Monthly Archives: July 2011

Breakfast after a long run:)

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This morning I ran 7.25 miles and did a core and weights workout. After all of that I came home completely starving and tired.

In the cup ( I LOVE oats in cups or jars) is pumpkin, steel-cut oats, almond milk, agave nectar, peanut butter and puffins

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Goals

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I decided that I am going to make two nutritional goals a week. The reason for this is because lately the food I have been eating has been nutritional, but has been ruined with snacks. That is why my two goals for this week are…..

1. No other drinks this week except water

The reason for this is the added sugar in my drinks. I only like coffee that is sweet and some cream always has to go in it for me to drink it, so the calories and sugar add up quickly:(

2. Only two tablespoons of peanut butter

This may seem like an unusual goal, but it is the one food I have a problem controlling. I usually do not portion it out because I do not want to know how much I eat. I realize that causes me to overeat and get a stomach ache.

What are a couple goals you could make to improve your lifestyle? 

 

Oats In A Jar

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I love OIAJ! Not only is it EXTREMELY filling, but it is also portable:)

Pumpkin OIAJ Recipe

  1. You need to have an almost empty jar of peanut butter(plastic or glass both work)
  2. Next you need to cook the oats in a bowl, I cooked mine in the microwave
  3. I used…….

                                                           1/2 cup of steel cut oats

                                                           2 teaspoons of agave nectar

                                                          1/2 cup of canned pumpkin puree 

                                                          3/4 cup of almond milk

                                                          Dash of cinnamon, salt, and pumpkin spice

  4.    Wait for the oats to cool from the microwave and pour into the almost empty peanut butter jar!

  5.    Scarf that puppy down

 

 

WIAW(Sort of…..)

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Ok its only what I ate for lunch……I gobbled my breakfast down before even thinking about the camera;)

Lunch was half a turkey sandwich on whole wheat bread, black bean soup, and an apple(with PB).

The recipe for my quick black bean soup is………

  • 1/2 cup of black beans
  • 2 tablespoons of almond milk(or milk of choice)
  • 1/8 cup of corn
  • 1/8 cup of red tomatoes
  • a couple of jalapenos chopped up(depending on taste)

Mix together all the ingredients and nuke for 45 seconds.

 

– I was not very hungry around 3:3o so I had a mini clif bar and a cup of water

 

Dinner was a chicken, black bean, and corn burrito. I had a side spinach salad with mushrooms and red pepper dressing

Staples in my Kitchen

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These foods are a necessity for me or else a trip to Whole Foods and Trader Joes will be in my future:) 
 
Duhh.....Fruit:)

These are delicious and only have 3% of your daily value of carbs!

Normally I do not like very sweet things, but a dollop of this in oatmeal or a spoonful when I have a sugar craving (PMS) tastes AMAZING!