Happy Tuesday. . . so much better than Monday!
I started my morning with CSL and a barley bowl. This time I cooked the barley on the stovetop: 1 cup boiling water, 1/2 cup barley, simmer for 12 minutes. Not as chewy and nutty flavored as when I ‘make’ it overnight in the fridge.
I mixed it with granola and a scoop of white chocolate wonderful pb. I think I am going back to my overnight barley for my barley bowls, I like it much better!
Lunch was a ‘boney billy’ (basically a turkey sandwich) from Erbert & Gerbert’s.
I paired it with a diet coke and red and yellow pepper slices.
The best part of the sandwich is the piece of bread you get on top of the sandwich – basically the inner and best part of the bread. yum.
Someone was very interested in sharing lunch today!
After lunch, Abby gave up and went into nap mode on the couch. . .
After Scott got home from work, Scott, Abby and I enjoyed the 57 degree sunny day and went for a 4 1/2 mile run. It was gorgeous out!
After a quick shower, Scott fired up the grill and got to work on some pineapple brats that I picked up from the grocery story today.
I snacked on carrots while he was grilling, Abby helped too.
To accompany our brats, we had leftover mashed sweet potatoes, BBQ potato chips and orange slices = orange dinner!
After dinner, I whipped up some smoothies for our ‘dessert’! In the mix, peach chobani yogurt, frozen strawberries, 1/2 frozen banana, OJ.
I picked up some coconut butter at the store today (yea taking care of May goals on May 3rd!) to try out. I melted the jar in the microwave like Kathy suggested and then drizzled it over my smoothie. It was very coconut-y. . . more than I expected, even though it is just coconut flesh. A little bit goes a long way, I think I got a little carried away when I drizzled it tonight, so next time I will use less. It was a good mix with the banana chips and chia seeds. Another yea for not having a big bowl of ice cream for dessert! Our smoothies were just as delicious and much healthier for us. ..I even got Scott to put chia seeds on his smoothie too!
Check out how close Abby is during smoothie eating. . .
To keep track of my weekly goals: +1 veggie for pepper slices at lunch, +1 veggie for carrots, +1 fruit for orange slices +1, maybe 2 for smoothie and 1 non-dessert- dessert! Doing good!
Almost Wednesday! Hope you are having a great week.