Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Couch Potato

It was a toughie getting out of bed this morning! I was so warm and cozy under the covers. *sigh* I made sure that breakfast made it all worth while, though! 100_6597

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup Quaker oats
  • cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice
  • cranberries
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • almond butter
  • chocolate honey

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Work was busy so that part of the day went lickity split. Before the gym I munched happily away on a gorgeous, delicious, organic honey crisp apple;100_6598

Honey crisp is hands down my favourite breed of apple. Crispy, sweet, firm…YUM! I paired the apple with some nuts; 100_6599

I had a good run today. The last 10 minutes felt like 400, but it was still good! :)

  • Time: 45 minutes
  • Avg Hr: 158
  • Max Hr: 177
  • Calories Torched: 452
  • Distance: 4.5 miles

The whole time I was running I was thinking about my lunch. I was pretty eager to dig into another helping of quinoa stew. It was even better today, as most stews tend to be! 100_6600

This meal has so many flavours and textures going on so for a girl who likes a party in her mouth, this is heaven in a bowl…or Tupperware container in this case! :)

DS had hockey practice from 5-6 tonight that I knew I’d be going to so I ate a piece of apple butter bread about 4ish; 100_6601

I hadn’t been to a practice in a bit and was glad to have gone. To be quite honest, I really enjoy the social aspect that hockey has brought with it! I know that DS lurves his carbs after being on the ice so I had planned a pasta dinner for the fam. Seeing as I already had the sauce in the freezer, it was just a matter of boiling the noodles and nuking the sauce. For myself there was a small spaghetti squash with some TJ’s Spinach sauce…here it is; 100_6603

And a side of kale chips. Mmmmm….. 100_6604

Trust ne when I say that it tasted WAY better than the picture would indicate!! Dessert was a piece of pumpkin coconut chocolate chip bar with some almond butter spread on top. 100_6605

Fan-taste-ic! SYTYCD Canada is on followed by The Biggest Loser. Looks like I’ll be in front of the TV again tonight! Swimming starts up again tomorrow night so I won’t be parked on the couch…promise! Catch ya tomorrow!

Bye for now!!

17 comments:

  1. Pumpkin oats are a great motivator to get out of bed! :)

    I don't think I have ever seen the spinach sauce; it looks interesting. I'll have to look for it.

    The pumpking choconut chocolate chip bar looks AMAZING... :)

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  2. Your quinoa stew is totally something I would make. Looks delish and incredibly healthy and filling! :)

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  3. mmmmmm Spinach sauce? That sounds fantastic- something both Josh and I would love. That apple butter bread is making me want to run out and buy a jar of apple butter!

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  4. wow, that stew looks awesome!!! i wish it would get cold here so i could have some!!!

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  5. Fan-taste-ic! Haha, how cute! I like that term!!

    Party in the mouth is the best!! I've got to make a quinoa stew one of these days. Sounds comforting given the chilly weather!!

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  6. That quinoa stew looks so hearty and comforting!

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  7. your spinache sauce looks awesome :)

    and i want that pumpkin coconut bar !!

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  8. Im the last accidental holdout on the adding pumpkin thing :)
    I need to get some puree and commence experimentation!

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  9. can you believe that I haven't had pumpkin oats yet? shame on me! seeing you having it makes me jealous!!!

    and that bread, that bar!!! oh... would you bake for me? ;)

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  10. I SOOO wish I had a TJ near me. All of their products are so good, and that sauce looks delish as well.

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  11. holy amazingness those oats look fantastic and that spinach sauce from TJ's is making it to my cart next time! it looks awesome!!!

    I would like to take a big bite of that pumpkin coconut chocolate chip bar!! THANKS :)

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  12. the quinoa stew looks incredible! leftovers always taste better the next day :D
    have a happy hump day! <3

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  13. I love your scrumptious eats today! I definitely have to pick up some kale...it's been way too long since I made kale chips!

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  14. Sorry, I'm just catching up on my reading, here! Honeycrisps are my favorite, too -- they're just SO good. Tough to find organic, though... but I plan on trekking to a Whole Foods soon to stock up before they're all gone!

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  15. Oooh, that TJ's Spinach sauce sounds really good :D I bet it would awesome on some rice, or chicken, or pretty much anything.

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