The second long weekend in a row has come to an end and now it’s time to go back to work in the new year. I want Monday to be the beginning of a better year – I want to come in earlier, be sharper/less distracted while also remembering that it is only work after all. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in things, get frustrated, turn to food. This year will be different. 2010 is going to rock!! 😎
So on this Sunday morning, I decided to make a yummy breakfast. Ever since seeing Lauren of Healthy Food For Living featuring her maple-cranberry muffins with goat cheese filling, I couldn’t stop thinking about them. I happened to have all the ingredients on hand (plain goat cheese and cranberries, which I mixed together for the filling) so it was fate really 😉
The batter was a little on the sweet side, so I’d probably cut down on maple syrup a little next time. Would I need to replace the volume with something else? This is where I usually screw up things! 😳
I love the surprise in the middle! SO good!!
The breakfast was a bit on the smaller side because I wanted to hit the gym asap. At the gym I ran 4.15 miles (at varying speeds and inclines) + .35 mile walk, then jumped on the stairmaster for 10 minutes and completed the workout with a 10 minute rolling sesh. Great workout! 😀
Mixed greens, grape tomatoes, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, tzatziki, baba ganoush + water
How do you like my fancy cup? Hehe 😆 Our dishwasher is leaking so we’re trying to minimize dishes. This is the only thing I think I can get away with on the blog. The salad was fabulous – the tzatziki and the baba ganoush replaced the dressing, I just took a bit at a time with some lettuce and juicy tomatoes. Yum! 😀
I could eat pickles all day long, I swear!
Nature’s Pride 12 grain toast with avocado
I was the first one out, losing $20 Thank goodness I brought a Cooking Light magazine to entertain me 😀
I brought some snacks + dinner to entertain me as well 😉
Leftover pasta alfredo with roasted asparagus, which I’m so happy I brought with me because the boys ordered pizza!
[Total 496 calories]
This PURE chocChip trailmix bar was pretty yummy, although slightly too sweet (I think dates provide sufficient sweetness so they could cut down or eliminate agave nectar). The cacao nibs added a really nice crunch!
When we got home I totaled up my calories for the day and realized I still haven’t eaten enough. So I went for some cookie dough…
I have yet to try these little cookies baked 😳
[180 calories for 2]
Still not enough calories. 😕 I wasn’t hungry but I grabbed a little pack of roasted almonds, which at 210 calories put me right in my sweet spot.
Total calories consumed: ~1530
Back to work! How are you starting the New Year?