Plethora of Puddin

by HEAB on February 15, 2009

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I have done no form of exercise for 48 hours…I don’t like it. :(  My hamstring actually feels a lot better, but I’m still staying away from anything but upper body strength training and walking/pool jogging until the end of this month…I think I am going to go crazy.  

Instead of gym and yoga studio time, I filled my weekend with Chocolate Covered Vegan inspired blended grain pudding bowls…

Chocolate Protein Oat Bran with Almond Butter

Chocolate Protein Blended Oat Bran with Almond Butter

Peach Yogurt Blended Barley with Peanut Butter

Peach Soy Yogurt Blended Barley with Peanut Butter

Vanilla Protein Blended Wheat Berries with Peanut Butter

Vanilla Protein Blended Wheat Berries with Peanut Butter

Chocolate Hemp Blended Rolled Oats with Almond Butter

Chocolate Hemp Blended Rolled Oats with Almond Butter

I think I have just about perfected the recipe, and I’m loving it…obviously.  If y’all have random bags of grains like we do in our cabinets, I highly recommend trying one of Katie’s bowls…the girl is a genius!

After carbo-loading at every meal and doing no exercise whatsoever all weekend, I decided on a high protein breakfast this morning…well, high for me anyway…

Breakfast Quesadilla

Breakfast Quesadilla

I broiled 2 whole wheat tortillas with vegan cheddar cheese, an egg white scramble, & 2 Morninstar sausage patties.  This seemed like so much food at 7:30 AM, but it was no higher in calories than normal.  The stats: 483 calories, 20 grams of fat (31%), 49 grams of carbs (33%), and 52 grams of protein (35%).  Delicious, dairy free, and I felt completely stuffed…but alas, no almond butter. :(  

And then for my high protein snack in honor of Miss Gliding Calm

Tempeh with Peanut Butter

Tempeh with Peanut Butter

Hey, don’t knock it until you try it…surprisingly good and much cheaper than a protein bar!

Then there was a little baking…

Chocolate Peppermint Cloud Cookies

Chocolate Peppermint Cloud Cookies

These are going to one lucky bidder from Meghann’s bake sale.  Chris was quite disappointed to see me pack these up as they’re one of his favorite cookies…No worries.  I saved a little batter for my lovah. :)

Thanks to everyone for all of your encouraging comments regarding my job interview…I ended up cancelling my 2nd interview after I received some good news on Saturday morning.  Ever since I finished massage therapy school, I have worked for an alternative medical doctor, and I LOVE working there.  The good Doc pulled me aside Saturday morning and asked if I could help out more around the office. This totally caught me off guard as he had just cut back on opening hours. However, turns out he needs me to fill in here & there. Y’all, this could have not have come at a more perfect time as I would much rather work for my current employer than anyone else! Plus, I’m getting more and more massage therapy clients booked.  So, things are good…so good. Thanks again for all the support – love you guys!

P.S. NOW GO COOK UP SOME GRAINS & TRY A PUDDING BOWL!!!!