Thursday, January 29, 2009

A New Breakfast Idea

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……

Bulgar Breakfast

-1/4 cup Bulgar
-1/2 cup water
-1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla Almond Breeze
-½ mashed banana
-handful blueberries
-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!

Time: 45:00
Avg HR: 165
Max HR: 182
Calories Burned: 429
Miles: 4.53

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!!


  1. Love your breakfast!! Oh and I loooove the Pistachio Larabar - hope you like it too!! :-)

    Too bad about the sour grapes and the soup though :-( Hang in there!!

    Enjoy your night!!

  2. Oh my gosh I totally don't have the willpower to only eat half a lara! I've tried too many times :)Let me know how you like the pistachio! I've never had that kind.

  3. Coconut Cream Pie really is the best Larabar...well, okay, PB Cookie might be, but since they are recalled, they have dropped to 2nd.

    Too bad the soup didn't live up to your expectations.

  4. I haven't tried the coconut cream pie Larabar yet!

    Sorry about the sour grapes.

    Enjoy your hot chocolate.

  5. bulgar instead of oat is really interesting! I've tried a couple of times. my favorite combo is: 1/4 oat bran, 1/4 bulgur, 1/2 frozen raspberries, 1-2 tbsp egg whites and finally coconut flakes. Try it out! it's dessert-like breakfast!

  6. I love love love bulgur!!!

  7. I love bulgur for breakfast. It is really good made with milk and then topped with eggs!

  8. That breakfast looks SO creamy! The blueberries remind me of jelly beans - I don't think that would taste very good though ;)

    That Amy's soup..I may be quite liberal with the salt when I eat that! It's kind of bland :(

  9. Mmm bulgur! I've never tried it before but I always give it a second glance at the grocery store... now I think I'll actually buy it and give it a try. It looks like it makes an awesomely creamy brekkie. :)


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