Happy Tuesday guys! So I am pleased to see that 99% of you agreed with me yesterday about blaming Ronald McDonald for tempting kids to eat junk food. That is just craziness to me!! 🙂
Today is already starting about fabulously! I love that! 7:45am and already in a GOOD MOOD…sweet! I had an awesome workout so that is obviously helping!
Workout: 7 miles @ 7:57 pace followed by 20 minutes cool down on the elliptical!
Okay…and I have to pat myself on the back because my breakfast this morning is BANGING! I made blueberry steel-cut oats on Sunday in the crockpot and then this morning I mixed it up with some peanut butter and I felt I was eating a PB&J sandwich for breakfast! NICE!
BLUEBERRY STEEL-CUT OATS
- 1 cup steel-cut oats
- 4 1/2 cups water
- 3 T. brown sugar, packed
- 1 (8 oz) package frozen, unsweetened blueberries
Mix everything together, EXCEPT blueberries, in a crockpot. Cook on High for 4-5 hours, stirring every hour. Pour in blueberries and stir to mix. Eat right away or store for the week! (like me)
Dinner last night was pretty awesome too. Since we had nothing but seafood, seafood and more seafood last week at the beach we opted for chicken tonight! I went easy with it and simply baked it up with this yummy marinade:
- 1/2 c. fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 c. light clover honey
- 1/4 c. olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1/4 c. chopped fresh basil (or 1 tbsp. dried)
- 1/4 tsp. coarse black pepper
Combine lemon juice, honey, oil and garlic in food processor and blend for about 30 seconds. Stir in basil and pepper. Pour over chicken pieces and marinate six hours or overnight. Bake or grill, basting frequently. (I baked mine for about 45 minutes at 350 degrees) Twas nice! 🙂
I served it alongside some fresh steamed asparagus (topped with fresh lemon juice, salt and pepper) and we were both happy campers!
HEALTH TIP OF THE DAY: Flaxseeds are a great source of Omega 3 fatty acids. Try regularly consuming flax seeds by sprinkling them on your cereal, salads, yogurt or adding to smoothies! I love to sprinkle mine into oatmeal…swoon!
What’s your favorite way to add flaxseeds into your diet?
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