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okra chips

I packed up my lunch and headed over to Barnes & Noble for lunch today to get some work done…on my lunch break…from work.

I had 2 leftover Millet Patties (I guess these lasted me the whole week!), leftover veggies from last night’s omelets and okra chips!

These okra chips were great, but very crunchy and loud.

On to dinner.

I got my dinner inspiration from one of Heidi’s recipesBrussels Sprouts & Apples.

I chopped up my brussels sprouts and apples into bite size chunks and sauteed them in 1 tbsp of olive oil, 1 tbsp of pure maple syrup and 1 clove of garlic.

After about 7 minutes on medium-high heat, I added some raisins and chopped pecans and mixed together until warm.

While I was chopping and cooking, I put some quinoa on to cook.  I mixed the quinoa with a little salt, pepper and dried thyme.  Then, served the brussels sprouts & apple mix over it.

Super delicious with a mix of fruits, veggies, fats and complete protein!

overnight oats

Last night, Brant and I feasted on a simple dinner – Veggie Omelets!

The other night some friends mentioned that they sometimes eat omelet’s for dinner, and I could not stop thinking about them!  So, I gave into my craving and whipped up a super simple dinner.

Two egg omelet with spinach, red pepper, broccoli, red pepper & artichoke spread and mozzarella cheese.

And a slice of Raisin Pecan bread with Mango Butter.

This was delicious!

This morning I was up bright and early for a spinning class.  My favorite instructor teaches on Thursday mornings, and I have missed it the past few weeks, so this morning I was determined.

But, when I got to the gym 30 minutes early, the class was full!  I was bummed…but, I made due and ran for an hour, then did a 20 minute cool-down on the elliptical.

I am usually cutting it close when I take the spinning class because I need to race around to get ready for work since it ends later than normal.  Therefore, I set up my breakfast and packed my lunch last night.

For breakfast, I tried something new – Overnight Oats!

Last night before going to bed, I put the following into a bowl:

  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

And, mixed it up.

I covered the bowl and placed it in the fridge to sleep.

This morning, after I raced back from the gym, I rushed to the fridge to look at my concoction…

WOW!  It worked!  The oats absorbed the liquid, and made a creamy mess.  I mixed it up and added some toppings, just as I would do to oatmeal and yogurt – 1/2 sliced banana, 1 tbsp peanut butter, 1 tbsp berry jam and a sprinkle of raspberry granola.

This was great.  I can’t really compare it to oatmeal because it tasted so different to me.  Different in a good way, almost like I had just mixed oatmeal into yogurt.  I think it may be a good alternative to oatmeal in the summer.  I love how the chia seeds gelled up and made the mix thicker and creamier.

I also had some tea to warm me up!  It’s chilly out today.

Looks like a busy day ahead!