In the last six months; I’ve gotten REALLY good at making sure I eat breakfast. And that I eat it at least four hours before lunch! I used to be one of those people who ate my “breakfast” at 10:30. Which is fine, if it’s the weekend and my day is unstructured…but when I’m at work, and that’s 5 days a week, that doesn’t work. My lunch is scheduled for 12:30. I don’t exactly like eating lunch two hours after I finally managed to eat breakfast. This would ruin my eating habits EVERY SINGLE DAY. It meant I usually had a late breakfast, skipped lunch, and then I’d wait too late to eat dinner and end up snacking late at night. Which was probably why I couldn’t eat breakfast early in the morning! Since I’ve got this morning routine down, I now want to progress to exercising before I shower in the morning. I’ve already started setting an alarm for 35 minutes earlier than usual to get myself used to waking up even earlier. It’s working…ok. I need to adjust.
I made GIGANTIC waffles this weekend. The recipe said it would make 6-8 waffles, but my waffle maker takes over a cup of batter per waffle, so I ended up with three. To tell the truth; Wes and I each ate one first thing, then I saved the third, and I’ve been eating it in quarters. Today I have my last quarter. SAD 😦
I’ve been using the quarters to make myself lower sugar strawberry shortcake. Waffles don’t have a lot of sugar in them, and I made mine with whole wheat and flax, so I don’t feel like I’m being unhealthy when I have this “cake.”
A quart of strawberries (um, I’ve eaten three quarts in three days, I’m really going to miss summer), a quarter of a waffle, and raw cinnamon-ginger almond butter. I made the almond butter at home. I’ve been experimenting with fun nut butter flavors.
The waffle is IN the nut butter, where it belongs.
After work yesterday, I went to my brother’s house to visit with my nieces and nephews. My brother is a chef-he went to Le Cordon Bleu, so he’s truly a classically trained chef-and he decided to try gardening again. The past couple of years, he hasn’t had much success, but this year, he really put a lot of effort into his garden and the soil in his back yard has mostly been replaced with the years of attempts…so he’s having quite a bit of luck! He is doing an organic garden, and he has heirloom corn, lots of different heirloom tomatoes and heirloom melons, peas, zucchini, squash (squash blossoms GALORE), and some greens. This pic isn’t the best, but I had to show y’all how gorgeous his corn and squash looks!