Good morning! Hope you had a great weekend! As usual here in Indiana, the hot sun is beating down from a bright blue sky, and I’m sitting on the sandy beach, getting a glorious tan and sipping a frosty marga—oh wait, that was just my dream. Damn. I should have stayed in bed.
I also should have stayed in bed because today includes that previously mentioned trip to the dentist. Sigh.
But, Monday isn’t a total loss, because I made a giant bowl of hot banana oats for breakfast! Sad story about yesterday: I went to a total of four different grocery stores, looking for canned pumpkin to make oatmeal with, and none of them had it. Apparently the strange pumpkin shortage that gripped the nation in the fall is still going strong.
Ok. I don’t quite get it, because they’re just pumpkins. I’m pretty sure they didn’t up and disappear from Earth. But despite that knowledge, I couldn’t find any. So regular old banana oatmeal it was today:
One addition to the normal bowl: I added a heaping spoonful of flax seed before microwaving:
Flax seed has many health benefits, including lowering your blood pressure, total cholesterol levels, and “bad cholesterol” (LDL) levels. It also contains tons of omega 3 fatty acid, which can lower your risk for a heart attack. In addition, it can help prevent breast cancer and is a powerful source of antioxidants–in addition to being an excellent source of fiber. (Its health benefits are similar to those of salmon.)
Don’t I sound just like Wikipedia? Maybe that’s because that’s where I got it from. I didn’t plagiarize, I swear.
Moving on to lunch:
A pretty typical weekday lunch featuring Dr. Krackers and Laughing Cow, plus a clementine (they’re almost gone, I swear) and a Cashew Cookie LaraBar:
I thought you might want to see the nutrition stats of a LaraBar. It’s a little high in fat/calories, but it’s all fruit and nuts–no other ingredients! Literally, the only ingredients in this bar are dates and cashews (I learned about the awesomely short ingredients list in LaraBars from Kristin, and have been eating them ever since)! Here you go:
Well, I’m off to work and then my dentist appointment! Eeeek. I’m a total baby about the dentist.
Have a happy Monday!