I’m going to try to make this quick because Project Runway is on :-)
I started out the morning with a bagel topped with a an egg and LC cheese wedge.
For lunch, I had some very yummy leftovers.
I started with some garlic bread made from a toasted sandwich thin, some spray butter, and some garlic salt.
And then I heated up some leftover spaghetti with TJ’s whole wheat pasta. As usual, the sauce was even better after sitting a couple days.
I also had some Crystal Light fruit punch on the side. I know it’s not very good for you, but I just love it, and I get tired of plain water all the time.
After doing lots of homework for an Education class, I took a snack break.
I’ve been craving some yogurt, and decided to try out these Peanut Butter Puffins I got at Trader Joe’s.
I tried the honey flavored TJ’s Greek yogurt. I actually wasn’t so crazy about this flavor. The vanilla one was so much better. I did really like the Peanut Butter Puffins, though. Not sure if I liked them better than the Honey Puffins or not.
After some Spanish work (and maybe a little YouTube video watching…), I was ready to try out the Quinoa I’d picked from TJ’s (how many times can I mention that place in one post?).
I used the recipe on the back of the box as a guide.
Garlic Quinoa with Chicken and Onions
1 c. quinoa
2 c. chicken stock
1/2 c. cooked chicken, cubed
1/2 large onion, chopped
6 garlic cloves, chopped (I like a lot of garlic, though. Add less depending on your tastes.
2 tbs. Olive Oil
Combine quinoa and chicken stock in a pot and bring to boil, then let simmer 10 minutes, or until all chicken stock is absorbed by the quinoa. Remove from heat. In a large saucepan, saute onion and garlic in olive oil for about 3 minutes. Add in chicken and continue cooking for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, then combine with the cooked quinoa.
I also baked a sweet potato. I’ve been asked by a few of y’all how I cook the sweet potato, so here is it…
You’ll need: 1 sweet potato (or more, of course), Olive Oil spray, sea salt, other seasoning to taste.
Method: I slice up the sweet potato however is easiest for me, spray a cookie sheet with the Olive Oil spray, place the slices on the baking sheet, spray slices with olive oil, then sprinkle with sea salt and garlic powder. You could leave off the garlic powder, of course, I just like the added flavor it gives. So simple, but oh-so-good. I got this idea and method from Kath.
I have a question, and I’m sure you all can help me with this. I know that whole wheat flour needs to be put in the freezer, so does the whole wheat pancake mix I have need to be put in the freezer, also? Sorry if this sounds like a dumb question!
Bye guys, I’ll see you tomorrow! Thank goodness tomorrow’s Friday!!!