This morning, I woke up wanting a warm bowl of oats. It's actually pretty warm outside, but I've just been craving a regular bowl of oatmeal. I chose to make steel cut oats because I wasn't very hungry yet and it's been awhile since I've had them. In a saucepan, I brought a cup of water to a boil, added 1/4 cup of oats and stirred. After 10 minutes, I added a chopped apple, cinnamon, and a tablespoon of raisins. After 5 more minutes, the liquid was almost gone but I knew my oats weren't quite done so I added 1/4 c water + 1/4 c soy milk. I turned the heat down and let it simmer for another 5-10 minutes. I love adding walnuts to the apple-raisin combo, but today I added a twist. I ground a tablespoon of walnuts with a teaspoon of raw sugar to make a walnut meal. I sprinkled this on top of the oatmeal. I missed the crunch the walnut pieces add, but I liked that I could taste the walnuts throughout the entire bowl. By the way, does anyone know if walnut butter is carried in stores?
Breakfast: 320 cals, 10g fat, 8g fiber, 11g protein
I wanted to workout right away this morning, but my whole body is feeling sore from yesterday. I'll have to fit it in later tonight. I'm running a few errands that will include a coffee stop, going out to lunch and to MOA (Mall of America) with my friend before dropping her off at the airport at 4. I really hope I don't get stuck in rush hour on the way back.
For all of those working, I hope the day goes quickly so you can enjoy the start to the long weekend. For those traveling, be safe. And I hope everyone enjoys their Memorial Day weekend!
On a side note, I'm watching Alanis Morissette sing Ironic on the Today Show. I know I'm not that old, but this song brings me back to my younger years. She sounds/looks great thought!