Evening. Y’all, I am loving my journey into the world of breakfast foods! Trying new dinners every night totally stressed me out, but my morning adventures in the kitchen have been so fun. Maybe it’s because they’re quick and easy meals? Maybe it’s because they’re aren’t a ton of leftovers to try and eat? Maybe it’s just because I LOVE BREAKFAST and could eat it for every meal (shout out to Critty)?!? So, here’s to variety in the morning! Let the experiment continue…
Now that was one mighty-fine plate! I prepared an egg white omelet with Laughing Cow Light cheese & veggies – notice the hunka-hunk of broccoli love? Then I spread some pureed pumpkin, apple butter, and Naturally Nutty vanilla almond butter on a whole wheat tortilla and warmed it on the Foreman for a few minutes. Complete and utter bliss! The stats: 376 calories, 14 grams of fat (30%), 44 grams of carbs (42%), 31 grams of protein (28%). This has been my lowest calorie breakfast so far, but it was very filling. I’m not sure if held me over to lunch as I met the girls for coffee at 10:30, and had a big cafe au lait. Caffeine always curbs my appetite. So, don’t know if it stuck or not, but it sure was delicious!
Monday’s breakfast a la Chocolate Covered Vegan.
I made Katie’s tofu scramble recipe but substituted tempeh. For some reason, my stomach does not always like soy, but tempeh and miso never bother me. Might it be the fermented cultures? Anyone else experience this phenomenon? Anyway, I love all of Katie’s eats. She totally inspires my vegan wannabe way of life. Go visit her blog…wait not yet! Read the rest of my post first.
I then toasted two slices of Trader Joe’s sprouted wheat berry bread. Each slice received some Smart Balance Light (It’s vegan. Who knew?) along with the last of my Trader Joe’s reduced sugar strawberry jam. I have not had buttered toast in so very long. This breakfast was like a ray of sunshine on the gloomiest of days. OK, so a bit dramatic. Let’s just say it was kick a$$ good! The stats: 503 calories, 14 grams of fat (24%), 69 grams of carbs – HELLO bread (53%), and 33 grams of protein (23%). Since I had back to back clients all morning and would have to eat a late lunch, I snagged a rather disgusting rice protein bar sample from work at 11:30 to keep my stomach from growling during my next session. Lovely breakfast, and it did the job of keeping my stomach occupied for about 4 hours. If any of you out there think vegans subsist on lettuce and tofu, you are mistaken. I loved this dish! Thanks Katie! Oh, I did have one complaint…NO ALMOND BUTTER. So, I just ate it straight-up at lunch…right from the jar baby!
What’s on tomorrow’s menu might you ask? Well, you’ll just have to stay tuned…I’ll give you a little hint: CEREAL. Maybe I should rename my blog: Heather Eats Carbs.
After 12 straight days of yoga my body is showing noticeable changes, and I look forward to each and every class. Yesterday, I did Polly’s video plus a short routine that Maggie from Say Yes to Salad sent me for building arm strength. I’m still having trouble with my Chaturanga push-ups. I can go down slowly, no problem. It’s the getting back up into plank that seems impossible! Today, it was Power Yoga at Hot Yoga Nashville ($5 off their Sunrise Class – yay!) My hamstring was really bothering me by the end of class. Luckily, I had an afternoon massage scheduled (Thank you Rayna!), and I was told I probably have a slight strain. I’m so bummed as I had an entire week of new yoga classes lined up to try at the Y. Hopefully, I’ll rejoin the yogi world in a few days. Tomorrow, I’m going to hit the stationary bike for a little cardio action and then replenish my glycogen stores with a lovely breakfast. Won’t you join me?