For dinner we went to a great Thai place in San Jose – Blue Mango. Bobby’s corporate card has a deal where we get BOGO entrees (buy one get one free).
Here I am with my new haircut – very short! I’m getting used to it though.
- cucumber & onion salad (in a very sweet dressing)
- Penang curry with prawns, carrots, peppers, and peas – I think there were 6-7 prawns in here?
- A few bites of Bobby’s crab fried rice (I usually hate fried rice but this was really good)
- 1/2 cup Fage 0%
- apple loaf that I made for the blogger secret ingredient (I went back for another serving of this)
- a few dark chocolate raisinets (Bobby got them last night)
- broccoli and hummus… you guys see enough of this, so no pic 🙂
This week’s blogger secret ingredient is hosted by Erin and Andrea at Care to Eat. It’s apples!
Since I bought a bunch of delicious organic gala apples last night, I thought today would be the perfect time to make my secret ingredient recipe. This is kind of like apple crisp, but in the shape of a bread loaf. It also reminds me of baked oatmeal. Basically, it’s all of my favorite ingredients mixed into a loaf. I like it as a snack, breakfast, or even dessert. It goes very well with yogurt, ice cream, and whipped cream and it’s great for the fall. I hope you all enjoy it!
- 1.5 cups oats
- 1/4 cup WW flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 apples, chopped into very small pieces
- 2 small bananas, mashed
- 1/4 cup honey (or agave nectar)
- 1 cup milk (I used chocolate almond milk – awesome)
- Preheat the oven to 400F.
- Mix together the dry ingredients. Add in the wet ingredients and mix well.
- Pour the entire mixture into a loaf pan.
- Bake for 30 minutes, or longer if you want it crispier.
- Serve with yogurt, ice cream, whipped cream, milk, plain, or with whatever you like!
This morning I did 30-day shred, level 2… Then when Bobby woke up we did level 1 together. He thought it was pretty hard.
- egg white scramble with broccoli, onions, tomatoes (some from the balcony, part of a chopped up heirloom) – topped with ketchup and served over lettuce mix.
I’m not sure what the plans are for the rest of the day. I think we’re getting dinner with some friends, but aside from that it looks open. See you later!
This morning’s workout was 30-Day Shred, Level 1. I wasn’t hungry when I woke up, probably because of my wrap-snacking last night. I really like waking up hungry so I’m going to try to quit the late-night snacking for a while.
- Dannon 0% plus (peach)
- 1 cup cheerios
50-minute walk today! I went out for my walk and when I came back the company meeting had just started. I couldn’t get my lunch from the fridge until it was over (around 2) and I was absolutely starved. I ate the salad and wrap that I’d brought, but 20 minutes later I was still hungry. On Fridays we get free lunch, but today I had brought my own because the company was ordering from Boston Market and I wasn’t sure if I would want anything. They did happen to order a huge fruit salad, so I went back and filled up on 2 mugs full of fruit – cantaloupe, honeydew, and grapes. That did the trick because I was fine afterwards.
- 1/2 wrap with almond butter and some chopped plum
- salad – 2 slices of chopped turkey, the rest of the chopped plum, onions, bacon bits, topped with honey mustard dressing
- 2 big mugs of fruit salad (no pic) – cantaloupe, honeydew, grapes
- another big mug of fruit salad
- cup of berryblossom white tea from starbucks with a splash of skim, cinnamon, and nutmeg… yum! Thanks to my boss 🙂
- sliced plums (I think this is 2 whole plums)
Before dinner I got a haircut! It’s pretty short; I’ll try to post a picture soon. I like it a lot, but it’s definitely different. I walked to and from the appointment – a little more than a mile each way.
Dinner: (Malaysian! One of my favorites – Layang Layang in Cupertino)
- Seafood Tom Yum Soup (Bobby and I shared – I had about 2/3 – 3/4 of it, but not the broth – too salty! I ate all of the veggies and seafood though. It had carrots, shrimp, baby corn, squid, cauliflower, saffron, snap peas, and probably some other things I am forgetting. This was a huge bowl – those 2 small bowls next to it are what we ate it out of, and they’re the size of normal soup bowls.)
- Papaya Salad (I had all of this, topped with some of the spicy dressing that it came with and lots of curry sauce – yumm!)
- 5-6 large forkfuls of Mee Siam – stir-fried noodles with a few veggies, tofu, and shrimp.
We stopped at Safeway on the way home and I picked up organic gala apples for $.97/pound. It was awesome.
- peanuts – 2-3 small handfuls; Erin’s trail mix always looks so good 🙂
- broccoli and honey mustard