Happy New Year! I rang in 2013 with lots of my favorite people, so it doesn’t get better than that! I don’t know how I got so lucky to be surrounded by so many amazing friends, but I’m pretty thankful.
I was hoping to start off the new year with the Tone It Up meal plan, but New Years Day, my eats were still a little all over the place. It’s still a holiday, right? 😉 Let’s consider this a transition day, into the new meal plan.
So here’s what I’ve been eating…
6oz 0% plain chobani, 1/2 cup blueberries, plus a little stevia. A cup of coffee. (And a few pieces of a chocolate chip pancake. It happens.)
Breakfast happened pretty late in the day, so lunch sort of blended into dinner. Since I wasn’t super hungry, I kept it light and used the Ezekiel bread to make a little toaster “pizza” with some carrots and this hummus.
- 1 slice Ezekiel Flax bread
- 2 tbsp pizza sauce
- 2 tbsp mozzarella cheese
- sprinkle of italian seasoning
I’m loving this bread. I’ll post a full review soon!
Since I got a crockpot for Christmas, I wanted to try it out. I basically made this chili. It was 3 cans of diced tomatoes, 1 can black beans, 1 cup Morning Star Farms Soy Crumbles, 1 onion, and lots of spices. (Click here for a real recipe.) I actually wish I hadn’t put the soy crumbles in… I wasn’t a huge fan of the texture. I’m not sure what it was. Next time, I’ll leave them out.
But the crockpot seriously made this so easy. I tossed everything into the pot in the morning, and when dinner rolled around, I was set. This dinner is so filling and perfect for a chilly winter night. I’m definitely going to be making this in the crockpot more often.
The rest of the evening was spent snacking on roasted chickpeas and lime tortilla chips, while helping Kate cheer on the badgers in the Rose Bowl. Definitely a great way to spend the first day of the new year!