A DAY LATE

by Sheri on September 7, 2012

Yeah…I was tried and a little bit lazy and did not put up a post last night.  After supper I went out by myself to run a few errands and got back late.  So this update is a day late!

With my new schedule since Jaxin is back to school I am now up early every morning to get my workouts done.  Today is was intervals.

WORKOUT

I was kind of tried so I decided to do the Pyramid Video from Intervals for Busy Moms.  I like this workout…it gives you a good sweat and makes you work hard!  Love it!

BREAKFAST

My breakfast this morning was awesome and oh so easy!  The night before I prepped and started a batch of Apple Cinnamon Steel-Cut Oats.  I found the recipe via Pinterest another obsession of mine!

I changed the recipe slightly by omitting the butter, using Almond Milk, maple syrup as the sweetener and adding more cinnamon! YUM!

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Ingredients

  • 2 apples, peeled, cored, cut into 1/2-inch pieces (2-1/2 to 3 cups chopped)
  • 1-1/2 cups unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup uncooked steel-cut oats
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (or more if you like cinnamon)
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Optional garnishes: chopped nuts, raisins, maple syrup, additional milk or butter

Directions

Coat inside of 3-1/2 quart (or larger) slow cooker with cooking spray. Add all ingredients (except optional toppings) to slow cooker. Stir, cover, and cook on low for approx. 7 hours (slow cooker times can vary). Spoon oatmeal into bowls; add optional toppings, if desired. Store leftovers in refrigerator. Freezes well.
To reheat single servings: Put 1-cup cooked oatmeal in microwave proof bowl. Add 1/3 cup fat-free milk. Microwave on high for 1 minute; stir. Continue cooking for another minute, or until hot.
Recipe can be doubled in 6-quart or larger slow cooker. Increase cooking time 1 hour.
Nutritional Info (per 3/4 cup serving): 149 calories, 3.6g fat, 27.3g carbs, 3.9g fiber, 4.9g protein

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Everything in the crockpot and already smelling delicious!

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I have a great crockpot!  I set it to cook for 7 hours and them it goes to the warm setting.  So I woke up to wonderful warm and fully cooked and creamy oats!

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I topped my oats with some walnuts, splash of more almond milk and a sprinkle more cinnamon.  YUM!

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Once I dropped Jaxin off at school Zaxari and I did a little bit of running around.  While we were out I snacked on some Turkey Jerky and a bunch of grapes that I packed into my purse.

After I picked up Jaxin we got home and had lunch I fed the boys first and them made myself a salad.

LUNCH

My salad included some protein I picked up at Walmart….Turkey Breast strips.

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I sautéed them in a pan with a little coconut oil and seasoning.

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I put about 4 oz of the turkey breast on a pile of greens with grape tomatoes, orange pepper, broccoli and cucumber.

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I made a dressing by taking a tablespoon or so of Spicy Hummus and thinning it out with water.

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Filling and satisfying.

In the afternoon I puttered around the house and got a few things done. Put Zaxari down for a nap and coloured with Jaxin for a bit.

Then it was time for a snack.

SNACK

I had a GREEN Smoothie of course!  I needed a pick me up without having a cup of coffee!

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Spinach Berry Booster

~ 1/2 to 1 cup of cooked spinach
~ 1/2 cup of pure orange juice
~ 1/2 cup of Plain Coconut Water
~ 1/2 a small frozen banana
~ 1/2 cup of frozen strawberries
~ 1 scoop of Prograde Vanilla Protein Powder
~ a squeeze of fresh lime juice

Put all the ingredients into a blender and blend for about 45 seconds until everything is fully incorporated and smooth.

Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy!

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Super green and super yummy!

SUPPER

For supper I decided to make a recipe that I saw a while ago on a blog that I read often.  Oh She Glows.  Angela has a great blog and LOTS of great recipes and beautiful pictures that put mine to shame.  She is also vegan.  Once in a while I like to make a meatless dish for the family.

So I made her Easy Tomato Basil Cream Pasta.  Check out the link for the recipe.  It is very easy and super quick and tastes delicious…even the hubby liked it!

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The sauce is made up of fresh tomatoes, cashews, tomato paste and sautéed garlic.  Super healthy and so good!

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The sauce is very creamy but it gets better by adding a good helping of fresh basil! 

Now Angela just might die but I put my sauce on spaghetti squash while the boys hard theirs with pasta as they do not like squash but it was still supper duper yummy!

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It was not very photogenic but I promise you it tasted very, very good!  I did try a spoon full of it with the pasta and I have to say that is was a little better so next time I make this it will be a special meal for me!

Now the recipe only called for a tablespoon of tomato paste so what do you do with the rest of the can??

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Well I scoop it out and put it into an ice cube tray and freeze it. 

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Them I pop them out and store them in a freezer bag in the freezer. Next time I need tomato paste I will just thaw one out to use it or just pop a frozen one into chili or tomato sauce.

DAILY WATER INTAKE

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On track = about 3 liters plus a few glasses of green tea through out the day as well.

EVENING SNACK

I had a hankering and my tummy needed something before bed.  So I made a small bowl of greek yogurt mixed with a few thawed frozen berries and topped with a sprinkle of Hemp Granola.

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It hit the spot! I also had an herbal chamomile tea…my sleepy tea!

Another day bites the dust!

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