So when I last left you all, I was questioning what to have for breakfast. Well, apparently this cold also had the ability to temporarily jog my memory because I *almost* forgot about my very important purchase yesterday afternoon.
Of course! The pumpkin! This meant one thing and one thing only…
A pumpkin buckwheat bowl:
- 1/4 cup Bob’s Red Mill Creamy Buckwheat (I’m almost out…time to restock at iHerb! Remember – use coupon code SAZ564 for $5.00 your first order!)
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 mashed banana, stirred in at the end
- 1/4 cup pumpkin, stirred in at the end
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp PB2
- Love Grown Foods Cocoa Goodness granola
Thank goodness for the fact that this cold has not taken my taste buds. That is the worst, isn’t it?
However, after looking at today’s lunch, you may wonder whether or not I still have properly working taste buds…
Okay, I know. It’s pretty ugly. But I promise…it tasted so much better than it looks.
This was my attempt at tackling just some of the 800 containers of leftovers that are currently taking over our fridge. My leftovers of choice for this afternoon included black beans, corn (off) the cob, beets, sweet potatoes, and zucchini chips. I also added about a tablespoon of goat cheese, threw it in the microwave, and let everything get acquainted.
It may not look pretty, but it was definitely better tasting than I expected, AND a pretty sweet way of getting some veggies into mah belly.
Plus, it also complimented my side dish rather nicely…
Another fantastic slice of cornbread, reheated and topped with a little more honey butter. For those of you who have asked, I use this recipe from All Recipes, but I make two very important changes:
- substitute applesauce for the oil
- Drizzle the top of the corn bread batter with honey before baking.
These two adjustments (plus the honey butter) are what make the cornbread amazing, in my opinion.
I’ve decided to take the day off from working out in favor of kicking this cold to the curb, so that means no Wednesday Mash-Up. BUT, just in case you’re looking for some great cardio routines, here are some of my favorites that you may or may not have given a try yet!
- 30 Minute Calorie Blast
- 45 Minute Treadmill Workout
- Sweaty Mess Incline Intervals
- Sweaty Mess Walking Incline Intervals
- Insane Incline Run
- Speedy Interval Run
On a side note, I want to give a quick shout out to three lovely ladies, all of whom I consider close blog friends, who just hit a huge milestone marking their 2 Year Blogging Anniversaries this week. Congratulations to Julie, Heather, and Julie! Keep on rockin’ it, ladies!
Question for the Afternoon:
When you’re sick, how do you decide whether or not to rest or continue with a regular workout?