This morning, around 10am, I went for my run. I nearly turned back when I realized it was a million degrees out and HUMID. It's not supposed to be humid here! Darnit. Regardless, I did 4.2 miles, and really the sun kept me going because all I wanted to do was be home out of those killer rays. (Yes, I wore sunblock.) When I got home, I had a glass of milk and a kashi bar with a schmear of natural PB.
For lunch, I used the leftover ground turkey (from last night's quesadillas), threw in some chopped tomato and frozen corn and topped it all with some salsa-whole wheat batter to hold it all together. Basically a taco bake. My fevered brain forgot to take a picture of it, but honestly it tastes better than it looks anyway.
We were both sitting here in lethargy when Hubby suggested we hit up the air-conditioned book store. I heartily agreed and off we went.
I had an iced soy latte (decaf).
And, found two books I'll be ordering from Amazon (they were expensive!!!).
Afterwards, we went to the grocery store and spent a fortune like always. Eating well costs so much more money than junk. It's a crime.
I was hungry when we got home, so I had a mini-meal. Whole wheat english muffin with red pepper hummus, pepper jack cheese and a few grapes. Yum-o! Truly one of my favorite combinations.
Since I'm posting this at 5:30, we haven't had dinner yet. I don't want to heat the house by cooking, so we're just having chicken ceasar salad. Hubby will eat his in a whole wheat wrap. I'll probably just eat the salad since my day has been pretty carbilicious. We may have something on the side, but that's tbd.
I promise I didn't buy any yams at the store today. So no more yam concoctions for a while. But I did buy two pounds of strawberries... Speaking of yams... here is the Yam Pancake recipe from this morning's breakfast.
(These measurements are approximate. I don't generally measure anything.)
1 cup mashed yams
1 egg (or 2 egg whites, if you prefer)
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
Cinnamon to taste
Mix all ingredients together (including some cinnamon in the batter). Make sure there aren't any lumps, though the batter will be thick and that's ok. Pour batter into sprayed, hot skillet (cook at medium to medium high at first). One the first side browns, flip and turn the heat down low to medium until cooked through. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Makes 3 pancakes.
That's it for now. See ya guys Monday!