But before the flakes fell, I had a chance to scarf down a cashew cookie Larabar and take my usual Wednesday morning spinning class at the Y, followed by my favorite Health Made Simple post-workout snack — white rice! And then I had my breakfast of a Green Cherry Smoothie with banana, cherries, spinach, and flax.
Morning snack was fruit (the last of the cantaloupe with plum slices). And lunch was that Cowboy Chili I'd left in the office fridge the day before. This is a Health Made Simple recipe from last week that I froze in portions — kidney beans, hominy, purple hull peas, and collards. Topped with avocado!
I skipped my afternoon snack because my post-work plans were cancelled. Because SNOW! I'd planned to leave work at 5 and then come back at 6 to watch our Crosstown Youth Theater kids perform, but their play was moved up to early afternoon to beat the snow. When I left the office around 5:30 pm, this is what I found on my car.
It didn't snow much more than that, but it was still pretty cool. And the whole city shuts down at the first flurry, so I knew it was best to stay home after work and get cozy in my PJs. I enjoyed this warming meal of leftover Baked Potato with Roasted Veggies and Pesto, plus a salad with hemp-cashew Italian dressing.
And then at the end of the night, I made another warming cup of hot chocolate with coconut whip (but this time, I spiked it with a little vegan vanilla almondmilk liqueur — full review of that coming soon!).
I'll check back in early next week with the last Health Made Simple weekend recap!