Friday, January 10, 2014

Double cap of carbs;)

Hey, everyone!  I was feeling pretty under the weather yesterday and wasn't in the mood to think about food, let alone blog about itJ  But since I feel a LOT better today, I have a double recap for ya'llJ

Wednesday Recap:

8:00am:  Coffee with creamer

9:30am:  Breakfast- Banana with peanut butter
Sorry for the...ummmm...EXTRA attractive pictureJ  I was HUNGRY by that pointJ

10:30-11:45am:  Power Yoga
Probably not the smartest move since I didn't feel 100%, but I just HATEEEEEEEEE missing this class!  At least all of my congestion and coughing held off till this was over. (causing me to miss my first Body Jam class of the year...BOOOOOO!)

1:00pm:  Lunch- Orange Smoothie
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 handful carrot chips
  • 3-4 cubes frozen mango
  • 1 pineapple blended yogurt 

This made about 2 full glasses OR enough for me & 2 small glasses for KatieJ 

3:00pm:  Snack- Toast with butter & flax

6:00pm:  Dinner- Double Dumpling Soup 
This is one of my absolute FAVORITE "deep winter" dinners.  It just sticks to the ribs in the times of BITTER cold, and this past week certainly qualified for THAT trophy.  

I used pre-made spinach gnocchi this time and the entire family slurped this up in a blink! 

8:00pm:  Dessert- 2 Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

And like I said, yesterday was a blur of cold meds and carbs, including breakfast... 


...and a clementine for snack.  I skipped the cheese this time since I wasn't too hungry at the time, which proved to be a DUMBBBBB mistake because by the time dinner rolled around, I was STARVINGGGGGGGGGG!

Thankfully, it was a SUPER easy one:  Martha Stewart's One pot spaghetti... 

Every time I saw this recipe I would always think "how hard is spaghetti to make ANYWAY???"  I mean, boil water/boil's not exactly breakin barriers here.  But when I heard the 'one pot' creates a richer & easy sauce...well, OK, I'll try this out...

Everything in the pot, set to high and left to boil for about 9 minutes...(or more like 12 in my case.  Next time I'd decrease the water about 1/2-3/4 cup for al dente pasta) 

The worst part??  I can't even vouch for it because I couldn't really taste it! (thanks stuffy nose!)  But it DID serve the purpose for a QUICK, no mess dinner when I wasn't feeling well... 

I guess I can let Katie's plate do the talking for the 'taste factor'...She INHALED this!

The 'other' problem with dinner is, like I mentioned, I was SOOOOOOOOOO hungry that once I started eating I think I realized I was even HUNGRIER.  So I had to break my 'no seconds' rule last night and totally housed nearly another entire plate (at least it was a salad-sized stepsJ). I'll chalk that one up to no protein with my snack and not having salad on hand to help fill up on along with dinner.
Oh well, on a sick day, it's fine.  Just another VERY CLEAR reason why to NEVERRRRRR sit down to dinner starving! J

Hope you guys have lots of fun plans this weekend!  I think I'll have lots of fun things to show you on Monday.  There are so many recipes I'm so excited to try latelyJ  Can't argue with thatJ

Have a great weekend!

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