So blue for blueberries! Aside from being packed with antioxidants, a cup of raw, frozen blueberries has just 80 calories, 4 g. fiber and is a great source of vitamin K (32%—vitamin K is responsible for normal blood clotting.)
There were no more fresh bananas this morning, so this morning I packed my oats full of blueberries.
- 1/4 c. each oatmeal and oatbran
- 1/4 c. wheat bran (stirred in at end)
- 1 c. milk + 3/4 c. water
- 1 c. frozen blueberries, thawed before adding
- toppings: 2 T. each walnuts and Galaxy Granola
My morning gym workout was equally as yummy.
Elliptical: 1.5 miles
Treadmill: 1.5 miles, 4.5% incline
Elliptical: 1.5 miles
Stairmaster: 10 minutes, resistance 8
It felt really good to sweat, while starting my morning on the right foot!
When I came home, I whipped together a frothy green monster (1/2 frozen banana, large handful of spinach, 1 c. milk, topped with 1 T. Galaxy Granola.) Soooo frothy!!
Last night I put my lunch together and had originally started with a simple side salad, but decided that I wanted to keep it simple (i.e., no beans or other toppings.)
Along with my salad, I also packed lunch part #2, using something I haven’t eaten in ages: tempeh!
If you’re looking for a protein packed, vegetarian sandwich filler option, check out tempeh! It has a meaty texture (unlike tofu) and absorbs the flavor of whatever you add to it. I particularly enjoy eating it in stir-fries with a bit of olive oil, soysauce and pineapple. Yum!
Today, however, I went with something I’ve seen a few times on KERF. 1/4 a package of tempeh with Pb & jelly (or pumpkin butter in this case!) Between two slices of Trader Joe’s whole wheat sourdough bread.
With some veggie sticks for crunching on the side. Fun lunch!
+ a pear, an apple and a handful of almonds for afternoon snacks.
On the plate tonight were roasted brussells sprouts, steamed carrots, brown rice (cooked in veggie broth with frozen peas) and a slice of roasted chicken.
The best part was the dollop of homemade chunky cranberry sauce on the side.
Watching Biggest Loser, eating a snack and studying for a quiz on Thursday. Two more days to go before Spring Vacation officially begins!
Question: Are you a creature of habit when it comes to food choices or do you crave variety? While I love trying new foods, sometimes I have to remind myself to switch things up with my day to day diet in order to take advantage of all kinds of different nutrients.