N 'n D Breakfast Success

N 'n D Breakfast Cookie
(Nutritious 'n Delicious...N is D doesn't sound as cool! haha)
*1/2 cup oats

* 1/2 large banana mashed

* 1 heaping Tablespoon PB
*1 Tablespoon of milk
*4-5 chopped/diced strawberries
* 1 Tablespoon sliced Almonds
*Some people add protein powder, but I just don't like the taste of it!

Mash it all together into a thick cookie dough like consistency (don't add any more milk!). Then spread onto a plate, cover and wait for morning (the hardest part!).

I topped mine with a dollop of the filling from the cake that I made my mom for mother's day! YUM!
After breakfast (and a long History lecture), I went job hunting....blaaah! Not going well, but I'm holding my head high! :D Actually, I got one application and I'm just about through filling it out! This one seems like it might actually go through!
Eventually, I came home and was starvin' marvin' so I whipped up a SUPER QUICK lunch!
  • Leftover Mac n Cheese
  • A touch of Pacific Foods Butternut Squash Soup to revive the Mac
  • One Morningstar Farms Veggie Burger crumbled within

It was so delicious and the soup really kicked it up a notch! Afterwards, Alexa and I went shopping and planned on going to a Body Pump class at the gym, but got done shopping around 4 and the class was not until 6. PLUS we were really tired and ended up doing about 15 minutes on the elliptical and went home! At least we tried! ;)

When I got home, I munched on a homemade Vegan Whole Wheat Cookie! MMM!

An hour or so later and my tummy was grumbling. I know I was a bit lacking on the veggies today, but I knew exactly what I wanted and isn't there an argument out there that you need to eat intuitively! ;) So that's what I did! I made an old time FAVORITE!

  • It all starts with a Whole Wheat English Muffin toasted under the broiler
  • Top with a bit of spaghetti sauce, tomato slices and cheese
  • Broil again to melt cheese
  • And to make this dish perfecto, add some chopped (raw or steamed) broccoli on top! YUM! (I didn't have any....)

Then I felt adventurous:

I heeded advice from some of the commenters on my last post and took another stab at sweet potato fries.......EPIC FAIL......NOT! lol Let me explain..........

I cooked the slices on an aluminum foil lined baking sheet sprayed with PAM @ 425* for 15 minutes, flipped and after 6 minutes.....I checked on them......and they loooked like this:


I got so frustrated and decided to throw them on a plate and eat what I could...

Turns out (though they LOOKED burned) they tasted perfect! YAY! There was about 2 or 3 skinny fries that truly got burned, but other than that, they were great! :D

I see a 100 calorie pack of popcorn in my future and possibly a SmartOnes ice cream dessert!

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  1. your sweet taters look SOOO yummy! they taste good when they look a bit 'burnt'

    drooling over those cookies-- and well-- pretty much ALL your eats :) xo

  2. Yum, that breakfast cookie looks delicious! And I agree, sweet potato/b-nut squash fries sometimes taste best when they get a little bit of that burnt flavor. Yum!

  3. wow! pretty necklace!
    your sweet potato fries hardly looks burnt to me! I like mine with a bit of char, so those look so perfect!

  4. Hey girl! What a beautiful necklace from your Mom! Oh those sweet p fries are tricky little suckers...they may LOOK burnt, but usually they are perfect! I always thought I was burning mine constantly, but nah, they just like to show a little color! Haha!

    I hope you have a lovely evening and get some rest!!


  5. 1) beaut necklace!
    2) so glad the fry disaster wasnt a disaster at all
    3) BN squash soup - so clever!

  6. 1. Love the necklace (and the shirt... duh!)
    2. That english muffin concoction looks really good!
    3. I need to remember to buy some SmartOnes desserts tomorrow at the store :)

  7. And woah... I totally subconsciously copied elise's idea of numbering my thoughts!
    Oops... sorry elise, hope that's okay! hah!

  8. Well, the keyword is "try" to have dessert once a week. Which I'm doing better by not having it every night, but I'm sure it'll still end up a few times a week lol.

    Mmm, I love those SmartOnes desserts. They have a new, peanut butter cup one. Have you tried it? :)

  9. Your eats look so good! I love all of your variety. Glad the SP fries turned out well!
    Love always,

  10. Good job with the sweet potato fries! It's hard to get them exactly right! And YUM for the breakfast cookie!!!

  11. YUM1 LOVE that Annie's Arthur Mac & Cheese.

    I think I need to try those cookies and english muffin idea too!

    Thanks for the HG Snack Pack contest shoutout!

  12. I LOVE all of your creations!!! Isn't that butternut squash soup so great?? It's my favorite of that brand. I made sweet potato fries today too and they turned out very similar to yours (from looking at your pic). The ice cream I make is with an ice cream maker, I'd recommend the purchase!

  13. Way to go on the SP fries!! They look perfect to me :)

    Love the remix with the leftovers! Sounds great!

  14. I put 2 cups of 1/2 and 1/2 in the freezer for about 15 minutes-20 minutes.

    Mix together:
    1 cup skim milk ( I use soy)
    3/4 cup sugar (I actually use a little less, but just a LITTLE less.
    1 t vanilla
    1/3 t cayenne!

    Add the 2 cups 1/2 and 1/2 to the mix of milk and sugar.

    Add everything into the ice cream maker and wait 20 minutes. After 20 minutes add the unsweetened cocoa powder (about 2-4 T). Then add about 1/2 cup almonds! Mix all together.

    Hope it turns out! Great luck to you :)

  15. Oops! I forgot to tell you about the almond butter. I put about 2 T in the micro for about 25 seconds, then mix it into the mix and sugar mix. Then all of that gets mixed with the 1/2 and 1/2.

    LEt me know if you have questions!

  16. its true they look burnt but they taste awesome!

  17. YAY! Thanks for the link love - good luck!


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