If watching Butters wasn't enough, they also had dinner waiting for us when we arrived. Can't say I'd ever turn down a home cooked dinner after a long drive!
I had a piece of citrus salmon (this was really good - his mom crusted the salmon with orange and lemon zest before baking it), fresh green beans, broccoli and a small serving of herbed potatoes. A flavorful meal packed with veggies and protein!
It's always fun to go away, but after being away from home and out of a routine for a few days, I'm always grateful to get back to my normal eating schedule. On that note, I decided to start things off this morning with some whole grains and lean protein in the form of toast and a smoothie.
For the whole grain part, I topped a slice of 12-grain toast with some Polaner All Fruit blackberry jam. I find it nearly impossible to not take a bite of toast immediately after I spread on the jam, before I even put the jar away. I simply can't wait until I sit down at the table. Do any of you do this, or am I the only toast freak out there?
On the side I had a chocolate banana smoothie.
In the mix:
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 sliced, frozen banana
- 1 scoop Essential Natural Chocolate Fudge protein powder
- 1 tsp. cocoa powder
- 1 tsp. Truvia
Cold, creamy and delicious!
After breakfast I was supposed to take Riker to a doctor's appointment, but as I was lugging everything out to the car I realized Matt accidentally took my keys with him when he left for north Jersey this morning to go fishing. Argh. I'm stuck at home for the day now, which means I have no excuse not to unpack and clean up the house. I'll probably end up procrastinating on Pinterest for a while though, let's be honest.
Before I sign off for the morning, here's your Thursday Earth Day tip:
Earth Day Tip #4 (courtesy of Live Right magazine): Eat planet-friendly protein. If you frequently eat meat entrees, which carry a large carbon footprint, choose one night a week to go meat-free. Try recipes featuring hearty, sustainable plant proteins like beans, quinoa, and soy.
If you're interested in trying this tip, check out the recipes page for some meat-free meal ideas! And if you have any recipes you love using beans, quinoa or soy, please share them in the comments section!