After a few hours of online work this morning, I was ready to go to the gym and discovered it was raining. Humph. I decided to wait it out a bit, and after a while hunger had built and I traded my workout for a leisurely lunch. I usually exercise right before lunch so I’ll be hungry, but that doesn’t leave me much time to cook. I’m often ready to throw together a salad and dig in! So today I made a more time-intensive lunch – a harmony bowl of cinnamon sweet potato, millet and veggies.
I cubed a medium sweet potato and tossed it in a little olive oil, sea salt and cinnamon. Baked at 400* for 30 minutes.
The millet was cooked stove-top for about 30 minutes too. Here’s what millet is, the nutritional info and where you can buy it (also in bulk bins at health food stores). It tastes like a cross between grits and rice. It’s high in fiber, manganese and B vitamins, has calcium, protein and is a whole grain.
So mixed into this bowl:
- ~1 cup sweet potato (maybe a little more)
- ~1/2 a cup cooked millet
- 1 small cucumber, diced
- 1/2 a tomato, diced
- 1/2 a yellow bell pepper, diced
- 1 small ear of grilled corn, cut off cob
- ~1 tbsp chopped walnuts
- ~1 tbsp craisins
- More cinnamon
- Drizzle maple
- Pinch salt
A whole lunch in a bowl that was quite filling!
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I’m hoping to go get my hair cut. Not sure. Also might work out this afternoon if i feel like it. Might also read a book. That’s my goal today: just see where life takes me.