First of all: HAPPY HALLOWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN! J
8:00am: Coffee with creamer
9:30am: Breakfast- Protein Pancakes with peanut butter & maple syrup
Oh, and in discussing "allowing myself to have pancakes" last week, I should have mentioned that these are definitely pancake-LIKE, but I usually count these as more of an oatmeal/protein item. They taste more like french toast anyway, but definitely a good swap in the 'cake department!
10:30-11:45am: Power Yoga
My favorite Wednesday morning teacher came back from his 2 week hiatus vacationing in Hawaii refreshed and ready to "torture" us yesterdayJ hahahahahaha... It was tough, but I was SO happy he was back! He teaches the best, random combosJ
1:30pm: Lunch- Roasted Tomato & red pepper soup and black beans
I was FREEEEEEZING yesterday afternoon for no reason...so I ate this soup with the heat on, wrapped in a hoodie & blanket...mmmmmmmmmmmJ
2:30pm: Snack?- Coffee with creamer
Yep....still cold! And after this, I spent the rest of the right H-O-TJ Can't winJ
We were out of ground turkey in the house last night and since I didn't feel like serving red meat two times this week (also out of turkey when making the burgers), I decided to check the fridge and threw together whatever we had on hand to make chili! Including a peeled & diced eggplant...
2 diced orange peppers...
1/2 a large onion and 3 diced garlic cloves.
Then I mixed the rest of the ingredients, tossing in a little PUMPKIN (recipe inspired from here) for an extra Halloween kick!
- 2 cans diced tomatoes
- 1 can rinsed & drained black beans
- 1 can rinsed & drained kidney beans
- 1 cup pumpkin
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 small can tomato sauce
- 1 small can tomato paste
- 2 teaspoons brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
And what better way to make dinner MORE fun?? Serve it over cornbread waffles!J
I mixed ready made cornbread mix with enough egg, milk & canola oil (and a little shredded cheddar) to create a waffle batter, poured it into a waffle iron and cooked the waffles until they were brown and crispy!
The waffles were nice & crisp and made a perfect "shelf" to shove chili in your faceJ And I've said it before and I'll say it again: As long as you 'spice' chili with the right seasonings, you can pretty much throw ANYTHING in there and it'll STILL BE CHILI aka-sneak as many veggies as you can in there!
And to keep with our tradition of chili on Halloween (or pre-Halloween, in this year's case!) we had it while watching our annual Roseanne Halloween DVDJ
7:00-8:20pm: Kundalini Yoga
I'd be lying if I didn't say I had EXTRA motivation for getting out of the house and fitting in this extra workout last night. I'll let this e-card do the talking for meJ
9:00pm: Dessert- Chocolate pudding
Well...I better get out of here and get this holiday show on the road! HAVE A GREAT HALLOWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN!J