Breakfast: Started the day with a classic, old-fashioned malted chocolate milkshake. If you loved Whoppers or Maltesers as a kid you will love love love this...
Shelly's Chocolate Malt Protein Shake
1 cup Soy Milk (any milk will do)
1 scoop Chocolate Protein Powder
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Vanilla Torani Syrup
1 Tablespoon Malted Milk Powder (the No Sugar Added kind)
a few Ice Cubes
Whiz in blender till smooth. Top with optional squirt of Sugar Free Whipped Cream and a crushed SF Malted Milk Ball.
My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard. Not so much. Well not the right boys.
Ran errands most of the day. Costco, supermarket, post office to mail a package. The line was out the door literally but it moved pretty quickly and they played great music so I actually enjoyed the people watching. Cutest little baby. Made my ovaries twitch a bit ;)
So I got home and realized I forgot to drop my Christmas cards in the box while I was at the P.O. Grrr. I was in luck though our mail hadn't come yet so I put the flag up and left them for our carrier.
Lunch: Yay for nicer weather. I was able to sit outside and soak up some afternoon Vitamin D. Brought my super cool bento box outside and noshed on this. My own personal ploughman's lunch...
Pink Box (top left): Turkey, Sopressata, and a hunk of fresh Feta cheese
Green Box (top right): Cucumber Slices (my crackers)
Blue Box (bottom left): Pickles, Olives, Sliced Tomatoes
Orange Box (bottom right): 1/2 a Cinnamon Roll Quest Protein Bar
More Bento Box lunches
Went out a little before dinner to get the mail, reached in the box and thought wow we got a lot of mail today. Went in the house to realize my postal carrier put the new mail on top of my cards and never took them. WTH!? So if you normally get a Christmas card from me ummm, yeah... Happy New Year!
Dinner: I did a little twist on my old faithful Healthier Hot Chicken Casserole that I make (a go-to when I have leftover rotisserie or baked chicken.
Shelly's Healthier Hot Chicken Salad Casserole (Italian Style)
2 cups Cooked Chicken, cubed (leftover rotisserie is great)
3 Green Onions, diced
1 can (15 oz.) Artichoke Hearts, drained, chopped
3 1/2 oz. Greek Yogurt
1 Tablespoon Mayonnaise
1/4 cup Shredded Italian Blend Cheese (one of those 6 cheese blends with Mozzarella, Fontina, etc.)
1 Tablespoon Fresh Basil, chopped
1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
1/2 teaspoon Oregano
a few twists of Black Pepper
1/4 cup Durkee Onions (the Green Bean casserole kind)
1 Tablespoon Parmesan
1/4 teaspoon Oregano
Blend yogurt, mayo, cheese and seasonings together till well combined. Pour over other ingredients and mix till well combined.
Pour into a Pyrex casserole dish. Crush topping ingredients together and sprinkle on top. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes till golden.
Would be great served with a steamed veggie, sauteed spinach, or a green salad. I ate it with sliced tomatoes (I'm on a kick)
Snacks: Lots of coffee throughout the day including a Sugar Free Cinnamon Dolce No Whip Soy Latte at some point in my travels and the other half of that Cinnamon Roll Quest Protein Bar while waiting on line at the post office.
More days in my pouch.