Happy Nicole-doesn't-run-today day! My legs are so happy that I'm finally giving them a break. 6 days I made them work, six days! My weekly max is 3 days in a row, then rest, then 2 days, then rest... etc. So I'm pretty thankful for this lovely Wednesday and all the rest it has in store for me.
I couldn't stop cooking today. Here are 8 million pictures of what went in my mouth today, and everything I tackled that will be consumed within the next few days:
overnight oats (1/2 cup oats, 1 cup rice milk, raisins + almonds lived overnight in tupperware, then topped with 1 banana and some Pumpkin Flax Granola (the best!))
almond butter + cinnamon + raisin sammich + the goods on the side.
'cause sometimes you just can't say no to a 2nd orange.
Hold me over:
had to eat this baby in order to control eating everything in sight as I cooked dinner.
tofu stir fry (brown rice, broccoli, green bell pepper, tofu cubed and browned, red wine vinegar, rice vinegar, red pepper flakes, dash o' salt n peppa)
with spinach salad :)
I cooked beans. Then ate them. Pintos + some black beans pressure cooked with garlic, onion, salt. Dinner felt light so I didn't feel bad eating these fantastic beanies!
Date date date!
Decided to buy this funny looking squash this week.
Hello, I'm a Patty Pan (or scallop) Squash.
Strangest name ever? I felt that way.
Buying odd-looking fruits + veggies: awesome.
I decided to put it in pasta:
Patty Pan Squash pasta:
ww spaghetti, patty pan squash (lightly steamed), spinach + herbs = my dinner for tomorrow. Aw, looks so pretty.
tofu, unsweetened cocoa powder, vanilla, cinnamon
Put in fridge (or.. would freezer work?) I tried some but it was a bit dry. Would rice milk add some creamy texture? I hope so! Will try tomorrow.
Guess who fell 100% in love with overnight oats? My husband!!! He asked me to make a big batch, and I definitely made enough for a good week. He kept asking "you didn't put agave in it?!" (which I did not) 'cause it turns out super duper sweet as if it had a cup of brown sugar in it or something. I swear, it's the raisins! They fill up and explode sugar everywhere.
silly me. Eating every 5 minutes. 1/2 apple, low-fat plain yogurt, cinnamon, muesli, pumpkin flax granola, raisins, almonds, a happy spoon to choo-choo the goods onto my taste buds.
New Age music + Work of Art on Bravo + my sketchbook + God's Word to inspire me to paint + massage later by hubby = a wonderful Wednesday evening.