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Sick Day

Posted Aug 24 2009 11:40am

Good Morning and Happy Monday!

Well, I got one of my kids off to school today but poor Zoe is running a fever and was so sad that she could not go to the first day of school. I knew she was not 100% yesterday and she woke up with a fever in the middle of the night. She has already been to the doctor and she just has a plain ol' cold, i.e. no antibiotics, but no strep throat or flu either. She will just have to tough it out the next couple of days. I hate for her to miss her first few days of school but she is a smart cookie and will catch up quickly.

Emmet on the other hand, was up and adam this morning and was bummed that Zoe could not take him to school. He was a bit nervous and excited at the same time. I got up early to make sure he had a good breakfast in his belly before heading out, (homemade french toast and canadian bacon) and that I had a good lunch packed for him (turkey on whole wheat sub, carrots, orange slices and a ginger crinkle for dessert).

I was pleasantly surprised by the number on the scale because I feel a bit bloated today. I started out the day with Peanut Butter and Banana Blueberry Waffles. Yum! This was a nice change of pace for me. I tend to forget about the Go Lean Waffles in the freezer, but pulled them out this morning for a quick breakfast.

Peanut Butter and Banana Blueberry Waffles

2 Go Lean Waffles
1 tbsp Naturally More Peanut Butter
1 small banana, sliced
handful of blueberries
Drizzle of honey

Toast waffles, smear with thin layer of peanut butter, top with banana slices, blueberries and honey. Enjoy.

After dropping Emmet of at school, I was able to test drive my new Brooks Adrenaline GTS running shoes. This is the one thing I did miss about summer break, my runs before teaching Baby Boot Camp. I was able to get a 45 minute run in around the Hill Country Galleria track and it felt great to run outside for a change, instead of on the treadmill. The running shoes felt great, nice and light and a bit bouncy!

My hubby ended up taking Zoe to the doctor for me because he could get her in early and I was still working, so I was also able to come home and get my weight circuit in. I tried a new workout that I got from the new Fitness Magazine. Every year they generally do a Drop a Jean Size workout and I tried it out this morning and it was challenging and fun. I love that magazine. It really has great food ideas, which is due in part to Dawn Jackson Blatner, author of the Flexitarian Diet (my favorite!). The reason I love her stuff is that is simple but loaded with flavor, not your typical "diet" food. She has given me some new ideas for meals.

My lunch was so freaking good today~! I made a Chicken,Spicy Hummus and Roasted Tomato Pita Sandwich with a side of Spicy Jicama Salad. The pita was a star player in this sandwich, I toasted it and it was soft and crispy at the same time and the combination of spicy hummus and sweet roasted tomatoes made this sandwich outstanding.

Chicken, Spicy Hummus and Roasted Tomato Pita Sandwich

1 Whole Wheat Pita
1 oz of deli chicken breast
1 tablespoon spicy hummus
1/2 cup baby spinach
1/4 cup of roasted tomatoes

Toast pita, spread with hummus, top with chicken, spinach and roasted tomatoes. Enjoy.

Roasted Tomatoes

1 container of grape tomatoes, halved and tossed in 1 tbsp of olive oil, 1 tsp sea salt, 1 tsp succanat or sugar. Roast in a 350 degree oven for 30-45 minutes. Remove and enjoy or keep them in a sealed container for up to 5 days. I love to add these to salads, pastas, sandwiches.

Miss Zoe, is so sad, she is curled up on the couch with her mother pushing the fluids and vitamin C. She rejected the orange slices so I ended up getting a nice little dose of Vitamin C myself. She did go for some lemon water though. I hate it when my kids are sick, I would much rather be the sick one than her. Her little eyes look so sad.

Vitamin C shot!

Off to tend to my daughter. I hope you have a great rest of the day and I have already got dinner cooking in the slow-cooker. I am so proud of my organization, let's see how long this lasts!
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