Did you know that a tsp of baking powder gives you about 1/4 of your daily sodium intake for the day???
I was slightly disturbed by that fact this morning. I don’t eat much processed food, so my sodium intake is generally pretty low—or so I thought. But little things add up throughout the day. But certain foods do need salt, in my opinion…my chunky teddy peanut butter for example. Love it way more then the unsalted versions! But I decided this morning that adding so much salt to my breakfast in the form of baking powder was kind of crazy…
‘Course, instead of cutting back a little bit on the amount I was using, I got rid of the baking powder completely…ha. This resulted in a flatter, more dense oat cake that lacked some flavor I thought. Next time I’m going to try just 1/2 a tsp of baking powder and see how that goes. If it tastes similair to the original, I’ll just tweak the original recipe too.
On the side of my cinnamon raisin oat cakes I had some soft, cinnamon apples for topping. I simply chopped up an apple, threw in a ton of cinnamon, and microwaved until it was no longer hard (but not too soft.) YUM!
As an aside…this is the last day I have to go without bananas before being restocked…phew!
I moved on to the den, after finishing up with breakfast, to do a little gentle yoga and stretching. I can tell my upper body is growing stronger, which I’m really happy about. I’ve never had much upper body strength, so the thought of someday being able to do full push-ups and maybe even pull-ups, makes me excited and motivated.
Afterwards, I went grocery shopping to get some much needed food for the house. It was especially nice to have the entire morning free because it can be so enjoyable to have spare time to shop and look around rather then randomly throwing items in the cart.
Lunch came a bit later today, since I had a late (late=8 o’clock for me) breakfast this mornin’. Breakfast kept me full until about 1′ish, which is when I munched on this salad which is as simple as it looks: lettuce, tomatoes, broccoli, black beans, balsamic vinegar.
Plus 2 slices of leftover pizza from yesterday. I love leftovers.
This afternoon I drove to pick up Matthew from the train station, and later headed off to barnes and noble to pick up My Sister’s Keeper. I’m hoping to finish the book before I actually see the movie. Has anyone seen (or read?) it yet??
Once I arrived home, I grabbed a couple of tangy-sweet clementines and headed out for a 4-mile walk with mom in the drizzling rain. I know a lot of people are dealing with consistent rain where they live too, so just a shout out to hang in there!!! Summer is bound to roll around sooner or later. And maybe try some clementines and a quick walk outside as a “pick-me-up” too. It may just be me, but these drops of sunshine seemed to brighten my afternoon.
Dinner was quick ‘n’ easy…1 whole egg + 1 egg white, a mini whole wheat bagel with 1/4 a smooshed avocado, and a green monster (3 c. spinach, 1 c. soymilk, 1 c. ice, 1 banana…YAY!!) With the return of the bananas, I’m again a very happy girl. I’m glad to hear I wasn’t alone in my need for a daily one. haha…they’re just so versatile and fit into all my favorite breakfast meals.
I really need to buckle down and get some homework in. I have fun plans to go out tomorrow night and all day on Saturday, so I need to focus now, while I still have the spare time. :D
Get ready for FRIDAY everyone! Woohoo!!
(p.s. Bet you can guess what I’m about to say…yep…a bowl of cereal will definitely be consumed later on. Have a great night, all!! )