Much better with the photography today
I woke up early this morning and got in a nice workout – 45 minutes on the elliptical, plus some ab work.
I made myself a nice bowl of instant oatmeal – the Quaker Maple & Brown Sugar flavor. I used 1/2 water and 1/2 unsweetened (you guessed it) chocolate almond milk. I also had a spoonful of crunchy almond butter.
What I’m about to say my come as a shock to some of you, but I really don’t think I like almond butter – at least not as much as peanut butter. Maybe I bought the wrong brand (Whole Foods 365), but it didn’t impress me – and I really like almonds!
With my oatmeal I had a mug of Coffee Cocoa – though I didn’t finish it all because I started to get really full for some random reason – so unlike me!
I am so proud of my lunch today The recipe is nothing special, but it turned out great and was a definite break from what I normally consider breakfast food – a Healthy Egg McMuffin! I know, sounds like an oxymoron right?!
This creation called for an Ezekiel English muffin (my first time trying them – they are so good!!), 1 Boca Vegan burger, and 1 microwaved poached egg white sprinkled with melted reduced fat Mexican cheese and topped with a bit of ketchup! Here is the step-by-step process:
It was an amazing array of flavors – I will definitely be making this again!! On the side I had a “breakfast” food inspired by Em from Gliding Calm…salad!
Fresh spinach topped with mushrooms and Annie’s Goddess dressing – YUM!!
So along those same lines, dinner for the breakfast challenge was salad and “toast” – I figure if you’re willing to put spinach in an omelette, then salad is breakfast My roommate and I went to Cosi for the first time in a while – it didn’t disappoint!!
I got the Bombay Chicken Salad – it came with peppers, cucumbers, mixed greens and onions. On the side, I had some whole grain Cosi bread. I could definitely eat this for breakfast – and so the challenge continues!!