Make that walkin’ in sunshine! I spent a lot of time outdoors today which helped me curb the snacking.
I got up at 7:30. I actually woke up at 6, but didn’t come downstairs until 7:30. I decided to change up my oats a bit. I didn’t really change what I put in them, just how I put it all together. I used 3/4 cup of oats, 3/4 cup of water, 1/2 cup of unsweetened soymilk, and lots of cinnamon and vanilla. No real change there. But, instead of mashing the banana, I just sliced it up and cooked it in; and instead of topping the bowl with raisins, I cooked them in too. I topped the bowl with some raw almond butter. (I skipped the flax today.)
Unfortunately, this bowl was a bit of a letdown. It wasn’t bad, just not as good as usual. The banana flavor didn’t really stand out as much as it does when I mash it. And the raw AB got a little lost in there. The flavor isn’t as strong as the roasted AB. I think I may have put too much cinnamon in there, as well.
Anyway, I did enjoy my usual scrambled egg/egg whites!
It was a gorgeous day today – very cool in the morning, but it warmed up to about 70. Late in the morning, I took baby over to the town I grew up in and walked a lovely bike path along the river that leads into downtown. I stopped and got a hot decaf coffee while we were out. I probably walked for about 45 minutes.
When I got home, I dawdled for a while before making lunch. I was so full from breakfast, I didn’t have lunch until after 1. Love it.
For lunch, I cooked up a chicken breast on the Foreman grill. I cut it up and put it on a whole wheat tortilla with roasted red pepper hummus, lettuce, and hot sauce. The warm chicken made the hummus wall warm and melty. Mmmmm!
For dessert, I had my chocolate Chobani mousse (sorry baby; and sorry tummy!) and a few walnut pieces. Only 4 more yogurts left, then it’s back to 100% dairy free for me.
Late in the afternoon, baby and I went for another walk downtown with my mother-in-law. We walked for probably 45 minutes. While we were out, we stopped into this little bakery where I had a sample of rosemary olive bread (yum!) and a piece of a whole grain chocolate chip cookie (even more yum!).
I continued my effort to shake up dinner. Tonight I tried Light Life Tempehtations Classic BBQ Tempeh.
I had planned to skewer these with some veggies and make tempeh kebabs, but unfortunately when I opened the package I discovered that the tempeh cubes are not nearly as big as they appear on the package and that the cubes pretty much fall apart if you try to stick a skewer through them. So instead, I cooked the tempeh in a skillet and just grilled my veggie skewers – red onion, zucchini, red pepper, yellow pepper, and orange pepper.
This tempeh was delicious! The BBQ marinade was sweet and tasted homemade. I loved that the tempeh crisped up a bit in the pan too. I highly recommend this – and I would definitely buy this again!
Tonight was Biggest Loser Power Sculpt night, so I headed right to the basement after putting baby to bed. I felt so much more loose after last night’s yoga/stretching workout.
This afternoon, when I opened the pantry, I discovered a container of steel cut oatmeal. Apparently it’s been in there a while. I’ve never had steel cut oats and I was thinking about trying them, although the 30-minute cook time kind of turns me off. I need immediate gratification for my tum when I wake up! 🙂
Have you ever tried steel cut oatmeal? Did you like it?