Breakfast Like A King
“Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.”
I always aim to eat HUGE calorie-dense breakfasts, medium-ish lunches and small dinners.
I definitely ate breakfast fit for a king today!
I decreased the amount of protein powder to one scoop, used 2 TBSP white-whole wheat flour and threw in some carob chips, for a Cookie Dough Waffle!
It looks pretty amazing, right?
Well, sadly, the waffle was pretty dry and not that yummy, I blame it on the protein powder.
To remedy, I poured some milk on top for moisture, some frozen banana slices and frozen blueberries for flavor and of course SunButter.
That did the trick! The once dry waffle turned into a tasty, sweet paradise!
I would definitely make this again, only I need to find a way to make the waffle not so dry!
Later, it was time for “lunch like a prince”.
I broke out an old favorite. If you’re anything like me, you’re obsessed with all things chickpea! Well, I bet you’ll love this as much as me, then. I love falafel! It’s quite a name for such a simple, delicious recipe!! Basically, falafel is chickpeas, spices, onion all processed together, formed into patties and pan-fried.
Like my mother, I rarely measure anything in the kitchen, but here are rough estimates on what I did today for my falafel patties.
– 1/2 can chickpeas, drained
– 1/4 onion, chopped
– handful of oat bran (to help the mixture stay together)
– garlic powder, cumin, lemon juice, nutritional yeast
All blended together in the amazing Vitamix! Form into patties, dip in olive oil and cook in skillet, medium heat until golden-browned.
Amazing on salad.
Today’s salad consisted of roasted yams (olive oil, salt, pepper; 425ºF for 25 minutes), organic romaine, salsa and the delicious falafel patties! Yes, I ate the whole batch. I’m a hungry girl!
After lunch, we planted an avocado tree! Dude. DUUUUUDE, I am so excited!
The sister missionaries came over and wanted to help! So glad they came, we had to dig a super deep hole and it was no easy task!
Can’t wait to get some avocadoes off this baby! Our neighbor said that it got effected by the freeze we had over the winter, so it’s been suffering, but he said if we take good care of it, next year we will have avocadoes galore! Yippee!
The best thing is….we have even more trees to plant!
Our neighbor sells fruit trees and we offered to mow his lawn all summer while he is gone and he offered to GIVE us some of the trees!! AHH, so exciting! So we picked them up today, he gave us a fig tree, tangerine, avocado, two key limes, a berry bush and maybe a few more, I can’t remember them all! So exciting!!!
Well, it’s almost time for “dinner like a beggar”, I’ll probably have a protein smoothie, maybe oatmeal…we’ll see. A sandwich or soup if I’m feeling it. I am sooo not a dinner person, I have the hardest time thinking of what to eat for dinner. That’s never a problem for me with breakfast!
Do you have any fruit trees?