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Andrea

So today was a day full of easy favorites for me.  These meals/snacks show up on my blog pretty consistently because I love them all so much and they are so quick to prepare.  Honestly, if you asked me what my favorite easy + healthy breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner were these are probably the answers you would get.  Kind of a quick post tonight...goes with the theme of my quick eats!  :)

Breakfast:  my standard banana, PB, flax and fig oats...yum. (this b-fast is tied with my ezekiel muffin, PB and fruit combo, which is my go-to if I'm running late and need to take b-fast with me).

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This oat bowl contained the usual:

  • 1 cup water, pinch of salt, 1/2 cup rolled oats, 1 tsp vanilla

  • 1 small mashed banana

  • sprinkle of cinnamon

  • 1 tsp ground flax seeds

  • 1 dried fig

  • 1 tbsp natural peanut butter


Lunch:  baked sweet potato with 1/4 cup edamame and 1/4 cup corn...such a good combo and SO filling.

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Snack:  1/2 cup plain Fage 0% and 5 strawberries...the yogurt helps pick me up and keep me going through the rest of the afternoon, and makes me think I'm eating dessert.  :)

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Snackie Treats:  I had a serious sweet tooth today!  I ran to the CVS across the street for some Dove dark chocolate hearts and ate 3 throughout the day.  I also had a date while fixing dinner.

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Dinner:  tofu veggie stir fry on jasmine rice...a quick, easy vegetarian favorite!  We try to add bamboo shoots and water chestnuts, but forgot again tonight as usual.  We never remember until we've finished the meal!

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This was a collaborative effort between my hubb and I tonight.  He took care of the veggies, I took care of the rice, wheatberries and tofu.  Our delectable meal contained:

  • 12oz pan-glazed tofu

  • 1 red bell pepper

  • 3 celery ribs

  • 1 broccoli floret

  • 2 carrots

  • 1 onion

  • jasmine rice

  • wheatberries

  • soy sauce

  • trader joe's soyaki sauce

  • sesame seeds


First I pan-glazed the tofu with my usual method.

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This glaze consisted of (measurements are estimates...):

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 1 tbsp soy sauce

  • 1 tbsp honey

  • 1 tbsp orange juice

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes


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The tofu turns out just crispy on the outside, firmly silky on the inside.  We LOVE it this way, and haven't been able to stray in years.

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My hubb sauteed the veggies in a bit of olive oil and soysauce, then added the Trader Joe's soyaki sauce and tofu once the veggies were tender.  This sauce is really great.  We usually buy Veri Veri Teriyaki sauce from Soy Vay, but I picked this up last time I was at TJ's and it is almost as good, for much less $$$!

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My bowl contained 1/2 cup jasmine rice, 1/2 cup wheatberries (boiled tonight to keep for the week) and about 1-1/2 cups of veggies + tofu.  Yum!

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Dessert:  a Quaker True Delights toasted coconut banana macadamia nut granola bar, split with my hubb.  YUM!!!!!!  These bars are brilliant.  Absolutely brilliant.  When I opened the package I almost passed out from the unbelievably good scent that met my nose.  And the flavor was perfect...not artificial tasting at all.  I could eat one for dessert every night, and they are only 140 calories!  

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Exercise:  YOGA!!!!  Mmmmmmmm.  We've been having an ice storm for most of the day so the sidewalks were far to treacherous for a run this evening.  I didn't even want to go back out to the yoga studio and drive on the slick roads.  So, instead, I popped my favorite Power Yoga dvd into my computer and stretched out my unused muscles for 55 minutes.  It felt SO good, but made me realize how much my week off from exercise has affected my strength, flexibility and endurance!  Good news though, my foot felt GREAT!  I'm READY for a run, as soon as the weather cooperates!  :)

Question, What's your favorite yoga pose?  Least favorite?  I think my favorites are pigeon and twisted triangle, my least favorite is currently twisted prayer lunge (I think that's what its called...).

G'night!