Salad Genius

Yesterday overnight oats made a comeback.

If you recall, last time I tried this popular breakfast I was not a fan. I tried it a second time with almond milk and it was better. But third times the charm! What’s the secret ingredient? Cinnamon! Cinnamon made a world of difference. Oh and if you’re wondering what that green juice is there that’s orange juice with a capful of my multi-vitamin, Alive. I can’t swallow big pills so I get my vitamins in liquid form šŸ™‚

Later that day at lunch I discovered that I have become a salad genius. I love how you can combine so many different items in a salad and magically they go together and taste amazing.

That would be leftover roasted chicken, sundried tomatoes and bleu cheese. Three simple ingredients, and I’m sure it’s been done before, but mmm it was yummy!

That night we had some friends over to help us polish off our pasta salad šŸ™‚ We paired it with blackened tilapia. We also had an awesome plate of gouda, sausage and crackers for an appetizer. The guy claimed he was getting a bit tired of our beloved Kashi crackers. Any suggestions for a new cracker to try?

Today was one of those days where I had in mind exactly what I wanted for lunch. There’s not much choice on the beach…plenty of places to order take out, but I like to just grab and go. Usually a publix sub will do when I don’t bring lunch for home, but today I wasn’t in the mood. I went into the store ready to pick up my fave frozen meal (though I don’t make a habit out of these at all), Kashi’s Mayan Harvest Bake. But, alas, they didn’t have it! So I settled for the Spicy Black Bean Enchilada.

It was a bit underwhelming. It got watery after it cooked and was definitely not filling enough. I only realized after I ate it that it was only 250 calories. Needless to say after a few hours I was tearing into my Luna bar.

Looking forward to a zumba class tonight! I haven’t been to one since my fave instructor moved out of state. But she’s visiting this week and teaching a class! Picking up a quick dinner afterwards and headed to a friends place for a bit.

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