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


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!!


  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... :)

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

  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!

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

  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!!

  6. That quinoa stew looks so hearty and comforting!

  7. your spinache sauce looks awesome :)

    and i want that pumpkin coconut bar !!

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

  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? ;)

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

  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 :)

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

  13. The quinoa stew looks delicious!

  14. The quinoa stew looks delicious!

  15. 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!

  16. 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!

  17. 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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