Yummy Hummus!

4 06 2009

Hey girls! Sorry for not posting last night! I got home tired and felt like just chilling in front of the T.V.

Yesterday was a really good day! I got stuff done and did some yoga, which always makes the day better!

Let’s recap yesterday’s eats, shall we? Breakfast and lunch were the most interesting, as well as the only ones photographed, so here ya go!

Breakfast: Oatmeal cooked with a banana and dried prunes. Topped with brown sugar, cinnamon stirred in, and not one, but two types of peanut butter: Mighty Maple, and Skippy Natural Super Chunk. This bowl was fantastic!!! The bowl that I served it in isn’t even a real bowl, I just stole it from a serving platter/tray thing. It was cute 🙂 AND yummy!100_4288

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Lunch: I cooked a sweet potato in the microwave (5 minutes, then 10 minutes, on power level 7–wrapped in a paper towel and pricked with a fork) Came out perfect!  I topped the potato with a little bit of brown sugar, and some s&p. On the side I had some mashed avocado, HUMMUS PINOLI (amazing!), and warm pita bread. Oh yeah, and two hard boiled eggs (Aka protein at it’s finest, haha). This meal held me over for a long time and it was delicious! 100_4294

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Today has been a really good day. I slept in till 10 o’clock and feel so rested and happy. I couldn’t decide what to have, but I ulimately decided on Angela’s Green Monster Pancakes I’ve been dying to try for some time now! I used evaporated milk instead of coconut milk because I don’t have any and chopped the banana and threw it in at the end instead of blending it, as she suggested. I also just used whole wheat pastry flour because we don’t have any spelt flour. These pancakes were fantastic! So light and airy, yet filling. Delightful! I topped mine with the other half of the sliced naner, maple syrup, and mighty maple (duhhh). I halved the recipe because I was only cooking for myself, but still ended up with like 8 pancakes. And yes, I ate them all and enjoyed them greatly! 100_4303

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There may have been a little chocolate action involved between bfast and lunch. Oh look! There was. Yummm! 100_4315

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Lunch was really good as well. I used the leftover brown rice from last night’s dinner at Pei Wei and had it with a ham n- cheese flat out wrap. Carrots and another hummus, Garlic Addiction, were also consumed. This hummus was super tasty as well. Thank you again, An Apply A Day100_4320

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After reading Heather’s, Shelby’s, and Maggie’s posts about Summer/ June goals I decided to take on the Whole Life Challenge for myself. I am making this my June challenge, as they are as well. Here’s my plan:

  1. Yoga at least 3 days a week–mix it up a bit with my yoga. I love going to classes, and I’d like to try more! There’s one on Thursdays I’m interested in.
  2. Going for a walk (with my poocher) every day for at least 10 minutes. Not only is this good for my mind, it’s also good for my sanity–my dog is SO much more calm when she gets her regular walks. Haha. I need to post a picture of her–she’s such a cutie!
  3. Try a new recipe/food at least twice a week. There’s so many new foods and recipes I would love to try. And I can’t wait!
  4. Try and stick to organic produce (especially apples!) or at least the Dirty Dozen
  5. Have something green every day (whether it be green oats or a green monster)
  6. Read a chapter in Proverbs every day

I’m so excited! I might add to the list or be more specific. June’s going to be a great month 😀

Well, I’m off to get ready for the gym.

In giveaway news,

Jackson’s World is having an awesome giveaway!  Check out the post here

Megan is having a great giveaway as well! Check out the post here

Commenting later! Speaking of commenting, I wanted to say a huge thanks to all the comments I’ve been getting lately. I truly appreciate them and you all are just so sweet. Thank you!

❤ jess

xoxo

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18 responses

4 06 2009
Maggie

I love your challenges!! Thanks for joining 🙂

Have fun at the gym!

4 06 2009
Heather Eats Almond Butter

Jess,
Love the double PB action on your oats, and those green pancakes looked so fluffy. Can I come eat at your house?

Thanks for the shout-out my friend. I think the goals for your challenge sound great! You can totally do this. 🙂

4 06 2009
loveprevails

ahh, I just started working at a diner and those pancakes look just like the ones I serve 24/7 there!! But of course better here!!

4 06 2009
Megan

Mmm those pancakes look sooo good!!!

4 06 2009
Jenn

awesome challenge girl :)! speaking of awesome.. hello, those pancakes look phenomenal!!

4 06 2009
Meg

Hey girl! Those pancakes look GREAT 🙂 definitely something I’d wanna try alongside a green monster 😉

Mighty Maple goes well with everything, right?! Especially oats & pancakes – your eats always look delish. Love em’

I love your list and I do wanna make one of my own, and I think it’s awesome that you’re going to read proverbs, and try to buy more organic. Heck, your whole list is great – a motivation and inspiration for me as well as so many others. You’re incredible!

Love ya,
Meg

p.s. your sweet potato looks like it’s got a FINGER! 😛

4 06 2009
ksgoodeats

Super Chunk?! That PB sounds right up my alley! I love your SP dinner!

Lindt truffles are so silky and delicious 🙂 Yum!! Great list of goals! You can do it!!

4 06 2009
luckytastebuds

yay for the goals…i suppose i could come around to making a few myself too! I like that you’re adding inspiration to all of us…less motivated peeps. 🙂

WOW your breakfast looks awesome!!!! well, i should say BOTH the oats and the pancakes look fantastic! yummmmm. You make me wanna eat some now…in fact, i might have pancakes for diinner. hehehehe

5 06 2009
Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope

Loving all the pics! Everything looks fabulous! And I am totally in love with the sweet potato… boy those things are delish! 🙂

Sounds like some awesome goals for the summer. I just LOVE yoga, and am also planning on doing a lot more of it this summer. It’s such a wonderful way to relax and exercise!

5 06 2009
Emily

Is that hummus amazing or what?! YUM! (p.s. Carrots + Hummus = 😀 )

That’s it…I want to try those pancakes!!

I’m loving the goals! I may have to break down and make my own!

5 06 2009
burpexcuzme

proverbs! great one! I’m just now finishing Kings! The bible is amazing…so many layers of spiritual wisdom and understandings! do you have a study bible? they really help.
oh my god…pancakes! YUM!

5 06 2009
Jessica (jesslikesithot)

MAJOR peanut butter porn in this post girl, majorrrr!! haha…. The pancakes, rice, sweet potato, chocolates….all looking very good to me! 🙂

Good luck with your June plan!

5 06 2009
Learning To Relove :)

uuu look at those pancakes! I saw that recipe too and really want to try them! They look so fluffy and moist and perfectly delicious! Speaking of delicious, your oats are always just too good to be true!

I love the idea of your new goals/plans. I think everything on there looks life enhancing! :)I def want to make a list for myself and really stick to it!

5 06 2009
The Novice Berker

YUM, Lindt chocolates are SO BOMB. Also, I have a strange love for square-ish shaped dishes. I’m really digging yours! Pretty dishes make the food on top of it seem a lot more fun. 😀

5 06 2009
rediscoveringlauren

hi hun

those oats look so good 🙂 LOVIN all the PB action :)! and both lunches look awesome too, super delish!!

I love everything on your list, especially the yoga 🙂 i want to take up yoga this summer for sure!

have a great night,
xxxx

5 06 2009
Michelle

Hey Jess!! Your eats always looks so tasty!! You eat how I like to eat, all the same foods, including both Mighty Maple and Skippy Natural Super Chunk…my two faves!! 🙂 Have a great weekend girlie!

5 06 2009
Tina

Thanks for dropping by my blog jess 🙂
Ooh, good goals, I especially like the trying new recipes one. It will keep me from eating out too much. I have this really stupid habit that I need to break… it’s kinda wierd, I don’t eat anything at home (that’s good) and I try not to bake/cook new things because I’m afraid of the calories but when I go out or if its ready I eat it like mad as if it doesn’t count :S… usually its also unhealthy stuff… so I think I might join you in the kitchen challenge.

Love,
Tina

P.S. We had EXACTLY the same chocolates ages ago, my favorite was the creme brulée!

5 06 2009
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