After working every single Saturday for the past two months, it felt so crazy good to have today completely freed up. A Saturday with absolutely (100%!!) no plans on the agenda; sigh…
I had planned on sleeping late this morning but my body clock woke me up at 6:00am. No use fighting it!
Breakfast this morning was simply 1/2 cup oatmeal, 1 sliced banana, 1 cup vanilla soy milk, and lots of cinnamon cooked for 5 minutes in the microwave. I topped it off with two big scoops of peanut butter and some strawberries on the side.
Morning Snack: 2 juicy clementines and a handful of walnuts
I’ve had this cold/flu for exactly one week now, and I’m finally reaching the point where I actually feel like I can be physically active without getting overly winded. Even taking the stairs has felt excruciating up until this point. I’m still recovering and I honestly still feel pretty week. But for the first time in a week, I actually enjoyed getting active!
2-miles walking, 3-miles running. I walked those two miles with Dad. We had an interesting discussion about stocks, bonds and retirement planning!
I love this walking/running path. It’s so scenic and enjoyable.
By the time I got back from walking/running, my stomach was rumbling. Lunch time!
I tossed together a quick salad of random veggies from the fridge.
In the mix: mixed baby greens, carrot, roasted brussels sprouts and parsnips, snap peas, red bell pepper, cukes, pickled beets, tomatoes, garbanzo beans, avocado, poppy seed dressing.
I also added a scoop of this sweet pumpkin mash. Pumpkin + raisins + sea salt + molasses. It’s delicious spread on slices of crunchy toast, which is exactly what I did.
This salad was filled with fall flavor!
Immediately after eating, I changed from sneakers to flats and headed out for some retail therapy!
Afternoon snacks on the run: a grande soy au-lait…
…and a yummy vegan pumpkin muffin.
Recipe to come!
I went out for a new book and a new pair of shoes but returned with one item: Bob’s Red Mill whole wheat couscous.
Oh well. It truly did make my dinner tonight.
Whole Wheat Pearl Couscous lends such a fun texture. And it cooks up in just under 20 minutes. I need to include more of this cute little pasta into my meal repertoire. 😀
On top of the couscous, I had roasted honey root veggies (combine: 1 sweet potato, 2 parsnips, 1/2 turnip, 2 carrots, 2-3 leeks, 1/4 cup honey, 2 Tbsp. olive oil, sea salt.) The veggies were diced and roasted in a hot, hot, hot oven (450 degrees) for about 25 minutes. So sweet, so delicious.
On the side, there was sauteed dinosaur kale with garlic & diced tomatoes and a simple kidney bean salad (combine and refrigerate: 2 cans kidney beans, 2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar, 1 Tbsp. olive oil, 1 Tbsp. ketchup, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, parsley.)
I’ve been working on this box of Godiva’s Dark Chocolates since my birthday, and as of tonight, it’s now completely consumed. Time to find a new dark chocolate to start working on. No night is complete without something sweet. 😀
I am now finishing off the day with (a) a bowl of ezekiel cereal and warm soy milk (b) a warm cozy Humphrey and (c) a hopefully good book!
Happy Saturday, everyone!