I somehow managed to capture just about everything I ate on Monday but before we take a look, please note that I said, “just about everything.”
No way can I take a picture of every bite before it reaches my mouth.
Not a chance do I think before munching on carrots or while I am quickly cutting an apple so I can have a random slice or two with peanut butter and I can’t possibly take a picture while snagging the potatoes and vegetables out of the oven while they are cooking because I would probably burn myself in the process.
It’s not my fault that I can’t limit my grocery shopping to just once a week–
Trader Joe’s is always out of something I need! This time, it was steel-cut oatmeal.
I used to buy the John McCann’s tin of steel-cut oatmeal and then switched to Bob’s Red Mill for the gluten-free version but lately I really like and do okay with Trader Joe’s Organic Steel-Cut oats.
Although TJ was out of their steel-cut oatmeal, I did spot the return of their Organic Multigrain Hot Cereal which I always enjoyed!
Pre-run early morning bowl of oatmeal (okay, to be politically correct it’s multigrain hot cereal) with cinnamon. I added a drop peanut butter but no banana because none of the bananas on my counter were ripe.
I don’t recommend preparing this multigrain hot cereal in advance as your oatmeal servings for the week unless you mix it with steel-cut oatmeal (if you have any in your pantry) just for the sake of texture.
The multigrain hot cereal is awesome when freshly cooked but can get real mushy, especially as the days pass and it sits in your refrigerator.
Of course I went back to TJ looking for the steel-cut oatmeal as soon as I could and thankfully they restocked.
My pantry is complete.
Steel-cut is definitely my favorite type of oatmeal since the oats are hearty, dense and chewy but I do enjoy cooking a mixture of them all for the added texture variety.
Post- Run Breakfast:
My favorite meal of the day.
Oatmeal with lots of berries, Skoop B-Strong and peanut butter.
I decided that as ugly as this bowl of oatmeal always appears, it’s just as ugly as a smoothie since it’s basically the same ingredients just without the greens.
I never drink smoothies if you haven’t picked up on that just yet — I much prefer to chew.
After I ate, I headed out to work from Panera for a few hours and refilled my coffee cup more than I want to tell you but I chose decaf a lot of the time so maybe it’s okay.
I picked up a bag of mandarin oranges over the weekend mainly for my son but took one with me before I left the house just because they are so cute and portable.
I can’t say they do a darn thing for the appetite but they are certainly refreshing.
I met a friend for lunch at Zinburger which is just a few doors down from the Panera where I was working all morning.
Zinburger has this great salad of quinoa, chick peas, chopped veggies and avocado but I had them add the ahi tuna from a different salad so that I would be full enough to call it lunch.
One of those extremely, and I mean extremely rare (no pun intended here) occasions when I eat fish.
Zinburger’s salads are terrific but not big enough for someone like me on a normal day, let alone a day when I ran over eight miles in the morning.
My son has a new favorite dinner which is super easy and quick to prepare.
We call this dish “unfried fried rice” which basically means:
- I make an omelette (a combo of organic eggs and egg whites)
- Add in some Asian flavors (usually a soy sauce of some sort) while it’s cooking
- Throw in the only vegetables he will eat/accept
- Chop it up into a serving of Trader Joe’s Organic Brown Rice Medley
- Add a Trader Joe’s Bird’s Nest and some sweet chili sauce
I like making an omelette for this fried rice because the eggs get nice and fluffy which creates a great texture when chopped up into the rice.
These Bird’s Nests involve kale and my son knows they involve kale yet he still gets excited to eat them which is the reason I continue to buy them.
As for me, I haven’t been into eggs these days so I add chick peas to my veggies and rice.
I also included diced sweet potato wedges just because. And avocado. I wish my son would eat the avocado.
Still obsessed with my flourless fudge brownie bites.
Sometimes I like to cut them in half and spread on the peanut butter and sometimes I like to add them to a bowl of sliced banana with peanut butter and chocolate chips.
You have to assume I had two bowls of this dessert, right? Who can stop at just one?
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