Happy Monday morning!
It is also Earth week! What are you doing on Earth Day this year? I have no direct plan yet, but I am working on doing something. I’ll be playing kickball that is a for sure
I am running a little late this morning, Mondays always get me! I ended up making up a bowl of cold cereal. When I went out to take my pictures I realized how cold it was outside! Where did spring go? It was 41 when I woke up this morning. I guess that means my plants are staying inside again.
- 1/2 cup Kashi H2H
- 1/2 cup TJs Fiber cereal
- 1/4 cup Uncle Sam
- 1 banana
- 1/3 cup Kefir
- chia seeds
- homemade flax chia almond butter
- sprinkle of granola
- Whole Grain drink
There is something so comforting about cold cereal and banana.
OK the time has come for me to grab my ski parka and head out the door. See you tonight.
Happy Friday! Yet another week has come to a end. Any good weekend plans? N and I have 2 wedding back to back on Saturday and they aren’t in the same town PLUS our roommate is moving in on Sunday. Let’s just say it is going to be a busy weekend! I wish the weather were going to be nicer. At least it is nice today!
I was really pleased with how much oats turned out this morning!
Strawberries and Cream Oats
- 1/3 oat bran
- 1/3 cup whole grain drink, 1/3 cup water
- pinch salt
- 1 tbs flax
- ~4 strawberries chopped and cooked in
- ~4 strawberries chopped for topping
- 1/3 cup Kefir
- 1 tbs crunchy pb
- (forgotten chia seeds!)
This was a great combo. Banana has nothing on sweet strawberries!
I have to make sure to bring my sweater to work. The AC will be cranked with the nice warm temps. I hate being cold!
Where did the time go? I need to get my butt out the door!
Check ya later!
Well hello there from the great white Baltimore!
We have made a few new friends today due to the lack of food.
Mr. and Mrs. C were among the many! Sissy is in heaven and even thought she could somehow make it through the glass window and get one. Yes, she may not be the brightest, but we love her.
So backing up to yesterday…
Salad of spinach, carrots, celery, tomatoes, avocado and balsamic with a big hunk of herb beer bread.
I didn’t have my snack until I got home, but a glass of wine joined it
Last night Nick and I couldn’t figure out what to do. I had to be at BARCS at 8:30 this morning for training, playing with kitties and escorting, so I didn’t want to make it a late night. We settled on Disc One of Mad Men and Wegman’s PYO (pick your own) dinners.
My dinner included:
Multigrain bagel with flax (Wegman’s has amazing bagels) toasted with almond butter and jelly. I also had a salad of mixed green, steamed broccoli, red peppers, tomatoes and a white bean pesto mix. I also had a store made chocolate dipped chocolate chip cookie.
I had to celebrate cookie Friday!
Mad Men was interesting. I mostly spent my time thinking about how my Dad grew up in the time this was going on and my grandfather worked! I think I am more interested in the history rather than the actual plot lines.
I was up early this morning to get into the city of training, and I was really close to just going with a bowl of cereal. I saved myself and had a lovely batch of french toast!
I dipped two pieces of Quinoa bread in 1 egg, skim, flax, cinnamon and almond extra (best part). I topped my toast with a heated mash of black berries and maple syrup. I also had some kefir with chia seeds, banana and almond butter.
This was delicious!
At BARCS today I adopted out my first cat! It was great, but no one else wanted to look at cats so I called 4 hours my time for the day. I finally got home around 1:00pm after deal with snow traffic, threw my clothes in the washer (Sissy cannot get sick from the other cats) and me in the shower.
I was more than ready for lunch!
Part 1: I made a little savory bread pudding with my leftover beer herb bread! I mixed together about 2 slices of bread with 1 egg, skim, hot sauce and poured 1/2 into my cute ramekin. Then I had a layer of spinach and tomato sauce. I finished it off the the rest of the bread and 2 pieces of Cabot cheddar. I cooked it in the mirco for one min to make sure the egg cooked then transferred it to a 425 toaster oven and cooked it for 10min.
For my dessert/lunch part two I had a delicious pear. I heated a pear with cinnamon for 1:30 then topped it with vanilla almond crunch granola. Wow this tasted just like a pear crisp! Next time; bowl and smaller pieces of pear.
Delicious DIFFERENT lunch. I always feel like I have to make my lunches at home different from anything I could bring to work.
Alright, I need to get to the cleaning I have been putting off all day and check out what the weather is going to do tonight.
Stay safe in the snow!
I have a new obsession. Peanut Butter and Company’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter. I cannot eating it. On things, or just straight from the jar. I need a personal Post-It put on so that I stop eating it after a serving.
Dark Chocolate PB meals for the day:
I really enjoyed these plantains. They seem a bit more dense than bananas and hold up better when cooked alone. For these my I used Arrowhead Mill pancake mix and added chia seeds, flax, skim and water. I applied one plantain slice on each silver dollar pancake.
These were just a good as I was hoping they would be!
I am going to use the other 1/2 of my plantain to make oatmeal tomorrow and see how it compares.
After breakfast I headed to the gym for a body flow class and then did my PT strength moves and 25min on the bike. I stopped at Target on my way home and did some cleaning upon my return. When I started to get hungry I headed to the kitchen.
Lunch aka 2nd DCPB meal of the day.
Looks gross tastes Time for me to get back to cleaning. It is so nice out today! I have all the windows open to get the stale air out of here! It would be such a nice day for a run We will get to the bottom on this on Wednesday!