Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Eat this ... and that

Movement: One-hour wiggle your arm class. Oh, wait. That was baby boy. Me? I walked Denali for three brisk miles.

Every day, I eat two breakfasts. The first meal is usually some type of bar and maybe a piece of fruit depending on my planned workout for the day. The second meal is usually egg whites with cheese on a multigrain English muffin. I'll add center cut bacon if I'm feeling wild or tomato and reduced-fat mayonnaise if I'm feelin' saucy.

This morning, though, I woke up howngry (as opposed to hungry) and decided to have my typical second meal at 6:30. And, in case you were wondering, I was feeling wild. After my walk with Denali, I wanted more than the typical breakfast No. 1. So I made oatmeal - for the first time in ages. And let me tell you, it was YUMMY.

Tropical Oats No. 241

1/3 cup old-fashioned oatmeal
2/3 cup water
1/3 cup milk of your choice
1/2 small banana
Sweetener to taste (I used a half-packet of Truvia)
2 tablespoons chopped dried mango
Splash coconut extract

In a small saucepan, add oatmeal, water, milk, banana and sweetener. Over medium to medium-high heat, bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer, stirring occasionally. As the oats begin to thicken, add mango. When oats reach desired consistency, turn off heat and stir in coconut extract. Put in a bowl, sit on the couch and eat while watching "The Rachael Ray Show."

Hungry for more?

Last night, I made a Pioneer Woman dish - the Sour Cream Noodle Bake. I pretty much followed the recipe as is but it's easy to lighten up - Greek yogurt for sour cream, ground turkey for the beef, whole wheat noodles for the egg variety. I really enjoyed it and Mark, who is suffering from a cold, said, "If I could actually taste my food, I think I'd like this."

Have you made anything yummy recently?


  1. Hooray for multiple breakfasts! I wouldn't make it to noon withuot at least 2-3. That dinner sounds delicious!

  2. Yes, I've discovered caramelized brussel sprouts & onions with bacon served as a semi-pasta soup are FABULOUS! I meant to write about it last week, but laziness struck. I am planning on making it for my Mom, so hopefully I'll write about it soon :)

  3. Well, we've been trying to watch our carb intake so we've been eating lots of chicken and spinach salads.

    Now usually this is one of our fave meals but after a couple weeks (not EVERY day) it gets old pretty quick.

    But both those meals sound delish!! I need to find a way to keep track of all these yummy recipes I find here in BlogLand