Thursday, July 22, 2010


Okay so I did not realize just how much longer steel cut oats take compared to rolled oats. I ended up being late for work this morning.....

Breakfast: 1/4 cup steel cut oats, 1 1/2 cups skim milk (next time I've got to split this with water), cinnamon, 1 tbsp almond butter, a sprinkle of chia seeds, and a sprinkle of raisins.

Lunch: a big ol salad with arugula, spinach, carrots, black bean and corn salsa and leftover salmon with yogurt sauce.

Snack: a big ol' Fuji apple

After work I came home and made Lemon Chia Seed Muffins! I looked at several recipes and made some tweaks. Recipes make 12 small muffins.
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup plain applesauce
  • 1 egg + 2 whites
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds 
Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. Combine wet ingredients in a separate bowl. Add wet ingredients to dry and then fold in chia seeds. Pour batter into sprayed muffin pan. Bake 12-15 minutes at 375 degrees.

 I ate one of course. I had to test it, ya know?

After baking I made dinner too. I was dreaming of this meal last night. Whole wheat penne with mushrooms, grape tomatoes, and spinach, topped with feta. Yum yum.

I also packed us food for our road trip tomorrow. 4 hour drive to Lake George! I'm also dropping my computer off at the Sony store to get the fan fixed. So I'll be MIA til Sunday. Have a great weekend everybody!


  1. Yep! Steel cut oats take awhile! Try making over night oats with steel cut...then you just have to zap them in the morning :)

  2. I love whole wheat penne pasta and yours look fantastic! And I've never tried steel cut oats--that's a good thing to keep in mind!

  3. Haha that's hilarious that your breakfast made you late for work! I've never made steel cut oats for exactly that reason. I like speedy morning meals. :P

    Your dinner looks amazing! I'm going to have to remember to make that soon.

  4. Mmm, your eats look so good and healthy! But how do you bake BEFORE dinner? That would be totally dangerous for me!

  5. i never knew steel cut oats took longer either!! good to know if I make them in the future :)
    mm so your pasta for dinner looks crazy good!