Morning! Hope you’re having a great Tuesday! I woke up before my alarm went off this morning (best thing ever) and hopped (well, ok, maybe I didn’t quite hop) out of bed. I was excited to try out my version of a new breakfast concoction that I’ve seen floating around in food bloggie world for a while now:
French Vanilla Coffee Oatmeal!
If you don’t like coffee, you probably won’t like this. :) But if you’re a coffee fan, you must give it a try! The star ingredient:
One of my favorite coffees ever. It’s mild, sweet, and smells SO good while brewing! This bag was part of my grocery excursion yesterday, and I couldn’t wait to make some this morning. I took 1/4 cup of the freshly brewed batch and poured it directly into a bowl filled with:
–1/2 mashed banana
–1/3 cup oats
–1/3 cup milk
—dashes of vanilla
And cooked it for two minutes (and watched in dismay as it exploded in my microwave. I cleaned up the sides of the bowl and pretended it never happened).
The end result:
A beautiful bowl of steaming oats with a hint of creamy vanilla coffee flavor! It was delicious. I mashed up my banana before adding it to the mix, because it makes it taste so much sweeter (I absolutely promise that organic bananas are SO much better and sweeter than regular ones).
Then I added a spoonful of BearNaked granola for crunch and ate with an almond butter spoon, because I am incapable of having an almond-butter-free breakfast.
Lunch is a new experiment too: I finally bought some Flat-Out Wraps! Behold:
I’m a little scared of wraps, I must admit, because my sandwich always falls apart halfway through. And then you have to put it back together, and who wants to work that hard at lunch? But I stuck in a toothpick to ensure minimum spillage:
Oh, you might want to know what’s in my pretty wrap that won’t be spilling out! I stuffed it full of thinkly sliced roasted deli turkey, two thick slices of tomato, a slice of Applegate Farms provolone (which is a pretty low-fat but still tasty cheese), and baby spinach leaves. I’ll probably heat it up before I eat it, because that’s how I roll with lunches.
A new kind of yogurt. In my never-ending quest to find a yogurt that doesn’t offer as much sugar as three donuts (mmm) but also is actually edible, I’ve decided to give Dannon a go. We’ll see. The flavor sounds promising—pineapple coconut! Makes me think of the beach. Sigh.
I also packed a Kashi bar for an afternoon snack:
My plans after work today include a gym session to make up for my somewhat pathetic attempt yesterday and, of course, American Idol! Do you have any fun plans tonight? I generally stay home and hibernate on Tuesday evenings.
See you tonight!