I was rockin the raw mac & cheese all day today. The morning flew by and I didn’t eat breakfast until 10 AM which is late for me. Last night’s dinner + my little evening snacky snack really held me over. After realizing the time, I debated on whether to eat or wait until after my 11:15 Hatha yoga class as I know you shouldn’t do yoga on a full stomach. Hmmm, to eat or not to eat? I ate.
I scrambled egg whites with cottage cheese. Right before the eggs were done, I added some raw mac & cheese and topped it with lots of pepper. Wait, where is the almond butter?
I always have nut butter with breakfast. This is a whole wheat tortilla slathered with a TBSP of Erin‘s favorite, Maranatha Honey Almond Butter and topped with carob chips. I folded the tortilla and warmed it in the toaster oven. I had to unfold it for your viewing pleasure. Check out those ooey-gooey melted chunks of love. Can I get a Holy Yum?!?
I went to my Hatha yoga class with no expectations. Most Hatha yoga classes involve gentle stretching and deep breathing, but I was hoping for a little intensity. No disappointment there. We started off the class with Sun Salutations and did a number of my favorite poses. I love Pigeon Pose! So great for the hips. The class was just what I needed after the craziness that was yesterday. As we lay in Savasana, the instructor came around to adjust us and then massaged our foreheads – love that! How do you feel about your yoga instructor making adjustments to your body during class?
When I got home, I was still content from breakfast and waited a while to eat lunch. A protein filled breakfast with healthy fats will curb my appetite for hours. If I eat only carbs, I’m starving an hour or two later. Love my cereals & oats, but I gotta add that protein punch!
I got all old school and decided on a tuna noodle casserole just like Mom used to make…However, I don’t think she ever used raw mac & cheese. I mixed one small can of tuna with 3 heaping TBSP of my mac & cheese and added some peas. On the side were leftover roasted veggies. Gotta have my greens!
Then it was off to the dog park with Einstein & Radley. I like to walk the perimeter of the park and try to get them to chase after me. It was 45 minutes of fun in the sun with my pups. See, you don’t have to spend hours in the gym. Get outside and play…that’s exercise too!
Yes, I did have to work today, but I only had one client. This week has been so slow, but I’m sure it’s just because everyone is getting back into the swing of things after the holidays. Those clients will be calling me soon…especially after all that soreness kicks in from their New Year’s resolution workouts!
I arrived home famished and whipped up a new recipe that was very quick…and very delicious!
I read about Eating Bender’s brilliant Humbeque pizza over at Banana Cabana, and this was my quickie version. I slapped some hummus and Trader Joe’s BBQ sauce on a Flat Out wrap and then covered it with TJ’s lite shredded cheese. Threw on some roasted veggies and popped it in a 350 degree oven until the cheese melted. Served it up with the last of my leftover roasted veggies. The hummus/BBQ sauce combo tasted excellent. I would highly recommend this as it’s a nice change from the usual tomato sauce. Thank you Jenn & Caroline!
Kath Eats Real Food products are now available online at Cafe Press. I’m debating between the coffee mug and the tote bag for myself. Kath’s amazing blog was one of the first food blogs I read, and probably like a lot of you out there, she inspired me to start a blog of my own. So, go check out the KERF store and help spread the word about Kath Eats to the rest of the world. They’re totally missing out!