Without even knowing it…I fell into a tradition. Apparently Friday was Second Breakfast Day. That of course is a Hobbit tradition. I feel sorry for any of you who are not familiar with The Hobbit or The Lord of the Rings. I am not a mad, crazy fan like some people I know (who will remain nameless so that I’m not drummed out of the family) but because of my love of food, I certainly can be comfortable with the idea of Second Breakfast!
In my efforts to get myself back on track with my eating, I actually put together some overnight oats last night. My usual combo- 1/2 cup oats, 1/3 cup Fat Free vanilla yogurt, 1/2 cup almond milk, frozen blueberries and cinnamon.
After a minute and 30 seconds in the microwave (I’m really not a fan of them cold, although I will eat them that way if I have to) I added fresh strawberries. I really need to get myself organized to make this more often. I just have to plan the night before. I enjoy them so much. Need to come up with some variations, too.
I had finished my oats and was doing some chores when Ralph said, “I want to go out to lunch, where would you like to go?” It was 11am! Now, I always have to consider the fact that I’m weighing in on Saturday. I decided I could go to the diner, have breakfast and not do too much damage.
And without knowing it…I was celebrating Second Breakfast Day! I had a spinach and American cheese omelette with sliced tomatoes and dry rye toast. It really was very tasty. I often will have an omelette at a diner for lunch or dinner. It’s easier to calculate the Points for this than it is for some other menu choices. Besides…I really like omelettes! And it was actually a lunch special today so I got a side salad to bring home and Ralph got my dessert…vanilla cake. All were happy!
I am so glad to be back in my salad routine again. I know I’ve been whining about veggies and salad…but they make me happy. Started by making something I haven’t made in a while.
A big pot of quinoa cooked up in veggie broth…Yum. I love adding this to a salad, but I’ve fallen out of the habit of making it. Like getting that extra protein punch~
Oh, was I happy with this! Home made dressing-olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey and Dijon mustard. The salad was Romaine, shaved carrots, green and red bell pepper, plum tomatoes, black beans, quinoa and shredded cheddar. It was SO good!! It was filling and helped me stay on track. Another thing that I did to help stay on track-while I was getting the carrots ready for the salad, I peeled and cut some up for snacking later. Also need to do that more often.
Funny how we fall in and out of the good habits we’ve developed. I plan on staying On Track and hang on to those good habits. Hoping for a good result at Weight Watchers today. Happy Second Breakfast Day!