Veggie Delight

I spent the majority of last night tossing and turning in bed. 😕  I couldn’t find a comfortable position, and my feet felt like icecubes.  It reminded me of the electric blanket that my parents used to have in their bed.  One word: Heavenly.  Oh…what I would do to have a blanket like that. 😉

Anyways, this morning I was feeling a little less then refreshed from last night’s sleepless slumber.  I decided to make the most of it by getting up early and cooking a pot of oatmeal on the stove while guzzling some water.  Does the trick every time. 😀

I went simple this morning. 

  • 1/4 c. each of oats and oatbran
  • 1 c. milk + 1/2 c. water
  • cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves
  • 1 T. raisins

Topped with 1/2 a pumpkin muffin and a tsp of almond butter.  It was perfectly creamy and carb-y. :mrgreen:

I spent a good part of my morning in front of the laptop, working on internship related things.  I secretly hoped that sitting on the couch for a couple hours would make me want to move.  Unfortunetly, it didn’t.  I actually wanted nothing more then to sip on some more hot tea and stay indoors where it was warm and cozy. 😉  However, I managed to just stop thinking about it, made myself a toast with cashew butter, and kicked myself out the door.  I’ve convinced myself enough to know that most runs are energizing and keep me happy.

Not going to lie, the 5-mile loop wasn’t my greatest.  But it was still energizing.  And I did feel happy and refreshed afterwards too.  So all in all, I’d say it was a pretty good run. 😀

Soup du jour!

I heart leftovers when they consist of Gypsy Soup.  The flavors become better each day as they begin to meld together.  It was perfect after a chilly morning workout.

With some Doctor Krackers and a cheesestick on the side.

And kale chips sprinkled with a bit of sea salt.

Kale chips are so easy (400 degree oven, 8 minutes total on sprayed cookie sheet–flip halfway through cooking time) and taste like they should be bad for you but aren’t…haha.  I converted my mom into loving these too.  The two of us polished off an entire head of kale as we went back for seconds.  They came out nice and crissspy!

Snacking on an orange after lunch…

The temperature reached 30 degrees this afternoon, which was perfect for a conversation-filled walk with mom.  It was fun and not at all too cold.  I could really get used to this unusually “warm” weather. 😉

My afternoon snack used up the last of the pumpkin muffin which I used to top my bowl of yogurt ‘n’ flax. 

+ a tsp of peanut butter (just realized that I had a tsp of all three of my nut butters today :mrgreen: )

I still can’t believe how quick dinner came together.  After visiting with my grandparents for about an hour, I came home to realize that it was well past 5 o’clock, and I hadn’t even started the oven.  In comes frozen homemade pizza dough! 😀

I let it sit out for about 1-1/2 hrs (plus letting it dethaw in the fridge overnight.)  Then I stretched and pulled it out into a normal shape, placed it on a sprayed cookie sheet and cooked for about 11 minutes in a 400 degree oven. 

Toppings:  Sauce: 1 c. diced tomatoes with garlic powder, basil, oregano and a bit of salt.  + diced peppers and the last of the most delicious, fresh feta cheese.


With a side salad that contained everything but______.

  • mesculin greens
  • tomatoes
  • cucumbers
  • tomatoes
  • red onions
  • cauliflower
  • carrots
  • white beans
  • black olives
  • celery
  • Annies Raspberry viniagrette

My dad is away on a work trip ( 😥 ) so my mom and I are gearing up for a girly night.  I do believe The Notebook is on the movie list, although Confessions of a Shopaholic is up there too. 😉  Off to make a cup of tea and a snack!

Hope you all had a good Monday back into the work/school week! 😀  I start next week, so I have to remind myself to keep enjoying each and every moment of vacation.

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Hi and Welcome!!! I'm a 30 something year old who loves Jesus, nutrition, green tea, my family and my tuxedo cat named Humphrey. I enjoy photography, cooking and working at the local hospital as a Registered Dietitian. Thanks for stopping by!

7 thoughts on “Veggie Delight

  1. An electric blanket sounds soooo nice 🙂
    You’re homemade pizza looks amazing! I don’t make it often because the dough takes awhile to make- but freezing it is a good idea

  2. I had “homemade pizza” too last night!!! I just love them………..=)

    There is about 3/4’s of a Pumpkin Bread loaf left in my freezer that I just want to attack but am tryign to be good as I really do not need the extra calories…..however after seeing the ways you use your muffins I think I might try it that way.

  3. Your eats for the day look amazing! I had kale chips last night, and they really do taste like they shouldn’t be healthy!

    I sympathize with you on the sleep thing. Since becoming pregnant I toss and turn and cannot find a comfy position, it’s almost impossible since I’m not allowed to sleep on my back or stomach anymore!

  4. Yesss enjoy every drop left of your vacation. 😉

    I have this thing called a “corn bag” that goes in the microwave, and then stays warm for HOURS…I always take it to bed and put my toes under it to keep them toasty. I HATE being cold when trying to sleep. Hope you get some warm rest tonight!

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