Spring has sprung on the South Shore! Well, sort of. It still doesn’t 100% feel like spring, but we’re getting there!
Breakfast yesterday morning was simple, delicious, and nutritious: plain yogurt with sliced banana and Fiber One Protein Maple Brown Sugar sprinkled on top, which I received as a free sample. It’s definitely tasty, but it has a lot of sugar in it, so I am treating it more like store-bought granola than cereal. I also drank a glass of freshly pressed green juice with breakfast. In the mix: baby spinach, celery, apple, cucumber, and mint.
The treat ball kept Murphy occupied for awhile, but, eventually, I heard whining coming from the living room since the evil heat grate was holding his toy hostage. I saved the day by freeing the treat ball from danger and, once again, the pug was on his way, chasing it around the house (like a total freak).
Around noon, I took a break from working to reheat some Broc-Cauli Chowder with Bacon for lunch (recipe is from Practical Paleo). I absolutely love this recipe, and it is so easy to make. I made it with half fresh cauliflower and half frozen broccoli, but you could totally make it with all frozen veggies (even other kinds of veggies!) in seriously a matter of minutes. It is such a great recipe!
While I was finishing up my lunch, I heard the mail arrive. Murphy heard it too and ran out onto the front porch while barking at the mailman. He’s such a bully sometimes. The poor mailman is such a nice guy and even gives Murphy Milk Bones on occasion. You think he’d be a little nicer to the guy that gives him treats. Anyway, yesterday’s mail delivery included a special package for Baby Haupert!
Kelly sent him some adorable clothing and a homemade hat!
Seriously, this hat”¦ it’s the cutest thing ever. Mal loved that the colors will match all of Baby Haupert’s Oregon gear. Of course, that’s the first thing he thought of!
Mid-afternoon, I snacked on a No-Bake Vanilla Cake Batter Bar along with an iced decaf almond milk latte.
I actually ended up eating two bars and then decided that I should eat some “real” food instead of going back for a third or fourth bar. I find that when I eat a lot of sugar, I just want more and more of it. Kind of like Pringles””once I start, I can’t stop””so I typically shut down the thinking that I want another treat after I’ve had one. If I mentally prepare myself to have, say, one brownie and then cut myself off, I’m usually good to go. If I have two or more brownies, it’s all over. I’ll keep going back for more. Long story short, I grabbed an apple and snacked on that instead.
A couple of hours later, I made dinner, which was pasta with a meat-sweet potato-spinach sauce and topped with shredded Parmesan. It turned out so well, and the recipe will be on CNC next week!
I was super lazy for the rest of the evening and watched True Detective with Mal (and Murphy) on the couch. My stomach started to grumble right before bed, so I mixed together some yogurt, applesauce, and Fiber One Protein Maple Brown Sugar to snack on. Delish!
Question of the Day
What did your meals and snacks look like yesterday? Please share!