Dinner last night was yet another Clean Eating Recipe. This one was from Tosca’s cookbook and was a breakfast for dinner treat. I love breakfast for dinner! I made Clean Eating Muesli and it was promptly added to my arsenal of favorite go-to breakfasts or even lunch or dinner if the man is absent. It would not be up his alley, I’m afraid.
Clean Eating Muesli – Serves 2
1c low-fat plain greek yogurt, kefir, quark, or whipped cottage
cheese (I used fat free greek yogurt)
1/2c skim milk with 1/2t lemon juice or buttermilk
2T honey (I halved the recipe and only used 2t instead of 1T)
4T flax seed meal (recipe calls for 2T flax, 2T flax oil…I had no
1 unpeeled apple, grated
1T chopped walnuts (I used sliced almonds)
1/2c raspberries (I used cut-up strawberries)
Mix the yogurt, milk or buttermilk, honey, and cinnamon in a bowl (also the flax oil, if using). Add 1T (or 2, in my case) flax seed and 1/2T nuts into each of two bowls, also dividing the apple and berries between each. Top each bowl evenly with yogurt mixture.
Nutritional info (without my modifications): Cal: 406 Fat: 22g Protein: 18g Carbs: 38g
Dietary Fiber: 7g Sugar: 25g Sodium: 433mg
While I noshed on my fruity dinner, I watched “Brothers” and it was pretty good. It is very sad about war, soldiers, and their families back home, but it makes you think about what it must be like to return home to normal life after being in such a high-stress, combat environment.
Movie #2 was actually “Have You Heard About the Morgans” not “Meet the Morgans”. To any of you movie buffs, I apologize for such and error 🙂 Although, if you are a movie buff, I’m not sure a mistake regarding this particular movie would be much of an issue for you. Definitely a mindless endulgence. I tend to enjoy those once in a while.
I got started on the first movie a bit late and got sucked into “Father of the Bride” on tv after. It’s one of my all time faves and I got kinda caught up in it even though I’ve seen it no less than 100 times. It never gets old to me. The Notebook and Top Gun land in that category, too. It was well past bed time after, so the Morgans had to wait until today.
They joined me for Easter breakfast which was souped up protein pancakes and perfect coffee.
The pancakes this morning were just a tad different. I made my blueberry version but used half a scoop of vanilla whey protein instead of a whole scoop and then added 1/4c of oats. I topped them with strawberries that I tossed with some agave. Perfect Easter brunch along with a nice chick-flick.
Blueberry Oatmeal Protein Pancakes – Makes 4 or 5 pancakes
1/2 scoop whey protein
1/4 c oats
2 egg whites
2T cottage cheese
2T flax seed
dash of cinnamon
drop of vanilla extract
Put all of the ingredients except oats and blueberries in a blend and mix well. Add the oats and just quickly pulse so still a bit chunky. Heat a pan over medium heat and coat with cooking spray. Pour batter into pan and add blueberries, pressing into batter a bit. Cook about 2 minutes per side.
The movie was a bit campy, but I actually liked it. It reminded me a little of “Doc Hollywood” (anyone remember that one?) or “Sweet Home Alabama”. You know, big city folk stuck in a small town for one reason or another. I love Sara Jessica Parker. Sex and the city ruled my 20s and may be my favorite tv show EVER. Not that I could really identify with any of those women, but I loved them all anyway. Back to the Morgans, I also am a Hugh Grant fan and the added bonus was Mary Steenburgen and Sam Elliot. I don’t know what it is about Sam Elliot’s voice, but I love it for some reason. Not in a boy, is it sexy kinda way, but I like it all the same.
So now that you know all about my movie marathon and my tv, film, and even voice preferences, it’s time to wish you all a HAPPY EASTER!
What movie can you watch over and over and never tire of it?