Wednesday, September 26, 2012

WIAW: Pumpkin Alfredo Tortellini

Peas and Crayons

Oooh, it's time for another super fun and fabulous installment of What I Ate Wednesday!  Yay!

Let's get it started in here.

Breakfast Part 1: Toast
I've said it before and I'll say it again.  Half a piece of toast with peanut butter (or jelly...or both) is the best pre-workout snack for me.  I ate this ultra photogenic half piece of toast before 5 a.m. boot camp.  Is my flip flop tan line showing?

Breakfast Part 2: Protein Shake
Another photographic masterpiece, y'all.  Can't stop, won't stop.  This shake was actually pretty stellar.  It was a peanut butter, banana, honey oat shake.
Here's how I made it:
I drizzled honey all around my glass, then combined..
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 frozen banana
  • handful of frozen peach slices
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp oats
  • sprinkle of cinnamon
Blended it all up and topped it with some fat free whipped cream.  Yum!
Also, coffee was consumed.

Morning Snack: Cukes & Hummus
If you have ever read another WIAW post from me, you are probably like, "Ok, I get it.  You like hummus."  Ha.  I do, indeed, enjoy the hummus.  I enjoyed it today with some cucumber slices.

Lunch: Greek Sampler
Oh, I am such a bad little blogger today.  I almost forgot completely to snap a picture of my lunch.  Luckily I remembered right as things were about to wrap up.  I shared this sampler platter with my sweet friend that included baba ganoush, tabouli, stuffed grape leaves, and of course hummus!  We had a small order of lamb meat on the side as well.

Afternoon Snack: Granola
I picked up this granola at Target this week and it was quite yummy.  I ate it out of the bag, but it would be great in yogurt or milk.

Dinner: Pumpkin Alfredo Tortellini & Spinach
I am going to have to make this recipe again soon, because it did not turn out too pretty in the pictures.  Also, because it is yummy and I want to face plant into it.  Hmm, that's a weird thing to say, no?
Whatever.  Here's how I made it.

Pumpkin Alfredo Tortellini
Serves 2

1 9 oz package of refrigerated cheese tortellini
2 tbsp cream cheese (I used Tofutti brand)
2 tbsp goat cheese
1/4 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 clove garlic, minced
1-2 tbsp grated parmesan
salt & pepper

Cook your tortellini per package instructions and sautee some garlic in olive oil in a separate pan.  If you don't want to do fresh garlic, just use a sprinkle of garlic powder.  Combine all other ingredients in a bowl and microwave for 30 seconds to make it "stirable."  Drain pasta and top with sauce.
I served mine over some fresh spinach that I sauteed in garlic and olive oil.

I also had some vanilla frozen yogurt later on, but slacked on my picture taking.  

K, hopefully I'll be back on Friday with some delicious soup.  Have a great day, all!


Anonymous said...

I am into pumpkin EVERYTHING right now, so that pumpkin tortellini looks awesome! And I don't think it's odd at all that you want to face plant into it...It looks so good, I want to do the same thing! ;)

Anonymous said...

oh wow, your dinner sounds and looks fantastic!! Loving anything pumpkin right now :)