Phew! It's been a busy week and it's only Wednesday! Last night I had an exercise class and then directly after I had a meeting that lasted late, so no post for me! And actually, my last two posts have been the "fun" part of my blog, with no food or fitness! Well today I'm going to play catch-up on some fabulous, easy and healthy eats I've had recently that I can't pass up telling you about!
I had two new and AMAZING breakfasts this week that you must try!
Pumpkin Breakfast Yogurt
-1/4 cup of pumpkin puree
-2 squirts of sugar free syrup (one to mix in and the other to drizze on top;)
-1 sliced banana
-sprinkle of brown sugar, splenda, cinnamon and ginger
-sprinkle of granola
Stir together yogurt, pumpkin, 1 squirt of syrup, sugars and spices. Top with banana, 1 more squirt of syrup and granola. Delicious indeed-and easy to boot! You won't regret this recipe! And hey, this is my recipe, but feel free to mix it up with whatever you have in the pantry/fridge! 5-6 Pointsplus (depending on amount of granola and brown sugar you use)
Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Scramble
Uhhh...my three favorite things mixed up and acceptable to eat for breakfast? I'm sooo in!! BEST BREAKFAST EVEEARRRR.....SERIOUSLY! I unfortunately can't take any credit for this genius idea, it's all Ashley's at The Edible Perspective. Please travel to her blog to make this insanely delish dish!
Mashed bananas, big clump of peanut butter, gooey melty chocolate throughout-HEAVEN! (The pictures don't do it justice!)
I also had a super easy, light and healthy lunch this week.
This isn't a recipe, just more of an idea to pull out of your back pocket when you are bored with lunches.
I started with a rice cake. I happened to pick up some Lundberg Koku Seaweed organic rice cakes with wasabi at The Merc while I was in Lawrence this past weekend so I used that.
Then I spread on fat free sundried tomato and basil Laughing Cow wedge (any flava would work though), 1 T of hummus and topped with fresh spinach leaves. A slice of tomato or cucumbers would be refreshing also, but I didn't have any:(
Those were my most creative and yumm-o meals this week! What are some easy, go-to meals you us like my rice cake meal above? What is your favorite meal of the day? If you can't tell, mine is breakfast! I never have the same thing twice in one week! I'm definitely more creative for breakfast-I wonder why?
BTW: I gotta super nice comment tonight from a Zumba class participant. Someone came up to me after class and said "I feel like I'm in an exercise DVD where the instructor is just so happy to be there and having so much fun. It makes me want to be like you! It looks effortless!" (Or something to that effect!) I love comments like that! It keeps my drive alive, my motivation high and my adrenaline pumping for the next time that class meets! Instructors are just like you, we're tired and working our hearts and muscles hard-but we have to think about cueing and making sure everyone is doing ok! So compliments are so helpful and appreciated! Thank you!
Desserted Tip of the Day: Let's everyone try to give at least one compliment to someone every day for a week. See how that changes your own perspective on life and makes YOU a better person!