Happy Mother’s Day to all you beautiful moms out there! I’ve read some really beautiful tributes today to a lot of awesome sounding mommas! I hope you all enjoyed the time spent with your families today.
I woke up at 6:15 this morning to get some work done on this paper, which is still moving along at a snail’s pace! Breakfast was a repeat of yesterday’s: Nature’s Path SmartBran, fresh blackberries and almond milk.
The morning was spent writing and going to church, which worked up an appetite! Lunch was a salad beast inspired by last Friday’s dinner at Candle Café. I piled lettuce, tomatoes, seitan and guacamole atop a garden vegetable Tumaro’s tortilla to make a simpler version of their “taco salad,” and enjoyed a sliced pear and almonds on the side, plus a small bowl of red grapes.
This afternoon, my mom and I had plans to run together in a charity 5K in our town. Right before the race, it was announced that a fallen power line would reduce the distance of the race from a 5K (3.25 miles) to 3 miles. I ran with my momma the whole time, and we finished in 33 minutes flat. I’m proud of her!
My mom and I before the race
Getting ready to go!
About to cross the finish line. Please excuse my vegetable face.
Unfortunately, my mom felt sick after the race, so we headed straight home for her to take a nap. For a snack, I had a fruit bowl of champagne mango and fresh strawberries, plus two pecan-date rolls.
I was hungry for dinner by 5, so I decided to just go with my hunger instead of waiting to eat! The other day I got major food envy when I saw Gracie’s sweet potato in a jar creation, so I decided to make the most blog-influenced creation of all time: maple-chia-sweet-potato-oats-in-an-almond-butter-jar. The ingredients:
- ½ cup rolled oats
- 1 c almond milk
- 1 medium sweet potato, steamed in the microwave
- 1 T chia seeds
- almond butter remnants (~2-3 T)
- drizzle of maple syrup
- tons of cinnamon
Holy. Deliciousness. This. Was. Awesome. Major props to Katie for coming up with the SPIAJ idea, and Gracie for the maple syrup idea! I’d planned to have some broccoli with it, but this was SUPER filling, so I stuck with a grapefruit:
And an almond joy bar a little while later for dessert:
I’m already craving some coconut butter and millet bread as an evening snack ;) Back to work for me- I’m coming down the home stretch! Hope you all have wonderful Mondays!
What’s your favorite blogworld discovery? Least favorite? I love OIAJ, and humnut sauce, but could do without chia pudding!