Anyone else crave soup when it gets cold? I could eat soup for lunch every day in the fall and winter – but it has to be one with some kind of protein. New favorite: Au Bon Pain’s Tuscan White Bean. A medium has 180 calories, 4grams of fat, and 8 grams of protein. It’s super creamy without any dairy at all. I need to make finding a recipe for this soup my new mission in life, because $5 is a bit ridiculous.
I came home a did Jillian’s No More Trouble Zones workout and was sore until this morning! I haven’t done it since before the wedding and my body knew it.
Woke up late Saturday morning (my lovely husband thought I should get a chance to sleep in after working the 7-3:30 shift all week), so I didn’t make it to spin class. Luckily it meant I got to spend the morning shopping with my Mumma, which was a blast - we both got great deals (of course mine were a bit better). I’d love to be a personal shopper. I never pay full price for ANYTHING.
We stopped for lunch at a Chinese place and split pad thai and veggie sushi roll – shitakes, avocado, broccoli, and roasted red peppers – so delicious!
When I got home I found my free Sunwarrior sample in the mail. I was excited to try it since so many people swear by it, but others seem to really dislike it.
I blended it in to a pumpkin pie smoothie (which probably masked the taste a little).
I agree with the latter group – although I love the ingredient list and benefits of a vegan protein, the texture was just a bit too funky for me – especially for how expensive it is. I’ll stick with my whey.
Saturday evening, the hubby and I did more shopping… I didn’t buy these but thought the store should have just given them to me:
I had a hoped for a nice light grilled salmon or a big salad from one of the many restaurants in Robinson, but the wait was so long at most places that we ended up at one of our favorite Mexican joints, filling our bellies with chips, guacamole, and greasy fajita goodness. Action shot of the hubby:
Anyone else get disappointed when the vegetarian fajitas only include peppers, onions, and tomato? Boo.
Steelers Sunday Snacking
Missing spin class Saturday morning was a blessing in disguise because I went Sunday morning instead (typically a rest day) and had the best instructor. You know, the kind who really pushes you and makes the class go by in what seems like 5 minutes? She also had the theme song from Halloween and Thriller worked in to the playlist, which made it a blast. My heart rate monitor said I burned 650 calories in that hour – totally justifying my typical game day overeating.
I sipped a caramel latte a la Mama Pea as I made breakfast.
As much as I love my oatmeal during the week, it’s great to take your time and make a nice breakfast on the weekend when you’re not rushing off to work.
I made a batch of my buttermilk waffles, using 1 Tbsp vinegar in a cup of almond milk since I didn’t have buttermilk in the fridge. I resisted the urge to make them pumpkin waffles, and opted for an equally autumn-y apple cinnamon batch, with honeycrisp apples in the batter.
The recipe makes 4 waffles, so I’ll have 3 to re-heat later this week. I ate my first half with cinnamon raisin peanut butter and pumpkin butter.
For the second half I warmed the remaining chopped apples in a bit of maple syrup and extra cinnamon.
The hubby and I ran some errands and picked up some non-RD friendly snacks for watching the football game (during which the Steelers pounded the Cardinals, or course) – pizza, the new white chocolate candy corn M&Ms, some caramel cashew popcorn, and cheese curls. I balanced it out with Angela’s Baked Bean Cornbread Casserole. I had to get pumpkin into my day somehow!
I followed the baked bean recipe verbatim, but must admit I cheated and used a boxed mix for the topping.
I think I may have baked it too long because the flavor was delicious but it seemed to be dried out. Definitely a great dish full of fall flavor.
Do you equate fall Sundays with football? We definitely plan our Sunday meals for gametime!
Sunwarrior: love it or hate it?
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