Breakfast · Lunch · Walk

Monday again…

Hey All –

Thank goodness I put together the overnight oats Sunday evening or else  I would have been pretty out of luck for breakfast this morning.

Light vanilla soy milk, organic Trader Joe’s low fat vanilla yogurt (I’ll probably be getting plain next time – with the spices, vanilla soy milk, etc. I think it’ll taste better and less sugar…) 1/3 cup of oats and 1/8 cup of oat bran. It was a great combination. I added nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla and popped it into the fridge for the night.

While I was able to get up pretty early this morning, I spent my extra time getting ready (make up – what’s that!?) for work and decided to take my breakfast to – go. I did have enough sense to put coffee on and enjoy a cup at home this morning.

The oats were great at my desk as I was checking e-mails and catching up with things at the office.

By 11:30 I was soo hungry for lunch. But because I did not have time to go to the grocery store on Sunday (actually, I seriously try to avoid food shopping on Sunday due to the crowds) lunch was sort of a challenge.  Thankfully I had some wonderful Dakota bread from Great Harvest and it made a pretty wonderful peanut butter and jam sandwich.

All natural peanut butter and organic jam from Trader Joe’s (and no added sugar – sweet!)

I think Dakota bread might be my favorite from Great Harvest. It is 100% whole grain bread with sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, millet and sesame seeds mixed in.   I ate my sandwich at my desk and then went out side for a 25 minute walk, on my own today.  I was so glad to get outside today for some exercise, especially since it looks like the forecast is for rain for the next several days. 😦  I feel like I cannot complain too much since we just had such a beautiful weekend with lots of outdoor activity…

At 3 o’clock in the afternoon I was hungry… I took a walk down to the vending machine because I really wanted a salty snack, and almost got a small bag of pretzels. I re-thought the temptation and walked back upstairs to my desk and settled for my GNU bar that I had already packed for part of my lunch.  It was chocolate brownie flavor… I’m not a huge fan of the chocolate bars, but this was good.

The consistency was very nice…

140 calories, 4 grams of fat, 12 grams of fiber and 4 grams of protein. It kept me going until dinner…

A report on dinner is coming soon. Ben, Lara and I went out to one of my favorite places in Brookline as sort of a good-bye get together for Lara, who is leaving us on Thursday after two fun years in Boston… 😦

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