Here I go again - putting off recaps and recipes. But oh well. This is what I wanted to do today so this is what I am doing! I will return to recaps and recipes eventually, but that's for another day. ;)
Someday, I hope to do a WIAW
(What I Ate Wednesday) post, but for now, I'll just show you guys what I ate Thursday instead (gotta start somewhere, right?).
After seeing Ellie
have OIAJ, I knew that that was what I wanted for breakfast! It's been forever since I've had OIAJ, and it was time to bring back an old favorite!
So into the not-very-empty jar of peanut butter (there was a lot of peanut butter left on the bottom... mmmm) went a very heaping serving of steal-cut oats. I take steal-cut oats over rolled oats any day! The only complaint: the serving is 1/4 cup. Um, what? Definitely not enough for me, hence the very heaping serving. ;) On top of the oats...
... wheat germ!! What's shown times about 20. I'm absolutely loving the wheat germ on oatmeal combo!! My OIAJ were devoured along with green tea and fresh mango (normally store-boughten mangos are just okay, but this one was more than just okay - SO good!! :D).
And yes, that is a snowman and Christmas tree on my mug. Who says you can't enjoy cute snowmen in the middle of summer?
A close-up of the mango:
After breakfast, I went and rode my horsey! He was such a good boy, and it was so much fun!
For a snack when I got back...
PEANUT BUTTER FILLED PRETZELS!!!! I think I'm addicted to these things. I don't even want to tell you how many I eat on an average day. Can we just leave it with lots? Okay. Moving on...
Love my bowl, don't you? Haha, it's actually one of those big heart shaped serving bowls. So much fun to eat from! It it is steamed veggies (carrots, broccoli, zucchini - from my neighbors garden, and sugar snap peas), a heaping serving of cooked bulgar (I always make heaping servings when it comes to grain - I never think their serving is enough!), and a whole bunch of Katie's Crazy-Good Ranch
. The name described the dressing pretty well, but it doesn't quite do it justice. Maybe Incredible-ForgetTheSaladAndGrabASpoon Ranch would be a bit better? Yes, I think so. ;) Love that dressing. Great on veggies/grains and by multiple spoonfuls (not that I would know or anything... okay maybe I would know, but that's beside the point. ;)
Lunch was served with more fresh mango. Nom, nom.
A little later in the afternoon, my brother and I went and played tennis!
Not sure where the ball is?
Haha, this picture makes me laugh every time I see it! There I am - standing there and smiling - and there goes the ball, right past me.
We had so much fun! We hit it back and forth a bit, and then we got into some trick shots. My brother did a behind the back, and I did an under the leg. It was epic. AND I only hit the ball out of the court once, so I considered it a major success.
After tennis, we hit the grocery store and then went home and had dinner. After seeing Ann Claire
use an english muffin as a hamburger bun, I knew
I had to try it! So I cooked up a Sunshine falafel burger
that flavor!), and served it on a whole grain english muffin with avocado and fresh sliced cucumber and bell pepper on the side:
And a close up of the burger:
Even though it's hard to tell, the english muffin was spread with pesto! Yum! Given the chance, I think I would choose an english muffin over a hamburger bun any day. Sooo yummy! :)
Dinner was followed by dessert - Chocolate Macadamia Oat Bar
:Do you like wheat germ? Ever had it on oatmeal?Do you like steal cut oat?
Do you make heaping servings of grain?
Ever had peanut butter filled pretzels?
Do you like to play tennis?
Wow, a lot of questions! I was just trying to, um, give you lots of choices. Choices are always a good thing, right?
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!! :)