Them delicious, satisfying, morning oats:
oats, milk, h20, strawberries, blueberries, almonds, raisins, banana.
El morning snack:
popchips from Sundays race (you'll be seeing more of these in the future, I stole like a whole box. They aren't that good, or satisfying, but they got a nice crunch to 'em!) & a delicious Washington apple.
Lunch: almond buttah/organic jam sammich on whole wheat bread, mandarin orange, baby carrots, red grapes
Snacking in boss lady's office:
I love you, apple pie Larabar.
But not as much as I love a good water bottle full of h20.
[painful] workout: 40 mins on elliptical, nice ol' stretch, 20 mins weights & abs
1 banana with cinnamon, raisins and a few drops of agave nectar
Ingredients in chicken/rice (serves 2):
- 1/2 c. brown rice
- 1 tsp. rosemary (for rice)
- 2 chicken breasts
- 1 1/2 tsp. chili powder
- 1 tsp. cilantro
- 1 tsp. oregano
- dash red pepper flakes
- dash o' salt
- 2-3 tomatoes
- 1 serrano chili
- Cook the rice w/ the rosemary and set aside
- heat a sauce pan on med. heat with olive oil for the chicken
- add chicken breasts, chili powder, cilantro, oregano, red pepper flakes & salt
- over and cook 'till nice and toasty brown on the bottom, then flip and do the same for the other side ~ or until fully cooked
- While chicken is cooking.... fill a small sauce pan half way with h20
- Add tomatoes and serrano chili and bring to a high boil, covered
- Let boil for 5-7 mins. Once skin is coming off tomatoes like crazy (naked tomato!)
- Drain out about 1/2 the water and pour tomatoes, chili and remaining water into a blender
- Leave blender open and do not blend tomatoes right away (they like to explode when they're super hot & put into a blender at high speeds) let them cool without the lid on.
- In the mean time... remove chicken from pan and place in a dish of some sort (I used a med. square glass one for baking) dice up chicken with knife or with your hands, and add rice to the chicken.
- While holding onto blender lid with all your might, blend tomatoes & chili
- Pour tomato puree over rice and chicken and mix until grains/protein are well coated :)
- Serve super hot, garnish with cilantro? (I didn't garnish mine... but it'd probably look pretty)
Well, to make up for the childish asparagus experience, I had the greatest dessert known to man (not true, but it was definitely one of the prettiest!) They're everywhere: from McDonalds to high class hotels (question mark?) and I finally made one of my own, thank you to Women's Health magazine and their tempting picture of one in the last mag I read.
Berry Yogurt Granola Parfait
(and by granola I mean muesli!!!!)
Low-fat plain yogurt, blueberries, strawberries, raw oats & muesli.
So good, so filling! I think I'm going to add cinnamon to the yogurt next time :) Anyway, my stomach is very content and I will now contemplate another ice date with my feet, and catch up on some reading.