Well, howdy folks! Hope everyone is having a great Wednesday.
Let's talk about some food stuff, okay?
Breakfast, Part 1: Kind Bar
Before 5 a.m. boot camp, I enjoyed a lovely bar. I saw this new (to me, anyways) Kind bar at Kroger this week and had to get it. I love the flavor combo of cinnamon, chocolate and pecans. Definitely a winner.
Breakfast, Part 2: Scone, Fruit Smoothie, Iced Latte
A little later on, I made a fruity protein smoothie (made with frozen mixed berries, a frozen banana, some frozen peach slices, a scoop of protein powder an some almond milk) and ate a leftover cinnamon stuffed scone from a brunch on Sunday. I used this recipe, but used butterscotch chips in place of chocolate chips. They were pretty killer. Here's an up close view.pumpkin spice syrup, sweetener and almond milk & poured it over ice--yum!
Morning Snack: Carrots & Hummus
This morning's snack was pretty good. I think red pepper hummus is my favorite flavor.
A short time after, I had a 10 calorie lemonade energy drink while I caught up on some very important work stuff ;)
Lunch: Wrap & Veg
Before eating lunch, I went on a run in the neighborhood around work. I just had to take advantage of the cooler weather. You know what I decided is my favorite thing about running? I love how I think I can't do it...and then I totally do it. That is a cool feeling.
Anywho, for lunch I made a wrap using a low carb wrap, a little dijon mustard, 1 slice of pastrami, 2 slices of turkey and 2 slices of light provolone. Then I had a double serving of roasted zucchini on the side. So filling!
Afternoon Snack: Fruit!
I snacked on a bit of this fruit salad that I made for the same brunch I mentioned above. I brought the rest to work and have been snacking on it here and there. The mix includes fresh pineapple, strawberries, red grapes and canned mandarin oranges. I would have thrown blueberries in the mix, but boy has the price gone up on those suckers!
Dinner: Veggie Chili
Here's how I made it:
1 lb lean ground meat
olive oil to coat pan
1/3 cup tomato paste
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp chili powder
1 can white beans
3 carrots, peeled and chopped
1 large zucchini, chopped
1 cup chopped mushrooms
1/2 small onion, diced
1/2 green pepper, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
salt & pepper
Brown the meat in a little oil (I also add a little water when it starts to stick), season with a bit of seasoning. Remove from pot. Add chopped onion and green pepper and sautee for about 5 minutes. Add minced garlic and carrots and cook for another 5 minutes. Add some liquid from the meat if it starts to stick. Throw in the rest of the seasoning. Add zucchini and cook for about 2 minutes before adding mushrooms. Cook for an additional 2 minutes and then dump the meat back in there. Add the can of beans and tomato paste. Fill up the can from the beans with water & put that in there, too.
That's about it. Adjust seasoning to taste.
I served mine with a piece of bread I toasted in an oiled pan. That black junk is fresh garlic and oregano.
While I cooked, Baby the Cat sat on the Target bags I had just unpacked. What can I say? That girl loves her some Target!
And Boscoe lounged on his favorite chair! (That's not a grumpy face at all..)
You're welcome, for giving you an update on my cats' evening, also ;)
Ok, have a good week, all!
Be sure to check out my indulgent treat on a stick over at Endless Simmer!