Amen to oats! They held me over much better then my previous breakfast! My belly didn’t start grumbling until 10:30 when it should…4hours after b-fast! I fed it the usual 1/4 mix up of prunes (don’t judge me for eating prunes, I love them!) almonds and dark chocolate covered raisins. The morning went by pretty quickly on part I am sure because I wasn’t watching the seconds tick away until lunch, but when the clock did strike lunch time it was delicious!
I had a salad of grilled chicken, almonds, tofu chips, tomatoes, goat cheese and avocado with HM balsamic. I also had my usual yogi, but this one was mocha flavored and great on my fruit salad! Mocha+Mango = YUMERS!
I didn’t go to the gym after work because I needed to finish packing and make dinner and I didn’t want to be rushed. Besides I am planning on going for a very long run along the beach in Maine this weekend so I needed a day off. I did however need a snack upon my arrival. I remembered I had made homemade larabars last Sunday? and I STILL had not tried one. WOW heavenly! The figs were amazing and the macadamia nuts had that earth bite to them! Sooooo goooood! I think I might try just making a sort of homemade fig newton next time because the dates were super sweet. Sorry that the pic is blurry! My camera seem to like the counter top more then my bar, but not me!
Before I forget Naturally Nutty is having a sale until 6/30 on their Chocolate Butter Toffee Peanut Butter 15oz for $6! Super Deal!
For dinner tonight I am grilling up a jalapeno cumin pork tenderloin with zuc and southwest TJs harvest grains blend (couscous, orzo, baby garbanzo beans, and red quinoa – really good but always needs a sauce or salt – amazing with curry!) for Nick and I before he takes me to the airport. Tear.
Maine-ward bound!!! I will have a full report blog of all the goings on upon my return! Until Monday…Happy Memorial Day!
Lunch was a bit late today but thankfully I had my amazing breakfast and a very small snack of almonds, prunes and dark chocolate covered raisins (I am talking like 1/8 of a cup here) to get me to lunch time.
Unfortunatly I am still not a fan of broccoli rabe. I added some sliced deli turkey breast and parm cheese, but it was still very bitter and not the most flavorful. Oh well, always good to try new things. I also had a Wallaby dulce de leche low fat yogurt, which turned out to be really sweet to me (I figured out why…it has 22g of sugar for 6oz!!!) I think I am going to head back to my more tame flavors of greek yogurt next week. I also brought some fresh strawberries and blackberries to split between lunch and PM snack but it might all be snack.
Woof tons of work this week…not going to be a fun one
Over and out!
So it was easy to get out of bed this AM because I knew I was going to be able to try my oatmeal, granola crazy mix!
The total run down:
- 1/4 rainforest granola from the bulk bins at whole foods
- 1/4 country choice multigrain oats
- 1/2 cup plain non-fat yogurt
- 1/2 banana
- 1/4 almond breeze vanilla milk
- 1/4 cup skim
- 6ct blackberries (AM)
- 1 tsp flax seed (AM)
- 1/3 cup TJs high fiber fruit and nut medley (AM)
All in all I believe it was a success! Delicious and filling. I had the usually coffee and skim with a splash of almond breeze to test (success!) Now lets see if it will last me til lunch time…this is a test for any breakfast creation! Now back to the Monday grind new, get dressed, pack gym bag, out door……blah.