Sometimes the best thing to do to start you weekend off is wake up to a little bit of overnight oatsing.
Overnight – 1/3 cup kamut flakes soaked in 1/3 cup pumpkin, 1/3 cup plain yogurt, 1/3 cup cold coffee mixed with creamer, 1/2 T flax, cinnamon and SF maple syrup.
Morning – sunbutter mixed with almond milk + jam + blueberries.
Followed up by a little nostalgia. Anyone remember these things?! Little plastic fruits filled with fruit-flavoured sugar. A kid’s dream. The extreme version of a pixie stick. I haven’t seen these since I was maybe 5? So you can imagine my excitement when I stumbled across a giant bin of them at Bulk Barn. I just had to buy one for old time kidlet’s sake, you know?
Sometimes the best thing to do when you’re bored is whip up some Big Kahuna black bean dip, then spread it into wraps with salsa, spinach and tomato for your lunch at work.
Okay so maybe it’s not the best thing you could do during boredom… but it’s something.
Am I crazy for preferring my wraps soggy?
Sometimes the best thing to do for hot weather hydration is drink smoothies. Specifically iced coffee smoothies. Loaded with almond milk and sweetener and gums and protein powder and frozen strawberries.
Or, you know, you could get much more hydrated by drinking water. But that’s not nearly so exciting. Nor thick. Nor tasty. Don’t get me wrong, I chug my water. But I also chug my smoothies.
Sometimes the best thing to do if you’re not sure what the heck you want for breakfast is to throw all caution to the wind, take advice from a foodie pro and eat a sweet potato topped with cottage cheese, sunbutter and leftover coconut “cream” pie.
or you could just eat a more standard breakfast like cereal, yogurt and fruit. But sometimes that’s just not quite exciting enough. And sometimes it is.
Sometimes the best thing to do when you’re faced with minimal lunch options is to order the 10 mile high turkey sub on the mediocre white bun, scrap half the bun, eat half the sandwich, then save the other half for dinner and load it with BBQ sauce to make it infinitely better than it was at lunch time when it was loaded only with plain mustard. The horror. You might still want to scrap most of the bun at this point as well. I know I did.
Sometimes when you feel like you’ve been eating a lot of junkalunk that’s adding some extra junkalunk to the trunkalunk, the best thing to do is eat your veggies.
But only so long as they include feta. It’s all about the feta.
Or at least salsa.
Or you could just eat them in pumpkin form with yogurt and fruit. That’s kind of a veggie, right? Right?
Or you could just scrap the veggies altogether and dig into the ice cream. But only after taking advice from another foodie pro and turning your plain old boring french vanilla ice cream into a new and exciting chocolate mint flavour with the help of your trusty 20+ year old food processor.
Re-flavouring ice cream is surprisingly way too much fun.
And Sometimes the best thing to do when you’re sleepy and haven’t much more to say is to… sleep. Sound advice right there.
& Happy Early Father’s Day!