Yes, I am stealing my neighbor's internet right now (shhh, don't tell them).
Anyway, today is about breakfast. I happen to love breakfast. In high school, I often skipped it or had something lame like a Nutri-Grain bar, but now I would never ever miss it. In fact, I usually love what I make for breakfast so much that I will make the exact same thing for days, or even weeks. You may remember my Cranberry Quinoa...from a month ago. I've had that at least 5 days a week since I made that post.
Anyway, I decided I was in the mood for something new. Sort of. I still had the quinoa, and I still had the tempeh, but instead it was a Apple Pie Quinoa and Tempeh Bacon Hash.
Both were super yummy. I made it again today, but sadly, I also ran out of my flax tempeh today, which...I have been spoiled with and don't really like normal tempeh now *sigh*.
The Apple Pie Quinoa is 1/4 cup of apple juice or apple cider, 2/3 cup cooked quinoa, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg. Bring the apple juice/cider to a boil, add the apples, sautee until soft, then add the spices and the quinoa, which will soak up the rest of the juice.
Nutrition Information: 230.6 Calories; 3.0g Total Fat; 0.1g Saturated Fat; 0.0mg Cholesterol; 47.5g Carbohydrates; 6.7g Fiber; 5.5g Protein
I never get tempeh bacon right, but I was craving the flavor, so I just crumbled it up hash-style, and made it like that. I let it marinate while the apples were cooking in 1-2 tbsp water, 1 tsp ketchup, a few shakes of liquid smoke (1/4 tsp maybe), 1.5 tsp Bragg's (or soy sauce if you like), 1 tsp agave nectar. Then just sautee it in a pan until it is cooked through.
Nutrition Information: 131.0 Calories; 6.2g Total Fat; 1.3g Saturated Fat; o.omg Cholesterol; 11.0g Carbohydrates; 10.0g Fiber; 10.6g Protein
Now, I probably won't be making this exact breakfast again, because as the title of the post suggests...it wasn't exactly colorful. I had to get my rainbow from the plate! But it was totally yummy, and both pieces were definitely worth having again...just maybe with either a colorful addition or with a different meal companion.
Just for fun, the nutrition information for the entire meal is:
Nutrition Information: 354.9 Calories; 9.2g Total Fat; 1.3g Saturated Fat; 0.0mg Cholesterol; 56.8g Carbohydrates; 16.8g Fiber; 16.2g Protein
By the way, I realize that no vegan meals have cholesterol...I just really like putting 0.0mg Cholesterol, it makes me happy!
I also wanted to post a short workout update. I still have 2 more weeks of the program that I am doing, and I have a plan for what I will be doing next, but I am so excited that I don't have classes most nights anymore because now I can go to yoga more than once a week! I still have class on Monday's, which is a yoga night at my gym, but supposedly it won't meet every week. I can tell that I have been getting better at it, but I feel like I won't REALLY get any better if I am only going once a week. Plus, I love it. I have my strengths and weaknesses, I am pretty flexible, I have good balance, but my hips are incredibly tight. Like, my basic pigeon needs some serious help, but then I can balance with a half lotus, wrap my arm around my back and grab my toe.
I also think I'm going to start doing a raw day once a week. I returned something and got Ani's Raw Food Kitchen, but was almost going to exchange it again, but those raw desserts totally lured me in. I think some of the stuff you can do with raw food is just so...cool. So I want to make some of it!
Also, I want to give a little shout out to my bestest friend, Jackie, who just told me she is thinking of being vegetarian (and at the very least, eating better and expanding her diet), and I thought maybe you all could post some words of encouragement for her!
I hope that all of you out there in the blogosphere/internetland had a great weekend!