Happy Wednesday, and of course, WIAW hosted by Jenn over at Peas and Crayons. A big thanks go to her for throwing this party every week!
Like many other bloggers, I recorded my eats on Tuesday.
Breakfast at 7:00am
Per usual, I prepared overnight oats knowing I’d be running in the morning and be rushed to get out the door on time. My perfect combo: 1/2 cup oats, 1/2 cup milk (coconut this time), 1/2 cup yogurt (plain nonfat), spoonful of chia seeds, honey, strawberries, shredded unsweetened coconut (new addition), and a spoonful of sunflower seed butter. Iced coffee with coconut milk accompanied the oats.
Lunch @ 12:45pm
This salad included leftovers from the fridge (roasted curry cauliflower and chicken from the grill) and some fresh veggies (tomatoes, cucumbers, and mushrooms). Topped with TJ’s spicy peanut dressing, this salad was delicious. I also had a dark cherry chocolate granola bar and watermelon. I restrained myself and did not raid my coworker’s chocolate and candy drawer. I would like to cut down on the excessive sugar in my diet and break my habit of eating chocolate after meals will help.
Snack @ 4:30pm
On Monday I made scones (recipe and photos farther down) and I was hungry after school and ate two. The first one I topped with a little sunflower seed butter. I always crave carbs after school – at least these have lots of protein in them.
Dinner @ 7:30pm
*I realize Moose and Frankie are not dinner; while looking for a past picture of naan pizza, which was likely taken on my iPad not on my camera, I came across this photo. Such funny dogs.
I had prepped chicken and veggies for kabobs, but Brody had a rough first day back and had no energy to man the grill. The kabobs were put on hold (more time to marinate) and we fell back on the pizza we had planned on making another night this week. My personal size pizza included spinach, roasted red peppers, and cheese on naan. I ate half and saved the rest for Wednesday’s lunch. To satisfy my sweet tooth, I had more watermelon.
This was kind of a boring day of food and quite repetitive. Let’s hope for a more interesting display next week!
Scones. Buttery, flaky, not-too-sweet breakfast pastries. I had never made scones, but when I saw Janetha’s recipe for blueberry lemon scones that use Plant Fusion protein powder, I knew I would no longer be a scone-baking virgin. Instead of stealing her recipes, please just visit her blog for the full deets.
Following Janetha’s instructions, I mixed the wet ingredients together and then the dry together. I didn’t have blueberries or lemons, so I mixed it up and used dark sweet cherries (frozen, but I thawed them before mixing them in). Besides the cherries, I made two other substitutes: 1) She used oat bran, and I am lazy…so I made oat bran by grinding up oats. Is it the same thing? I think it worked. I am cheap, what can I say. 2) I do not have agave so I used honey.
After carefully kneading the dough, I used a rolling pin to flatten it and a pizza cutter to make the triangles.
I baked mine for about eleven minutes, but if I were to make these again, which I will be doing, I would leave them in for another minute or two.
I was very happy with how they turned out. They’re not too sweet and have good flavor – you can definitely taste the protein powder but in a good way. They were quite cake-like in consistency, and I wonder if baking them longer would’ve firmed them up or if I maybe overworked the dough. As you can see on Janetha’s post, the stats are great. I guess they’re not as good when you eat two…
Have a great Wednesday!