So I joined in on the Breakfast Challenge and luckily I remembered yesterday morning while I was already making my yummy oat combo. So to make it “new” I added fresh figs on top!
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1/2 cup FF milk; 1/2 c cup water
- 2 egg whites (used egg whites today instead of a full egg to test it out)
- Cinnamon & vanilla extract
- Skippy natural chunky PB
- Justin’s maple almond butter
- Banana nut cheerios
- 2 chopped figs
Verdict? Yum! It was very very tasty 🙂 But I actually prefer it without the figs – I’m just not a huge fruit & oatmeal combo person.
I honestly don’t remember what else I did yesterday (besides gym & Whole Foods). Another run? Oh yes sir!
2.25 mile run interval (last week was 2 miles),
3 minute walk
1.75 mile run.
Total: 4 miles running (5.15 miles including all the walking)
I’m feeling really good about my treadmill runs the past couple times. My knees have felt stiff during and immediately after the runs, but have not been sore later in the day or in following days. This is unheard of!! Could that second cortisone shot really have done it’s job?!? We’ll see how it feels when I actually run outside.
On my drive home from Whole Foods/Target, I snacked on this new Think Thin Cookies & Cream bar (I have a couple buy-1-get-1-free coupons so I stocked up). Sorry for the blurry car pic:
Blech blech blech!!! I’ve never wanted to try these because they’re “sugar-free” so obviously made with fake sugars, and it tasted just like Promax cookies & cream bars (which I used to like, but can’t stand now). Nasty nasty aftertaste from these!
On to dinner…stir-fried veggies, garlic-lime chicken patty (chopped up), and Trader Joe’s mini cilantro chicken wontons (these are delish!):
My sister’s failed attempt at frozen pizza (it started to collapse in the oven)
I also snacked on a few things while prepping dinner (including some of the above pizza crust), so I was pretty full after din. But not full enough for dessert later on 🙂
Some of this Memphis Mud Pie ice cream I picked up at Whole Foods (made with coconut milk!!)
There has been so much talk over the blogs about coconut milk ice cream so I was very curious to try it out myself. The coconut taste was pretty strong at first (and not being a fan of coconut, I was a little disappointed). But after a few bites, it became more and more delicious. I really do like it! I wish this particular ice cream had a bit more fudge and cookie pieces in it though 😉
With my momma’s homemade chocolate chip congo square crumbed on top:
And some hot chocolate with mini-marshmallows later in the night (I obviously was wanting chocolate!)
This morning to continue with the New Breakfast challenge, I heated up some frozen blueberry-banana-buckweat pancakes, and topped them off with blueberry syrup!
The syrup was obviously the “new” part to my breakfast – first time making it! I just combined blueberries (fresh ones that we froze) and syrup on the stove to boil and mash! This time I used sister’s more artistically made plate:
Meet my family! From left to right: Daddy (sorry for the pancake head!), Madre, me (I’m not sure why I’m blonde and shorter than my sister in the blue dress?), Paige, Grant, Mackie, Brooke (who made the plate – she’s obviously much more talented than I am 😉 with my own plate).
More errands today (blah blah, boring stuff), but dinner was at my fave local burrito place – High Tech Burrito!
I got the Godzilla but subbed and altered things to my liking 😀 Sauteed veggies, chicken breast, brown rice, pico de gallo, lettuce, guacamole, lime sour cream, & mango dressing in a whole wheat tortilla (again sorry for blurry phone pic):
Mmmm 🙂 Except I would’ve preferred a bit more mango dressing in there. Muh fave part!
PS: Check out this awesome car we came across the other day.
Wait is it purple?
Or is it teal?
Or is it both?!
It was a magically color changing car! (Depending on the way the sun hit it). Crazy!
Well us girls (aka me, two of my sisters, and my mom) were going to go see Time Traveler’s Wife tonight, but guess those plans fell through. I guess that’s on the agenda for tomorrow night! I’ve heard it’s good (although different from the book). Eric Bana doesn’t hurt either 😉
Pssst…check out Paige’s 100th post giveaway!!