Does anyone who has a full-time job get up and eat a full breakfast before going to work? I’m not hungry when I wake up, it takes me a little while before I feel like eating. I need packable items I can easily eat at work. I’m currently addicted to Kind Bars, and usually have those laying around in case I don’t have something else. Some weeks I make muffins or scones. Other weeks I do yogurt and granola or apples and peanut butter. If you live in the South you have to check out Atlanta Fresh yogurt, it’s amazing (Whole Food carries it). In the warmer months, I will make smoothies but I cannot bring myself to drink a frozen drink in the morning when it is cold outside. I’m very interested in over-night oats but have yet to try it. I would love to know what you guys do for breakfast. Any suggestions? Have you tried over-night oats?
The Rest of the Week
This week was not the home-run last week was. I picked too many large dishes and we ended up throwing food away…meal plan fail. Technically we could have eaten it but I was not feeling the Hot and Sour Soup.
- Napa Salad with Buttermilk Dressing: I was originally going to share my Greek twist on this for the post today, but the pictures just did not turn out appetizing. It was a bit pale looking. It tasted great though. I took the original recipe and added feta, olives, and cucumbers. I used Greek yogurt in place of the buttermilk for the dressing.
- Slow Cooker Ropa Vieja with Rice: We did not make the beans to go along with it. Turned out pretty good. We ended up using stew beef as they did not have flank or skirt steak at Whole Foods.
- Coconut Rice with Chicken Thighs: This was ok but nothing special. Not a repeat dish.
- Shiitake & Noodle Hot & Sour Soup: OMG this smelled so much while it cooked. The taste was ok but after smelling it all afternoon I was a bit over it. Not a repeat dish.
- Banana Bread Muffins: Certainly not the best as the title implied but turned out good and easy to make. I added chopped pecans and used white wheat flour.