Today was a good day. I thought about writing a new smoothie recipe tonight, but as I looked back on the pictures I took today they just made me smile so, I’m going to share about our day. Okay? Okay.
Thanks to daylight savings time I was up at 5:45 wide awake and excited to get on the treadmill. Yes, I was excited for the treadmill. Partly due to the fact that I had the second half of this movie to watch.
Using movies as motivation to get on the treadmill is fabulous. That’s the only way I can get myself out of bed and on the darn treadmill in the morning sometimes.
And, I don’t know what happened, but my precious boys slept until 7:30 (the NEW time). That was a huge gift! By the time I went into their room I had already run 8 miles and taken a shower. Things were off to a good start.
They even got better when I was craving some serious chocolate at breakfast and made a baked s’mores version of mean green French toast for the boys and I.
Look what’s in the middle of this masterpiece.
Um, yeah. It’s okay to be jealous.
Here the recipe just in case you feel the need to make it. It doesn’t have to be made green of course, but what’s the fun in that, right?
Give Me S’more of That Baked Green French Toast
1/2 cup egg substitute
2 tablespoons nondairy milk (I used vanilla soy milk)
handful of fresh spinach
sweetener of choice (I used 1 Splenda for myself and a little regular sugar for the boys)
cinnamon to taste
splash of vanilla
2-3 slices whole grain bread (my favorite bread makes AMAZING French toast)
1 large marshmallow, cut into small pieces
1-2 tablespoons chocolate chips (I used a 100 calorie dark chocolate bar from Trader Joe’s)
Blend all ingredients (except bread) together.
Dip one slice of bread into mixture and place on the bottom of a ramekin or other small baking dish (coated with nonstick cooking spray).
Put marshmallow pieces and chocolate chips on top of bread.
Dip other bread slice in mixture and place on top.
Bake at 375 for 25 minutes.
Look at my breakfast.
I topped it with some sugar free syrup and a homemade version of my new favorite drink.
I was pretty impressed with my wantabe version of that drink at home.
All I did was add a scoop of match green tea powder to brewed espresso and then added warmed soy milk (prepared the same as my favorite morning mocha). I used a Splenda packet and a couple of liquid Stevia vanilla drops for sweetener.
It was a good idea to recreate that drink at home.
It was also a good idea to have chocolate and spinach for breakfast.
Well, it was a good idea for me anyway.
It was NOT the best idea for the boys to eat this breakfast right before we had to leave for church. Oops.
Even though it was pretty wet outside, we braved the weather to go to church.
We stopped at Major Market for some sandwiches for lunch too (since it was right next door and all).
When we got home we had to work up an appetite. I decided to try to let the boys help me with my fall decorating again even though we had a few issues the last time I tried to let them help (and with the decorations surviving in general).
We’ll see how long the table stays like that. Ha!
After our decorating we sat down for our sandwiches.
Mine was a turkey with all the veggies on whole wheat. I had it with some broccoli and jalapeño yogurt dip.
Later today I delivered some of that low fat cake to a family friend. Yes, it’s that good, you can still impress people.
I also attempted to play a soccer game tonight (my first one in over 3 years). It was not pretty. I’m not too sure I’m cut out to play soccer anymore. I seriously felt like I was running in circles out there.
I blame motherhood.
And although the boys didn’t eat this for dinner tonight, they DID eat it for dinner last night and it was a huge success.
One of these vegetable bowls from Costco with some steamed broccoli added in.
See. They loved it.
That’s them cheering for broccoli.
I made myself a little spaghetti squash bake for dinner tonight after the boys (all three) we in bed.
In the bowl- 1/2 of a cooked spaghetti squash, 1 cup of this red pepper and tomato soup, garlic powder, pepper, garlic salt and crushed red pepper. I combined everything and cooked it in a pie plate at 400 for about 15 minutes.
It was so much better than I thought it would be. I’m already planning on having it again tomorrow (because that’s what happens with all my new creations).
It was my first time trying one of these cups. I was rather impressed.
Okay, time to get some shut eye.
This week is all about getting rest and taking care of myself before our big race next Sunday.
There’s still time to enter the Spicing Things Up Giveaway!!!!!!
A winner will be chosen Monday night!
Do you have any tricks that motivate you to workout (like watching movies on the treadmill)?
Do you ever go through phases where you eat the same thing every day? I’m in a serious phase with that soup. I wonder how long it’s going to last. Hmmm…..
Have a great day!