Posts tagged ‘work’

August 18, 2011

Isn’t it ironic?

This morning I got up wanting to knock out 4 miles outside because the weather has been gorgeous and running outside > running on the treadmill. On mile 1.5 this song came on:

and what do you know? It started pouring rain. Everytime I see people running in the rain I think they are crazy. Today I was one.

Attractive, I know.

To get that image out of your head I’ll share with you yesterday’s outfit.

Whew, much better! I purchased everything on sale for a total of $50 at J. Crew…score.

Yesterday’s breakfast was a warm one. I toasted 2 Van’s WafflesΒ and made my own peanut butter spread to top it off with.

Anyone still own Peanut Flour?? Try this.

1 tsp of Peanut Butter (I used White Chocolate Wonderful) 1 TBSP of Peanut Four (Trader Joe’s) and 1 1/2 TBSP of Chocolate Almond Milk.

Mix it to get more peanut butter with all of the taste and none (ok, less) of the calories.

Spread your waffles with your beautiful creation

Top with an abundance of fruit. Enjoy πŸ˜‰

This surprisingly kept me full for hours. I didn’t eat lunch til 2:30! I have gotten a little more comfortable with my chef’s at work and now I request my own meals instead of ordering off the menu.

Is that bratty? Oh well, I’m a healthy brat. I had them saute up some fresh veggies (no butter) and add it to a tiny bit of whole wheat pasta and some chickpeas with a ladle of marinara sauce. I couldn’t even finish so i still have half saved for today. I wont bother them with my brattiness πŸ˜‰

For dinner we had something I made 2 weeks ago and stuck in the freezer. Mama Pea’s Zucchini Quinoa Lasagna.

When Adam came home and asked what was for dinner I told him and he said I neeeeed meat I’ll never be full.

One piece and he was “stuffed” and it was “realllly good” Vegan Meals/Alyssa 1 – Adam 0.

Oh before I forget the cake batter protein that I use is Muscle Milk Light. It’s actually on sale right now on this website. I add it to Oatmeal, Shakes and even cookies πŸ™‚

Time to get ready for work. For today’s Thirsty Thursday I highly suggest one of these.

QUESTIONS: What is your favorite type of protein? What are you drinking on this Thirsty Thursday?

August 9, 2011

Sweet Potato Biscuits

Thanks for all of the well wishes on the job yesterday πŸ™‚ Day 1 was VERY long but extremely productive. I trained for most of the day and then did a lot of the things on my own! For those of you who asked I took a Sales and Event Manager position within walking distance of our apartment. The walk is about .7 miles so i”ll be getting a little added exercise to my daily routine!

Yesterday’s meals were rather boring – Since I worked til almost 9pm I ate lunch and dinner at work (and it’s free, score!)

Breakfast: Special K Vanilla Almond – I know this isn’t new but it’s my new favorite! SO delicious

Lunch: Mixed Greens with goat cheese, candied almonds, dried cranberries, sliced pears and grilled chicken

Dinner: Romaine w/ red onion, cucumbers, tomatoes and grilled chicken with buffalo sauce

Get used to these red bowls because I have a feeling we’ll be seeing a lot of them.

Yesterday I promised the recipe for sweet potato biscuits so here it is.

Sweet Potato Biscuits

Ingredients

  • 1 lb of sweet potatoes (peeled, cubed and boiled)
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 1/2 cups of bisquick biscuit mix
Directions
  • Add all ingredients to 1 bowl

  • Beat with a mixer

  • Flour workspace

  • Roll out dough and place cup over top to make a circle

  • Bake in oven at 375 degrees on a greased baking sheet for 18 minutes

  • Serve warm with fresh butter
SO.
FREAKING
YUMMY
These are perfect for a BBQ meal, a sunday dinner feast or a combination of the two πŸ™‚
I have off today for the long hours I put in yesterday but might stop in later to check on my emails…Off to my happy place!!

QUESTIONS: Do you usually pack a lunch or get something while you’re at work??