Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Had To Eat It!

So here we are pretty much at the end of day 2 of the work week. How did it go for you? The sun was shining in my neck of the woods so you won’t hear any complaints from me! As I was eating my polenta at dinner last night I was struck by the though that it would be pretty darn good with a sunny side up egg over top. I promptly put some that was left in the pot into a bowl for my breakfast: IMG_1176
Beautiful and just as delicious as I imagined it would be! IMG_1175
Being Italian, I grew up eating polenta. Mom usually made it as a base for stews and meals with sauces. My favourite way to eat it by far is when it is prepared the night before and spread out on a cookie sheet, then cut into rectangles the next day and grilled on the BBQ. The middle stays creamy while the outside forms a delicious crust. Yum.

It was a keypunching kind of day at work today. I was just glad the Italian shower cookies had disappeared since I left yesterday! I started getting hungry around 11 so I pulled out a trusty Clif Mojo bar:

It was slightly squished from being in my gym bag, but that’s never stopped me before! HA!

I must admit that my abs and legs were quite stiff from my vigorous Pilates class last night so I opted to spend my time at the gym on the elliptical. I also did some really deep stretching. Even at that, my legs protested.

Time: 50 minutes
Avg Hr: 161
Max Hr: 179
Calories Torched: 473
Distance: 4.9 miles

Lunch was leftover asparagus, chicken and kale chips. IMG_1179
Note to self; although kale chips still taste good reheated, they are impossible to chew. Later in the day I had a generous serving of fruit salad: IMG_1180
I find I eat fruit a lot more if it’s already peeled and cut up.

DS had hockey try outs from 5:30-7pm so I knew that dinner would be way later than what we’re used to. I also knew I’d never make it that long without gnawing an arm off so I grabbed a granola bar for the road: IMG_1181

Tryouts are stressful. There’s 3 skates to make the triple A team for the fall and DS has made it through 2. Friday is the last skate so keep your fingers crossed for him! LOL!

I had pulled ground beef out for burgers, but none of us were feeling them when we got home so the fam had eggs and seeing as I ate one for breakie, I had oats. I just had to! Hehe! IMG_1183

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup Old Wessex 5 Grain cereal
  • cinnamon
  • blueberries
  • almond butter
  • granola


Hit the spot, baby! Well, The Biggest Loser is on so I’m peacing out, friends! Enjoy the rest of the evening…

Bye for now!!


  1. I made sweet polenta for breakfast one weekend and it was amazinnnnng. I should totally make it again. That is my favorite clif bar :)Good luck DS!! We're all keeping our fingers crossed for ya ;)

  2. yay for breakfast for dinner! kinda how i was today with eggs for mine! totally would ahve loved french toast instead though...

    and i need to make polenta again! I love using it as layers in a lasagna type dish with lots of veggies!

  3. i love polenta too, it's just delicious no matter the way it's prepared!!! :D
    oats for dinner? yum~

  4. I have never had polenta. I wouldn't even know where to start!

    Good luck to your son on the tryouts, I remember from my brother how stressful these things are!

  5. mmm my mom used to make polenta pancakes.. but i havent had them in forever!

  6. I am addicted to watching the biggest loser but can't figure out why. It seems almost unhealthy how fast they lose so much weight.
    P.S. I love mojo bars too!

  7. I've never had polenta, but it looks spectacular :)

  8. I totally didn't know you were Italian! I am a full-blooded Italian myself :-)

    Love how you incorporated polenta into your breakfast--I've only used it as mostly a side dish!


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