Upon waking up this morning, I was ultra excited to have breakfast with the other half of that Chocolate Coconut Larabar goodness from last night…I present to you Banana Coconut Chocolate Oatmeal!
1/3 cup rolled oats + 1 tbsp. oatbran
1/2 cup vanilla soymilk + water
1 medium banana
2 tbsp. unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 Chocolate Coconut Larabar
drizzle of honey
Ummm…YUM! With the help of the regular cuppa joe with skim milk, the morning went by fine. Then I took a longer lunch today to meet my mom, sister and grandpa for lunch! My fam came in town for the day, so I grabbed my Italian Roasted Eggplant Tomato Penne leftovers and shared the wealth. Even my gramps (who has a fondness for Spam and all things meat) gave the dish two thumbs up! Plus a 1/2 Banana Bread Larabar for dessert split with my mom – she loves these things now too!
The rest of the afternoon was the norm…a little bit of this, a little bit of that. Three to 4:00pm, which I call “the witching hour” because it lasts FOREVER, didn’t feel as long today. Maybe that was because I packed some snacks to munch on throughout the afternoon, partly because I knew I’d be going on a nice 5-mile run later!
First, about 1-ounce of Wisconsin Raw Goat Cheddar with TJ’s Rice & Bean Chips; then pre-run, about 3 Black Mission Figs with a couple True North Almond Clusters (which I ate half of before remembering to take a picture!).
After work, I met up with my dearest friend CharChar Binks for a nice 5-mile run, dindin and some Wednesday TV time! Unfortunately, the five miles didn’t go as well as we had hoped because of stupid side cramps (what’s up with them anyways?), but dinner MORE than made up for it!
I took the main dish helm and concocted Sundried Tomato and Spinach Stuffed Chicken, while Binks took care of the side items – corn on the cob and sauteed red potatoes (a la daddy Binks)! Yum, yum and yum! You probably noticed I don’t eat a lot of meat, but when I do, I like to make it as organic/free range as possible. I found these AWESOME chicken breasts at Tarjay.
Cooking in the pan with a succulent filling (check out the recipe here!)…
And the finished product…
All together now (with an unpictured Diet Coke)…
After dinner, we munched on some pineapple (about 1 cup for me) and peanut M&Ms (about 1 handful for me) – two of my very favoritest things in the world! – while watching America’s Next Top Model and LOST. Unfortunately, my fave Celia got kicked off ANTM, but LOST keeps getting BETTER and BETTER! I love me some Jack and Sawyer!
That was a top night Char! Cheers love!