National Bagel Day

I got an email today from a reader who said it was National Bagel Day (Thanks, Kim!).  I must have intuitively known because I already had one 😀

If you are reading this on Thursday, go ahead and have a bagel – doesn’t matter if it is a day late!

John was up pretty early.  He isn’t playing poker so much, so now his sleep schedule is more like mine.  We headed out to eat before exercising.  Off to Orange Cat so I could have a bagel.  John is trying to go wheat free, so we went there because they have gluten free bread.

My blueberry bagel with cream cheese:

My coffee selection.

So much better than Panera Bread! Work was slow when I got home, so I hopped on the trainer and rode for a while and finished up the Taubes book while on there.  I think I will do a review on it.  There is a lot to digest if you pardon the pun.

I was hungry for a morning snack, so I finished of the blueberries:

I thought we might go out for dinner, so I had a veggie at lunch just in case.  John won the last football picks of the year and he was making noises about want me to pay up.  So, I had the 1-minute pumpkin muffin (minus sugar) topped with the peanut flour.  Plus brussels sauteed in coconut oil.

I know this looks sweet, but it really isn’t.  Although it certainly could be.

I made some coconut butter this afternoon, which I will do a recipe post on soon.  It’s just blended coconut.

This is good stuff.  One of those things where it is definitely worth it to make because it is really $$ to buy in the store (if you can even find it).  I had a spoonful of this straight up because it was so good 😯

Then it was time for lattes.  I had one with almond milk and protein powder today.  With cinnamon on top.

Not that enamored of the almond milk for lattes, I have to say.  Dairy won’t be leaving my life any time soon.

John decided that he was going to save his meal out for another day (after his gluten free experiment is over).  So, I had my backup plan ready:

Answering a question here.  I do eat more with a dinner salad than a lunch salad.  This one has 4 oz of chicken and 1 ounce of feta, plus a tbsp of sliced almonds.  For lunch, I usually have 3 oz of chicken and 1/2 oz of feta.  Lunch is usually my smallest meal of the day.

I will probably have some fruit and cheese for a snack later, but it is back to work I go.

Bagel on, my friends!

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26 thoughts on “National Bagel Day

    1. Lori Post author

      Coconut butter melts really easily, so not quite like peanut butter as a spread. It has a very coconuty flavor to it, so on oats would be awesome, or you could put some on toast. I think it is more like regular butter than peanut butter in how it melts onto stuff. If that makes any sense.

    1. Lori Post author

      John has been trying a couple elimination trials to see if he is affected. We thought it might be dairy, but seems not to be, so he is trying gluten free.

  1. Patrick

    Goodness, 1-minute-muffin, if that isn’t a genius creation then I don’t know what is. This is a link I am off to abuse 🙂

  2. debby

    Ha- when is national quinoa day going to come around LOL??? That’s what I had for breakfast this morning!
    Those one minute muffins look so tasty–I might have to try them one more time.

    Guess what I had for lunch today–bbq chicken salad–most excellent!
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    1. Lori Post author

      I got the peanut flour at Trader Joe’s, but you can find it online. You just mix it with water and a little salt or sweetener if you like. It is basically partially defatted peanuts ground into powder. Good stuff!

  3. Fran

    I was going to ask about John too but see you already answered that question. Depending on what the doctors result will be this afternoon: if they find nothing that is, I might try to eliminate certain foods too to see if it affects my stomach. Don’t really look forward to that 🙂

    I love National Bagel day and yours look delicious!

    I try to eat more at lunch these days than at dinner especially on days when I do my workout after work and before dinner.

  4. Roz

    Oh no….you don’t like the almond milk lattes??? Back to milk for you it is! 🙂
    What do you use the coconut butter for? I can’t wait to see the recipe and get the lowdown. Have a great “Bagel day”!!
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    1. Lori Post author

      I put the coconut butter on my breakfast this morning. It’s relatively easy to make, just like making a nut butter, only you use unsweetened coconut.

  5. Jan

    I was thinking of you today before I even read this. I had to go to Starbucks this morning because my internet was down. While their I partook in a bagel and a skinny cap. Yum! So glad I had my bagel on the right day 🙂

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