8:00am: Coffee with cocoa & creamer
9:30am: Breakfast-1/2 scooped out bagel with pumpkin cream cheese & apple
I woke up to another BRISK morning yesterday (weeeeeeeeeeee!) and knew I was craving something warm, crunchy & pumpkin-y...and I knew a scooped out (scoop out the extra 'fluff' in the middle) toasted crispy bagel would hit the spot! ps- I started with the quarter of a bagel shown above, but was hungry around 11am and decided to finish off the other quarter/half bagelJ
But anyway...back to the FALL part:
- 2 ounces cream cheese
- 1/4 cup pumpkin
- 1 teaspoon confectioners sugar
- pumpkin pie spice
- LOTS of cinnamon
I also polished off 1/2 an apple that I shared with Katie...(otherwise I would have eaten the whole appleJ)
12:00pm: Lunch- Salad
My favorite super quick mix of arugula, 2% cheese stick, sprinkle of trail mix & a dash of raspberry vinaigrette.
3:00pm: Snack- Single serving lime & salt popcorn
Here's a snack I don't think to have very often, but when ANOTHER craving for something warm hit...this single serving (190 calorie) bag of popcorn TOTALLY hit the spot!
Well, it might have been a little LESS than 190 calories since I stereotypically burned part of the cornJ
Think I'll stick to old school stove top pot from now onJ
5:00pm: Dinner- Stuffed Pepper Soup
- Brown 1 pound ground turkey breast...
- Add in 2 diced peppers, 1/2 diced onion & 3 garlic cloves and let them soften for 5 minutes...
- Add your liquids:
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 2 cans diced tomatoes
- 1 can tomato paste
Salt & pepper to taste and let it simmer for 30 minutes. How easy is that??
I topped mine with a 1/2 cup of brown rice...
...you could also stir it all in together, but I loved getting little bites of the soup and the chewy rice together...
This is one of Scott's all-time favorite soups and has been requesting it for...ummmm...awhile (at least PRE-BLOG. That's just sadJ) So he finally got his fill of this simple, yummy & healthy soup...and we may have someone else to follow in his footsteps!
THAT'S a HAPPY PLATE, for sure! J
I'd suggest trying this recipe out tonight....that is if you DON'T live in NJ and it's not forecast to be 90 degrees, like it is here today. Sighhhh...hopefully only a few more days of this madnessJ hahahahhahaa
OH...and in exercise news: There was NONE to speak of yesterday (how un-Monday of me!) I actually felt really good and realized last night that, including park walks, I had not missed a workout in 9 days. So on the 10th day, I restedJ We all deserve one of thoseJ
ANYWAY...have a good Tuesday!