Tuesday, January 5, 2010

"If there is no struggle, there is no progress. "

Oatmeal pancakes! Recipe courtesy of Kath Eats Real Food.

How I made my lovely pancake:
1/4 cup Quaker oats
2 egg white
1/4 tsp. baking soda
Vanilla extract
I topped it with a medium warm apple, 1/4 cup vanilla yogurt, and walnuts. Delicious! Thanks again Kath for providing a new way to eat my oats.

I also had a cup of this Celestial tea. If you haven't tried this flavor yet I suggest doing so. If nothing else, boil this in a pot instead of lighting a candle. Hah.

Okay, lunch wasn't anything special at all. I just put together the quickest thing I could think of.
Romaine lettuce
1/2 cup re-fried beans (Left over)
Tomato, onion, and jalapeno "salsa"
Sprinkled with sharp cheddar cheese 
Dash of chili powder for spice

I also had half of an unphotographed orange a bit later.

This was left over from my parents dinner, minus the fries.I haven't had a real hamburger in months! Oh, it was delicious. (This is also on a small plate, it makes everything look huge. I didn't have room for my fries either.)

Lean ground sirloin burger
Arnold Thin
Lettuce, onion, tomato, pickles
Side of white corn

1/2 medium sweet potato
Season salt
Vegetable spray
I microwaved the potato for about 1:30 to make it tender ans sliced into strips.
Heated the oven to 450, although I think 400 may do the trick.
Sprayed my baking sheet with vegetable spray.
Arranged fries on baking sheet and sprinkled with season salt and spray a coat of vegetable spray.
Cooked for around 10 minutes.

I've never had baked sweet potato fries and of course will be eating them more often. Yes I do like my fries more on the burnt side, just like my eggs. 

I am still feeling my work out from yesterday and am worried that if I continue tonight I may strain my muscles too much. Being a beginner with exercise I can't be sure if the soreness is alright to work through or if I may injure my muscles. Research will be at hand. I also need to take my measurements tomorrow morning before I forget so that I can track my progress.  

Did I mention that I got my email from Food Buzz last night about becoming a publisher?! Tomorrow I will be filling out my contract and sending it in. Blogging has been a key element in my life the past couple of months and I am determined and excited about giving inspiration to others as well as keeping my self motivated on this journey.If you haven't checked out Food Buzz click my link under my about me. The website has tons of yummy recipes and great foodies.

Alright, see you tomorrow guys! I'm off to find more great recipes to try.