Is this really a football game? The Pro Bowl is craaaazy…42-7 at the half?!
After trying to nap for a while to no avail, I just rolled and prayed for rest. My brain’s just too busy, I guess. Enough about that 🙂 I got a pre-dinner snack around 4 p.m. I just skipped right over lunch after our mid-morning brunch.
So, I was laying there and trying to decide what to make, and I went with a new version of a classic PB&J. I read in Real Simple that one way to eat healthier is to have new associations with food so that you don’t fall back into old traps (i.e. a corn dog reminding you of a carnival). So, the new PB&J
- 1/2 cup greek yogurt
- peanut flour banana sauce
- a sprinkle of oats
- 1 tsp of Cranberry Apple Butter
Yummy mix of sweet and tangy! I really wanted some raw oats.
So, as promised, my fam made fajitas for din din as we watched the
Pro Bowl NFC Slaughter. I made my own guac…
- 1/2 ripe avocado
- fresh squeezed lemon juice
- a little lemon zest
- sprinkle of sea salt
and some “cheeze sauce” that I poured over my brown rice and black beans
- 1/8 cup almond milk
- nutritional yeast
Heat in microwave for 1 minute. I found recipes online that had vegan margarine and flour or cornstarch in it if you wanted to thicken it up. It was just enough for me as is…just a hint of flava!
Then I topped the 1/2 cup brown rice and probably about 1/2 can of rinsed black beans with TONS of veggies that I sautéed with a little EVOO on the stove (1/4 red onion, 1/4 orange pepper, 1/4 yellow pepper), my guac, and sprinkles of chipotle powder and cumin. YUMMY veggies fajitas. I did try 1 shrimp and a teeny piece of my Mom’s chicken so that I could tell her I tried it, but I didn’t want too much protein with all those black beans.
This is an appetizer plate, just FYI.
And dessert!!! Get this…
- Start with chocolate sauce: dark chocolate cocoa powder and light agave mixed to this consistency.
2. Top with banana freeze (a little almond milk and 1/2 frozen banana blended).
3. More toppings: 3 sliced strawberries, blueberries, a Ball of Energy, and a square of 100% unsweetened chocolate.
Yummy!!! I love how you can “clean up” food to still get the taste of dessert without overindulging.
Back to the slaughter…half time’s over!