Sardine Satisfaction :-)

Look who showed up for breakfast this morning.

It’s not the first time these little (or not so little) goobers came by for a snack.  The neighbors have bird feeders which attracts everything from squirrels to turkeys to black bears (!!)  Thankfully he takes the birdfeeders down once the bears come around in the warmer months, so they stay far, far away.

I was so absorbed in watching the turkeys that I almost burnt my oats.  Close call! 😀

  • 1/4 c. each of oats and oatbran
  • 1 c. milk + 3/4 c. water
  • cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves
  • 1/2 a very ripe banana
  • toppings (and inners!) probably about 2 T. peanut butter and a sprinklin’ of shredded coconut

Teddie was practicing some yoga moves while I ate. :mrgreen:

I was sweating bullets by the end of today’s 25-minute strength training.  I really love these twice weekly workouts.  I’m already feeling stronger, and each week I can push myself a little further and longer.  Come to think of it, strength training is a lot like running in that I’m always growing and learning something new.  Love it!

Sounds like soup and salads (and roasted veggies!) have a tie in everyone’s preferences. :mrgreen:  I honestly couldn’t decide between the two for lunch, but ended up going with leftover minestrone soup since there is a lot left and I haven’t frozen any of it yet.  And because it’s just so delicious–especially when recovering from the flu. 😀

On the side I had two big hunks of homemade whole wheat bread (click for recipe)–toasted–with a pat of butter.

+ dessert

Spring poked its head out this afternoon when the temperature reached 40 degrees.  Imagine how excited I was to leave the wool hat behind on a 4-mile walk.  :mrgreen:  I can hardly wait for flip-flop weather!

I baked some whole wheat pumpkin muffins for a classroom snack this week, and there are still a bunch of leftovers.  I froze some, but left a couple out for yogurt and oatmeal toppings.   There’s something wonderful about that texture combo! 😀

  • 6-oz plain yogurt
  • 1 T. crushed flax
  • 1/2 whole wheat pumpkin muffin
  • 1 tsp peanut butter

It made for the perfect afternoon snack.

Eating Well had an interesting article on sardines (and fish in general.)  They listed it as the one food you should be eating but probably aren’t. 😉  I really think it’s one of those foods you either grow up loving or grow up fearing (I’ll admit, I still get a little irked out when I first open a can, haha.)  But once it’s chopped up and heated, there’s nothing scary about it.  They’re chock full of healthy fats and protein.

However, you can’t make sardines look pretty.  It’s impossible.  Unless you turn it into an appetizer or sandwich to disguise it.  :mrgreen:

My favorite meal as a kid–don’t laugh–was instant mashed potatoes, canned sardines and canned corn (such a refined sense of taste, right?)   For some reason I was craving sardines for dinner tonight, so I made some mashed potatoes (real potatoes,) steamed asparagus, tomato slices and a few olives for good measure.  I love sardines!

I hope you’re doing the Friday Dance, because I sure am! 😀

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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!

11 thoughts on “Sardine Satisfaction :-)

  1. Yay for the warmer weather! I am right there with you on waiting for the flip flop weather – I’m getting pretty tired of the snow covered streets.

    Your soup always looks delicious! 🙂 Happy Friday, my friend.

  2. Ah sardines! Thisis probably the first time I’ve seen them on a blog (other than my own)! I adore them – they’re so healthy and delicious and CHEAP! A can over here is only about 40p, it’s brilliant 😀 Probably the cheapest superfood money can buy 😀

  3. I tend to prefer strength training over cardio simply because you can see changes literally on a weekly basis. I love knowing that my efforts are paying off in some way.

  4. Well, that was the best endorsement for hairy little fish that I’ve ever seen on a blog.

    but….EW! I’ll have to think about that. Those are way down on the list sandwiched between pickled beets and liver.

    Everything else looks divine!

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