Again, no food pictures. Sorry – I’m workin’ on it!
I changed up my breakfast a little today. Started out with a peach, and followed it with yogurt (not oatmeal). I had about 3/4 cup of plain Chobani, to which I added about 1/4 cup of pumpkin puree, a handful of blueberries, 3 broken up walnut halves, a scant handful of cheerios, and a drizzle of local honey. Delicious!
I began adding pumpkin to pretty much everything about a year and a half ago. It’s a tasty, sneaky way to get a little bit of vegetable into your breakfast and it tastes great in oatmeal, yogurt, as a fat substitute in baked goods, you name it! It has been said that eating a lot of beta-carotene can give you a bit of a healthy orange glow (a subtle and healthy look, not like tan mom). In fact, when I began working at the gym at UMass as a nutrition advisor, the first time I met my friend Emily she said: “Aren’t you super healthy? I heard you glow because you eat so many carrots.” Where she heard that I’ll never know, but I do get a warm fuzzy feeling from getting a serving of vegetables with my breakfast (again, dork.)
Well, I’m off to get myself ready for James Taylor at Tanglewood – a western Mass Fourth of July tradition. I hope everyone has a great Fourth! Here’s a little picture and quote I found on a Reader’s Digest slideshow to boost your patriotism.