How is everyone today ? I slept in till noon today as per usual - I am a night hawk and often am not in bed till 3-4 am. I woke up and stumbled to the kitchen and made the usual
- 1/4 cup of oats
- 1/2 scoop of protein powder
- 1 tbsp of almond butter
- 1 tsp of maple syrup
- heaping spoonful of cinnamon
- 1/2 banana + 2 strawberries
- 1 tbsp of Greek yogurt
Twas delicious !!
Last night before work , I decided to make up a new dish I have yet to try. Sun dried tomato + Feta stuffed chicken breasts!
I added 1/4 cup of wholegrain brown rice, green beans and broccoli slaw salad ( for the salad I took a bag of broccoli slaw - you can find it at most grocery stores and stirred in 1 tbsp of
*Lemon Ginger Sesame Dressing
topped with almond slivers
For the chicken , I took 3 chicken breasts - the recipe could do 4 , but I only used 3 - and flattened them till they were thin. For the stuffing I took :
- 1/2 cup light feta cheese
- 1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes - soaked for 5 Min's in boiling water removed from heat ( I cut them into small pieces before soaking them in the water)
- 1 tsp of oregano
- 1 tbsp of fresh basil
- sprinkle of pepper
I combined all of this into a small bowl and mixed until well combined. I took a good spoonful of the mix and put it in the center of the flattened chicken breast and begin to roll/fold the chicken over the mix - I used toothpicks to secure the chicken in place so no filling was coming out the sides. I put the chicken on top of tinfoil on a baking sheet sprinkled with lemon juice and pepper
I cooked at 400 for about 25 Min's :) This was by far one of my favorite chicken recipes!
I cleaned my entire plate!! :)
After supper I was off to work , were I brought a green drink with me , and 2 plain rice cakes with almond butter and raspberry jam between them - its my new addiction! The green drink had
3 BIG handfuls of spinach
1 green apple
lemon juice Water filled to the top of my vita mix - blend well add ice and serve :)
Green drinks for me are my life savor! I do not get all the greens I should in a day and find drinking them makes it ALOT easier. The vita mix is wonderful for liquefying everything , but I am looking into buying a juicer to try different veggies - carrots, beets etc.
I drank the green drink, had my rice cakes and had a few jelly belly's from the candy jar at work :)
I mentioned yesterday that I was going to do a post of my fave foods that I always have at home, and are VERY common staples in my meals and everyday life.
Bananas tea - chai & green & other favorites black beans
chickpeas - great for hummus!
organic Fresh fruit - oranges, apples,melon etc
Organic veggies - broccoli,sweet potatoes,
green beans - etc Almond butter sliced almonds
chia seeds! - very good for you Maca powder - can be purchased at bulk barn great for smoothies, ALMOND MILK, Oats
Sucanut for baking, maple syrup for baking, unsweetened coconut for baking, dates, dark chocolate for snackage ha ha. I eat lots , but these are items I usually always have on hand :) Some days I am vegan, some days I eat meat ... some days I have eggs other times I go a week without any animal product , so it varies :) I DO NOT use sugar or bleached products of any kind. For baking I often make my own flour using grounded oats, or use spelt, W.W., or kamut flour :)
Well folks, I am off to go for a walk it is another beautiful day in Edmonton today :) I am going to dinner with a few girl friends tonight so I will keep you posted on today's events ...I am tackling my to do list bright and early
- call tax person to do my taxes ( I am very late this year :S )
- get my car registered
-hang with my Partner in crime - gman :)
Talk to you all soon xo