Do You have a case of the Mondays?
I hope not, but I love that movie office space! I’m not feeling so great this morning, yesterday was sort of emotional, I’m definitely allergic to podunk land which has made sleeping difficult and I keep waking up with “sinuses” (said like the robin hood snack disney version) Nevertheless, poo on negativity, I need a good start to this week!
Breakfast was a refreshing berry treat of frozen black and blueberries with an additional mixin of fresh strawberry and raspberries, so definitely a good dose of red and blue antioxidants. And not to be unpredictable, my usual cottage, hot cereal, and flax I didn’t have berries yesterday and I missed them, everyone seems to be getting ready for fall flavors, but I think I could eat summer fruits year round.
AM Snack: Peaches and cottage cheese…this will be a definite all week because we got a huge box of VERY RIPE, near rotting peachs at the produce stand for $5, so there will be an abundance of peaches throughout especially early on in the next few days. I worked it out and think we paid around 30cents a lb, can’t beat that! No wonder they called me “leeches eat peaches” when I was a kid.
Lunch: Goodies of new fun foods from my baking sunday! A mix of asian stir fry veggies with my baked tofu to try! Plus a pumpkin choc muffin and some fruit, I’ll come back and give the review.
I tried out this site http://www.nutritiondata.com which is pretty nifty though somewhat tedious and annoying but has it’s benefits to get my nutrition profile for the muffins I made. This is what came out:
It offers some more nifty charts but this is all that would fit in my screen shot
Pumpkin Chocolate Flax Muffins: (i got about 10 muffins)
1/2c canned pumpkin
1 egg white or egg white subsitute
3/4c whole wheat pastry flour
1/4c protein powder
1/2 oat bran
2T flax seeds
1/2 lite plain Silk Soy Milk
dash of vanilla
about 1.5tsp of both baking powder and baking soda
about 1tsp salt
~1/3c granulated splenda
3/4 88% cocoa dark choc endangered species bar chopped
I dumped all this in the bowl (minus the chopped chocolate) and mixed it up, add the chocolate last and do it by hand if you’re using a mixer. I will have to give a taste test review today, the batter was good though I like it because it has a good balance of protein, fiber, good carbs, healthy fats (flax), and I used high antioxidant dark chocolate! So I would pretty much say this is a guilt free treat! Plus, it’s made out of things a well stocked pantry should have on hand imho…
*these are rough measurements as I’m still in my stubbourn taurus stage of “i’m not going to measure anything”