I tried out a new hot grain breakfast this morning that I’m super psyched to post about! So, without further ado, I give you……drum roll……
-1/4 cup Bulgar
-1/2 cup water
-1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla Almond Breeze
-½ mashed banana
-splash of vanilla extract
-splash of French vanilla International Delight coffee creamer
Here’s what I did – last night I combined the Bulgar, water, almond breeze, cinnamon & vanilla in a bowl and nuked it for 2 minutes. When it was done I gave it a quick stir and let it cool before covering it and putting it in the fridge. This morning, I nuked it for 1 minute, added the banana and nuked it another minute, added the blueberries and nuked it 30 seconds, then stirred in the coffee creamer.
OH HEAVEN!! I’ve been toying with a few new breakfast ideas and this was one of them. I reasoned that Bulgar is a grain just like oats or oat bran, so why not incorporate it into breakfast? I’m so glad I did! This is definitely a winner! You could certainly mix & match the flavours here….the possibilities are endless!
I picked up a latte at 7-11 after swimming last night. Seems to have become a bit of a “tradition”. They were out of the blueberry and I wasn’t feeling the pumpkin spice so I bought a FF French vanilla.
This was good going down but actually upset my tummy a bit. It was VERY rich…..too rich, I do believe. I’ll have to remember that next week!
I was feeling snacky all morning, but knew that I wasn’t really feeling hungry. I was just excited to eat my coconut cream pie Lara bar. How sad is that?! I brought ½ of the bar because I was not falling for my mental game of “you have the will power to bring the whole bar and only eat half”. I know very well that I do not have the will power to not eat the whole bar. Anywho, this was my pre-run munch.
Good Lord, I love this flavour!
I enjoyed another fantastic run at the gym today! I am so, so happy the place is finally open! Running on this new treadmill feels like I’m running on air. It’s very smooth. And I downloaded some great tunes to listen to which really helps pass the time. Here’s my stats!
Avg HR: 165
Max HR: 182
Calories Burned: 429
After my run was done, I heated up some of Mara’s chili for my lunch. I had a little tub of yogurt that was suppose to go on top, but I forgot it at home. Oh, well…it was still delish!
Then I ate a bowl of grapes. These guys were kinda sour. EEEKK! Pucker up!
Look who I found in the fridge this morning!
Another raspberry oatmeal muffin!! I guess my hubby took it home yesterday from his lunch. This made a great late afternoon snack! I promise that this is the last one this time!!
Tonight was DD's skating lesson, so I hit up the library again. It's so convenient that the rink & library are in the same facility! Unfortunately, I didn't find any cookbooks that interested me. I did pick up a bunch of easy readers for DS. Before we left, I ate an apple with a scoop of Mighty Maple PB.
On the way home I stopped by the health food store to part with my PB Lara Bar. I exchanged it for a pistachio one. I've never tried it before, so we'll see how I like it! While there, I picked up a can of Amy's split pea soup for dinner. I was getting pretty hungry and really didn't feel like preparing anything. I served it up with 2 pieces of WW bread & butter.
I was disappointed in the soup. It was kinda blah. I had expected a stronger flavour than what it had. It served it's purpose, though, I guess. I had a coupon for $0.55 off so at least not all was lost. I usually really like Amy's products. :( No sweet end as of yet, but the night is not over! :) I bought a tin of Camino dark hot chocolate at the health food store so I think I may just enjoy a mug of that. CSI is on at 9 and I have a few things to take care of before then so I must sign off.
Bye for now!!