Dustin had another doctor appointment today, we like her a lot. My mother is one of her patients, so she recommended that Dustin see her, then I was impressed by her, so I made an appointment 4 weeks from now when Dustin goes back. I love when doctors take the time to ask questions and get to know you, it’s very comforting and highly professional.
I had a wonderfully filling breakfast that kept me satisfied for 5+ hours! Peaches ‘n cream oats and hazelnut coffee:
1 cup coffee (5 cal), 2 TBSP Starbucks hazelnut syrup (80 cal) and 2oz whole milk (38)
In the bowl:
- 1/2 cup (40g) Quaker 100% rolled oats (150 cal)
- Cooked in 1 cup skim milk (90 cal)
- With 1 TBSP brown sugar (45 cal)
- 1/4 cup 4% cottage cheese (60 cal) stirred in at the end
- Topped with 124g canned cling peaches in 100% fruit juice (60 cal)
1 serving, 405 cal, 20g protein
SO GOOD! I really wanted to add cinnamon to this, but I couldn’t find any! I don’t know if we’re out or if my mom put it in another place when she was baking. *shrugs* It probably would have been even tastier with a little of it sprinkled over the peaches, but this was so yummy that I’ll have it again sometime soon and use cinnamon next time.
I kept lunch simple being we had an appointment to get to. A chik’n salad sandwich on 2oz Le Brea Bakery sesame bread (150 cal) and a cup of Dr. McDougall’s light sodium tomato basil soup (100 cal):
I added some leftover chicken to the soup. Way to contaminate a VEGAN soup, Jenn! lol
The soup was crazy easy to make; I peeled the cover off and added hot water from our water cooler (the hot water side), stirred it and let it sit covered for 7 minutes (more like 20 minutes). I ended up going back to the office while it was doing its things and one thing lead to another, so I decided to reheat it in the microwave when I came back to get it. Oh boy, it made a mess all over the microwave. lol I didn’t see a need to transfer it to another bowl (I already go through 100 dishes a day cooking a couple meals), so I just wiped it off and all was well.
My review: Great stuff! I only added half of the seasoning packet that it came with to save a little more sodium, but it still tasted great. I liked it a lot, and for just $1.69 it’s a reasonable fast-food alternative to for work or school lunches. I’ll definitely buy more of these, they’re going to be a go-to staple for quick lunches, dinners or snacks. I really like the wholesome ingredients list and for just 100-160 calories per cup, it’s the perfect side dish or mini meal.
I still have a LOT of the chik’n salad that I made leftover. It has a longer shelf life than regular meat, so that’s a plus. However, next time I make it I’m not going to run it through the food processor, but instead use large chunks. I’m not crazy about the very fine chopped texture of it. Seitan and Quorn chik’n tenders both taste better in bigger pieces, but it’s still a really great meat alternative.
It’s around 4:30AM right now, I’ve been up since 9:00PM ish after just a few hours sleep. So, I think I’m going to take a nap now.
Do you eat meatless products? If so, what kind?