I’ve been sick for almost a week now, but I’m finally getting better. I decided to do some fun cardio this morning (dance-y video) followed by a detoxing yoga flow routine that I made up myself (30 minutes or so). I’m even hoping to get in a walk later today – I miss exercising.
I’ve been feeling in a food rut recently. I love what I eat, but I think I need a change. Nothing too drastic, just less of the same foods over and over again (oat bran, kabocha fries), and more trying new dishes. How do you motivate yourself to make and try new things?
I did try a semi-new idea yesterday – banana whipped oat bran. I love bananas in oatmeal, but I was out of bananas until this weekend. I made oat bran and stirred it vigorously to spread out the banana. This bowl contained (and that’s miso soup in the mug):
- 3/4 cup oat bran, 1.5 cups of water plus a splash
- 1/2 banana, chopped up
- dash of salt (no cinnamon!)
- big spoonful of Better’n Peanut Butter stirred in (probably 1.5 tablespoons?)
So far this has been my favorite bowl of oat bran ever. I made small bowls of this goodness to go with lunch AND dinner as well. See what I mean about a food rut? Once I find something I love I can’t stop eating it.
I did make these new and interesting “fries” as a snack to eat with my unsweetened ketchup – swiss chard and green beans. I popped them under the broiler with some oregano and salt (microwaved the beans first) and they came out really well. I tried kale fries once before but didn’t like them; swiss chard is much better.
Some giveaways -
- Heather and Mark’s Granola Giveaway
- Goodie package from Love of Oats
- Nuru Exercise Anywhere cards at Every Gym’s Nightmare