One Lunch, Three Parts

I was brave this morning.  I tried egg whites in my oats!

It’s a common blog thing as of late, and I’ve been holding off on trying it.  But this morning I knew I had time to redo breakfast if the first attempt ended in a trash-can. 😉  So I went with it.

In 1 c. milk + 1/2 c. water, I added cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.  Once this reached boiling, I added 1/4 c. each of oats and oatbran, 1/2 an apple (plus eating the other half of course!), and 2 EGG WHITES.  I practically freaked out when I saw them almost instantly solidifying. 

Stir, stir, stir.

Once the 7 minutes was up, I poured the fluffy mix into a bowl and topped it with a tsp of almond butter and 1/2 a whole wheat pumpkin ”n’ raisin muffin.  I probably have a ways to go before perfecting this, but I’ve got to say…I think I’m hooked! :mrgreen: 

I ended up staying home from church today, as my parents decided to stay home; my dad is still fighting his cold. 😦 I took advantage of the morning with a quickie walk and a ton of internship stuff. 

Plus a snack of mixed nuts and a pear for energy fuel. 😀

One Lunch, Three Parts.

Part 1: Roasted Red Potatoes

Cube ’em.  Douse ’em in a bit of olive oil, salt, pepper and rosemary.  Cook ’em at 400 for 20-25 minutes or until brown and crispy. 

Part Two: Sauteed Summer Squash and Zucchini

Simple as pie.  Cut them lengthwise, then thinly slice them along with some onions.  Sprinkle on some salt and pepper + your favorite herbs (I always go for basil and just a bit of oregano.)  Heat non-stick pan coated with cooking spray, and throw them on.  Cook until just tender but still crisp. 

Fill plate. :mrgreen:

Part Three: Grilled Wild-Caught Salmon

We were having this discussion today about wild caught salmon, about how only a bit of salt and pepper is ever needed.  No need to mask those amazing flavors! 😀

One Lunch, Three Parts. 

Seconds!!!! The potatoes and veggies were awesome. 

I caught up this afternoon on–you guessed it–more application stuff.  Then I was off to pick up some notebook paper, stop by Nicolie’s house real quick, and also picked up some food items from the grocery store (a girl’s gotta have her crushed flax, after all. 😉 )

By the time I rolled on home, I was getting pretty hungry and made a favorite snack combination of whipped cottage cheese, kashi heart to heart (about 1/2 c.) and a bit of almond butter.  Always so satisfying!

There are a ton of leftovers in the house right now, so I’m trying to make use of them.  Tonight I simply reheated last night’s vegetable chowder and included a grilled cheese sandwich with some tomato slices on the side.

Melty and perfect. 😀

I feel so exhausted tonight!!  It’s amazing how much brain work can really tire a person out. 😉  Tomorrow I hope to actually finish the application since it’s my last day before school starts. 

Hope you have all had a superb weekend!!! 😀

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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!

9 thoughts on “One Lunch, Three Parts

  1. I’ve been wanting to try egg whites in my oats too! Glad you did it today! I love mixed nuts, perfect for energy fuel! 😀

    Great lunch too, looks absolutely delicious!

  2. Yummy salmon and potatoes! I really want to try the egg white oats…maybe tomorrow. I’ve been seeing them around for a while, too.

    Good luck with your application stuff!

  3. yummm delicious eats!! I cut up a bunch of yellow squash and zucc yesterday that are just waiting to either be cooked in the skillet or the oven (i couldn’t decide so i waited!) SOOO glad you liked egg white in your oats…i LOVE the fluff of them! Have a great monday!! xoxo!

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