Thursday, April 30, 2009

Melted to Perfection

Good morning! Watching Lost took priority over blogging last night. Luckily I have a record that doesn't start until 9:30 this morning, so I have a little time to post.

Yesterday started off with the usual oatmeal.

1/2 cup of oats with water, skim milk, 1 sliced banana, strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries.

Late morning I headed over to an online session to finish up some spots I'm working on. We ordered lunch over there from the Trident Cafe on Newbury St.

I had a veggie wrap melt, which contained broccoli, lettuce, tomato, and swiss and havarti cheese. The wrap was grilled so it was a little crunchy on the outside and melty inside. I also ate the pickle and a few of the chips on the side.

We ended up working kind of late, so I made myself a little snack mix from various jars of treats they had in the kitchen.

This glass contained almonds, cashews, honey roasted peanuts, goldfish, and M&M's. Odd combo, I know, but it totally worked.

I got home late so I wanted to make some fast and easy for dinner. I ended up having another melt!

I made an open faced tuna melt on a slice of sourdough. I mixed the tuna with chopped green onions and wasabi mayo. If you don't know about wasabi mayo, you should! Its the only way to eat canned tuna. We buy it at Trader Joe's. I topped the tuna with slices of tomato and avocado and low fat cheddar, then broiled it in the toaster oven - uses a lot less energy than the oven. I served some sauteed zucchini on the side, to get a little green veg in.

I had a very ripe mango sitting on the counter, that needed to be cut up or it would end up in the trash. Mango is one of my favorite fruits, so I couldn't let that happen. I served it for dessert over lemon sorbet with raspberries and unsweetened coconut.

Speaking of frozen desserts - I got tip from a very helpful blog reader that there are several Pinkberry knock-offs that we have access to here in Boston! There's a place called Yo Berry in the food court of the Super 88 in Allston, and BerryLine in Harvard Square. I'm definitely going to have to make some excursions to these places soon. Apparently J.P. Licks also sells a tart soft serve yogurt flavor called Yo Tango, AND Trader Joe's sells a packaged hard yogurt version. Yes, I have lots of taste testing to do. I also came across a recipe to make it myself. So stay tuned for a very yogurty post in the future!

I just had some oatmeal for breakfast, with more of those mangoes.

I used 1/2 cup of Bob's Red Mill 5 Grain Cereal (I love the chewy texture), cooked on the stove with 1 cup water, 1 sliced banana, a couple scoops of non-fat yogurt, mangoes, strawberries, blueberries, and unsweetened coconut.

Headed to my record soon. "Melted to perfection" not only describes my lunch and dinner yesterday - its also one of the lines we're recording this morning! See if you can spot the commercial on TV in a couple weeks...

1 comment:

  1. No shout out to your "very helpful blog reader"?