8:00am: Coffee with creamer & unsweetened cocoa powder
Not the norm, but I just wanted something QUICK and savory (not feelin anything sweet yesterday morning). I added one more pita to that picture & didn't finish all of the hummus, my eyes ended up being bigger than my stomach when I doled it outJ.
10:30-11:45am: Power Yoga
I wait for this class every week. Love it so much!
1:00pm: Lunch- Tropical Mango Smoothie
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
- 1 scoop protein powder
- Pineapple Chobani yogurt
- 1/2 cup frozen mango
- dash of coconut extract
3:00pm: Snack- 5 Dark Chocolate Almonds
From not 1, but TWO of the new containers I picked up from my Trader Joe's 'stock up' on Monday...weeeeeeee!
5:00pm: Dinner- Kale Fried Rice with Chicken
Kale fried rice had been on my MUST MAKE list for the last month and I'm SOO glad I finally pulled it together & whipped it up...and it took only about 20 minutes. THANK GOD, because despite the RIDICULOUSLY early dinner time, I was STARVING by the time we sat down to eat. Not good...but didn't really think I'd need a snack when we were planning on eating at 5:00!J (guess those pitas & hummus weren't as filling as I had hopedJ)
Dinner went a little quicker because I used "boil in a bag" brown rice that cooked up in 10 minutes AND I had 4 cups of sliced & diced kale already in the freezer and ready to roll. Once it boiled for the required 5 minutes, it was both defrosted and ready to eat.
1 pouch brown rice, 4 minced cloves of garlic, 4 cups cooked kale and a sauce made of cooking sherry (I couldn't find mirin at the store), soy sauce, sesame oil & maple syrup all cooked together in mere minutes...
And since I mentioned that I was STARVING, I figured to kick this recipe up a notch in the 'filling' department, I also had a pan of diced chicken sauteing in a little peanut & sesame oil on the side...
Toss everything together and WALLAH!
I spent most of last night saying "I just can't believe it was THAT good!" It had ALL the taste of greasy take-out without ANY of the grease OR the take-out. SUCH a great recipe. I have a feeling we'll be having this again VERY SOON. (Katie dug it too!)
5:30-6:30: Body Jam Class
And I REALLY need to start changing into my gym clothes AFTER I cook dinner. I had JUST taken the exit to the gym when I realized my clothes smelled faintly of garlic & Chinese food. Yay. Sorry folks who were jammin besides me!J
8:00pm: Dessert- Rice to Riches!
Told ya I had ONE more treat from NY to show you, as no trip downtown is complete without a trip to the RICE PUDDING STORE "Rice to Riches." I mean, how many stores do you come across in life that ONLY sell rice pudding? I'm gonna go out on a limb and assume not manyJ
I had brought some French Toast & Marscapone back for my Mom to try, and since she decided to share, I got myself a little dessert treat tooJ Scott meanwhile enjoyed the caramel & chocolate hazelnut.
Let's just say I sampled ALL of the above and ALL of them were delicious...but I think French Toast still wins my heartJ And sorry I couldn't get a more attractive photo...we were just excited for RICE AND SURVIVOR...hehehehehehehe
Well, I have a few options but am still up in the air about what to have for dinner tonight. Usually we have a set "menu plan" for the week, but today somehow ended up with a question mark. At least I have plenty of ingredients to make a bunch of meals...and I think I have onnneee in mindJ Might be a little decadent for a Thursday night, but it's one of Scott's all-time favsJ We'll see how the day goesJ
Have a great Thursday everyone! (YOU'RE ALMOST TO THE WEEKEND!J)