Seems to me I need to do a group challenge or something again, which seems to be the more popular suggestion 😀
I tried a different breakfast today. I made up protein waffles, and used 2 triangles for a bun for an egg sandwich with laughing cow.
The strawberries have some whipped cream drizzled on them that really needs to be re-whipped.
Calories for breakfast with my coffee drink – 388. 34 grams of carbs, 19 grams of fat, 22 grams of protein. Staying power? Fail! I was hungry not even 2 hours later. Really hungry. I think there was just not enough fat in this meal. Or maybe not enough calories. It was about 100 calories less than normal, but then I did not exercise before breakfast either.
So I had some of these:
For lunch I had what I told Roz was the Cadillac of yogurt – Fage!
I don’t buy it often because it is pricey, but there is no yogurt that really compares as far as texture and taste. Sometimes you do get what you pay for.
I mixed in some pumpkin, flax, a teaspoon of maple syrup and a boatload of cinnamon. Then crumbled some pecans on top.
I managed to eat my lunch standing at the counter talking to John about Disneyworld. That wasn’t very mindful.
During the course of the day, I tried another recipe from Nourishing Traditions for Crispy Nuts. It requires soaking of the raw nuts overnight in lightly salted water (1 cup almonds 1 cup water, 1/2 tsp salt), which I actually finally remembered to do.
She recommends skinless almonds, but I wasn’t going to blanch and peel these.
Interesting that the almonds plumped up and were softer.
Spread out on a cooking pan:
Sally Fallon says to bake for 12 hours at 150 degrees. I’m sorry, but no way am I going to leave my oven on for 12 hours. What a waste of electricity! It’s supposed to preserve the enzymes at the lower temperature. Bye-bye enzymes. I put them in the toaster oven at 250 degrees and it took for-ever. Forever! I was afraid I would burn them, so I just kept setting the timer for 20 minute increments. I was thinking it was a pain at this point. After about 1-1/2 hours, I let a couple cool and tested them:
See how they don’t really look any different than raw almonds? The verdict? Yum!! They are crispy, but not like roasted nuts. Almost dehydrated, which is pretty much what they are. After thinking that it was an annoying process, I find myself saying I would do them again this way because they are very good. And I can’t stop eating them! I think if you have a food dehydrator, it could be much easier.
So that is 3 different kinds of nuts I have consumed today…
And I went out and worked in the garden as the system was down for work. Unplanned break. I got a delivery of plants today!
The red hot pokers (heehee) plus 2 of the 3 coneflowers. I got the emerald and the milkshake, but the tiki torch is backordered until the fall. Booo! So, I planted these since the rain stopped and the sun came out.
Since the afternoon was so nice, I grilled up some chicken. I made a fun plate for dinner with sweet potato topped with leftover cheesy cauliflower (thanks Green Giant!) and the chicken.
Very interesting combo.
We went out for a quick 8 mile bike ride so I could burn off some of those nuts today. One of those check the radar and cross your fingers ride 😀 We made it fine. My patched tire is not so good, though. Going to have to replace the whole tube before this weekend’s long ride.
Work is functioning again, so I have to catch up tonight!
Question: Have you ever tried Fage?