Wednesday, October 16, 2013

MoCCO Day 16: Raw breakfast surprise

Month of Cupboard Clean-out continues! I did buy some apples for $0.99, so my October grocery spend is up to $15.05. Restaurant and bar spend is in line with normal months, but "fast food" (i.e., food I buy out of boredom or laziness) is still at zero. Meal run down:

Saturday (Day 12)
Breakfast: rice pudding
Lunch: peanut and kale salad at Seva
Snack: Spiced Chai Shortbread cookies at Small Craft
Dinner: veggie burger at J Alexander's (I'm skeptical the bun was vegan, but I wasn't about to second-guess the bartender)

Sunday (Day 13)
[slept through breakfast... oops]
Lunch: tomato soup and too much freshly baked bread (thanks PAB!)
Snack: Act II Butter Lover's microwave popcorn (somehow this flavor is vegan)
Dinner: Awesome muffins and cookies at my sister's Walking Dead premiere party

Monday (Day 14)
Breakfast: rice pudding
Snack: apple
Lunch/Dinner: leftover Rice Bowl

Tuesday (Day 15)
Breakfast: rice pudding
Lunch: Loco's for Taco Tuesday
Dinner: leftover J Alexander's

Wednesday (Day 16)
Breakfast: raw surprise (see below)
Lunch: Mediterranean veg Potbelly's sandwich (at Book Club meeting)
Dinner: homemade apple pie, brought to work by my lunch/hiking/drinking pal

For breakfast today, I decided to throw together some random healthy ingredients and make something akin to raw oatmeal:
I soaked about 1/4 cup of oat groats overnight. I threw them in the mini food processor with some almonds, shredded coconut, raisins and a splash of water. Then I shredded an apple (which is much more difficult than it sounds) and mixed that in with a dash of cinnamon.

I know you can't tell what it is from the picture, but trust me, it was delicious and surprisingly filling. It took about 5 precious minutes to make this morning, so I might try making it ahead. If that doesn't work out, this just might be worth one less round with the snooze button.

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