I tried something really different for breakfast. Well, it was still creamy + smooth like my oats, but they weren’t oats at all. Have you ever seen Quinoa Flakes in the store? They are a bit pricey but I’ve really been wanting to try them out.
It was literally flaked quinoa. Nothing more. If you look closely [and if you have cooked quinoa before] you can tell that it is quinoa and not oats or oat bran. They cook on the stovetop in about 2min!
Tropical Quinoa Flakes
- 1/3c quinoa flakes [~130 cals, 2.5g fiber, 23g carbs, 4g protein]
- water + coconut milk
- 1/2t cinnamon
- splash of vanilla
Thoughts? It definitely tasted just like quinoa but creamy like oat bran. The toppings were really fun and definitely a change of pace. However, this bowl only kept me full for 1.5hrs!!! Eeek. Next time I would cook more and I think that glob of pnut butter really helps things stick in my stomach! Also, I think the quinoa flakes would be much better as a savory bowl. I definitely could have imagined a sunny side up egg on top or even black beans + salsa. I see a savory lunch bowl with quinoa flakes in my near future.
Sniffing the air.
Lunch was killer.
- 1 Ezekiel sprouted grain wrap [LOVE these…chewy + delish]
- ~1-2T tomato paste [new fav. topping]
- mixed greens
Sauté with olive oil:
- 5 baby bellas
- ~1/2c chickpeas
- 1 artichoke, chopped
- 2 farm fresh eggs [pour, poke, spread method]
- sun dried tomato, chopped
Way too delicious.
And extremely challenging to eat….but so worth it.
Feelin’ the fruit today apparently! I chowed on another kiwi with what was left of my Oikos Plain Greek yogurt.
Before lunch I walked to the gym and rode on the bike, while reading Born To Run. I am in the last few chapters which kept me on the bike for 61min38sec. I could NOT put this book down! I usually do not stay on stationary gym equipment for more than 45-50min max. 1 chapter to go! For more of my daily workout details I got my April page up and running.
Later in the day, Chris and I headed to the park. It was a gorgeous day outside so we wanted to take advantage…and we just got a new frisbee and wanted to try it out ;)
I wore my Vibram 5 Fingers!! I’m easing myself back into these, for walking, whenever I can. My feet are feeling pretty good, but I’m still sticking to my running hiatus for now.
Always fun to get outside and do something active other than running/walking. Yay for the park being so close to us! Do you see the HUGE Great Dane in the background?? I’m glad Kenna [great dane/lab mix] did not get that big!
I’m hoping to go for a swim tomorrow and get some things done around the house…but tomorrow + Sunday I’ll also be working 8hr shifts!
I wanted to say hi to my new readers!! I have been getting quite a few new commenters, so I just wanted to say helllooooo, and thanks for stopping by :) Hiii to my old readers as well! You guys rock.
Night all – xo
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