They’re SO easy, SO filling and SO delicious. Plus, check these ingredient profiles:
|Oatmeal: Oats are a good source of vitamin B1, dietary fiber, magnesium, protein and phosphorus.|
|Banana: Bananas are a very good source of vitamin B6 and a good source of vitamin C, potassium, dietary fiber, and manganese.|
|Almond Butter: Two tablespoons of almond butter provide 30 percent of daily magnesium needs and are a good source of calcium.|
|Cinnamon: Cinnamon has an anti-clotting effect on the blood, smelling cinnamon may boost cognitive function and memory, and studies have shown that just 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon per day can lower LDL cholesterol.|
Not only are all these ingredients healthy choices to eat for breakfast – they’re also accessible ingredients. Why, I bet you have all of them in your cupboard at this very moment! Give the b-fast cookie a try, won’t you??
In today’s cookie:
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1 banana
- 1 T almond butter
- 1 heavy dash cinnamon
- 3 T skim milk
- Sprinkle of almonds
- 2 chopped, dried figs
This was SUPER thick – almost like a real cookie – because I used 1/2 cup oats instead of my usual 1/3 cup.
I added the dried figs because 1.) I love me some sweet, sweet figs 2.) I didn’t have any ripe fruit to top my cookie this morning. Oh did you also know that adding 1/4 cup of dried fruit (like cranberries, raisins, or figs) to your diet counts as one of the two to four servings of fruit you’re supposed to be getting each day? I’m chock full of nutritional information this morning
So I thought and thought and thought about what I wanted to take for lunch today – per usual, a Salad won out!
In the mix:
- “Very Veggie” mixed greens
- Chopped up carrots
- Halved cherry tomatoes
- Sliced black olives
- Cheddar cheese
I packed some Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette for some dressing action.
Now, one of my faaavorite things about the changing of the seasons has GOT to be all the different apple varieties that start rolling into the grocery store around this time of year!
My year-round, go-to apple is usually a Braeburn – but yesterday at the store there were some of these gorgeous Pink Lady apples out on display. These are one of my faves – so sweet and super crunchy – just delish!
A 4 miler is on the agenda for tonight after work. My motto for the week is run, Kristin…RUN!
So, Ben and I are contemplating a Winter vacay between the options below. Which option would you personally choose?
- New York City – possibly for Thanksgiving/Macy’s T-giving Day Parade!
- Cabo San Lucas – with friends
- Colorado – to visit brother/family
- New Orleans – neither Ben nor I have ever been