Today is a good day.
[Today is my first day of Winter break. I am officially finished with my third semester of grad school. I am feeling great right now!]
Today is also Wednesday, so I am bringing a full day of eats to the What I Ate Wednesday party. These are Monday’s eats. Monday was a day of work / gym / exam / movie night.
Breakfast: Microwaved “baked” pumpkin oatmeal. To make it I combined 1/2 cup oats, 1/4 cup pumpkin, 1/4 cup almond milk, 1 egg, and cinnamon into a greased bowl and microwaved it for 4 minutes. For full enjoyment, I plopped it on a plate and topped it with peanut butter. Served with coffee and followed by a piece of dark chocolate.
For a mid-morning snack, I had 3 banana oatmeal cookies I made the night before. I regretted eating these so early in the morning, because I was trapped in a room for 8-1:30 and my stomach started eating itself around 11.
The cookies were made simply with 1 banana + 1/2 cup oats + 2 tbsp peanut butter + cinnamon all mixed together and spooned out on a pan to make 15 or so blobs. I baked the pan of blobs on 350 F for about 12 minutes.
Lunch: snack plate of sorts with carrot chips, homemade hummus, rice crackers, slice of brie, and an orange.
This simple meal was so satisfying that I had it the next day too. I have never bought rice crackers before this recent purchase, but man are they tasty! I will definitely buy them again.
Following a lower body work out, I had an afternoon snack consisting of this Honey Bar.
I liked that the bar was marked down to $.50 and that it had very few ingredients: sesame seeds, almonds, honey, and chocolate liquor. It left a lot to be desired, honestly. I think because I expected chewy, like the Kind bars, but got hard instead.
Dinner: Crockpot Chickpea, Brown Rice, and Broccoli Casserole Crockpot Chickpea, Brown Rice, and Broccoli Casserole by Hummusapian plus unpictured frozen grapes.
This is an ugly meal, but it was very tasty! I used a California blend vegetables instead of just using broccoli. I also left the crockpot on low all day instead of high for 2, so it turned kind of mushy, but I kind of liked it like that. The hot sauce put it over the top! Super yummy and cheap meal.
After watching Star Wars Episode IV, I had thick slice of chocolate banana bread and a cold glass of almond milk for a late night snack.
This was one of those days that everything I had left me feeling really good! I honestly didn’t intentionally make it a meatless Monday, but it just worked out that way. I like going meatless for a lot of my meals, because it helps me to be more creative and consume more variety. You know?
That’s all from me today, but I’ll be back tomorrow!
You tell me…
What’s your favorite granola bar?
Favorite ugly food?