I Heart Cinnamon

by Holly on May 14, 2009

in breakfast,dinner,lunch

Happy Thursday everyone!

This day started out fabulously thanks to a new concoction of morning oats!  It might just be my new fave :).

1/3 cup rolled oats + 1 tbsp. oat bran
water
1 medium banana
1 tsp. honey
LOTS of cinnamon
1.5 tbsp. raw almond butter

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This breakfast held me over fabulous and was delicious – it was sweet, savory, filling and light all at the same time.  For snackie time…the steroid apple was back in the spotlight (literally, look at that sunlight!).  You may not be able to see it from the picture, but this apple was seriously ginormous!

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By lunchtime, it was still uber-windy out but I braved the conditions and headed out for a nice 25 minute stroll.  I called my old college roomie Jamie and before I knew it, I was back at work and had chatted away for almost 1/2 hour.  Such a good time catching up – you will get to see more of her at our other college roommate’s wedding in June, which we are both in!

Lunch was another sammie (Arnold’s Sandwich Thin, mustard, spinach, cucumber, onion & 1 oz. fresh mozzarella) with about 1 cup cucumbers and 1/4 cup Tarjay trail mix.  It was a tasty, light lunch!

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However, mid-afternoon I heard my body gurgle for more food.  Since it was only about 2 hours after lunch, I snacked on a baggie of Kashi GoLean Crunch Honey Almond Flax and cuppa my Celestial Seasonings Sweet Coconut Thai Chai tea.

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 Later it was some Stonyfield Farms organic lowfat plain yogurt with a heaping cup of berries…always YUM!

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By the end of the day, to tell you the truth, I was a bit pooped.  A 5-mile run was on the agenda today, but instead, I scooted my buns home, made dinner, started laundry and am now sitting on the floor blogging and applying for jobs.  As much as I want to beat myself up for not running (as many of us invariably do), I am trying to listen to my body and give it what it wants.  My muscles are fatigued and tight; I’m a bit mentally depleted – it’s time to take a break.

Cooking is a great relaxer!  I whipped up a quick spaghetti dinner: canned, diced tomatoes + tomato paste + Italian seasoning + onion + spinach over penne pasta with some goat cheese crumbles on top.  On the side, some roasted root veggies: sweet potatoes and parsnips in canola oil, balsamic vinegar and served with a drizzle of honey and more cinnamon.  Yummy, yummy, yummy!

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As some of you may know, the job I have right now is only temporary so between the possibility of Australia and applying for full-time, permanent job, hopefully something will come up for me!  I am at a definite crossroads right now (I mean, I cannot even tell you where I will be in 3 months!), but hey, that’s life!

I think it’s definitely going to be an early night tonight, and perhaps I will make it up for some A.M. yoga?  Don’t want to put too much pressure on Friday morning, so we’ll see what happens!  I am also starting a new book tonight called, “The Shack,” per the recommendation of my friend Ashley.  Anybody ever read it?  Let me know if you liked it!

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