As the week progresses, the eats are going to get more and more random as I use up the refridgerator and pantry. Don’t say I didn’t warn ya…:)
Breakfast was extra yummy this morning, thanks to the addition of a lil’ bit o’ dark chocolate. Really, if you start your day with dark chocolate, the day seems so much brighter!
1/3 cup rolled oats + 1 tbsp. oat bran
2 tbsp. unsweetened coconut shreds
1-2 tsp. grated dark chocolate
1 heaping tbsp. raw almond butter
The bowl held me over fabulous until lunch, when I had some of last night’s leftover garlic & olive oil pasta with sundried tomatoes and spinach. It was just as good reheated. Here comes the random part: I ate that with a banana with almond butter, hehe :). What a combo, right?
Okay, so I realize the banana looks well, slightly “wrong.” So for now, just ignore that :). One trick that I use to transport peanut/almond/nut butters is to put them in baggies. Then, when I am ready to chow down, I cut the tip of the baggie (similar to like a frosting bag) and then I can squeeze it out cleanly without all the mess. Try it, it’s totally saved me some messiness throughout the years!
After lunch, I headed off on the daily 1/2 hour walk. Although it was slightly cooler today, it was so nice to breathe in some fresh air and get away from the monotonous computer screen. Mid-afternoon, I had the old standby snack: 1/2 cup plain nonfat yogurt, 1/2 cup blueberries and a Nature Valley honey + oats granola bar. The addition of the granola bar was peerrrfffeecct – it made it all taste like blueberry crisp. Yum!
After work, I grabbed a handful of pretzels then bounded out the door for a 5 mile run!
After running, I walked an additional mile to cool down. For some reason, I was feeling a little off after the run. I immediately made dinner when I got home, hoping that might help make me feel a bit better. Welcome back monster sandwich!
2 slices toasted Ezekiel bread
1/4 cup mashed black beans
Look at that monster-ness!!!
I knew the sandwich alone wasn’t going to fill me up, but my pantry was looking pretty bare. So, instead of a breakfast cookie a la Fitnessista, I made a dinner cookie-type thing :).
1/4 cup oats
1 tsp. honey
1 heaping tbsp. shredded unsweetened coconut
1/2 tbsp. raw almond butter
a bit of grated dark chocolate
splash of oat milk
I told you I was getting random! I was going to smoosh it down into a cookie but then decided to eat it out of the bowl with a spoon :). Now, I am sipping on some Good Earth Sweet & Spicy tea, watching The Bachelorette (Jillian has the cutest clothes!) and finishing up some bloggy-related things.
This gal is ready for bed – what about you?