Man, the weather in Boston is dreary. I know many of you are super excited for fall but I am just going to stay in denial for a little longer if you don’t mind It’s rainy and cold… and I want summer back! I’m hanging on to summer for as long as I can by incorporating fresh summer fruit into nearly every meal. At least my mouth thinks it’s still summer
Breakfast: banana pb&j oats with fresh organic Maine blueberries
I love it when peanut butter melts all over the warm oats! This was a great bowl of creamy oats. I have stove-top oats down to a science by now
It was like a larabar with oats. I really enjoyed the raspberry flavor, and this bar was generally delicious. My only complaint is that it’s maybe slightly too sweet. One of the ingredients was brown rice syrup, and I think the dates could have provided enough sweetness without the need for additional sweetener.
Lunch was great! It was based on this recipe from Cooking Light for roast chicken salad with peaches, goat cheese, and pecan. Really I just followed the recipe to make the dressing, omitting the minced shallots, used some organic pulled chicken that I had leftover from last night’s pulled chicken sandwich and then added a nectarine from the farmers market and of course goat cheese + pecans. Nectarines + goat cheese + pecans = heaven!
So Delicious 100 calorie coconut ice cream mini for dessert! Perfecto
Mid-afternoon snack: yogurt parfait – rest of nectarine from lunch, organic strawberries, raspberries, and Erin Baker’s peanut butter granola layered between plain oikos. Light and healthy!
Dinner: cheesy/tomato bolognese over ww pasta. Once again, excuse the picture quality
Late night snack: dry roasted almonds + organic espresso chocolate. Just what the doctor prescribed
I’ve been really embarrassed by my pictures in the house lately. During the day, I actually go outside into our backyard and bring my table placemat to take the pics, but at night it’s dark in there (and cold) so I have to deal with the lighting inside. How do you take pictures indoors when natural light is unavailable? Do you have fancy lights set up? Tripods? I hate the yellowish tint over all my photos! Help!!
Enjoy your weekend! I still have some body aches from the flu, but I’m determined to meet up with a friend for a run on Sunday. My body is aching to move.