This morning I woke up and ran off to the gym to do my 3 mile run as scheduled. Upon walking through the kitchen, I noticed my bananas had literally peeled themselves. Bananas for breakfast it is!
Haha! How funny is that?! I laughed out loud when I saw that. Before I gave into my bananas, I went off to the gym.
Per the usual, I hate running on treadmills for a long period of time, I came up with another interval workout. This time, with distance and speed as opposed to a timed workout. So here’s what happened this morning:
I’d be lying if I said I didn’t jump off a time or two towards the end for a real quick breather. This run really had me going, and I am still recovering from it.
And then, we were back to the self peeling bananas. I was trying to come up with a unique way to cook up these bananas, because clearly, these were not normal bananas. I found a recipe on several blogs for Paleo Oatmeal, which is really an oatmeal without the oats! Say what? I ended up choosing this recipe from OnaPinkTypewriter.com. The recipe was changed up just a bit from what she originally did, but follows the same guidelines.
Looks just like real oatmeal doesn’t it?!
||1/2 Cup Almond Milk
|2 Tablespoons Ground Flaxseeds
||1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
|1 Banana, mashed
||1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla
1. Whisk together the eggs, and almond milk in a small bowl. Then stir in the banana, flaxseed, vanilla and cinnamon. Make sure the banana is smooth in the mixture.
2. In a small saucepan, heat up the mixture for about five minutes until you get the texture that you prefer. Just make sure you don’t leave it too liquid because there are eggs in there!
And Finito! Just put it into a bowl and top it off with anything that you like. I added more banana, because I had two self peeling bananas! and some more cinnamon. I could definitely see sliced almonds working well in this as well.
The texture is a bit different than anything else. It’s very fluffy. Add some granola or anything else crunchy if the texture gets to you a bit.
For lunch, I made some pasta because I was again, starving! SImple, Easy, Delicious.
|1 Serving Whole Wheat Penne
||1/4 Cup Tomato
|3 Chopped Basil Leaves
||1/4 Cup Red Pepper
|Tablespoon Fresh Paremsan Cheese
||2 Tablespoon Catalina Dressing
|2 Tablespoon Fresh Chives
No directions needed, just cook up the pasta and throw the rest on top! So easy! It was really light and filling at the same time. Just to give you an idea of HOW MANY VEGGIES I PUT IN THIS THING…
OH yea, I went nuts.
Brent had asked me to bring him by some lunch as well. But he didn’t want any of this “healthy” stuff. He wanted something SPICY! So I made him a quick, spicy pasta.
|1/4 Cup Garlic and Onion Ragu
||2 Tablespoon Hot Sauce
|1/4 Cup Jalapenos
||1/4 Cup Fontina Cheese
Really, nothing crazy at all, but much healthier than the Mac N Cheese covered in hot sauce that he wanted! Just adding the hot sauce to something that was already fully flavored and could handle a little spice made this pasta just that much better. Don’t be afraid to take those pre-made pasta sauces and turn them into something unique. Think of them as a starting point instead of the main attraction.
What are some other ways that you can dress up pasta quickly and easily?