Yup, our latest bought of sunshine was short lived. The rain came in overnight, and the clouds hung out for most of the day. Oh well, you can’t win ‘em all!
I unexpectedly slept in. Although, you’d think by the amount that I actually do sleep in, it wouldn’t be unexpected anymore. But I digress. I was glad I had prepped some breakfast the night before.
I discovered an almost empty bag of Original Chia Goodness in my cupboard, and thought I should use it up. There were about 2 tbsp left, which I mixed with 2 tbsp of oats, 2 tbsp ground almonds, 1/2 cup milk, and 1/3 cup frozen blueberries. Random much? That’s what happens when you try and clean out the cupboards.
Once mixed and served up in a bowl, I added some Almond Budder Extreme and granola.
With the usual glass of juice.
My bowl of randomness turned out pretty tasty, if I do say so myself. But how can you go wrong when you add blueberries and nut butter?
After breakfast I made my way to the gym for some strength training fun. Once there, I realized that although I had put on my heart rate monitor chest strap, I failed to put on the watch. I can’t tell you how many times I do this. Then I feel like a tool wearing the strap for no reason. Not that it really matters – the stats are solely for my own curiosity anyways.
Once home and showered, it was time to create lunch. A survey of fridge produced many containers of various leftovers, which I put together on a pita pizza.
Pita (or tortilla, or wrap, or individual pizza shell) pizzas are a great way to use up whatever you find in the fridge. You can use any veggies, proteins, sauces, spreads, fruit, and cheese you find, and it pretty much always turns out great. My creation today started with a base of chive and onion cream cheese + honey garlic BBQ sauce. Then I layered on some brown mushrooms, pork tenderloin, red onion, red pepper, and fresh pineapple.
Something about BBQ sauce base made me want to go with cheddar for the cheese.
10 min in a 425 degree F oven, and you have yourself a pizza!
I could publish a whole cookbook on my fridge find pizza creations! They never disappoint.
I spent the afternoon dealing with some business, and ended up having a snack before heading out to work – a small bowl of Kashi Honey Puffed & Honey Almond Flax cereals with almond milk and a few chocolate chips. Something to satisfy the sweet tooth craving.
Work was relatively slow, which I think was due to the Stanley Cup hockey game. Even though our Canucks have been out of the playoffs for some time, people still care who wins, and since there was potential for a team to win tonight, people were glued to their tvs. In fact, we had a customer come in between the 3rd period and overtime, and was in a rush to get home before the overtime began.
Since I was working over the dinner hour, I packed a sandwich to have on my break – Silver Hills “The Big 16” sprouted grain bread, avocado, chicken, and herbed fresh cheese.
Plus some super ripe mango I had diced the night before.
The mango almost made it onto my lunch pizza, but then I found the pineapple in the fridge. I didn’t want the mango to feel neglected, so I had to take it for dinner.
I guess my mom did some grocery shopping while I was out (at my store no less!), and I was greeted with more chocolate chip pecan cookies on the counter. Obviously I had to have one.
Which turned into two, while I dealt with more business via email. It was a two cookie kinda night. Trust me.
I shall leave you for now, but stay tuned for a fun giveaway tomorrow!