Sometimes only a breakfast cookie will do!
The last of the Natures Path Pumpkin Granola was sprinkled on top for a crumbly cookie topping.
+ a glass of milk to wash it down!
Sometimes I like to run solo–most of the time. But after yesterday’s negative temps and 50mph winds, I was searching for some motivation. Dad ended up joining me on my 5-mile run which was perfect. His pace is faster then mine, and it’s nice being pushed while enjoying some company on a chilly morning. I came home feeling refreshed. Energized.
Pre-run fuel: toasted walnut raisin bread with a pat of almond butter. If you’ve yet to try almond butter on raisin bread, you must try it soon!! You won’t be disappointed.
A little peice of summer on a chilly winters day:
That would be an acorn squash from the garden this summer! I’ve never tried or attempted to roast an acorn squash. So there it sat…in a basket…in the kitchen. Alone and untouched. But today I overcame my fears of such an innocent little veggie, and decided to roast it. I preheated the oven to 400 degrees. Meanwhile, I removed the stem and cut the squash in half to remove the seeds. Then I plopped it cut side down on a sprayed cookie sheet and put it in the oven for 25-30 minutes.
While the squash was roasting it up in the oven, I made my dad and I some mac ‘n’ cheese for a quick and easy tasty post-run meal. I love bulking it up with a cups worth of black beans and about 1-1/3 mixed frozen (and thawed) veggies.
I split the box with Dad and added a big dollop of salsa on mine.
The squash was fantastic!! It tasted like a cross between spaghetti squash and butternut squash. Mmm…sweet and satisfying. Loved it!
Dad and I made a trip to Home Depot this afternoon to pick up some hinges for a wood peice that he’s making, along with some color swatches to help me decide what to do with my room. I’m leaning with periwinkle blue.
When we came home from a short trip, I had the very last of the fruit in the fruit drawer–an orange–plus some almonds. Thank goodness tomorrow is grocery shopping day. We’re in desparate need of fruits and veggies!
I scraped up every last bit of vegetables I could find in the fridge to create a gigantic salad for dinner…
red bell pepper slices
And paired it with a whole wheat flour tortilla wrap…
…then I added some leftover, vegetarian chili from the freezer on top. Not bad for a night of leftovers! The fridge is literally empty at this point. Can’t wait to restock tomorrow!
I heart Kashi Heart to Heart.
Tomorrow’s plans include a 4-mile run, internship application stuff, grocery shopping, sushi making!!, and New Years celebration.
I hope you all had a Happy Humpday! G’night!