This post will be devoted to my to-go breakfasts that I've had over the past stressful month. My leisurely breakfasts with a book were no longer an option, so I had to pack most of them. I'm so glad I made that cranberry sauce and that my freezer is full of frozen fruit =)
At the risk of being dull with titles, I didn't call this one Things to Put In Jars Part III, though I may as well have!
Puffed kamut? you ask. Well, I had no idea until I just googled it because when I bought it I thought it was puffed wheat. Whoops. What an awesome mistake though, this "Great-great-grandfather of Grains" thing is way better than puffed wheat. Same calories too. Score! The puffed corn smells and tastes a lot like Kix cereal (just less than half the calories of Kix and way less than half the price).
First up, the cranberry vanilla parfait. This one I actually DID have time to eat at home, but since I was using the last of my homemade cranberry sauce (I think I'll be making more of this STAT since it went so well with EVERYTHING!) I just plopped some light vanilla yogurt on top of the last bits of the sauce/jam right in the jar. Then I some of the puffed kamut and a bit of puffed corn and used my long spoon. Yum!
Note: these don't really give any crunch because they get soggy fast. But they add some nice cereal flavor.
1/3 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 cup light vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup skim milk (I miss my chocolate almond breeze already!)
3/4-1 cup frozen blueberries
1 tsp chia seeds
Topped with a few handfuls of puffed corn (ghetto Kix)
But this is about 3/4 of a pear (Anjou is my fave!) - the rest is part of breakfast - cubed,
a nice big heaping handful of spinach or arugula (preferred) and some fat free feta cheese crumbles. All this doused with fruit-flavored vinegar and a baggie of puffed kamut to sprinkle on top before eating.
1) I don't soak the tofu in soy sauce or anything but try to get all the liquid out by pressing it flat between two paper towels (I slice up the tofu into thin pieces, place on a paper towel on top of a cutting board and place another paper towel on top. Then I weigh down a second cutting board with a heavy pot and get the tofu nice and dry.
3) Bake in a toaster oven at 375 degrees for about 10 minutes on each side (the first side takes longer, 12 mins?)
Ok, gotta run! Teaser for next post: cauliflower pizza crust (no flour, no butter, no oil and still sooooo tasty!). Nurse Z gets a nod for turning me on to this, though I may have doctored it up just a bit!
As an aside, I thought I'd be having a lonely lunch at the pretty lunch spot, but I was soon joined by 3 lovely girls, one of whom is a member at my gym and I will be trying out a class called Relentless! today with her instead of the original plan of Hot Yoga. I guess maybe a cardio/toning mix might be just as good as a sweating/toning session. The upside: it's $0 (as opposed to $10 with travel) and it's a lot closer....