I woke up this morning full of excitement because I instantly remembered what I had planned for breakfast today: BREAKFAST COOKIE. Mornings are bearable when there is a fresh cookie waiting for you! However, I am sad to say that this wasn’t one of my favourites. Three words: TOO MUCH BANANA. My bananas are starting to turn, so I thought I would use up a whole one in this concoction. Mistake! The consistency was just too mushy. This cookie is made with 1/3 cup of quick oats, 1 banana, 1 tbsp of milk, 1 tbsp of peanut butter, a few raisins and some cinnamon smushed together and flattened onto a plate over night. I really enjoyed the banana peanut butter combo (this would have greatly benefitted from the inclusion of chocolate chips as well!), but the mushiness really put a damper on things. Oh well, you live, you learn!
I also had this breakfast cookie with a combo of ¼ cup plain non-fat yogurt and ¼ cup unsweetened apple sauce topped with some cinnamon. Maybe it was the morning fog, but I thought that this would actually taste good. No. It didn’t. I guess you could say that this breakfast was a gigantic FAIL. Boo!
Redemption came with my morning snack. I had about ½ cup of 1% cottage cheese topped with some organic wild blueberries (from frozen, I just let them thaw overnight in the fridge). This turned out to be a big purple mess of deliciousness.
I had an early lunch due to a midday dentist appointment. I had a leftover taco from the night before. Objects in picture are tastier than they appear.
Having the earlier lunch really messed me up though! So much for intuitive eating. After lunch, I was craving some chocolate so I had four dark chocolate-covered almonds (stashed in my desk for EMERGENCY CHOCOLATE ATTACKS ONLY). Then around 1:30, I had an apple (I didn’t want to dirty my shiny, newly cleaned teeth so I opted out of my Starbucks today. Why do I do that to myself, I will never know). Of course I was hungry at 2:30, so I had four more almonds and then nabbed some carrots and hummus from the staff fridge. I think I had like 15 or 20 carrots and at least 3 heaping tablespoons of hummus. I was starved! Or maybe I was just bored. Starved, bored…they go together like Hanz and Franz (We gonna pump *clap* you up)(Ok, did I just age myself like 10 years with that reference?).
For dinner, I wanted something heavy on the veggies! I also utilized only one kitchen appliance. I baked a potato, roasted some asparagus, and heated up an Amy’s Veggie Patty all in the same oven.
This meal was economical AND environmental.
I topped the potato and patty with some chipotle salsa. I was also itching to eat some of my maranatha raw almond butter, so I had some on a slice of toasted whole wheat. Perfection.
Right now, I am having some lemon green tea and digesting one of those Lindor chocolates for a snack. It is one of those evenings where I think I could consume the entire contents of my fridge, but I am somehow abstaining.