Monday, Monday.   I hope your week is off to a great start.

Here are a few pictures of Skylar and I as we were getting ready to go for our walk yesterday.  It’s winter here.   You know, like 60F.  Which is why we’re all bundled up.

Young girl in puffer jacket sitting on couch with woman in blue vest

She begs to wear her pink fluffy coat and pink Uggs.  Good thing other people in So Cal wear Uggs year round.  She’ll fit right in.

Young girl standing in puffer jacket and boots

 

Close up of girl in jacket with a hood pulled up

 

Young girl and woman on couch bundled up smiling

It was a pretty mellow stroll, so after that, I came inside and did a 20 Minute At-Home Workout.   A few yoga moves, some abs, a little lifting, whatever I could manage in 20 minutes.

For a snack yesterday I took some of my Hearty Vegan Southwestern Sweet & Spicy Soup

Hearty Vegan Southwestern Sweet & Spicy Soup in pot

But rather than eating it in a bowl…

Close up of Hearty Vegan Southwestern Sweet & Spicy Soup in white bowl

I topped a couple rice cakes with some Hearty Vegan Southwestern Sweet & Spicy Soup and added extra carrots, tomato chunks, broccoli, edamame, and microwaved it.  And completed my snack with a ketchup drizzle.  I love ketchup!

Hearty Vegan Southwestern Sweet & Spicy Soup with extra vegetables and ketchup drizzle

 

Close up of ketchup drizzle

Thanks for the compliments on my Microwave Banana Oat Cakes recipe yesterday and for telling me how you like to eat your oats and your bananas.   Whether you like them plain or in other things and your go-to recipes.

Glad the lack of egg whites, egg replacers, flours, and protein powders was a hit with you.  And that most of you don’t fear the microwave either.

Microwave Banana Oat Cake on plate with peanut butter on top

 

Close up of peanut butter spread Microwave Banana Oat Cake

 

Side view of Microwave Banana Oat Cake on plate

If the Oat Cakes aren’t your thing, maybe chocolate is?

Raw Vegan Chocolate Coconut Snowballs
No bake, one bowl + spoon, freezer.  Done.

Raw Vegan Chocolate Coconut Snowballs in bowl
Close up of Raw Vegan Chocolate Coconut Snowballs with scoop taken out

 

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Questions
1. Best Thing You Ate or Did Over the Weekend?
Mine was just being with my family.   

Reorganizing is great, and so are Banana Oat Cakes and soup on crackers is tasty, but just being with the fam is the best.

2. Do you eat your snacks or meals in deconstructed ways or in unique ways?

I posted the other day about making wraps.  And although they are pretty, it’s easier sometimes to just eat the veggies deconstructed style, i.e. in a salad, because it does save time.

Sliced up vegetables
Hand holding one Fresh Vegan Spring Roll
But the wraps are prettier, admittedly!

 

Sometimes I like throwing soup on a few crackers or rice cakes because it’s fast and sometimes I don’t want a whole bowl of soup and I want other flavors, too, or more veggies, so I’ll mix and match things, and deconstruct one thing and create something else.  Not to mention, when I was a kid, I used to eat a little soup with my crackers.  I could crumble half a sleeve of Saltine crackers into one bowl of soup and I loved every salty second.

Do you mix-and-match your food and deconstruct and reinvent your foods or do you keep it more traditional?  

What are your interesting food combinations?  Green Juice anyone?

3. What made you smile today?
Knowing that spring is closer now than it was a month ago makes me smile!

Bye see you later today!
Young girl in jacket and woman in vest on couch waving

 

Close up of young girl in jacket with arm raised

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