Monday, December 13, 2010

Two a Day

Monday mornings need coffeeeeeee…


Especially when you have to get up half an hour early…and actually put on real clothes and comb your hair because a plumber is coming over AGAIN.  Yup, that upstairs drain was still dripping.

He was here for a while so I made oatmeal while he worked. 


In the pot: water, UVAB, oats, 1/2 teeeny frozen banana, flax meal, chopped Medjool date, and cinnamon.  Toasted pecans on top.

Because of my visitor my schedule ended up all out of whack.  I wanted to hit the gym when he left but by then my tummy was grumbling again so I had to eat lunch before working out.  I kept it light so I wouldn’t have a rock in my belly at the gym.

Bigass salad in the big silver bowl: spinach, cukes, carrots, tomatoes, pickles, EVOO…


Topped with tuna mashed with olive oil mayo, coarse salt and more pickle…


Perfectly light fibre and protein to get me through the afternoon.

Awesome day for me at the gym!  Now that I’ve been lightly back at it for a couple of weeks I decided to up my weights one step and added in the second set of reps.  Felt it burn…but I did it!  Finally starting to not feel like a decrepit old lady. ;)

Because of my mussed up schedule I didn’t feel like my afternoon snack…just a lot of water.  Mondays always seem to require hydration x 2.

For dinner I turned Mexi-Dip ingredients into a salad of sorts.  Nothing wrong with doubling up on salads, especially when they are yummy.


For the base I used refried beans…


Which I seasoned with a lazy girl’s store bought packet…


And topped with cheese and baked for about 15 minutes until hot and melty…


Stirred the melted cheese in then spread the hot beans on the plate as the base for the rest of the salad.  Topped with chopped fresh spinach, diced tomato, salsa, light sour cream and a few more sprinkles of shredded cheddar…


Chippies for dippies…


Of course, it’s not near that pretty when it’s mixed up and ready to chow down!


The rest of my evening was spent laying about on the sofa and having a marathon chat with my Mom.  Takes some time to explain a Santa party! :)  I’m just now snacking on a couple of whipped shortbread and might make tea to sip in bed.


It’s about time I check in on my TV boyfriend Dexter (you know, if you are into the dark, brooding, and slightly criminal kind!) and make sure he ends the season responsibly.  Night!

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Lynn @ The Style Diaries said...

The refried beans look like they make a yummy (and filling) salad base, great idea! I think I'm going to try that for Supper sometime this week.

Jennifer said...

I thought I was the only one who had the hots for Dexter. Glad to see there is someone else out there with a warped mind!
PS - Love reading your blog!

Anonymous said...

That salad look delicious! I have made a salad before out of taco ingredients and lettuce. I will try the refried beans with cheese. Looks yummy.