Uncle Kracker song anyone? Anyways, first things first guys. I never thought I would say this, but, I now have a twitter. Follow me? Fly after me? Soar after me? Whatever birds do…do it. I know almost everyone else in blogland has a twitter, but I don’t know how to find y’all! I’m obviously new to it. So anyone else? Post your links, I guess!
I started out the morning with a 2 mile walk. My knee has been very tender and sore since my outside run last week. I did do a couple treadmill runs this weekend (which I’m sure didn’t help), but it’s really amazing how much more outside really irritates my knee. Unfortunately my school gym is closed for 3 more weeks. I guess I can try a track?
I knew exactly what I wanted for breakfast again this morning. Overnight muesli of course!
I soaked overnight:
- 1/4 cup muesli mix
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 2 spoonfuls strawberry chobani
- Cinnamon, vanilla & squirt of maple syrup
- Chopped date
This morning I mixed in Banana Nut Cheerios and then topped it all off with:
- 1/2 chopped nectarine
- Rest of the strawberry yogurt (about a spoonful)
- 1 spoonful almond butter
- Zoe’s cinnamon raisin granola
I wanted some crunch on top and went in search of granola. I saw this box was “Best by August ’09” so I knew I needed to open it up and use it pronto! I forgot how much I love Zoe’s granola!
K guys, this stuff is awesome! Although not as good as it was mixed with banana (I had none last night 😦 ), it was still yumm-o in my tumm-o!
Then it was off to work! The little baby was adorable today (although I did get spit-up on about 4 times. Why do I shower beforehand again?) She couldn’t stop giggling at one point! Too cute 🙂
Lunch was a Cedarlane bean & cheese burrito I grabbed quickly out of the freezer. I really didn’t plan ahead for lunch! Topped with a dollop of guacamole.
These burritos are amazing for a quick frozen meal. All organic, the ingredients list is so simple. All it really contains are: organic Pinto Beans, Organic Brown Rice, Soy Cheddar Cheese, Organic Tomatoes, Organic Tomato Puree, spices & a tortilla. I love how it’s soy cheese & brown rice!
With the rest of my nectarine from breakfast:
My 30 minute drive home was spent thinking of what to make for dinner. I have an insane amount of food that needs to be used up (I always come back to school from home with soooo much food loaded up in a cooler 😉 ), so I have a ridiculous amount of meal options! I do, however, have a couple perishable bulk items that I need to use up quickest (more quickly, quicker…??).
I got this large Cranberry Quinoa Salad with Pumpkin Seeds container at Costco:
Quinoa, tart cranberries and raisins, balanced with the smoky flavor of toasted pumpkin seeds, infused with the taste of honey.
It’s delish!! While it has delicious and wholesome ingredients, it’s pretty calorie and fat dense (due to added canola oil) for the 1/2 cup serving (which is a teeny amount!), so I’m trying to find different ways to beef it up. I know I can just eat it straight up, but that get’s boring, right?! And what fun is that? 😉 I’ve already stuffed it into bell peppers.
I was starving tonight and had no unique ideas, so to “spice it up” I cooked up some nectarine pieces and mixed those in with some feta cheese.
The feta cheese really added to it. I’ll probably mix that in again. Anyone have any other good ideas to use this for? I’m already thinking a wrap filling.
Is it weird that quinoa never keeps me full very long? It always surprises me because it has so much protein & fiber. But I’m always hungry so soon after. I ventured downstairs just now in search of something…something…ahhh some nut butter 🙂 Never fails.
Trader Joe’s just flattened bananas rolled up with PB (x3):
And a couple dried apple crisps dipped into almond butter:
(One of the best discoveries ever).
Also enjoying the CMA Music Fest: Country’s Night to Rock tonight. I wish I could go to a major festival like this! How fun 🙂 Also squeezed in 15 minutes of ab work at one point while watching. That makes up for my ultra laziness all day right?
Speaking of country music, Rascal Flatts added a new stop to their concert in San Jose (30 minutes from my house). YESSSS!!!! 😀 My sisters and I jumped at this and purchased tickets A-stat. Prior to this addition, they didn’t have any concerts in CA at all! We’re excited. I’ve heard they’re amazing live.