Randomness

by Holly on June 1, 2009

in breakfast,dinner,recipes

As the week progresses, the eats are going to get more and more random as I use up the refridgerator and pantry.  Don’t say I didn’t warn ya…:)

Breakfast was extra yummy this morning, thanks to the addition of a lil’ bit o’ dark chocolate.  Really, if you start your day with dark chocolate, the day seems so much brighter!

1/3 cup rolled oats + 1 tbsp. oat bran
water
1/2 banana
2 tbsp. unsweetened coconut shreds
1-2 tsp. grated dark chocolate
1 heaping tbsp. raw almond butter

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The bowl held me over fabulous until lunch, when I had some of last night’s leftover garlic & olive oil pasta with sundried tomatoes and spinach.  It was just as good reheated.  Here comes the random part: I ate that with a banana with almond butter, hehe :).  What a combo, right?

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Okay, so I realize the banana looks well, slightly “wrong.”  So for now, just ignore that :).  One trick that I use to transport peanut/almond/nut butters is to put them in baggies.  Then, when I am ready to chow down, I cut the tip of the baggie (similar to like a frosting bag) and then I can squeeze it out cleanly without all the mess.  Try it, it’s totally saved me some messiness throughout the years!

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After lunch, I headed off on the daily 1/2 hour walk.  Although it was slightly cooler today, it was so nice to breathe in some fresh air and get away from the monotonous computer screen.  Mid-afternoon, I had the old standby snack: 1/2 cup plain nonfat yogurt, 1/2 cup blueberries and a Nature Valley honey + oats granola bar.  The addition of the granola bar was peerrrfffeecct – it made it all taste like blueberry crisp.  Yum!

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After work, I grabbed a handful of pretzels then bounded out the door for a 5 mile run!

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After running, I walked an additional mile to cool down.  For some reason, I was feeling a little off after the run.  I immediately made dinner when I got home, hoping that might help make me feel a bit better.  Welcome back monster sandwich!

2 slices toasted Ezekiel bread
mustard
1/4 cup mashed black beans
spinach
cucumber
tomato
onion
green pepper
avocado

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Look at that monster-ness!!!

I knew the sandwich alone wasn’t going to fill me up, but my pantry was looking pretty bare.  So, instead of a breakfast cookie a la Fitnessista, I made a dinner cookie-type thing :).

1/4 cup oats
1 tsp. honey
1 heaping tbsp. shredded unsweetened coconut
1/2 tbsp. raw almond butter
a bit of grated dark chocolate
splash of oat milk

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I told you I was getting random!  I was going to smoosh it down into a cookie but then decided to eat it out of the bowl with a spoon :).  Now, I am sipping on some Good Earth Sweet & Spicy tea, watching The Bachelorette (Jillian has the cutest clothes!) and finishing up some bloggy-related things.

This gal is ready for bed – what about you?

{ 3 comments }

Tyler June 1, 2009 at 10:26 pm

your monster sandwich looks delicious! avocado and ezekiel bread are 2 of my favorite foods, and I love the mashed black bean idea!

Jenny June 2, 2009 at 12:07 pm

girl you are a genius for that pb in a bag trick! love it, thanks for the tip!

enjoy the rest of your day, Holly!

april June 2, 2009 at 4:20 pm

the pb in the bag is genus!!

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