Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Creamy Banana Goodness

Wow, it's another beautiful day out there. I am loving this string of sunshine. 

I wanted something light for breakfast but we're out of granola, and I didn't feel like making a smoothie. I made a variation of yesterday's honey yogurt oats. Today I used multigrain cereal cooked in water with cinnamon, vanilla, and half a banana. Afterwards I stirred in the other half of the greek honey yogurt container. I felt like eating the whole banana today so I sliced the remaining half on top of the hot cereal and drizzled with agave nectar. 

Breakfast: 351 cals, 4g fat, 10g fiber, 16g protein

I've realized my kitchen countertops reflect too much light in the natural sunshine. My breakfast pictures never look as good as the ones at night. 


I love working out earlier in the day because it makes me feel energized and leaves the rest of the day free. However, I do find that when I workout in the morning, I'm hungrier all day! That's how I felt yesterday. My protein & fiber packed lunch should have left me full for a few hours. But while I studied I was starving. I tried to ignore the hunger by drinking coffee but it persisted. I had an apple in my purse but I was trying to avoid it because it didn't look very appetizing. I finally gave in and ate it. It did nothing for my hunger. I got home around 6:30 and decided to have any early dinner. I heated up some of last night's leftover Cocoa-Coconut Chili and served it on top of a baked sweet potato with a little greek yogurt. 

I think I liked the chili served this way even better. 315 cals, 3g fat, 12g fiber, 12g protein

Confession: A few hours after dinner, I ate one too many cookies and dark chocolate m&ms. Had this been a portioned, thought out indulgence, I would have no problem. But it wasn't. I feel disappointed in myself for eating these treats spontaneously and "out of control". I guess it was just one of those days...


glidingcalm said...

Hey Monica! Your breakfast and dinner both look fab!! That Chilli always sounds amazing! And don't worry about the cookies/chocolate. Sometimes we all just crave some sweetness! Hope you have an awesome Wednesday!

VeggieGirl said...

Your breakfast looks particularly enticing - yum!!

We all have those days, Monica - no worries!!! What's done is done, and I'm sure you'll be fine today with your meals/snacks :0)

Monica said...

Thanks girls for your sweet comments :)

Becca said...

I need to try that chili, it looks so good. Another cookbook to add to the list.

And don't worry about the cookie and chocolate, today is a new day!

Jill said...

Don't worry about 'one too many,' your body is happy and that's how to stay healthy! Besides, dark chocolate is so good for you!

romina said...

Sweet potatoes and chili sound like a perfect combo!