I think you all have gotten the hang of how things work around here: I tend to eat very clean, very healthy, and very organic. I eat this way because it makes me work/feel my best, and I try not to think about calories but let’s face it: they’re always in the back of my head somewhere, the last remaining relics of a bad disease.
Well…um. The whole part about ‘balancing healthy eating with occasional indulgence’ part of my About Me? I definitely sat on the indulgence end of that tonight.
But first, yesterday!
After a pretty good 4.7 mile run outside in the gorgeous fall breeze, I came home and cooked pumpkin oats on the stovetop! I haven’t done this in so long and it was a great treat to slowly cook myself oats, rather than throw them into the microwave and pray they don’t explode.
This was also my first experiment with Scottish Oatmeal from Bob’s Red Mill. I’m not sure what separates them from my regular Oat Bran aside from the fact that they’re a little more solid and not as flaky, but 1/4 a cup delivered a giant bowl of oats. I also whipped 1/2 a banana in the mixture, in the KERF method, and Kath is right: a banana seriously helps the consistency and makes for a creamier bowl of oats.
|1/4 c Scottish Oats, 1/4 c almond milk, 1/4 c water, 1/2 banana, 1/4 c canned pumpkin, stevia, pumpkin pie spice, walnuts, raisins, 1/2tbsp maple syrup|
Oh, boy. Favorite breakfast ever? I think so. It competes with apples and yogurt, but sometimes you just want a giant bowl of oats. This was delicious and satisfying. And I may have put my finger in the peanut butter jar, too.
For classes I packed a snack bag. I’m beginning to like these lunches better than sandwiches. I’m sick of sandwiches/salads for every single lunch!
|Baby carrots, Carrot Cake Larabar, Pineapple Chobani, Honeycrisp Apple|
Finally got to try the new Carrot Cake Larabar, and it was just as good as I thought it would be! I was surprised at all the pineapple flavor that came out of this bar. It was very pronounced. Looking at the bar as I ate it, too, was a pleasant experience; chunks of shredded carrot everywhere you looked. And nothing beats the Pineapple Chobani, or a Honeycrisp apple. Nothing!
After classes I knew we had to attend a game in Hartford, so I ate my dinner around 5:30. It felt so weird to eat such an early dinner! It was like the early bird special. But I was actually starving so I wolfed down 2 giant bowls of vegetable fagiole soup, which is a Mommy specialty, and a chocolate Vitatop with Better’N Peanut Butter smeared on top. I. Was. Stuffed. But I had a great time at the game!
This morning I woke up and went straight to Power Yoga at Samadhi Studio. I wasn’t very hungry upon waking, so I didn’t eat a snack before I went. Such a mistake. I was freaking out the entire class about whether I had made the right choice or not, that I convinced myself I was going to faint when I actually felt fine. My legs felt tired because of the positions we were doing, not because of my blood sugar. Nevertheless I came home straight away afterwards and ate a big bowl of cereal with peanut butter on top!
Lunch was small. I was feeling the effects of last night still. I ended up going to the gym and doing a pretty good workout, then I came home for a family dinner that actually was catered by a wonderful restaurant we do business with quite a lot.