Due to the holiday week, I actually only have to work 8-hour days–instead of 10-hour days–at my full-time job. That meant I didn’t have to start working until 9:00 AM (cue: angels singing and strumming harps)!
I had a leisurely breakfast around 7 AM:
My stellar bowl of oatmeal contained:
- 1/2 cup oatmeal
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 sliced banana
- Toppings: strawberries, blackberries, and almonds
Twas a delish bowl!
After breakfast, I really felt the urge to go on a walk… I was just so excited to have an opportunity to get in some movement before work!
I walked for 25 minutes at a steady pace and probably did around 2.0 miles.
Then, I came home and did 30 push-ups. :) In case you haven’t noticed, I am obsessed with push-ups! I remember when I could only do 5 at a time, and now I can do 15 in one set.
About 1 hour after starting work, I got a little hungry. I guess that walk turned ON my metabolism!
I ate 1/2 of this Amazing Grass Green Superfood Chocolate Whole Food Energy Bar (that title is a mouthful!).
The outside was coated in chocolate (mmm) and the inside was green, chewy Amazing Grass. It was pretty good, but at 210 calories per bar, it was a little rich for my mid-morning snack (which is why I only ate 1/2).
I just inhaled this to-die-for lunch!
I’ve been bitchin’ that vegetarians always get stuck with yucky pasta options at restaurants, but that doesn’t mean I don’t LOVE pasta. Pasta is just one of the meals that I prefer to cook myself because it can either be really healthy (and cheap) or really unhealthy (and expensive).
My pasta contained:
- 1/2 cup (measured dry) whole wheat pasta
- 1/2 cup steamed kale
- 1 plum tomato
- 1 tablespoon garlic
- 1/2 tablespoon pepper
- 1/2 cup chick peas
- 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
After cooking the pasta, I mixed everything but the cheese together and stirred it over low heat for another 3 minutes. After plating, I topped it with cheese. It was SO GOOD. This would be a really easy (and cheap) meal to make for a dinner party.
Back to work I go!
What’s your favorite Italian dish? I love baked ziti!