I’ll admit it, I took a little while longer getting out of bed this morning, I didn’t have to wake up and make sure my breakfast was digested before a morning exercise routine so I had an extra 30 minutes, sometimes that is all it takes to feel “rested.” Since I have been routinely exercising I have been sleeping sooo much better; this is coming from someone who was waking up nightly 3 or more times and having a hard time falling back asleep. No meds, just the rest that my body feels it needs… priceless!!
Today was my “personal” do something for Shelley day. I know to some this might seem a little like pampering but you know what I think it is an important thing to do for yourself. It doesn’t have to be anything big and fancy, it could be taking time for a leisurely bath, but for me today it was all about my hands and feet and “Lincoln park at dark!”
Breakfast: Mango Stuffed Honey Wheat French Toast with Raspberries and Banana Ricotta Cheese
What an amazing breakfast!! I loved the mixture of the mango flavor and the French toast all wound up with a dab of ricotta cheese on each forkful!
Lunch: Tofu Caesar Salad with Romaine Lettuce, Sun-Dried Tomato, European Cucumber & Caesar Dressing
I thought I would try the “veggie “dish today and was very pleased with the tofu Caesar Salad. The tofu was grilled and extra firm which was a nice contrast to the crisp lettuce. Great Crunch and flavor!
Dinner: Pineapple Chicken Teriyaki with Parsnip & Pear Puree and Grilled Yellow Tomato
OK, well, I thought I would “try” the parsnip & pear puree as something kind of new… I use parsnip a lot of times in my soups but have never tried it by itself.. Note to self, don’t try again. For those of you who have never had parsnips they have a very distinct flavor and just mashed too much for my palate, stick to flavoring soup.
Snack: Chicken Apple Sausage with Horseradish Dip & Cucumber Spears
I loved this little snack it was both sweet and savory and the horseradish dip added just a little extra afternoon POW!
Dessert: Carrot Cake with Pecans and Cream Cheese Frosting
What a great way to end my day with a little slice of heaven, I must admit the cream cheese frosting was my favorite part..
How is your week rounding out? Try any new foods or foods you have tried but a new way?