Hey hey hey and Happy Hump Day! Today was another B-E-A-Utiful day outside which was of course another day spent trapped inside four walls! I’m so hoping this weather continues over the weekend so I can actually enjoy it!
It’s Wednesday folks…you know what that means! It’s time for another What I Ate Wednesday!
I’m so excited to share my breakfast with you guys! In the spirit of all things quick, easy, and of the overnight variety, I tried something a little different for my morning bowl!
All I did was soak 1/2 cup of oat groats in 1/2 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk and 1/2 cup water overnight. This morning I poured the groats and soaking liquid into my Magic Bullet and blended away! Once the groats were good and processed, I added a tablespoon of chia seeds and let it set for about 15 minutes to absorb the liquid. What I ended up with was a bowl of raw oats with the perfect consistency and chew factor topped with bloobs and steebies and a good ol’ spoonful of PB&Co. White Chocolate Wonderful!
Lunch was tasty I’m sure…what little bit I actually tasted! We were crazy busy at work today so this was thrown down in approximately 12 minutes!
Salad: Spinach, mini peps, carrots, portobellas, and corn topped with 2% cottage cheese + pepper and a Trader Joe’s Veggie Masala Burger on a whole wheat English Muffin.
Post Workout Snack: (5:00pm)
Lundberg Rice Cake topped with dark chocolate almond butter,
1/2 a banana and cinnamon
Textersation with my sis earlier today:
Tricky Tempeh Taco Salad: (serves 4)
- 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 large onion, chopped
- 15 oz can diced tomatoes, no salt added
- 1 package Trader Joe’s tempeh, crumbled
- 2/3 cup frozen corn, thawed
- 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
- pepper to taste
1. Saute onion in oil over medium-high heat until translucent.
2. Add all other ingredients, turn heat down to low and simmer for 10-15 minutes to allow flavors to combine.
Taco Salad Layers: Crumbled Baked Tostitos Chips, spinach, taco “meat”, Daiya cheese, guacamole (just a simple mix of avocado, garlic powder, lime juice, and Mrs. Dash Chipotle), salsa, and cilantro.
I sat at the table and listened to my sister mmm’ing and ahh’ing. I waited until she had cleaned her plate, then asked what she thought of dinner.
“It was soooo good!” she answered.
I said, “Oh, so you couldn’t taste the tofu?” *insert evil grin*
She couldn’t believe it, nor could she believe she had just had soy cheese! Hahahahaha! Another convert in the making! 😉
Well, I’m off to finish up Whip It and munch on some juicy green grapes with the sis!
Have you ever tried oat groats?
Have you ever tricked someone into eating tofu? How did it go?