My First WIAW

As I mentioned earlier today, I’ve decided to partake in the WIAW fun ūüôā

This morning started out with a date in between my PiYo and Cardio Strength classes. ¬†No, not THAT kind of date…this kinda date

Dates are my energy booster and they never fail me. ¬†Especially when they’re stuffed with some sort of nut butter.

After gym-time I went home for my real breakfast…

The usual…except this time it was ALL oatbran – 1/3 cup to be exact. ¬†Topped off with almond butter & jelly and¬†a sprinkle of summers finest…Raspberries. ¬†I’ve been in a raspberry kinda mood lately.

I felt today was a special day being my first WIAW so I finished up breakfast with some cafe con leche unsweetened almond milk with 1 drop of liquid vanilla stevia.

I kept it more along the lines of a half-caf as you may remember what happens to me when I drink fully caffeinated coffee.

Much procrastination and some school stuff later, I made lunch. ¬†Today’s star…Tofu!

Just a quick sear of the firm tofu on both sides in a dry skillet and I was ready to plate up. ¬†On the right we have the more savory sandwich…ezeikel tortilla spread with cedars all natural sundried tomato & basil hommus topped with tofu and avocado. ¬†On the left we have the sweeter sandwich…ezeikel toast spread with almond butter, tofu, and crofter’s strawberry jelly (a la Jess – minus the bbq sauce). ¬†Both were delicious and I couldn’t decide which I liked more.

***I love this particular hummus because it’s tasty, oil free, and lower in calories.

I knoww…calories schmalories. ¬†But i figured if there’s a lower fat content than I can have more of it ūüėõ ***

***Oh, and this was my first time trying Crofters jams¬†and I’ve decided that when it comes to ‘just fruit spreads’ I prefer St. Dalfour***

To complement my jekyll & hyde sweet & savory sandwiches, I had some sweet sweet bell peppers with some more hummus.

And a mini handful of green tea pumpkin seeds.

Some time before dinner some quantities, quite large as a matter of fact, of rainier cherries and watermelon were consumed.

Am I the only strange-ling who prefers the watermelon closest to the rind?…I love sweets and all, but for some reason when it comes to watermelon, I prefer the less sweet parts by the rind.

Finally, it’s dinner time!

Grilled corn, grilled pumpkin, steamed-in-parchment-paper-on-the-grill black cod, cauliflower, and some unpictured brown rice.

I apologize for the unattractive photo. ¬†I was kinda hungry and in a hurry to eat…

Dessert was some more close-to-the-rind watermelon, some homemade kale chips, and a block of of dark chocolate.

Lindt 90%…One of my absolute faves! ¬†My other fave is Godiva 85%.

There!…My first official¬†WIAW¬†¬†ūüôā

I feel like my days, especially during the warmer months, are heavily laced with fruits.  What do you feel like you usually eat the most of everyday?  Or is your diet generally more balanced?

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Summertime fruits and veggies

Does it feel like this year’s been flying by, or is it just me? ¬†I seriously can’t believe it’s already mid-may!¬†According to the official calendar, summer begins June 21st, but if you ask me, it’s already feels like summer.¬†Especially this hot weather outside, which I am SO not loving. I feel like it’s summer because I’m seeing all my favorite summertime fruits and veggies popping up in grocery stores, which makes me oh-so-excited! ¬†I bought my first watermelon of the season the other day along with some peaches, which I completely forgot about. ¬†They were getting borderline too ripe for my taste so I had to use them stat. ¬†So naturally, I added them to my breakfast.

I’ve been feeling super oat-y lately, especially with our overcast sky’s today so I made myself a large bowl of oats.

I’m pretty new to oat bran and I had NO idea that they would bulk up so much during cooking so I couldn’t even use my normal bowl today. ¬†Needless to say…I am now¬†stuffed¬†but very satisfied ūüôā

Welcome Summer Oats

  • 1/4 cup oat bran
  • ~ 1/4 cup regular oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 organic large egg white
  • ~ 1/4 cup low-fat organic cottage cheese
  • 1/2 ripe peach diced into 1/2 inch pieces + a couple wedges for garnish

Combine first 4 ingredients (oatbran to water) and cook at  medium high until the oats have absorbed half the liquid. Stir in the egg white and continue to stir until the oats are almost fully cooked. Lower heat to medium and stir in cottage cheese and diced peaches. Oats are ready once cottage cheese has melted and become fully incorporated and peaches are soft.

I topped with a couple of peach slices and some bananas because I had 1/2 of one left over from yesterday and needed to use it up. (I had a late night mini bowl of oat bran late last night because I had dinner way too early and was starving by 9pm.  Perfect excuse to try my new box of oat bran! hehe)

I enjoyed the textures of the two oats in this bowl along with the softened peaches that added a nice sweetness that went very well with the cottage cheese and egg whites. ¬†It kind of reminded me of the cottage cheese+canned peaches combo that I used to eat all the time. ¬†Now I’ve upgraded to fresh peaches ūüôā

I can’t wait to start eating fresh¬†cherries this summer, my absolute favorite! ¬†I seem to say that about every fruit haha ūüėČ ¬†But I just like them all. ¬†I’m also excited for the abundance of figs, mangos, apricots, pineapple, berries, tomatoes, and CORN!

Good thing I had a big breakfast because I’m off to play caddie to my sister. ¬†She’s playing a practice round this afternoon at a local golf course where she’ll be playing a qualifer (US Women’s Open Golf Championship) in a couple weeks.

Do you have any favorite summertime fruits and veggies? ¬†Or do you have any that you can’t stand?¬†I’m not the biggest fan of melon (cantaloupe, honeydew…). ¬†Watermelon is the only one I’ll eat.