Where did I leave off again?
Ahhh, yes! Me + Madeline + 10-mile run + farmer’s market, which went a lil’ something like this…
In case my memo pad sketch isn’t making much sense, I awoke Saturday morning at 6:58am, picked up Madeline from her hotel, drove back downtown, started running, picked up Kristie at mile 2, ran a total of 10 miles, ended at the farmer’s market, ate a cinnamon oatmeal scone + apple, came home, dropped Madeline back off and then proceeded to chug a cup of black coffee + LOTS of water.
Did I mention Madeline is going to move into my apartment, sleep on my yoga mat and become my new roomie?
It’s going to happen…someday.
Anyways, after a long shower and hour of pampering (think moisturizing, mini pedicure, hair styling and other girly things of that nature), I was ready for lunch. Thankfully, Madeline let me mooch have the rest of her salad from our dinner out at The Old Fashioned on Friday night…
Mixed greens, pickled beets, blue cheese, toasted walnuts…it was delish.
However, it needed to be supplemented post-10 miles with a bit more. How’s about a PROJECT CLEANOUT-esque bowl of overnight oats?
Let the first four ingredients soak overnight; add the muffin in the morning; and devour a cool, luscious bowl of creamy overnight oats. Simple as that.
My weekend got even better with a very special delivery from Tom and the lovely people over at Schwan‘s! You see…Schwan’s is an online grocery store and food delivery service I am very familiar with. Growing up in Minnesota, you would often see the Schwan’s Man in his yellowish-khaki truck delivering food (and ice cream!) to houses. In fact, I always secretly wished Mama + Daddy Everythingtarian would order from the Schwan’s Man. They didn’t.
Anyways, Schwan’s has a new line of LiveSmart products with less fat, lower amounts of sodium, fewer calories and no trans fat. They offered to send me some samples to review for the blog. I said, “Hey! Why not?” Let’s test these babies out and see how they stand up to The Healthy Everythingtarian!
You will definitely be seeing some Mediterranean Vegetable Couscous on the blog this week…
…as well as some single-serving cups of Apple Blueberry Cobbler…
…and finally (if they last longer than two days), some Peach Vanilla Frozen Yogurt Bars!
I’ve already had two of the froyo bars.
And they were good. Really good. Like a creamsicle…but peachy instead of orangey.
They don’t have the cleanest list of ingredients, but for a low-cal, summertime treat, I’ll take it.
Plus, this blog is about balance – NOT eating perfect all the time. I don’t need that pressure. Actually, NONE of us need that pressure.
These Millet Black Bean Patties with Corn? Genius.
Served alongside kale chips and a slice of Ezekiel toast + butter, dinner was GENIUS. I seriously have no other words to describe this woman, her cookbook and the food that results from it.
Genius. I stand by my statement.
This morning, I awoke with Millet Black Bean Patties with Corn still on the brain, which resulted in a breakfast of truly delicious proportions…
The strawberries were tasty, but the REAL star of the show was that breakfast egg stack, which included (from bottom to top):
- 1 slice Ezekiel toast
- small handful of spinach
- 2 T salsa
- 1 Millet Black Bean Patty (see above)
- 1 perfectly cooked egg
Seriously, I told you I am obsessed with runny yokes these days…
I’m still thinking about breakfast.
While I was full from breakfast, the REAL reason I skipped the scone (bestill my heart) was because in truth, there has been a bit too much indulging lately. With the 1/2 Mary exactly one week from today, yours truly is going to clean up her eating, focus on those fruits + veggies and restore a bit of balance before the big race (and hopefully, continuing beyond).
That’s not to say I won’t still be eating those froyo bars.
I mean it IS supposed to be 90 degrees and sunny today.
Yes, in Wisconsin.
Would I be a hypocrite if I told you I was eating one right now?