Our little pug patient is feeling quite a bit better today. His eyes still look a little cloudy, but they're not nearly as watery and booger-y as they were a few days ago. Murphy has a check-up with the vet tomorrow afternoon, so, hopefully, we'll hear some good news then. At least he's back to his normal weird pug self.
I finally got burnt out on peanut butter and banana wraps, so I made my other go-to meal for breakfast this morning: My Favorite Breakfast Pancake. I added chia seeds to the batter and topped it with a scoop of almond butter.
And, as always, I drank a glass of iced coffee with coconut-almond milk.
After breakfast, I had some fun in the kitchen with protein powder. My Health post for next week is all about how to incorporate protein powder into your diet, so I attempted some new recipes today.
I bombed my first attempt at protein cookies, but my second effort turned out great. The recipe will be on Health's News & Views one week from today!
I don't know if it was the heat and humidity or taste-testing my protein cookies (ok, it was probably the cookies), but I wasn't super hungry when lunchtime rolled around, so I kept lunch on the light side and whipped up a green smoothie.
In the mix:
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/2 cup cottage cheese
- 1/2 cup chopped frozen kale
- 1 cup almond milk
- 2 tbsp ground flaxseed meal
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
So, this is kind of cool”¦
The August issue of Fitness magazine arrived at my house today. Inside was an ad for the Fitness Blogger Tweet & Meet, which was held in New York City last April. I attended the event and spoke on a panel. I also participated in a Tabura pop-up workout, which, apparently, was caught on camera.
Check me out doing crunches!
Health News & Views
Recently I've received lots of questions from readers who say they have trouble with after-dinner snacking””they aren't alone! Many people, including myself from time-to-time, struggle with the battle of the late-night munchies. Sometimes, once I finish dinner, I find myself poking around the kitchen for something to eat. Most of the time I know it's just mindless munching, so I rein in my snacking with a number of healthy eating strategies. These things work for me, so hopefully they'll work for you too! 7 Tips to Curb Late Night Snacking
I just realized I wrote about this same topic a few months ago, so here are even more tips to help you curb late-night snacking.
Question of the Day
Do you struggle with late-night snacking? If so, what do you find to be the main cause? How do you deal?