it was so nice out when I left work I thought I might as well run outside. 72 degrees and partially cloudy, how could I not run outside??? Someone smack me next time I try to go to the gym on a nice day…crazy I tell you! My fingers didn’t even get cold!
I ended up doing about 6.2 miles, core work, push ups and dips.
Then it was dinner time!!!
I knew I wanted to use some maple apple sausage and southern greens, but I didn’t know how. This is what I came up with…
Quinoa base cooked in veggie broth. Southern blend greens cooked in simmered onion, garlic, apple and veggie broth. One sausage. This was actually pretty good and very fall! I might let the leftovers heat up together to get the flavors to meld a little bit more next time. I will see if that makes the flavors a little bit more bold.
Back to the Botany! While watching I consumed a lovely ice cream sandwich!
Alright I am going to hang out with M.P., Nick and Sicily. Next I think we the potato…always a questionable starch. Sour cream anyone?
Nick Night! <3
Can someone build me a boat so I can paddle to work? It is once again raining. It has not stopped since yesterday early morning. Oh and the flooding!
At least I got my waffle!
Onw WAFFLE according to the package plus flax, minus oil. Toppings included a heated mix of pumpkin butter and almond butter, a dollop of Greek yogurt and some granola. With a banana on the side that seriously needed to be eaten.
I was glad to find out that Chobani does not use artificial growth hormone cows milk for their yogurt. I have been reading the book that goes along with Food Inc. and it is seriously shocking. It it takes me awhile to digest chapters and I have ended up having to go back and re-read. Speaking of Food Inc., it comes out on DVD on November 13th! Guess what I will be doing that day?
Time to get on the road, this rain is causing havoc!
See you all later!
I am going to make this short and sweet. I am sleepy and my throat hurts!
My day through pictures…
applesauce with pumpkin granola, apple pie larabar, turkey with cheese, guac and mustard on a bulky roll.
Snack: Apple (yes this is the core) and a mint tea from the cafe downstairs.
Non-fat refried bean enchiladas with a side salad of greens, sprouts, maters and Newman’s black bean corn salsa. In the enchilada was: non-fat refried beans, a little mexi cheese, tomatoes, jalapenos, salsa, hot enchilada sauce.
Sicily likes her new bed! It is a little small though…
French dark chocolate cookies and tea recommended by Jenna . Two thumbs up! Too bad they were expensive, but on sale.
Check out this article
Food labeling in the news again…remember the cheerios???
Thanks for letting me slack tonight.
See you in the morning for waffles! There better be waffles!
How many times can you hit the snooze button? Well with a rainy morning it was about 5! With that in mind I will have to rush through my new breakfast and this post
This was my first experience with Amazing Grass. I am starting to feel a little under the weather…thanks to all those people coughing up a lung in the office and on the trains. I thought a boost of Amazing Grass was what I needed! I wanted to make it into waffles (I know amazing right!) but I only had time for oatmeal.
I mixed the packet with 1/4 cup oat bran and 1/2 naner. The on top we have Kashi H2H other half of the naner and almond butter. I was going for chocolate, almond butter and banana. It was good, but def healthy chocolate Good rick flavor without the sugar.
I also had a new coffee that mom got me, which is delicious! Perfect alternative to creamer, which I had to stop using because it made me feel sick.
Check y’all later!
Woop, Woop Monday is over! Our apt is still a mess and Nick has yet to tackle the dishes. Instead we are watching “The Painted Veal”, which was supposed just be background but now Nick is really into it. I have seen it and it isn’t a movie that you catch new things the second time around.
My cat is insane! Seriously reminds me of Angela’s Sketchy, but I am not able to capture quit the photos like she does. She is currently hiding under the couch and attaching our feet if we put them down on the floor. We need to snip her nails ASAP!
OK enough about crazy Sissy on to the food.
Lets start off with this lovely dried plum.
Onward to lunch!
Salad with greens, carrot, hard boiled egg and balsamic. I also had Greek yogurt with flax and lemon curd and some TJs everything crackers.
For snack time I sampled the Smart Balance popcorn I got in my bag at the 1/2 marathon.
It was good, but I just am so skeptical of chemically created flavors. I know it is “all natural” but what happened to butter? Popcorn does make a good snack, pretty good amount of fiber and lots of munching to be had!
When I arrived home I fed crazy and headed out for an 8 mile run. I signed up for Caitlin’s Pile on the Miles today! The program is all about getting out there and adding miles to your life whether it be walking or running to combat the joyful holiday eating. I don’t really have a goal yet, but it is a good motivator to get my butt out the door when it is chilly and I just want to snuggle with my blanket.
Dinner was rather uninspiring, but Nick seemed to like it. It was just eh to me.
I ended my eats for the night with the last 1/4 of my honey crisp apple and the other 1/2 of my apple cider doughnut from this morning. I am thinking of freezing the last on for a rainy day. They are calling for rain on Wednesday
Time to watch the Redskins loose again!!!!