WIAW: Kabocha Luscious Bowl

Hey guys! Hope you all had a happy humpy day!

I can’t believe the week is halfway over already. One more day of work before Move Day! Eek! I’m so excited/nervous/tired already! πŸ˜‰

I like having a plan. A plan helps to calm nerves. A plan helps to give you an idea of what to expect. Right now, there is NO plan and I’m trying my best not to faaaareeek out!

All I know is that I have a little over 24 hours before the big move (9 of which I will be stuck in the four concrete walls of the hospital and 14-16 hours reserved for z’s) and I still need to:

  • Finish packing the living room, my bedroom and closet.
  • Run a load of laundry…Wait, again? Didn’t I just do that?!
  • Forward my mail, oh and speaking of mail, I kinda I need to go get the new house a mailbox!
  • Call the rental truck company and sign over my unborn child for a gas-guzzling moving-machine

Oh, well, now that I’ve seen it in bullet format, it doesn’t seem so bad after all…NOT!

Ok, enough about that! Let’s move on to happier things…things that HAVE a plan! How about another edition ofΒ What I Ate Wednesday?!

Hop on over to Jen’s blog at peasandcrayons.com and check out all the link-ups for this week! And if you are a blogger, you should totally think about linking up yourself in the future! All the cool kids are doing it! πŸ˜‰

Breakfast (7:00am)
Perfect Protein Oats in a Jar + 1/2 caf of Meet Joe Black

I’m getting a little desperate for ingredients now in the final days of the Clean Out the Fridge/Pantry Challenge. I was forced to get a little creative with my oats this morning since I happen to be out of my “oatmeal making staples” (bananas and milk).

Perfect Protein Oats: (serves 1)

  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 3 tablespoons egg whites

1. Combine oats, water, and protein powder in a pot on the stove and cook over medium- Β  Β  high heat until boiling.
2. Add egg whites and whisk until cooked through (it will form little egg white swirls in Β  Β  Β  Β  the oats)

I enjoyed my oats in a waning jar of one of my favorite peanut butters (about 1 tablespoon left in jar) and topped with a small handful of Kashi Autumn Wheat cereal and a half cup of thawed frozen peaches.

And of course I had my morning dose ofΒ candy vitamins!

Lunch (12:30pm)
Kabocha Luscious Bowl: millet, aduki beans, and roasted kabocha squash
topped with a sunflower butter/nooch drizzle
Water

I finally got around to making a bowl inspired by Carrie’s “Luscious Bowls.” I loved EVERYTHING about this meal! I honestly don’t prepare millet enough! It is such a fabulous grain and only takes minutes to cook!

The aduki beans were something new for me. Have you ever tried them? They remind me of black-eyed peas but with a little more flavor. Definitely a great combo with the sweet squash and nutty/cheesy sauce!

Dinner (7:30pm)
1 cup plain yogurt (strained overnight), 1/2 cup mixed berries,
and a handful of more Autumn Wheat cereal

Wanna know why dinner was so light?

Well, you see, it seems as if my lovely home state of Tennessee has decided that it hates me.Β Never in my 23 years of living in this state, have I EVER had a problem with allergies…until now!

I didn’t have much of an appetite for dinner, after my afternoon/evening of this:

Yep, that’s right…sick again!

Just be glad this is a vlog post since I totally sound like death warmed over! Rawr!

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to toss down a few more cough drops, rub Vicks all over my body, take a Benedryl and hope that this will all be gone by Friday! *fingers crossed*

Question of the day:

Who wants to help me move?! πŸ˜‰

 

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34 Responses to WIAW: Kabocha Luscious Bowl

  1. I’ll help!!! πŸ™‚ Give me the address and I’ll be there in a flash! πŸ˜‰

    I love that your vitamins are in candy form! πŸ˜€

    xoxox
    Kathleen

  2. Kristina says:

    you had some pretty sweet bowls of yumminess! Hope you feel better STAT

  3. Tell me more about these beans and millet please =) Where can I find them and how do they taste?! sooo curious!

    feel better snotmuffin! ❀ MWAH!!!!!!!!! LOVE YOU!

    • Snotmuffin, huh? You’re oh so charming my lady! πŸ˜‰

      The millet reminds me of couscous…only maybe more nutty tasting? And the aduki (sometimes spelled adzuki) beans really taste like black-eyed peas, but not AS gritty texture-wise. I got the millet out of the bulk bin section and the beans were with the rest of the canned beans at Whole Foods. They also had them dry in the bulk bin section, but I am soooooo bad a planning ahead for my meals that I decided to go the lazy girl route and stick with the canned stuff! When you first open the can, the liquid and beans seem kind of goopy. I rinsed them before adding them to the LB, but I think with a little bit of the liquid added in, they would make really great bean burgers…good stickability! And Spabettie says she’s made burgers out of them before!

  4. caitlinoco says:

    ME ME ME! Get me out of Wisconsin please!

  5. Oh Heather, I am so sorry you’re sick. I can’t tell you how many people say, “I’ve lived her X number of years, and never had bad allergies until now”. Eventually everyone falls prey to Nashville allergies…I still haven’t succumbed, but I’m sure my days are numbered. I think it’s b/c Nashville lies in a valley, and allergens get trapped in the air. Move to HEAB utopia with me – sunshine all year round, zero humidity, lots of fresh air…and all the kabocha squash you can eat. πŸ™‚

    Still need to try your sunflower seed nooch combo!

  6. BrittFit says:

    1. obsessed with your oats in a jar
    2. IM SICK TOO! I would love to give you advice but….your wayyy more prepared than me..theres no way with all those supplies you cant battle this cold in no time!

    GOOD LUCK πŸ™‚

  7. Ma Ma Megan says:

    Haha i’ll help you move if you cook for me! Your lucious bowl looks amazing! πŸ™‚
    Do kabocha squashes have another name or something? because I can’t find one for the life of me!

  8. Namaste Gurl says:

    I’m so sorry you’re sick– that’s no fun indeed!
    But yeah for moving soon, or maybe skip the yeah, as it’s stressful and lots of work!
    That kabocha bowl looks AMAZING. Good call on combining nooch and nut butter; i’ll have to try that! πŸ™‚

  9. aw, gaah, sorry you’re sick! I would totally help you move if I could… I had an aduki adzuki? bean burger at a restaurant and LOVED it… I’ve been meaning to look for them to make my own burgers… need to get on that!

    YAAY for moving day – so excited for you!! feel better soon darlin!

  10. lindsay says:

    oh I feel ya on the allergies. I think they are extremely HIGH this year. YUCK!! I’m diggin carries luscious bowls too. Good luck with the move. rest up!

  11. Sorry your sick 😦

    I don’t think people want to know what I eat!

  12. Lee says:

    I would help you if I lived near you! We actually got movers for our last move and it was well worth the money. Have you considered that or are you Uhauling it? (which I’ve done too)

  13. WAHOO! i love your LB! im eating one right now for lunch :D.. you have a FAB COMBO!!! i love that sunbuttah noosh drizzle! i love bfast for dindin!

  14. If I lived closer, I would totally help you move. I’m sorry you are sick again. Tony’s parents live in TN and the pollen always gets me when we go during spring time. We are going to suck it up anyway and spend spring break there…hopefully the pollen won’t be so bad in a couple of weeks. I hope you got some rest and feel better today.

  15. Little Bookworm says:

    Sorry about the allergies – hope they go away soon! Good luck with the moving! πŸ™‚

  16. Anastasia says:

    Oh my goodness, your lunch looks amazing! Yum, yum, yum.

    Good luck with your move! I hope you get to feeling better before then! It looks like you have a pretty powerful defense system goin’ on :]

  17. Catherine says:

    Don’t forget the nasal rinse I told you about! Feel better soon!

  18. Aww, hope the move goes smoothly! I would so help if we lived closer!

  19. Jenny says:

    Hope you have a good move day, I can imagine how annoying it must be to have to pack/unpack everything 😦 Loving those protein oats btw. Hope those allergies clear up πŸ˜€

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  23. Your luscious bowl looks so tasty! I’ve also been wanting to try this since seeing it on Carrie’s blog!

    Thankfully, I’ve never had allergies (furiously knocks on wood), but I hope you feel better soon!

  24. moveovercelery says:

    I love your luscious bowl…and your oats! Looking at blogger’s oats never bores me. : )

  25. beth says:

    your harried day and some extreme vocabulary ie-faaaaareeeeeking!!!!! out had my gut exercizing happily during reading and afterwards, several times afterwards, thank you for the needed release; others felt the same!! maybe i’ll come back to this date when i need a good hoot. remember to be gentle to yourself, since there is alot happening, rome wasn’t built in a day. i appreciate your exclaiming and explaining the moment(s).

  26. I can’t believe I’m just now getting to this post a week later, but OH EM GEEEEE your bowl looks amazeballs delicious! And I’m certainly hoping by now that you’re feeling better! πŸ˜‰

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