I woke up this morning tired at 6:30am, but with much more energy than I had all weekend! Yay!! I think this was a 48 hour bug that I had. :) However, PMS symptoms are in full effect! I saw a news segment this morning on AFN about dads being overseas reading a nighttime story to their children in the states, and I was tearing up by the end of the segment. Ridiculous, I know!
I started off the morning with a bowl of oatmeal. It was sooooo good! I usually don’t eat oatmeal. I don’t know why. I always forget that I have some in my pantry. I made it with:
- 1/2 cup of oats
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 tbsp raisins
- 2 tsp peanut butter
I threw the raisins in with the oatmeal while it was cooking so they would plump up. Then topped it with the peanut butter that I microwaved for 10 seconds to make it easy to drizzle! This was heavenly, and I was actually full even though the portion size looked small to me.
I have to mention last night’s dinner because it was awesome! It was another variation from Clean Eating Magazine. I will call it:
Chicken with Grape, Cashew, and Avocado Couscous
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
- 1 tsp fresh ground black pepper
- 1 tsp cinnamon, ground
- 1 tsp coriander, ground
- 1 tsp ginger, ground
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1 1/4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
- Near East Roasted Garlic and Olive Oil Couscous
- 3 tbsp roasted cashews (any nut will do actually)
- 1 cup seedless grapes, halved (can be green, red, or combo)
- 4 green onions, white and light green parts only, thinly sliced
- 1/2 avocado chopped
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. In a small bowl, combine pepper, cinnamon, coriander, ginger, salt, and nutmeg. Set aside 1 tsp of mixture. Combine remaining spice mixture with oil to make a paste. Rub paste all over chicken. Bake for 20 minutes in the oven.
Meanwhile, in a pot, bring to boil the chicken broth, the 1 tsp of spice mix that was reserved, and spice packet that came with the couscous. Stir in the couscous, cover, turn off the heat, and set aside for 5 minutes. Stir grapes, avocado, and cashews into the couscous.
I also sautéed some spinach with some chicken broth, sea salt, and pepper to add some extra veggies to the dish. Enjoy!! (I’m sorry the pics are dark! I knew I should have listened to the Hubby when he told me to turn a light on!)
Now, I’m off for a nice little 3 mile run. I hope to get some wedding, Bazaar, and school stuff done today. Happy Running!!