Bonjour! French toast, anyone?
In a bowl, mix:
- 1 whole egg + 1 extra egg white
- splash of milk
- cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves
- 1 T. crushed flax
- 2 T. raisins
Then throw in a slice of bread, douse it around a little, flip it over to soke the other side, and throw it on a hot frying pan coated with cooking spray. Repeat with another slice. 😀 When underside is brown, flip over and keep on medium heat until fully cooked.
I wanted almond butter, but I also wanted jam, so I had both. With an orange on the side. It was pretty much perfect. 😀
I was having a mental battle with myself this morning: do I go out for a run today? Or do I take a day off and wait until tomorrow’s long run?
Checking the weather channel is what made my decision. We’re expecting snow, snow, and more snow tomorrow! So I decided to rack up some of tomorrow’s mileage by splitting it with today’s mileage just in case I feel like wimping out tomorrow. 😉 I’m really glad it turned out this way, because today I felt like superwoman. Not even the big, bad hills could get me down. A 4-miler to be remembered. 😀
Pre-run snack: red anjou pear and a cheesestick
Lunch was kept simple, as I ran around the house, trying to get ready. My brain was much too busy to be overly creative, so I went with the first thing that popped in my head. 😉
- mixed greens
- cucumbers and tomatoes
- red onion
- 3/4 c. garbanzo beans
- 1/4 avocado
- splash of oj and balsamic vinegar
+ kashis on the side…c-r-u-n-c-h!
Medical Nutrition Therapy was super interesting today. We had a guest lecturer, an RD who works as an oncology (cancer) dietitian and counselor. I felt so captivated by everything that she was talking about, because it was all so fascinating. When she asked if this is an area that any of us were interested in, I raised my hand even though I had actually never thought about it before…haha. It just seemed like such a challenging but rewarding job, all at the same time.
In between the lecture, I snacked on a cortland and some almonds. Almonds never fail to tide me over for dinner. Love that! Such a powerful little snack. 😀
By the time I came home, I was more then happy to jump into the leftovers. Same as last night’s meal, with a sprinklin’ of sharp cheddar cheese…
Chili is the epitome of coziness in a bowl. 😀
Then it was time for dessert…
A little while back, Kiley from Coconut Bliss was kind enough to send me some free coupons to be used on their organic icecream. I was more then excited to sample their Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge flavored icecream. And tonight, with an intense, PMS-related chocolate craving, I decided to try it out. 😀
The icecream is made from coconut milk and is dairy, soy and gluten free, and sweetened with agave syrup. Good news for people with celiac disease or lactose and/or soy intolerance! I don’t happen to have any of these things, so most of my judgement, I already decided, was going to be based on taste. 😉
Let’s dig in!
I know myself and chocolate. We like each other quite a bit. So I pulled out a little ramekin and my tea spoon to enjoya sample. Speaking of ramekins, I thought it was interesting to see Health have a little blurp on how ramekins make a nice portioning tool. It’s very true. You can only fill it up so much, and it’s great for desserts or night-time snacks if you don’t want to overdo it. 😀
Okay, back on topic…
Oh. my. goodness.
It was absolutely delicious! I’m not even kidding when I say that I literally licked this bowl clean. It was full of chocolate swirls and hazelnut chunks. The real test will be tomorrow when I have my parents try it…bum, bum, bum *drum roll please.* But based on my own tastebuds and love for chocolate & icecream, I give it 3 thumbs up. My tastebuds were blissfully happy. 😀
It being Friday night and all, I think I should end with a fun question:
How do you feel about using food as a reward? Do you think it’s ever OK, or do you avoid it altogether? Do you have any alternatives to food that you use as a special treat or as a way to reward yourself?
Share your thoughts! 😀