Happy wish it was Friday Tuesday, everyone I woke up extra early and made it to the gym for a whopping 1/2 hour this morning. I wish it could be longer, but unfortunately my gym has ridiculous summer hours so I could get there at the crack of dawn and the doors would still be closed! Oh well, any sort of exercise is always welcome. I just did the elliptical for 20 minutes and then some work on the pull up machine before heading home to get ready for work.
My attempt at a new breakfast this morning ended with an explosion in the kitchen! It all started when I decided I wanted to try a new twist on oatmeal:
I found this multi-grain hot cereal mix at Trader Joe’s on a shopping trip a few weeks ago. It has oats, barley, rye, wheat – all sorts of good stuff! Because I was short on time, I decided to try to microwave it on full power…
Not only did the it never completely cook, it also exploded in the microwave – so my “short on time” breakfast was cut even shorter due to clean-up Here’s what it ended up looking like:
Soupy, with a bunch of random oat pieces – I picked those out to eat and left the unappealing water/almond milk liquid at the bottom. I didn’t have enough time to get creative with toppings, so I ate this with a spoonful of Cinnamon Raisin Swirl PB.
Oy – sorry it’s not a very pleasant sight, everyone! I’m going to give this one another try tomorrow on the STOVE – I hope to have something more appetizing to share! Oh well, I’m learning through trial and error.
With Coffee Cocoa on the side:
I knew I’d be hungry pretty soon after that because it never really felt like I had a real breakfast. Sure enough, I was ready for my Clif Chocolate Brownie ZBaR much earlier than usual – at about 9:30 am.
The rest of the morning was spent in a meeting, so that kept me and my mind busy!
Linds from For the Love of Oats inspired me with her lunch yesterday to have a hummus sandwich for my lunch today!
I made mine with two slices of Arnold Flax and Fiber Bread, spinach, and 2 tbsp. of sun dried tomato hummus – YUM!
I also had some David pumpkin seeds…
And some fruit salad from a meeting that I didn’t picture because well, I ate it during a meeting! It included grapes, melon, strawberries, and pineapple!
I decided to get some fresh air around 3:30 this afternoon. I stopped by Starbucks on my walk to get something cold since it’s still humid out there.
I went with the Shaken Passion Iced Tea Lemonade. I don’t like tea unless there’s something sweet mixed in there, so it was the perfect choice!
Why yes, I did take this picture out on the busy Chicago sidewalk! I got some weird looks, but I didn’t care – I’m getting a little braver!
Tonight’s dinner was that timeless favorite – COSI!! My mom is really digging the seasonal Pasilla Lime Shrimp sandwich I told you about here, so we went with Bobby to satisfy that craving!!
Here’s my mom’s sandwich – I wanted to show you how cute they packaged it!
Aw, so sweet Haha – I’m not sure why I thought it was so cute – maybe it’s those baby carrots!
I ended up getting my usual Bombay Chicken Salad with the reduced fat ginger soy dressing on the side.
And of course, the Etruscan whole grain bread – can’t forget about that!!
Gosh, that bread is the best darn thing! I really wish they sold it in bulk – or at least posted the recipe somewhere!! I guess I don’t have a wood-fired oven though 😉 That might complicate things!
Only a few hours until hump day – I’m off to get me some sleep!