breaking spring & a day of eats!
Spring break? It snowed here all day yesterday! This weather is crazy…
Even if this weather is nutty, I still love having off, duh.
It is so nice to wake up without an alarm, and enjoy a leisurely breakfast, and be able to make a great lunch and dinner.
Today, I thought it would be fun to post a day of eats…
The past two mornings, I’ve made a mexican egg white scramble, which is so good!
During the week it is always rush, rush, rush. I have loved having the time to actually savor my breakfast, instead of trying to eat it as I frantically do my hair and make up to make it out the door on time.
For lunch, I enjoyed a bowl of homemade turkey chili and a big salad.
I was feeling smug with my delicious lunch, until Beeker sat down next to me with his- a grilled turkey & cheese sandwich made on the waffle iron. Genius.
#59392 reason why I love the Beek- his culinary creativeness.
In the afternoon, I ran and then did yoga with my sister, Annmarie. I am really loving yoga on Mondays- it makes me feel strong and is a great way to stretch out after my long runs on the weekends- especially for my hip flexors. I hope to keep this up throughout my marathon training, which will *hopefully* help to prevent injury.
During our workout, I was trying to think of a really great snack that I could make for the afternoon. As I downward dogged it and breathed through my poses, I thought of the perfect thing: pumpkin pie greek yogurt.
So, when we were finished, I eagerly went into the kitchen to make this:
To make this, I combined some pumpkin (about 1/2 cup) with one cup of plain greek yogurt, cinnamon, and a dash of sweetener. I topped it with a spoonful of cool-whip. The cool whip turned out to be the best part, ha! This recipe still needs a little bit more tweaking- it is hard to balance the tart taste of the greek yogurt with the expected sweetness of pumpkin pie. Maybe I could try vanilla greek yogurt?
For dinner, I roasted a turkey loin in the crock pot and Beek made homemade garlic mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli.
There you have it- a day of eats, courtesy of Spring Break!
I am off to run- 7 miles is on tap. I am going to wear capris and pretend like it’s spring-like weather!
What is your favorite afternoon snack?
Has the spring weather arrived yet where you live?