Happy Wednesday to all! And happy first official fall edition of WIAW! Fall is definitely in full swing here, and I am absolutely loving it. This whole week is going to be in the low 70’s and sunny, perfect weather for outdoor studying!
Pumpkin is also back in my life now full swing. Yesterday morning I opened my first can of the glorious orange fall staple. I’ve got plans for pumpkin pancakes and pumpkin smoothies too!
This bowl of oats was filled with 1/2 cup of old fashioned oats, a small, very ripe banana, two heaping tablespoons of pumpkin, 1 tablespoon of chia seeds, a pinch of cinnamon, and topped with some maple syrup, almond butter and coconut. Yum!
Midmorning I had a handful of zals for a snack (yes, in my house we refer to pretzels as ‘zals’).
Also had a few squares of this dark chocolate. This bar is very bitter, almost too bitter for me. You eat a piece or two and that is enough!
For lunch I had a sampling plate, which included a cinnamon raisin english muffin, some carrots, tomato, hummus, grapes, and a salad with almond pulp, cranberries and balsamic vinegar.
The snack I packed for later that afternoon was dried apricots and pistachios. Still a delicious combo!
My favorite bracelet that my little sister gave to me. Love!
And dinner was a new recipe! It’s not the most photogenic recipe but boy was it delicious. I’ll share the recipe for this Lentil Harvest Skillet soon! Basically it is a base of green lentils with sautéed veggies like onion, bell pepper and butternut squash, along with apple, apple cider vinegar and a pinch of cinnamon! The dense and doughy whole wheat roll on the side was also phenomenal. I. Love. Bread.
Dessert was a bit of ginger almond granola, homemade almond milk and cranberries. Eaten while watching an episode of The West Wing with my brother. Great night!
Thanks as always to Jenn for hosting this WIAW gathering!