And so it’s back to work I go.
Slowly but surely, I’m finding my morning groove.
30 minutes for breakfast
30 minutes for working out/yoga
15 minutes for showering
15 minutes for getting dressed, throwing on a bit of makeup, and grabbing my coffee to go
Breakfast and working out are not to be messed with. They do wonders for tuning my day to the right note.
“Un”overnight oats became my quickie breakfast of choice this morning. With the nice addition of chia seeds and a scoop of almond butter. Delicious.
Last night I threw together a random rice, veggie and tempeh concoction for today’s lunch. It turned out quite yummy, although garlic would have made this stuff shine. Unfortunetly, chewing gum is not allowed in the food service. So, well, garlic was thrown out of the picture.
- 1 c. brown rice
- 1/2 block of tempeh mixed with 2 tsp. lite soy sauce
- 1 bell pepper, sliced thin
- 1/2 tomato, diced
- 1 carrot, shredded
- pepper, cumin and cayenne to taste (ADD garlic if you can!! )
Snacks: apple, orange slices and almonds
I’m close to finishing up the job descriptions. I never realized how much work goes into doing these things until now. Especially when the Union is involved. Everything needs to be clearly marked and job oriented. Otherwise, people get in trouble and things can get pretty ugly.
On the non-business-related front, I’ve also been taking a peak at the monthly menus for the school. They stay pretty similair month by month, with the occasional change in fruit options, lunch options, etc. Apparently, chicken is the big selling point for the school. Whether found as a breaded chicken patty or chicken nuggets, these things s-e-l-l. I wonder what it would be like to introduce a completely new meal. Healthified. Delicious. Kid-approved. What would that take? I would love to find out.
Afternoon Snack: yogurt with flax, bananas and granola
Have you ever roasted a chickpea?
For dinner, I roasted 1/2 a cauliflower with some diced, fresh beets together at 425 degreesF, for 10 minutes. I then added some salt, pepper and 1/2 c. chickpeas. Ten more minutes and voila! Bursting chickpeas that popped when you bit into them. They grew tougher. Meatier. And I liked them. A lot.
The rest of my salad was kept pretty standard. Olive oil with sea salt. Bell peppers. Avocado. And a slice of deliciously chewy, whole grain bread.
Time. To. Relax.
First with a 4-mile walk. And finished with some journaling and chocolate mint tea. Mmmm….
Question: What was your favorite (healthy) meal to eat as a kid? I’m looking for ideas.