Wednesday, March 4, 2009

And Swimming Lessons Are Done!

I must say that as much as I don’t like my hubby having to work the afternoon shift, it sure eases up the morning routine for me! I made a delicious bowl of blended green tea latte oats this morning….

-1 cup water
-1/2 cup soft tofu
-1 tsp matcha powder
-splash of vanilla extract
-1/2 cup Quaker oats
-PC Sweet Cinnamon Sprinkles
I hauled out my trusty immersion blender and whipped up the water, tofu and matcha. Once that was up to a simmer, I dumped in the oats and vanilla extract. When it was nice and thick I creamed it all up with the blender, poured it in the bowl and doused it with the sprinkles. So incredible!

I made another green monster last night to “eat” while watching the Biggest Loser. I used the same ingredients as the night before, only a bit more of each…..spinach, strawberries, unsweetened almond breeze, agave and ground flax seed.
I must admit that I am really enjoy these and have already started looking forward to one each night!

As per yesterday, I nibbled on some dried figs as I worked.
I also noshed on these bad boys throughout the day…
I “hid” the handful in my desk drawer so that I didn’t inhale them! In doing this, I enjoyed them over the course of the day. I didn’t go back for more and I hope that the bowl is EMPTY when I get to work tomorrow!! :)

My back has been giving me a bit of grief since the weekend so I decided it would be best to take my run down a notch today. I ran at 6.2 with no incline for 50 minutes. It was a really nice pace for me (9.4 minute mile) and it didn’t aggravate my back issues!

Time: 50 minutes
Avg Hr: 161
Max Hr: 175
Calories Burned: 460
Distance: 5.08 miles

Lunch today was a Spicy Szechuan Style Vegetables & Chicken Weight Watchers Smart Ones.
These meals are always good in a pinch as far as I’m concerned. I thought about bringing some chili for lunch, but wasn’t really feeling it. This guy was pretty tasty although I wish I had thought to bring extra veggies to bulk it up.
Lunch "dessert" was another bowl of sweet strawberries....
Just before leaving work I snacked on a handful (literally) of Nature's Path Optimum Cinnamon Blueberry cereal. I really needed something with crunch as I was good and ready to leave but the clock was moving so s-l-o-w!! :)
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The kids and I didn't have to go out to DD's swimming lesson until 6:45 so I was able to cook up a decent dinner for the first time this week!! They wanted chicken Alfredo and who am I to say no even when I hate the stuff?? Seeing as I was making pasta anyways, I opted to have some, way! I mixed 3oz of pasta, 3oz grilled chicken breast, random veggies and about 3/4 of a cup of garlic diced tomatoes.

Oh, yeah! This meal was uber yummy! This is only half. It ended up being a HUGE portion so I put some aside for lunch. My sweet end was a Cadbury Thin toffee crunch chocolate bar. Of course!
Tonight is the last lesson that DD will have for this session. YIPEE!! The next block of lessons doesn't start up until April so we have a days off through the week now. Amen. :)

I mentioned yesterday that my hubby went to Sam's Club yesterday and snagged some deals. Here's a few things that he bought...Jam, children's Tylenol, case of water, not shown, 2 big bags of frozen veg, a box of Burritos and a Shepard's pie....

Quaker oats and cat food, as well as the 2 boxes of Cadbury Thin chocolate bars (picture shown yesterday)

All this stuff was only $88.00! I'd like to go myself over the weekend because I'm positive there are more food related items that I could save on.

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Bye for now!!


  1. Your green tea oats and green monster smoothie would be perfect for St. Patty's Day :)

    I LOVE that ginormous bag of veggies!! Enjoy your break from swim lessons!

  2. Lovely oats, figs, fresh fruit... yum!!

    Enjoy your evening!!

  3. I think I need to try out some matcha in my own oats one morning. They make it so purdy and green :D

    And you should totally try and hit up the Sams Club before it closes, because you know the husband didn't get ALL of the good finds!

  4. your dinner looks delicious!! pasta + chicken + veggies is the perfect nutritious meal~ :D

  5. I am coming over to eat breakfast at your house! Your oats always look so good!

  6. i love your eats! seriously - green tea oats = awesome
    & that smart ones looks delicious
    and pasta makes me happy!

  7. seriously those oats intrigue me!! :)

  8. I love the addition of tofu to the oats and cream of wheat - Brilliant!!!

    That cadbury bar looks incredible!

  9. You have a Sam's Club where you are? So jealous! I don't have anything like that! =(

  10. Love Sams club/bjs! We are going to join now that we're back in a house and have some storage space! I am looking forward to purchasing the large cases of Chobani! Hiding stuff in your desk prevents you from eating it? Not me ;) Hope you have a good night

  11. Great finds at Sam's! Your pasta looks so yummy!

  12. Mmm your oats look great! I bet the texture is amazing :)
    Nice deals at Sam's Club! We have one here but I'm not a member - should I join?
    Great run today!

  13. Wow you're so creative with your oats! Awesome stuff. And those eggs look YUMMY!

  14. You know, I don't know if I've even ever had dried figs ... but they look so good!

    I agree, I have been looking forward to green monsters myself : )

  15. How awesome does your breakfast look!?!?! I heart matcha!!! I drink green tea all day long, and if that powder didn't cost so much, I'd bust it out and put it in everything. hahaha I'm loving the new combo's definitely sparked some ideas in my crazy little head. :)

    Do those microwave meals fill you up?? I think I just have bad experiences with Lean Cuisine and Eating right....or maybe i just have a beastly appetite?? Well I hope you have a faaabulous THursday dear!

  16. The green tea latte oats looks and sounds delish!

  17. Those oats are so creative!!

    I SO want to be the winner of your contest!

  18. Love your oats! I really want to try one of those green monster smoothies! I better go buy some strawberries!

  19. i just bought dried figs monday! hah. i like stuffing them with almonds.


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