Friday, January 07, 2011

Pineapple Victory

When I bought groceries the other day I picked up yogurt because it’s just one of those staples I like to have in my fridge.  It’s sort of dumb though because in the colder months I don’t really enjoy it for a meal (unless it’s the dessert like crack yogurt from Liberte which I can indeed enjoy anytime).

So rather than skip past it I decided to incorporate it with my morning oatmeal.  Apple Yogurt Oats!  Yes please!


Nothing to it.  I just cooked up some steel cut oats as per usual with water, UVAB, flax, cinnamon and chopped apple instead of banana.  Then topped that with more apple, raisins, and a big scoop of organic vanilla yogurt.  It added creaminess and a welcome tang to the breakfast Buddha bowl.


I know I had a cup of coffee too but was distracted by the oats. :)

I stuck to one cup because I was hitting the gym earlier in the day than usual and I worry about heartburn.  Thursdays are now my second cardio + core day of the week, so I did exactly the same workout as Monday…although I pushed myself harder with my planks and decided to abandon the 10 minute cooldown on the Cybex.

Post gym purse snack was a White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Luna Bar (which did not set off my sweet tooth like I worried it would).

A quick bigass salad for lunch.


In the big silver bowl:  mixed greens with fresh herbs, tomatoes, mushrroms, cukes, and EVOO, white wine vinegar and s&p.


With a wedge of triple cream camembert for protein and deeeeliciousness…and multigrain Wheat Thins as a shovel.


Afternoon snacky poo…


Easy peasy dinner.  Leftover veggie pizza.  Eaten cold because I was hungry and too impatient to wait for it to reheat (remember, this place is a no microwave zone these days)…


Side dish of rutabaga fries and ketchup for dipping.  Rutabaga is decidedly my favourite veggie for baking.


After dinner I went for a boredom stroll through Walmart.  I had a duplicate Blu-Ray to return and some household things to pick up.  Generally boredom shopping in a store like that leads directly to the junk food aisle…but not this time!  Maybe it’s because I thought about it before I went, or maybe it’s true that I’m all junk fooded out right now…but either way the only “extra” that came home with me was dried pineapple (um, and a $5 copy of The Goonies! oh ya!).

Back at home I made myself a victory treat.  Homemade Vanilla Rooibos Tea Latte?  Don’t mind if I do. 


At bedtime I did end up struggling with insomnia again.  It had gotten a lot better over the holidays but this is twice in about a week that I ended up laying there struggling to sleep.  At around 1am I got up and drank water, ate a handful of the pineapple, tried watching TV, then succumbed to a melatonin around 2am.

Which made getting up this morning so freaking hard.  Stupid insomnia.

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Conny @ Finding My Happy Place said...

Rutabaga not the same as turnip right?? Those fries look delish!
The Luna bar sounds good too...but does it taste like cardboard?
AND where did you buy that bowl? I love it!

Jaime said...


Rutabaga is a type of turnip, but the bigger kind...I find it has a nicer taste and texture.

Luna bar was excellent. I don't find any of them taste like cardboard?

Budda Bowl:

Me, Only Better said...

I loved roasted veggies, but have not ventured to the turnip family...I may have to break out of my mold and buy a rutabaga!

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Ali said...

Insomnia is making the rounds these days - it's awful!

Doesn't everything taste better in a pretty bowl? I love my little buddha bowls, but yours is such a gorgeous colour, Jaime!

I keep forgetting to ask you what crust recipe you used for that it online somewhere? I have a really good white one, but not whole wheat.

Kim said...

I heart Goonies! I don't even know what a rutabaga looks like, but I'm interested in trying one now!