Hello and happy Thursday!
Thank you all for your encouraging sleep comments last night—-I ended up falling asleep at 7:45 and sleeping like a baby until 3:15 so that was good!! I feel SO much better today. Its crazy what a few more hours of sleep can do!!
This morning I snacked on this bar pre-breakfast:
I bought this by mistake—-I really meant to grab the cinnamon roll! It was okay. Not my favorite. I don’t really like the fruit/chocolate mix and I could definitely taste the dates in here. It did a great job of giving me early morning energy though so I’m not complaining!
And then around 7:45, I took my breakfast break. I ate the “heart healthy portion” of oatmeal today, which is 3/4th cup dry. I did this for a few reasons. Number one being that we were out of milk and I knew 1/2 cup of oats made with water won’t fill me up. Also, I needed it to get me through the next 5 hours. And it did!!! My whole bowl contained 3/4th cup oats made in 1 1/2 cups water, 1 spoonful pumpkin seed butter and a cinnamon brown sugar mix.
It was an awesome breakfast and I felt full and satisfied for the next 5 hours from it! Maybe the secret is eating MORE?! It worked well and I’ll be doing it again in the future!
My mom came in today to do her grocery shopping and she bought a loaf of the 9 grain bread that I had literally seconds before pulled out of the oven. I made a killer sandwich for lunch with it when I got home—-boar’s head pastrami spiced turkey, boar’s head provolone and spicy hummus:
The bread is organic of course and contains a yummy mix of heart healthy grains. Its SUPER soft and delicious!
This afternoon I actually am doing a little more baking. My mom’s friend Margaret has a six year old daughter that looooooves to bake and for christmas she got this mini cupcake set. And…she asked yours truly to help her make the cupcakes! I’m obviously happy to be a part of it, mainly because she is just so cute! I’m going over to her Aunt’s house in an hour and we will be creating “cupcake bouquets” (I need to read the kid friendly directions first!) all afternoon.
I’m hoping to be home by 4 to do some yoga and then my mommy is making my FAVORITE chili for dinner. I grew up eating it and it always is so nostalgic and yummy to me! Recipe to come tonight! 🙂
Have a wonderful afternoon! Stay warm!!