I was so thankful for this three day weekend. Thanks to some fellow bloggers, I decided to make this weekend about gratitude. Being thankful for great moments, meals, conversations, etc. is so important - when you start to take these small things for granted, it is easy to focus on the negative.
So for this "What I Ate Wednesday" post, I am telling you about the things I ate that reminded me to be thankful last week.
At one point this weekend I attempted to bake peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. All seemed to be going well until they stuck to the pan like glue.
Buy some crunchy peanut butter.
Grab a spoon.
Scoop up a big heap of peanut butter.
Eat it slowly off the spoon and enjoy.
Moving on to the savory...
Chicken breast tenders
Fresh sliced green pepper
1/2 sliced red onion
Can of black beans
Boil in a bag brown rice
Store bought pico de gallo
Scoop of plain Greek yogurt (used like sour cream).
Saute the chicken breasts with the peppers and onions. Rinse the beans and cook the rice. Combine the rest of the ingredients and add some hot sauce for a kick if you'd like.
I am also thankful for my ability to give into random afternoon cravings. Lately, I have been into these creative yogurt messes. I know they look strange, but they ALWAYS hit the spot. This one is a mashed up light blueberry muffin (recipe soon to come), some plain Greek yogurt, a fresh sliced nectarine from the farmers market, and a swirl of peanut butter.
YUM! Check back soon for that healthy blueberry muffin recipe - I really nailed them this time ;)
Here is a little preview of the finished product...