Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Nothing says “Happy St. Patrick’s Day!” quite like singing muppets! Since this is a blog that is mostly about food, I’d like to point out that the Swedish chef is part of the trio. I love him!! I remembered to wear something green to work this year, so I didn’t get pinched. I even put on some green workout clothes when I headed off to the gym this evening for some strength training and cardio. Better safe than sorry!

The other way I celebrated today was, yep, you guessed it: green foods! I started the morning off with a bowl of oat bran, but this was no typical bowl. I had 1/4 of an avocado in the fridge, and I decided that it was time to try Heather’s raw chocolate “frosting.”Sarah made some a couple of day’s ago, and I decided it was time to give it a try myself. I added 1 tsp of maple sugar, 1 tsp of cocoa powder and splash of water to the avocado and blended it up in the food processor. I think if it had been a bigger batch, it would have blended up better, but it worked out just fine!

Chocolate PuddingIt was interesting, and… good! I love avocado. I love chocolate. I love maple sugar. What’s not to love!? I put my little bit of yummy frosting on top of my oat bran along with some bright red berries.

Morning Oat BranIt was fun to start the day off with something new, and I had a bit o’ green in my morning oats! Yay!!! I had a bit o’ green with dinner too. I’ve been craving egg salad ever since I saw Junglefrog’s batch. Aren’t ideas contagious?!Β 

Egg SaladI made two servings so I can have more tomorrow. I’m glad, because it was good! I used 2 whole eggs, one egg white, 1 Tbsp. of sweet pickle relish, 1 Tbsp. of light mayo, 1 Tbsp. Greek yogurt, 1 tsp. of dijon, 2 tsp. of chopped walnuts and 1 Tbsp. of fresh dill. There are at least 2 green things in the green bowl. Do I get extra points? πŸ™‚ Each serving is 3 unofficial ww points, and lots of official points of yummy. I had a bit more green on my plate this evening since I ate the last of my roasted broccoli along with my sandwich:

Yummy Greens!

The cottage cheese bread sliced up easily, and toasts up quite nicely. I froze about 12 slices, and we will see how it does after some time in the arctic. I’ve been using the freezer more these days, and I think the key is to remember what’s in there. I found some long forgotten muffins a couple of weeks ago, and I didn’t want to waste them. Freezer burn adds an interesting flavor. I hope to avoid that particular enhancement with the bread. I had a piece with my bulgur chili today topped with a little peanut butter and a chopped up date. It made for a tasty little dessert!

My shoulders are really tight from my strength training workouts on Sunday night and tonight. I’m trying to get better about not shrugging when I lift, but it’s tough! I feel like I need to put on an iPod with a voice that repeats, “roll your shoulders back” ad infinitem. I try to remember to do it during the day when I’m sitting at my desk too. Years of having more weight in various places has thrown my posture a bit out of whack. It’s good to have mini projects in the scheme of bigger workouts, and that is definitely one of mine.

Now, I’m going to roll my shoulders back, eat a few chocolate chips and make a cup of tea. I’m getting wild and crazy here on St. Patty’s Day!! I’ll make sure to sleep in something green. πŸ™‚ I hope you had a great day! Tomorrow is humpday. Hooray!!!



Filed under Bread, diet, Fitness, Food, Recipes, Uncategorized, Vegetarian Recipes, Weight Loss, Weight Loss Success Story, Weight Watchers

14 responses to “Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  1. How did you know that I have been craving an egg salad sandwich? πŸ˜‰
    I used to make a puding with avocados and chocolate when I was on my raw food kick. It was actually very good!
    Happy St Patty’s day.

  2. I really wish I bought an avocado today so I could try making the frosting before I leave Friday…darn!

  3. Ha – we both had green eats all day! So glad you liked the chocolate frosting – it’s definitely for avocado lovers. I always tell people to add more cocoa and sweetener if they don’t like the green taste, but I love it!

    Egg salad sounds so good. I haven’t had that in ages. Ideas are contagious as I think that dish will be making an appearance in my kitchen soon.

    Glad you had a good St. Patty’s Day and thanks for the shout-out. πŸ™‚

  4. chickie

    I am certain that i have heard that “arrangement” of “Danny Boy” in my classroom. It brings back memories of days gone by. Sweetie sings high notes and cooks!!!

  5. It’s true. I was Beaker back in the day. πŸ™‚ Hugs to you, chickie!

  6. yay for chocolate avocado mousse!!

    the rest of your green food looks lovely, too! ideas are SO contagious.

  7. that bread looks really good. I need to make another loaf.

  8. You just gotta love egg-salad…:) Yours looks lovely too! It’s a great combi with the bread you baked before… hmm, maybe now I do have to try my hand at that bread soon!

  9. That mousse looks great! I am a little hesitant to try it, maybe because it just sounds like it would taste kinda off to me? It looks delicious though, and something new πŸ™‚

  10. Biz

    Love the muppets!

    Not sure about the avocado thing though! πŸ˜€

  11. awesome mousse! I actually really dislike avocado, but would LOVE to try this out! thanks!

  12. Erin

    Beautiful green foods and a wonderful St. Patty’s Day!!
    I loveee the muppets! I was obsessed with Fraggle Rock πŸ™‚

  13. mmmm. everything looks so good! happy st. pats!

  14. Aargh – I think I’m the only person in the food bloggie world that ignored St. Paddys day and all the green food. I feel such shame πŸ™‚

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