Fun fact for today: Did you know it’s National Macaroon Day?
Seriously, where do they come up with these holidays?!?
Believe it or not, I’ve actually never tried making macaroons. Are they easy? Should I give it a try? Or should I just close my eyes, cross my fingers, and hope that someone really nice ends up making me a batch?
I kid, I kid but no, not really.
I’ve noticed lately that I have very little desire for extra veggies at lunchtime, which is typically when I try to get a good portion of them in for the day. So today, I decided to combat that problem first thing by incorporating a bunch of ‘em into breakfast.
My favorite way to get veggies in at breakfast is with a big egg & veggie scramble.
Today’s scramble included some Italian-style diced tomatoes (leftover from something last week that I can’t remember), onions, and a huge portion of freshly torn spinach leaves. I love adding spinach to, well, basically everything.
On the side I had a piece of whole wheat toast with Justin’s honey peanut butter(which was actually my second attempt…the first one was too burnt for me, but the boy took it on his way out the door).
And we’re also back to hot coffee today now that the weather is back to normal again.
I’m off to my shift at work this morning, possibly followed by some BodyPump if all works out. See ya later!
Fun Question for the Morning:
If you could name your own crazy holiday, when would it be and what would it be?
National go to work in your gym wear day! I would be so damn comfy!
Hayley C @ Running Down the Runway says
If you are ever in NYC make sure you stop at Laduree!! The most incredible macaroons you will ever taste!
I think my holiday would be “National Everything is Free Day!” Now that would be my perfect holiday ;)
I thought this morning that I needed to eat more veggies – so I made an egg white omelet with broccoli, green peppers & onions!
Your posts are so inspiring! Joining weight watchers & reading your posts make healthy eating so much easier! :)
Caroline @ After Dinner Dance says
I almost never manage to get veggies in at breakfast – I always want something sweet in the morning (aka overnight oats!). And I’ve never made macaroons either – they look complicated!
Blog is the New Black says
OMG!!! Macaroons are sooooo easy and absolutely addiciting and delicious! Here’s a simple recipe from Ina that I posted: http://blognewblack.com/?p=3543
I don’t know how crazy it is…but I would declare June 4th National Calories Don’t Count Day because it’s my birthday :)!
Laurie @ Love, Laugh, Laurie says
I do love putting a ton of veggies in my eggs — GREAT way to start the day!
Hope @ With A Side Of Hope says
Macaroons are my favorite! I’d love to try making them at home. :)
I love putting spinach and veggies in my eggs too.
Megan@ The Running Doc says
I also love adding spinach to everything. I swear, rarely does a meal go by that doesn’t contain at least a little bit of spinach! My boyfriend finds it totally repulsive when I add spinach to my fruit smoothies, so much so that he’s not even willing to take a taste. He has no idea what he’s missing out on!
Katie @ Peace Love & Oats says
National running day where I could wear running clothes all day and run to and from work without anyone caring that I looked like a mess!
Faith @ For the Health of It says
Veggies at breakfast are a perfect way to start the day. I love bagel sandwiches with cream cheese, tomatoes, sprouts, tomatoes, spinach and onions – so much veggie goodness before the day even really gets started!
Claire @ Live and Love to Eat says
From the title and the first photo, I thought you were going to say there was cabbage in the macaroons or something! ;)
How about national fro-yo holiday? We get the day off work and free fro-yo? haha. I think in August sometime.
I am not a morning veggie girl at all. I don’t mind omelettes but if I do have one it is more of brunch versus breakfast. But for lunch I almost always have a salad or veggie sandwich.
Well, I’m a big fan of national oatmeal day personally :) Or national fro- yo day
Alyssa @ Life of bLyss says
is it terrible I’ve never TRIED a macaroon? so, when you get around to making them, wanna send a few my way? ;)
Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries says
macaroons are super easy to make! i just used the recipe on the back of the shredded coconut bag. ;)
Sara @ The Foodie Diaries says
Happy National Wine Day is probably one of my favorites, only second to National Margarita Day ;) and I need to get more veggies in during breakfast, but I never seem to be in the mood for them! I’ll definitely try chopping them up and mixing them into my eggs in the future :)
This is the only way I eat veggies at BF. A friend of mine lives a macrobiotic lifestyle so he eats grains and veggies every morning… I can’t seem to do that. I guess it’s just what you’re used to in the end. :)
Yellow Haired Girl says
National Take A Nap At Your Desk Day!
Hahaha. Just kidding. That’s just how I feel today :)
Zoe @ cocoamoustache says
I would have wear your jammers to work day. I would live in pjs if it was acceptable!
I find it hard to get veggies in at breakfast, during the week I have no time in the mornings so have make-ahead-breakfasts like oats and banana bread.So at weekends I usually have scrambled egg and veggies. I also am queen frittata maker, which is a great easy way of getting veggies in at lunch!
Jaren@Kiwi Fit Blog says
I love adding lots of veggies to my eggs I’m the morning, I have yet to find a veggie that doesn’t work!
Alysha @Shesontherun says
I agree, besides eggs, getting veggies into breakfast is a challenge. I read an article about breakfast salads, and I would never eat that! Salads should stay at lunch or dinner. BTW, I’d declare my own Cookie Dough Day :)
I think macaroons are easy enough. I made them for the first time & stuffed them with a Hershey’s Kiss. I call them Smackaroons ;) http://www.endlesssimmer.com/2012/04/23/smackaroons-coconut-creme-kiss-filled-macaroons/
Tina @ Best Body Fitness says
I love veggie scrambles too. Great way to get in veggies and give more flavor to eggs. Hopefully we can catch each other on chat again soon!
Fun things we have in common: 1) I also love adding spinach to everything. 2) I burnt my toast this morning too. 3) I’ve never made macaroons but Terry keeps asking. Perhaps today is the day!
Hope you have a good one! :-)
Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers says
I love veggies at breakfast! My favorite is a big fat white egg oomelet stuffed with lots of veggies!! Yum!!
B @ Crags and Veggies says
The eggs look awesome, very colorful! You should try juicing to get in veggies in the morning!! I’m doing a juicing challenge from memorial day through labor day! It’s so much fun and a great way to get veggies in!
As for a holiday, how about a celebration of health? Maybe “healthy choices day” in the summer when it’s warm so lots of people can get outside and exercise!
I always eat my veggies on lunch or snacks. Sometimes I eat them on dinner, but never on breakfast because I usually reserve my carbs and heavy meals for that. Looks delicious though, those veggies you have up there
I’ve made macaroons once, burned them, and never tried it again. My veggies are usually during lunch but I use them in a non-healthy way… =/ I love zucchini or green peas and will have them in heavy cream ah I know but it’s so good! I do use whole wheat bread for dipping, does that count? My hubby doesn’t like veggies at all so I’m limited to making things we both will eat. I make potato-peas stew and pour it over rice. That’s how he gets his tiny portion of veggies.
Oh good heavens, I am a HUGE macaroon fan! And they really are super easy to make–do it do it do it! Just be sure to dip them in some melted chocolate, too. ;)
elizabeth | notes, quotes & anecdotes says
i try to get veggies into my breakfast by blending spinach into a smoothie, but cramming them into a veggie omelette or breakfast sandwich are other delicious alternatives for a more savory breakfast when you’re not in the mood for anything sweet!
also! i can’t believe you haven’t tried macaroons – if you like coconut, they’re like a bite full of heaven! the first time i ever made them, they were so easy and took so few ingredients. check them out: http://elizpaige.tumblr.com/post/1649154234/team-coconut
HELP! How do you plan how much fruits and veggies to buy each week? I feel like you always “have them on hand,” but I feel like if I just buy a bunch, they won’t all get used and will go bad? Grocery buying tips? :)
michelle kim says
I did a quick search to see if they have other awesome National days (I mean, they already got a day for running, coffee and peanut butter. What more can I ask for?).
They already have a National Napping day… I looked up a National weightlifting day, which they don’t have (or may have by another day). BUT they DO have a National Weightlifting Spotter Appreciation Day!!! How funny!
I too add spinach to everything. Seriously.
I hope you get into the BodyPump class-it’s my not-so-secret love (I teach it 3-4x/week) :) And I declare a day National Wear Slippers To Work Day or National Gym Clothes Day or National Almond Butter on Everything Day…..
Andrea @ Vegvacious says
Mmmm…spinach, sundried tomatoes, goat cheese & egg whites make the best veggie scramble on the planet! I eat it most mornings if I have time :)
I would love a National Eat Whatcha Want ‘Cuz Calories Don’t Count Day — one day a year to indulge and not worry about it adding to your waistline would be awesome!
Tori K says
Speaking of “national (blank) days” – tomorrow is national free donut day at dunkin donuts! Buy a drink and get a donut for free. I know how you love your DD : )
Is it really?!? Oh man, good to know! :)
Alysia @ Slim Sanity says
i make scrambles once or twice a week….delish!
Linz @ Itz Linz says
there really is a holiday for everything! how about national sleep in don’t leave the house day? this holiday should be allowed to be taken as needed by whomever, whenever, and as often as needed :) that would be the life
Maura @ My Healthy 'Ohana says
Great idea…I have to get more veggie scrambles into my daily routine :)
Tara Burner says
macaroons are mega easy to make and yummmmmy :)
Oh man, macaroons are sooo easy to make! And so delicious. I love that you can customize with different toppings too (chocolate, caramel, whatever!) :-)
If I made a crazy holiday, I would call it Happy National Lazy Day- a day to just relax and do absolutely nothing. I’ll happily partake this weekend…nah, I have to start reviewing for final exams. :(