a day in the life of my stomach…

Breakfast:

1 serving of kodiac pancakes. These pancakes are great! Just add water! No eggs or oil!

Topped with 1 small banana, 2 tbsp Trader Joe’s peanut butter cream cheese (look it up), 1 tbsp apple buttah, and a sprinkle of chia seeds.

Kept me full: all morning, throughout and after 75 minutes of HOT vinyasa yoga. In class we worked on hand stands, and I can almost do one!! I  just need a little more confidence and better concentration. My teacher made a good point today, something along the lines of (strength is more than physical it’s also mental). Meaning be in the moment, focus on the now and allow your inner strength to shine through.

Lunch:

My very first Whole Foods salad bar. Lettuce, cabbage, artichokes, beans, quinoa, cauliflower, beets, peas, zucchini, blue cheese and avocado lime dressing, and an apple (from home).

I also purchased a sparkling water and a hugh jass roll. The roll was FULL of  nuts: pepitas, poppy seeds and some other things? I toasted it first, ate most of it and tossed the rest.

After lunch I had a 1:00 appt with my new hairdresser. To be revealed soon.

Second workout of the day was with the Little Apron and her school running club. It’s so nice to be a running mentor to 4th, 5th and 6th graders.

Dinner inspiration was pizza. Shrimp, onions and bar- b- que sauce were involved.

I sauteed 1 white onion in evoo, added 1 # of shrimp. 1/4 cup of bar- b- que sauce and 1/4 cup H2O.

Simmered for about 5 minutes.

Meanwhile I rolled out the dough (trader joe’s brand) and pre-baked it for about 7 minutes before adding the toppings. I think baking the dough first makes for a crispier crust. Once the shrimp/onion mixture was added I then topped it with pepper, garlic powder and a very small amount of mozzarella cheese.

Side salad of course.

And some very cheap white wine that was suprisingly good. Tisdale chardonnay all the way.

Dessert:

Chocolate covered pretzels.

Happy Wednesday! I’m on way over to peas and crayons 🙂

Dinner on a whim

Do you ever run out of dinner ideas?

That was us tonight, we couldn’t decide on take out or a home cooked meal. Tuesdays are always long with after school activities, we never seem to eat until after well after 8:00pm. I really really wanted  Chili Verde tonight but after much debate we decided to eat at home and save some moula, and calories. I’m so glad we did too, because it was a good one.

Meatless meatball subs

Warmed pita bread stuffed with meatless meatballs, spinach, nutritional yeast, and banana peppers. One smallish glass of Redwood Creek Pinot Noir in an Oliver Winery glass. I’m no expert when it comes to wine. I drink what ever taste good to me at the time. I really like this with one with its berry aroma, and the fullness you’d expect from a Pinot noir. Not sure where the hubs got it but I know it’s only $7.99 per bottle. Love it when on a whim dinners taste good and are figure friendly to boot.

Dessert:

Fresh pineapple topped with low-fat vanilla yogurt, pecans, coconut and a drizzle of honey. A cup of caffeine free pero to round out the night.

Night!

love ya tomorrow

to do:

  • workout (always, always, always, make your workouts a priority. write em down, schedule them in, do whatever you have to do to make yourself accountable.) done 1/4
  • bake cupcakes for the little aprons birthday
  • make granola done 1/4
  • clean refrigerator done 1/4
  • balance checkbook
  • new dinner recipe

I got three things done on my to do list today, I’m not complaining. You win some, you lose some. The rest can wait until tomorrow. Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love ya tomorrow….

So glad I got the fridge cleaned out though.

A few of my faves: Kodiac syrup, Honest tea, Sunking light, Pacific vegetable broth, Stoneyfield yogurt

Wallaby yogurt, baby spinach, flax meal

Someone has a condiment problem, no?

While I was at it, I decided to clean out the pantry. Good bye candy corn.  Miniature marshmallows… I’ll keep you around a while longer.

 In addition to a monthly goal, I plan on making a new granola recipe every month. I wanted to make Christmas granola http://www.quakeroats.com/cooking-and-recipes/content/recipes/recipe-detail.aspx?recipeId=582 last month, but never had the time. Seeming how its January, and I’m anxious for spring to arrive I added dried apricot to the mix for a color boost. Spring can you come any sooner?

pre-baked

baked

Look at the orangey goodness of the added apricot.

Recipe to follow on Wednesday

Tonight’s dinner was Taco Tuesday.

Taco Tuesday was started by Mr. Aprons sister Michelle about two years ago when we visited her in Bloomington where she lived at the time.

Ever since then Taco Tuesday has morphed into a night of basically anything mexican. Fish tacos, burritos, enchiladas, nachos all qualify for “Taco Tuesday”. 

Tonight’s “taco” was a bean burrito with nutritional yeast, lettuce, onion, and hot sauce wrapped in a warm tortilla. A side of salty tortilla chips, deli style salsa, and a glass of vino completed the meal. We opened up the bottle of Catawba we purchased from Chateau de pique. It’s a sweeter red but with the dry finish I like. Still no sweets, I’m holding out for tomorrow’s big dinner.

Nite