Pumpkin with a twist
For breakfast yesterday, I made my usual pumpkin + PB oats, only I added a twist…RAISINS! They were fantastic! I had been a little hesitant to combine the two, even though I had seen pumpkin raisin muffins and cookies before. I’m so glad I finally did! I also used sliced almonds in this mix and it was really a great bowl 🙂
At work, I had some coffee + chocolate milk (latest obsession) and mid-morning, I had some lightly salted cashews to fuel me for my pre-lunch workout:
After my 3.18 mile walk/run at the gym, I waited a bit for lunch. When I chug lots of water at the gym, I’ve noticed my appetite stays suppressed a bit longer than usual. But when I finally was ready, I pulled out my stash:
When I got home, I was hungry again big time! I think I either burned through the food I ate or didn’t eat enough during the day. So I made a quick and clever snack…pretzels with fake Nutella! So good and so not dangerous…I counted out half a serving of pretzels and figured I probably used 0.5-1 tbsp of the chocolate stuff.
The girl’s night potluck was amazing! Margie made falafel, one of our favorite quirky restaurant dishes, and it was so good. In a pita pocket, you stuff in some lettuce, hummus, the falafel balls, and then drizzle some tahini on top…YUM. On the side, I had another half piece of pita with some red pepper hummus and some carrots — yay, veggies!
Dessert was my part this week, I had been craving ice cream for a while, plus I had a ton of berries in my fridge, so I opted for ice cream + berry bowls. I had about a cup of Edy’s french vanilla ice cream (the 1/2 kind) and a sprinkle of blueberries, blackberries and strawberries. Sorry the pic is not so great, I really need to get a real camera!
It was good to have another day where I was totally pleased with my choices and my workout. I seem to be having more of those days here lately 🙂