Daily Archives: June 10, 2012

The Best Breakfast Ever

Good afternoon, everyone!  How’s your Sunday shaping up?  This morning, I went to the Y with Margaret for Ron’s Cycle 60 class. (Syracusans, I highly recommend taking a spinning class with Ron.  He’s the man.) Even though I love indoor cycling and Ron’s intense classes anyway, I especially look forward to his Cycle 60 classes; since I’m getting in a solid hour of serious sweating—I always have a pool of perspiration underneath my bike at the end of class—I have no guilt about making a special breakfast.

Breakfast

Ladies and gentlemen, meet overnight oats in a jar.

This is seriously the best breakfast ever.

Now, before you comment on how obscene it looks (it does, I know) you must make this meal for yourself.  It’s super simple:  Once your PB jar contains about one more serving of the nutty stuff, layer six ounces of yogurt (I like Chobani Vanilla) and 1/3 cup of oats (old fashioned get the job done, but I prefer Kashi because it packs more protein).  Next, pour 1/3 cup of milk over the mixture (whatever’s on hand works, and I use almond) and let the jar sit in the fridge overnight—so simple and delicious!  Have you tried overnight oats before?

I’m off to Syracuse Bicycle later this afternoon to select shoes, shorts, and other cycling gear.  Are there any specific brands/gear I should scope out today?

Here’s a look at yesterday’s main meals.

Lunch

I always crave the strangest food combinations after running a race.  Around 1:30 p.m., I scrambled two eggs and made a breakfast sandwich using Ezekiel Low Sodium Bread.  I also microwaved a Morningstar Farms Grillers California Turk’y Burger to up the protein content. (I was absolutely starving after the race!) This was my first time trying their turkey burger–I gravitate toward their black bean burgers–and it was just OK.

Dinner

Last night’s meal included Maple-Glazed Chicken and roasted zucchini, green beans, and red peppers.  I had a second helping of the veggies.  Yum!

Enjoy your Sunday!