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Elvis-inspired sandwich

Good afternoon! I hope your day is going well despite the fact that 1. It’s Monday 2. It’s cold 3. It’s rainy 4. It’s Monday.

Well, to cheer you up I decided to give you this extra post today which will highlight my breakfast and lunch (both of which were amazing). Why am I adding an extra post you may ask? Here’s what I was thinking. My evening posts are always really long since they cover my workout for the entire day and a full recipe with step-by-step photos. By the time I am done writing it I never really get around to talking about anything fun. I figure if you made it all the way down to the end of my post you probably don’t really want to stick around to read about additional health topics. Am I right?

So, what’s the solution? I’m going to add afternoon posts! They will sometimes feature my breakfast and/or lunch recipes, but sometimes they will just have random thoughts or tips on maintaining a healthy lifestyle. There will still be a regular post in the evenings with my workout and a recipe. Sound good? Mmmkay so…

Recipe

Here’s what I ate for breakfast.

Elvis-inspired sandwich prep

Can you guess what I made with this? I think it’s pretty obvious…

Elvis-inspired sandwich

Yummmm! It was so easy to make and kept me full all morning. Plus I was able to get fiber from the Thomas’ English Muffins (Light multi-grain kind), potassium and Vitamin C from the banana, and protein and heart-healthy fats from the peanut butter. And the organic honey…well, it’s supposed to be good for allergies right? Anyway, for consistency’s sake here’s how you make this yummy breakfast although it’s really not a recipe at all.

Ingredients

  • 1 Thomas’ Light English Muffin
  • 1 tbsp. peanut butter (I like using reduced fat or all natural but all we have at the moment is regular creamy since it was on sale)
  • 1/2 banana, sliced
  • 1/2 tsp. honey

Instructions

  1. Slice English muffin in half and lightly toast.
  2. Spread peanut butter on toasted muffin.
  3. Place sliced bananas evenly over the surface of the muffin.
  4. Drizzle honey on top.

(see I told you it wasn’t really a recipe…oh well!)

Lunch

Today’s lunch was really different and delicious. See, I usually pack my lunch and bring it to work with me so that a) I can save money and b) I can eat healthy foods I prepare myself. However, imagine my surprise when I got to work this morning and realized my lunch was not in my bag as I expected but conveniently sitting in my refrigerator where I left it. Wah!! So what did I do? I could have gone to Pret, Subway, or Potbelly’s like I usually do when I don’t bring a lunch, but today I wanted something different. Different but still healthy. I turned to Twitter and tweeted to Lisa over at DininginDC.net. She instantly tweeted back and recommended Java Green Cafe. It was only two blocks away from my work and somehow I’d never been! Crazy!

I looked up the menu online which explained it was an Asian-inspired vegetarian cafe serving up tons of veggie and vegan options. Sign me up! I headed over and purchased the Chick’n Java sandwich. It was made with soy chickn’, roasted red pepper, spinach, organic provolone cheese, veg-mayo, and Chili Java. Here’s what it looked like:

Thank you so much Lisa for recommending Java Green to me! I will definitely be a returning customer!

See you all later tonight with my workout summary and a recipe. Any ideas for Meatless Monday?

 

 Posted by on April 23, 2012

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