Hey there peoples! Hopefully I didn’t scare any of you away with yesterday’s delirium. I must have been intoxicated by the
beauty of the eggplant! 😉
I woke up this morning at 6:00am bit groggy (that’s what happens when you stay up reading blogs until midnight), but got a quick wake up with my workout for Team HEAB! I’ve never been much of a morning workout type of person, but with my schedule the way it is this week, I really have no other choice. I just don’t understand how my heart can be pumping the way it is half-way through my workout yet I am STILL yawning!
After my workout, I was starvin’ like Marvin! I was so hungry that I was having the hardest time figuring out what I wanted to eat (especially since I realized I was out of bananas…no warm creamy oats for me, they’re just not the same without banana). I am by far the most indecisive person I know so breakfast this morning ended up being a little bit of everything. It’s so much easier when you can get out of making a decision, no?
Smorgasbord Breakfast for One:
- 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (am I the only one who loves to drink this stuff plain?)
- 1 pour, poke, and spread egg with torn spinach leaves
- 1 Van’s multigrain waffle topped with TJ’s crunchy peanut butter
- 2 Applegate chicken & apple sausage links that I found at WF’s this weekend
- 1/2 cup fat free Greek yogurt topped with pom arils
Great buy! These were oh so tasty: maple sausage flavor with a hint of apple! And since they are pre-cooked, all I had to do was heat them in a skillet for a couple of minutes.
Surprisingly, I didn’t even miss my big bowl of oats! This meal hit the spot and kept me full for almost 5 hours!
For lunch, I had leftover Eggplant & Tempeh from last night. I’ve decided that the recipe should state it makes 2 HUGE servings or 3 regular ones! I was so full after eating this that I wanted to lie down and nap! If you happen to see a petition floating around encouraging the implementation of American lunchtime siestas, please point me in the right direction ! 😉
Tonight I decided to go with something quick for dinner that would use up some leftovers that were starting to wither away in the trusty icebox.
Quinoa + leftover roasted veggies + wilted spinach + crumbly goat cheese =
The most ahhhhmazing one bowl dish ever!
Roasted Veggie & Quin-WHOA Dinner Bowl:
- 1/4 cup cooked quinoa
- 1 cup roasted veggies (potatoes, carrots, parsnips)
- 1 cup spinach wilted in the skillet I used to heat up the veggies
- a good sprinkle of crumbled goat cheese
- and some raw cranberry relish in the corner
I made this relish on Thanksgiving along with a more traditional recipe. This raw version is easy as pie, tastes phenomenal, and has no added sugar since the sweetness comes from the dates!
Raw cranberry relish:
From Foods for Long Life
- 6 ounces fresh cranberries
- 5 Medjool dates, pitted
Toss cranberries and whole dates in a food processor and pulse until you reach a relish-like texture. Sprinkle with cinnamon to taste.
I actually stirred this relish in with contents of my lovely dinner bowl and WHOA! It definitely, in the words of the super sweet Carrie over at Moves ‘N Munchies, rocked my socks!
Well guys, I’m taking my full belly and bootay to bed! We’re not even 2 weeks into the New Year and I’m already slacking on one of my intentions! Must.get.sleep! ‘Night!
How are you at decision-making? Does it come easy for you without second thoughts or are any of you like me and will avoid making a decision on anything, right down to what you eat for breakfast?!
I’ve tried those links before! They are surprisingly fantastic! I haven’t seen them since moving to NC though. Enjoy! <3
I have two methods of decision making. I am impulsive when it comes to small decisions and can sit and ponder over larger issues for days!
Oh yeah, I am definitely a ponderer!
Your breakfast and dinner look PHENMONAL!
I really want to try those applegate chicken and apple sausage since I don’t eat beef really. But arn’t they soooo dang expensive?
Haha! You know, I don’t have a clue! I never looked at the price! I saw chicken and apple and sausage and the next thing I knew they were in my cart!
Thanks for mentioning Appelgate. There are several reasons why organic meat products are priced higher than conventional meat products: price of organic feed is significantly higher; livestock that are not given antibiotics and growth stimulants grow at a naturally slower rate, and therefore need to be housed, fed, and managed for a longer period of time; organic farms take more space to grow less food, crowding barns is one way that factory farms keep their meat prices low. Since you’re new to our brand Carlie, I’d be happy to send some trial coupons to you, just drop me a line at email@example.com! Hope this helps ladies! Renee and the Applegate Crew
Thank you for stopping by! I loved the sausages and can’t wait to try some of your other products. I understand the necessity of higher prices for organic selections and I am willing to pay extra to ensure my body is getting the proper nutrients without the use of antibiotics and injectable hormones. I really do believe you can taste a difference when you chose from higher quality meat selections!
Couldn’t have said it better myself, thanks for sharing in our mission!
Quin-whoa… *giggle!!* 🙂
Your breakfast looks magical. I TOTALLY love to drink the unsweetened vanilla almond milk plain (especially to accompany a huge honkin’ peanut butter sandwich!), which amuses me because when I drank cow’s milk I never liked to drink that stuff plain out of a glass at all!
I’ve always loved milk. I started buying organic cow’s milk and almond milk, but found I drank the almond milk more so I don’t even buy cow’s milk anymore. I also love how the almond milk lasts longer (as in expiration).
I am obesessed with those chicken sausages. I buy the chicken and sage ones too. They are like buttah! 🙂
When you have such a wonderful food selection, it is hard to make decisions. I always want a little of everything too.
Mmm, chicken and sage sounds delicious!
ahahh im glad it ‘rocked your socks’ girl!! i am inlove with your smorgasbord breakki- and you are not the only one who loves almond milk plaiN!
I drink Almond Milk plain too, it’s delicioso 😉
Love your breakfast!!!
heya! i just found your blog, it’s great!
i also have trouble deciding what to eat for brekky – those sausages look great though, there’s nothing really like them in the UK!
So glad you found me! Thanks for stopping by! I’m not normally a meat eater when it comes to breakfast but these were great! So sorry you don’t have anything like it. QUICK…I’ll shove some through the internet cables! Hold out your hands!
I know what I’m having for dinner tomorrow 🙂
You definitely won’t regret your “decision”! 😉