My coat decided to stop zipping this morning and it's really taking a toll on my winter tolerance level.
As if the ridonculous tundra-like temperatures weren't punishment enough...now my coat can't handle it either?! CHEESE AND RICE.
Anywhoozle, I've decided to start eating a banana in the morning around 5:45am when I leave for work because lately I haven't had time to "sit down" (and by "sit down" I mean hunch over the counter while I read emails) to eat breakfast until as late as 10am. Being up for five hours without eating or drinking (I literally have to write down "drink water" or else I forget) doesn't make for a happy Hummusapien. I noticed that my mid-afternoon hunger beast was much more tame today, so maybe that's thanks to the bigger breakfast!
When I finally got around to it, I chowed down on the usual make-ahead steel cut oatmeal with chia seeds, raspberries, and a fabulously adorable single serving Barney Butter raw chia almond butter packet. The cacao and coconut flavor has me going crazy. I also had a banana and half a piece of avocado toast that I mistakenly made for a customer.
Lunch was leftover baked whole wheat spaghetti with kale, mushrooms, and tofu ricotta. Did you see the teaser I posted on Instagram? You guys---this is legit one of the best recipes I ever made. I'm dying to share it with you! I feel like I'm hiding secret treasure.
I snacked on some organic vanilla almond chia granola packs that Mamma Chia sent to Alchemy for us to sample. It was actually one of the yummiest granolas I've ever tasted! It has pea protein for a little boost but you can't even taste it. I love that it has a wholesome ingredient list while staying low on the sugar scale. I'm not sure if it's even in stores yet, but you should definitely invest in a bag when it hits the shelves.
I nearly ate my bicep off after Body Pump. Dinner was a kale and broccoli wild salmon burger (recipe coming soon!) with two roasted peppers, roasted broccoli, and roasted sweet potatoes with hummus and hot sauce. I never roast peppers, but mine were getting wrinkly so I sliced a couple up and threw them on the tray with the broccoli. Best decision ever.
HIIIIII! I'm sweaty and obsessed with roasted veggies.
I couldn't resist eating a couple apple cinnamon chickpea cookies (recipe coming soon!) with a glass of almond milk after dinner.
Today one of my lovely nutrition counseling clients posted a picture of the broccoli cheeze chickpea burgers she made and then thanked me for reminding her how to love real food again. I'm still on cloud nine. To say I was touched would be a dramatic understatement.
Our relationship with food is quite an interesting one. Sometimes we love it, sometimes we obsess over it, sometimes we want nothing to do with it. If your relationship with food needs repaired, don't ever hesitate to email me! You CAN conquer your health, and I'm here to help!