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Friday, June 29, 2012

Thurs. June 28th

Cherries make a great Snack!

Daily Tidbit:  Cherries are in season!  There is a very short window for cherries, so you have to enjoy them while you can.  I snuck some for a late night snack; delicious!   

As for the health benefits of cherries:  Attention Insomniacs!  The Melatonin in Cherries has proven to help you sleep better:

Breakfast:  Oatmeal with Fresh Blueberries
1/2 cup plain Oatmeal (this is a pre-cook measurement)
microwaved in Fat Free Milk
2 tbsp Walnuts
2 shakes of Plain Cinnamon
1/2 cup of fresh Blueberries
5 oz. OJ
Regular Coffee, black

Tom-Mozz Corn Salad with Spinach-Basil Dressing

Lunch:  Pot Luck Lunch at a friend's house
Tomato Mozzarella Corn Salad topped with a Spinach-Basil Dressing (Recipe below!)
Cucumbers slices tossed in a Sesame Oil & Rice Vinegar dressing
Homemade Guacamole (my friend's delicious dip!) with Corn Tortilla Chips
Regular Coffee, black

PBB: Peanut Butter Banana Wrap, Pre-Wrap

PBB:  Peanut Butter Banana Wrap, wrapped!

Snack:  Very hungry from day outside.  Eureka moment!  PBB Wrap!
1 tbsp Peanut Butter & 1 whole Banana in a Whole Wheat Wrap.  
1/2 cup fresh Blueberries
Chocolate Milk (made with Fat Free Milk and Trader Joe's Organic Chocolate syrup)

Delicious, filling, and what is easier to roll up than a Banana?!  This would make a great breakfast, especially for those on the go!

I can't get this pic to turn, but I HAD to share how good this looked - YUM!

Dinner:  Girls Night Out: Pizza & Salad!
Brooklyn Pizza (2 slices - twice the amount in this pic)
Arugula Salad (2 servings)
White Wine

12 fresh Cherries
1/2 Amber Ale 

Dessert:  2 scoops of Ice Cream:  flavors: Dark Chocolate & Cookies & Cream, Water

Amy's Tomato Mozzarella Corn Salad Recipe:
2 Large Tomatoes
1 cup of fresh Mozzarella balls, halved
1 cup of Corn
1/4 cup Red Onion, chopped
1 can of White Cannelini Beans (rinsed & drained)
1 small head of Red Leaf Lettuce
Spinach/ Bail Puree Dressing (Recipe below)

Amy's Spinach-Basil Puree Dressing Recipe:
In food processor add:  5 oz of fresh Spinach, 3 large Basil leaves, 1-2 tbsp of  EVOO, juice of 1/2 Lemon and salt to taste.  Puree into dressing consistency and drizzle on salad.  

(You could also use as a spread on a wrap or sandwich, or toss with pasta or rice or couscous.  Or drizzle on fish or chicken!  Or toss with steamed veggies.  Options are pretty endless with this dressing.  If you want more zing, add a clove or two of Garlic!)

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