The last day of my work week – yay! I woke up this morning and decided I could not do the treadmill when the sidewalks were clear. I had a banana and walnut butter for a pre run snack.
This was a tiny nanner!
Then I hit the road. It was colder than I was expecting outside. I keep forgetting that the daily high for the day does not occur at 7 a.m. (duh). It was about 25 when I went out. Nice thing about the cold is that I don’t sweat as much as indoors. I did a 5K loop twice around, so it ended up about 6.4 miles. I was doing fine until the last 1/2 mile or so, and I really had to slog it out to finish. I was tired by that point. Not used to running outside anymore! And no more bananas for a workout. They make me burp! What is up with that?
Since it was so cold out, I felt kind of fall inspired with my oats and brought out a can of pumpkin from the stash, plus another freezer stash item!
Cooked these up into pumpkin custard oats. Topped with 1 tbsp of walnut butter. I was so happy eating this breakfast. I love food!
Confession time – remember how I said we had an embarrassing amount of oat products? Here is the shelf! 😳
I have had a chill all day. Can’t seem to get rid of it even after a warm breakfast, hot shower, and being dressed in a sweatshirt and turtleneck today!
I experimented with lunch. I wanted warmth – so a wrap was out. I decided to put some broccoli in the magic bullet with an egg and some egg whites and blend it up. Then I used the GT express to make omelets out of it, with some laughing cow tucked inside. Check it out – green eggs!
Should have saved this for St. Patty’s Day……
So, the cereal box in the house experiment has turned into a big fail. I snacked on that a lot today. And it was Kashi, so my tummy is paying me back for that. I was okay with the box in the house until I actually opened it. D’oh!
Another FAQ, since this ingredient is in Kashi:
I saw flax seeds in your store and know I can sprinkle them on oatmeal and just about everything else. I take it you are supposed to grind them first? What’s the difference between golden and brown flax seeds (and others)? Do you have any recommendations for a newbie just starting out with flax?
Flax really needs to be ground for your body to digest it, otherwise it just passes on through. There seems to be conflicting views on whether there really is much difference between golden and brown flax, but brown is the most easy to find in stores. Both kinds will give you Omega 3 and alpha linoleic acid. Just buy it whole and grind it in a coffee grinder. Once ground, it is best to store in the fridge. Flax is the basis for the 1-minute muffin, too!
Dinner time was more experimenting. I cooked up a sweet potato (and saved half for another day). Topped it with some cooked chicken, BBQ sauce, and cabot reduced fat cheddar.
News around the internets:
Interesting post on good food versus bad at Healthy Foodie
Added some handmade soap to my Open Sky store.
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Question: Are you ready for spring?