Crock Pot Comfort

Okay,I’m loving my new George Foreman toy, but my all time favorite small appliance is the Crock Pot.  I love coming home after work and smelling the delicious aroma of Pot Roast before I even get inside.  Sooo comforting.

With a side of potatoes and carrots of course.

Breakfast was wonderful as well. Katie has shown me my new favorite way to have oatmeal: Baked oatmeal!

http://www.healthforthewholeself.com/2010/10/baked-oatmeal-with-apples/

Delish.  Then I went to the gym for some weight training and running.  I’m loving how much stronger I’m feeling.  After lunch, I showered and grabbed a great lunch before heading out the door:

Thanks to my meal prepping on Sunday, I had grilled chicken and brown rice in the fridge to form the base of my lunch.  I added some Cholula hot sauce and microwaved.  Then topped with leftover mango salsa and Greek yogurt and more hot sauce.  It hit the spot.  I had some great eats today!  And more to come tomorrow.  Manicures and lunching with my lady friend.  Can’t wait!!

I’m also looking forward to this spooky dessert that I’ve been enjoying all week:

Reeses Pieces and peanut butter filled chocolate eyeballs, yum.  Fun fact.  The man’s nickname for me is “Peepers”.  That’s why he brought me home these chocolate peepers.  The package says “Creepy Peepers”.  Is he trying to tell me something?

How to Eat Healthy All Week

After cleaning and finishing laundry, I did my weekly meals preparation.  I like to have easy access to protein, grains and veggies so I can through together easy, nutritious lunches and snacks during the upcoming week.  Here’s my bounty for this week:

I poached a couple of chicken breasts in chicken broth and a 21 spice no salt seasoning from Costco. I would have made a lot more chicken, but this is all I had.  I saved the broth to add to a dinner later this week.  I boiled up some eggs, great for breakfast, lunch, and snacks.

Cut up and washed some romaine for easy lunch salads.

A pot of brown rice. I like to add grains to my salads, too.

And of course something for my sweet tooth:

Wonderful cinnamon sugar donut mini muffins from Jordan at Bella’s Bistro. I made them in a mini version and I only had 1/2 cup of milk, so I substituted with my caramel flavored coffee creamer.  They turned out wonderful.  I contemplated using those little papers, but it just called to grease the muffin pan.  But I had a little trouble getting them out.  Next time I’ll use the papers.  Of course I snacked on a few of these.

My other eats include a bowl of Cheerios with banana for breakfast.  A turkey sandwich with carrots and tomatoes for lunch:

Dinner looks like it will be leftovers, maybe with some pasta from Rossi.  We’ll see.  Catch ya later.