We decided to leave the husband’s car parked at the lightrail last night and since the weather is GORGEOUS today, he walked to the lightrail this morning (about 1.25 miles?) and at the last minute I decided there was no reason I shouldn’t join him on the walk! It was kind of like walking my kid to the school bus But it’s the most beautiful spring day - sunshine, GREEN everywhere, good smells in the air from flowers in bloom. Certainly a great way to start the day. I walked for almost an hour, so I might just call walking my workout today and skip the dark gym. I am hoping to go out again with a magazine to enjoy the weather some more!
Muesli, Take II
I made muesli again – this time overnight! It turned out quite delicious, but I had goosebumps eating it so I might need to wait until it gets warmer to make this a morning staple!
This morning’s combo included wheatberries = the most wonderful addition to yogurt I’ve ever had!!!! Chewy, chewy, chewy.
Here’s what was in my bowl:
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp of skim milk (if I’d used regular plain yogurt I would have just used 1/2 a cup)
- 1/2 cup greek yogurt
- 1 tbsp flax
- 1/2 a serving of Nuts over Raspberries trail mix
- 1/2 a small banana
- 1 tbsp sprouted wheatberries
Notes and Critiques:
- I missed the sweetness of the vanilla hemp milk so I will add that next time for at least half of the milk volume.
- I think this was the perfect ratio of solid to liquid – it wasn’t too thick but not too runny either. The oats did a great job absorbing the milk. I do think that plain yogurt rather than the greek would be better though (esp. since the greek is expensive!) because it’s a little runnier and would be creamier since greek yogurt is so thick.
- Peanuts are not good in cold things – I think it hinders their flavor somehow. I would have preferred sliced almonds, which I think have an enhanced flavor in yogurt. I didn’t really taste the trail mix at all but enjoyed the crunch it gave. So next time the crunch will be sliced almonds and/or walnuts.
- Wheatberries ROCK MY WORLD!!!!! 8) Just a tbsp of them (and I’m still not sure the nutritional info for the sprouted version. I’m going to get them again and simmer them for an hour like the “real” instructions say and will hopefully be able to figure out the nutritional better for that) MADE this bowl of oats. I just loved the chew of them. You guys have to go buy some and give them a try!!
I’m brainstorming alternate ways to prepare oats ( <3 ) when my 5 weeks of crazy summer school starts. This one will be perfect to take with me in a tupperware or just to avoid dirtying a pot. I have Sports Nutrition starting at 8 a.m. and will need to leave the house by 7:15!
With coffee, this breakfast was about 470 kcal, 10 grams fiber and 28 grams protein.
The Best News!!!
From my Stats professor:
I have decided to make the practice test the actual test for unit 3. I am doing so because of the delays in reviewing your homework and posting the notes that direct you toward my emphasis in the course. This means I am giving you a take home test. My rules for take home tests are:
- You most certainly can use any written materials you want.
- You most certainly can communicate with your classmates.
- You cannot and will not confer with any individuals who are not enrolled in this section of MAT155/155A. This most emphatically prohibits the use of tutors of any type.
- Your final copy for submission must be organized, logical, and legible.
HOW AWESOME IS THAT!!! It’s open-note and we can confer with one another on the message boards. Made. My. Day.