Happy HEART Day!! 😀
My oats this morning were absolutely wonderful!!!
1/4 c. each of oatbran and oatmeal
1 c. milk + 3/4 c. water
cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves
toppings: cranberries, tsp dark chocolate chips, sprinkling of sweetened coconut and a spoonful of cashew butter
I haven’t been feeling well for most of the day. 😦 My throat is thick as pea soup, so I figured leftover mushroom and barley soup would be an appropriate lunch for me to have. 😉 The warm liquid and soft barley felt so good on my throat. And since my appetite is still around, I added a grilled cheese sandwich on the side.
Eating this comforting bowl of soup reminded me of the book Mindless Eating and how much we can relate emotioin to food. Soup, for example, always reminds me of being taken care of as a kid when I wasn’t feeling well. So it just naturally feels comforting to eat it when I’m sick. Funny how that works. 😀
Do you have any foods that you tie together with certain memories?
Dad and I went out for a 3-mile walk in which I did not feel an inkling of foot pain!! But when I came home, my middle toe started feeling numb. Now that I’m noticing it, my toe even looks a little crooked. I asked my dad if my feet looked normal to him, and he answered by saying that we all have funny, squishy feet. After tomorrow though, I may end up calling the hospital to get it checked out. I’m wondering if it’s related at all to my arch pain. And besides that, I’d really like to get a second opinion on whether it’s okay for me to be walking on it and whether I can start reintroducing running or not.
Post walk, I snacked on 2 juicy clementines and a small handful of pistachios.
As much as I wanted hot for lunch, I wanted cold for dinner. It’s been so long since I had a smoothie!
- 1 c. soymilk
- 2 c. spinach
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/2 c. frozen blueberries
- 1 T. crushed flax
- 1 carrot, grated finely
- topping: 2 T. flax granola
I felt so invigorated after this sweet blend of produce was in my belly.
I always have to satisfy that need to chew too! Did you know that the very act of chewing releases serotonin, a feel good hormone? I don’t know about you, but a smoothie just never satisfies me unless I have something to chew along side. 😀 I toasted a slice of whole wheat sourdough bread with a pat of peanut butter.
Green? Blue? What color is that smoothie?
Smoothie…satisfying as a meal/snack or not? I love it for dinner as long as I have something to chew with it. For some reason, it doesn’t do the trick for keeping me full in the morning hours though.
Do you have any foods that you tie together with certain memories? Like I said earlier, soup reminds me of being a kid, not feeling well, and having my mom pamper me with toast and chicken noodle soup. 😀