It’s wonderful having Monday, Wednesday and Friday off – but that means Tuesdays are looong! Especially when I wake up at 6:00 to squeeze in a workout amongst the busyness. Good thing I can sleep in tomorrow 😉 Yes, I know I have no right to rant.
The good news about the craziness is that I’ve learned to rely on a lot of soup. Specifically, soups that are on sale in boxes that come in many flavors and tastes.
One of my most recent finds is the Imagine Organic Light in Sodium line. This version is so new, in fact, that I was unable to find it on the website, though here’s a link to some of their other organic soups. I picked up a few different boxes, and so far have made my way through the Creamy Harvest Corn Soup.
I’m a big fan of corn chowder, so I thought this flavor would be a good one. I combined roughly 1.5 cups with a handful of sun dried tomatoes and spinach before heating it up in the microwave for 2 minutes. When it started to bubble, I topped it all with fat free feta cheese. Quick and easy. We’re talking 5 minutes, if that.
The end result was warm, creamy and delicious. It might not be as good as corn chowder when it’s made from scratch, but considering all I had to do was pull off a lid and pour it into a bowl – Lazy Chef style – I’m pretty satisfied! And considering it’s 110 calories per cup with 50% less sodium than most soups, it’s easy – and quick…did I mention quick? – to go back for more!
Tonight, I was in the mood to do some simple baking. I looked over some past recipes and decided to go with a breakfast option that I could easily freeze and bring out when I was in the mood for something – you guessed it – quick and easy. I made my ChocoNut Baked Oatmeal for the second time ever.
I love this recipe. It literally takes another 5 minutes (are you starting to see a trend here?) to prepare and then you can just stick it in the oven and go about your business. You can either divide it into larger, breakfast-sized servings or cut it into smaller pieces for a snack. I like to eat it for breakfast and top it with nut butter or jam. Here’s an example from the last time I made it – aw, that post from April brings back fond memories of the early days of the blog!! Heck, even Bobby commented back then 😉 I’ll be sure to include more up to date pictures when I try it this time around!
Nutrition Information (1/4 of pan):
- 160 calories
- 3g fat
- 26g carbohydrates
- 3g fiber
- 7g protein
This morning I was greeted by the UPS man…
I was so excited to receive a box of samples from Chobani! I’m familiar with some of their flavors but not all, so I can’t wait to do an official review. Big thank you to Tiffany from Chobani for sending me such an impressive set of samples to try!
After a full day of classes, it was lovely to come home to another package from FedEx…
This one was filled with new samples from Arnold/Brownberry Breads, specifically from their new “Grains & More” line. I can’t wait to try new bread – I love bread!! Big thank you to Rena from Arnold/Brownberry Breads. I will be sure to let you know once the official review has been posted!
PICK UP DA PACE!
I came across this page on the MSNBC site that lists 10 ways to “pick up the pace” when you’re having one of those days where you just have absolutely no energy. I know there are plenty of days that I feel like I’m moving in slow motion, and although I had heard most of these tips before, there were still some that were new to me, such as my tendency to “binge” on sleep on the weekends or my INCREDIBLY messy desk. They are so right – I get stressed just looking at it! If you have time, take a look at the list and let me know your thoughts. Do any of these tips stick out?