Busy, busy day!
I needed a yummy, filling morning meal (i.e., oats of course! )
- 1/4 c. each oatmeal and oatbran
- 1 c. milk + 3/4 c. water
- 1/2 banana, sliced thinly
- 1/4 c. wheat bran (stirred in for last couple of minutes)
- scoop of cashew butter
The first time that I tried cashew butter, I honestly wasn’t a fan. Now I’m in love. It’s so rich, creamy, buttery. And it melts right into a hot bowl of oats. Mmm…
I have a confession to make. I’m notorious for dumping out the liquid sitting on top of plain yogurt as a way to make it thicker (i.e., more Greek-like!) But that clear liquid is actually whey, a protein found in milk products. No more dumping off the liquid!
With my yogurt (all the yogurt, whey and all 😉 ), I mixed in 1 T. crushed flax and topped it off with 1/2 a banana and a small handful of granola.
This morning was too gorgeous out to head to the gym, so I went out for a 4-mile walk with mom. The birds were singing, the sun was shining, the temperature was rising above 40, and I felt so absolutely full with spring. 😀
Lunch was a hodgepodge of leftovers, which I packed to bring with me to classes.
- about 1 c. leftover brown rice
- about 1 c. peas
- 1/2 c. garbanzo beans
For being such a simple lunch, it was actually pretty yummy. It could have used a little more protein though, to add some more “filling power.” It did, however, hold me over for a good 3 hours. 😀
+ a pear, an apple, and a KIND Fruit and Nut Delight bar for an afternoon snack.
Mom made a delicious dinner tonight since she had the day off. Meatloaf (from Cooks Illustrated Light,) mashed red potatoes, steamed carrots and mashed turnips. I was starving when I came home from a long day, so it was nice seeing a hearty meal on the table. 😀 The meatloaf had a sweet tomato style glaze on top. It’s going to make an awesome sandwich. 😉
I went to a sports store today to pick up some knee sleeves, but I honestly can’t decide if I want to wear them or not (or even if they feel normal in how tight they are.) Does anyone have any experience with these? Part of me just wants to work on strengthening my quads and hamstrings rather then wearing too much support. Need to do my research!
Question: Do you normally pour off the liquid sitting on top of your yogurt, or do you mix it all together? I used to always dump it off until I asked myself what it was that I was dumping and realized it was the whey protein. Always learning something new!
This is going to sound SO gross. But I like to keep my yogurt thick too, so I actually DRINK the whey instead of dumping it. I’ll admit it, I’m a freak.
hmm i mix it girl! and it makes the yogurt more creamy! yummm!
I usually dump the liquid. I didnt know it was whey. Time to start mixing it back in!
Mmmm your dinner looks amazing!! I absolutely love meatloaf and any sort of root vegetable! Such a comforting meal!
I don’t pour off the liquid only because I know it’s the whey. Maybe I would’ve otherwise!
If the liquid has the whey protein then why does Greek yogurt, which is strained regular yogurt, have a higher protein percentage? Hmmm…
I’ll have to try cashew butter! I think Trader Joe’s used to carry it, but not anymore.
Well, I guess I’m now a reformed whey-dumper.
I’m not sure where you’re from, but I’m jealous of the spring weather 😦
When I ate yogurt, I never poured off the whey- only because my mom told me not to!
I always pour it off because I heard you were supposed to somewhere once. Now that I know what it is I certainly will be a stir-inner!
I always scooped it out with a spoon and drank. I prefer to keep my yogurt unmixed and creamy. ^_^
Yummy, looking meatloaf! I am not planning to make it soon as it looks so good and I need a “new” quick meal as the hubby & daughter are complaining about my Weekday Meals getting boring……I tell them I only have so much time M-F to cook after work so that is how it is but it is nice to try something new if I can. =)
Oh I love that bowl of oats!
P.S. I passed an award onto you!
I had no idea that the liquid was the whey. I just thought it was moisture. I will stop dumping it too! Crazy 🙂
That breakfast looks fab, I love yogurt on my prridge x x
I wasn’t a fan of cashew butter initially either…then I discovered cashew ginger tofu. SOLD!
Your dinner looks great like all of your food. You’re so creative. I just stir the top film. It can’t hurt.
Your lunchtime leftovers look good to me! 🙂