My family’s form of proof that we are experiencing an exceptionally warm day:
Hot, hot, H-O-T!!
All I wanted was a chilly breakfast.
- 1/2 c. uncooked oatmeal
- 6-oz. plain yogurt
- 1 c. frozen blueberries
- toppings after mixing above together: 2 T. walnuts, 1 tsp chia seeds, 2 T. blueberry granola
This hit the spot! I always forget to use blueberries in my breakfast, but I’m always happy for the tasty (and super healthy!) addition. 😀
Along with breakfast, I even had the time for a morning 2-mile walk. I need to make this happen more often. It was such a lovely way to start the day, leaving me focused and energized. I almost—almost—even forgot to grab my coffee before heading to work. 😉
Last packed lunch for the week!
I made things easy on myself by throwing together this salad while making last night’s dinner. They were one and the same, except for the addition of garbanzos and feta cheese which made the salad. I love a little bit of salt on my salads, and usually that means adding a dash of sea salt. The feta cheese is super salty though, and a little bit goes a long way. Love it. 😀
Along for the ride, there was a pink lady apple, some almonds, and a slightly overripe (but still delicious) pear.
Once again, lunch was eaten at a normal time. Right after reading about the National School Lunch program, looking over the schools’ budget, and working some more on job descriptions, I took my cooler out and noshed away.
And then I was off with my preceptor to meet up with a catholic school that’s trying to join in on the National School Lunch program. It was interesting to hear all their questions, what was being offered to them, and how the lunch delivery would be arranged, etc. The government is very, very specific about what kids can eat and what constitutes a ‘complete meal’ (not that I always agree with what they consider a “complete meal,” but that’s a different discussion for a different time 😉 ) and any school that wants to be reimbursed for the meals must follow these guidelines. It’s really interesting.
The meeting lasted until about 3’ish, my preceptor chatted with me for 15-30 minutes, and then I was on my way home for a nice, long weekend!!!!
Afternoon Snack: cottage cheese, TJ’s high fiber cereal, peanut butter
Dining al fresco tonight!
I appreciate eating at home so much more, now that many of my meals are eaten away. There’s something so relaxing about kicking off my flip-flops, walking through the warm summer grass, sitting at the picnic table and just—mmmmm—relaxing, chatting, dining.
I made an “everything but the____” salad for tonight’s dinner.
Large green salad, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes—the basics. Topped with mashed turnips, grilled chicken seasoned with cajun and garlic, and some grilled, roasted potatoes seasoned with garlic powder, paprika, and parsley.
Twas’ delicious. 😀
With a glass of pinot grigio. Light, fruity, summery.
I am so looking forward to having a day to just catch up on everything! I’ve let all my emails and paperwork pile up over these past three days. It’s going to feel so good to be organized once again.
Question: Favorite salad combination?