Manic Monday

by Holly on April 27, 2009

in breakfast,dinner,lunch,recipes

It’s just another manic Monday…gotta love a good 80’s tune!  It was back to the work grind today, starting off the day with a little Apple Cinnamon Quinoa!  Today was the first edition of Holly Investigates and only found it appropriate to show off the recipe I concocted for quinoa.  Along with a nice cuppa joe with nonfat milk, it was a dandy breakfast that held me over until snack time.

***I ate about 1/2 the bowl of Apple Cinnamon Quinoa (saving the rest for tomorrow!)

For snacky time, I grabbed what is definitely my new favorite Larabar.  Apple Pie = major deliciousness.  These raw food bars are made with the simplest yummy ingredients. I swear this tastes just like an apple pie but it’s only made with dates, walnuts, unsweetened apples, almonds, raisins and cinnamon!

This held me over until lunch at noon, where I also debuted another new recipe.  Garbanzo Guac!  Made with all the classic guac ingredients, I throw in some chickpeas for extra protein and yumminess!  Paired with Trader Joe’s whole-wheat Indian naan and a crunchy Braeburn apple (I guess it’s apple day today, huh?), here’s lunch!

Afternoon snack time was a lil’ Trader Joe’s Nonfat Vanilla Greek yogurt with a cup of blackberries & strawberries.

Finally, the work day was over, and I was starving!  I raced home and concocted a mish-mash of things.  I took some refried vegetarian beans, topped them with a little Wisconsin raw goat cheddar and microwaved it for 1 minute.  I garnished with some diced tomatoes, onion and a bit of cilantro and served them with red pepper and carrot sticks.  On the side, I couldn’t resist a slice of toasted Ezekiel bread with almond butter and all-fruit raspberry preserves (which I think was my favorite part of the meal!).  PB&J never lets you down.

Now, I have about a million things to do – laundry, still have to go work out (my motivation is flagging by the minute!), cleaning, organizing, banking, planning – you name it.  Ugh!  Wish me luck!

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