Chia pudding has quickly become my new favorite summer breakfast. The pudding is cold, you can mix it up adding any type of fruit you want. Here is how I make mine:
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (sometimes vanilla almond milk too) but any milk will work
- 3 tablespoons chia seeds
- mix – that’s it!
I will tell you that I tend to like it best after it’s been in the fridge for a couple of days. Yesterday’s pudding was made on Saturday. I then occasionally stir the seeds so they don’t settle to the bottom. The longer the seeds sit, the thicker the pudding gets.
Yesterday’s bowl was 4 points.
My sister had a work deadline so didn’t get a change to walk with me. My blood sugar was only 128 before walking, so I only walked for 30 minutes. I passed by this restaurant that had the most gorgeous flower baskets – I wish I could keep flowers alive – I’ll just admire the ones that I see. 😀
Jennie-0 Turkey sent me a big hunk of turkey – a flavor that I had never seen before – Sweet Thai Chili.
I made an epic picky plate – I called it epic because I loved everything on this plate – I made an open-faced sandwich with the turkey (6) and the rest was free – salsa verde for dipping with the veggies, and the fruit was so sweet. This literally took me about 3 hours to eat – which is why I call it a picky plate – I keep picking at it until it’s gone.
When my friend Nick said he wanted to get together after work one day, my first inclination was to say no – I mean, it’s a school night after all – ha! But I know I have to say yes to more social situations, so I jumped at the chance. He’s starting a vinegar business and gave me a bottle to try out. We used to go to Shamrock’s after work at The Chopping Block – so it was only fitting we go there.
It’s your typical neighborhood Chicago bar. No frills. Just cold beer and bar food.
They had Stella on tap, and I had two for 10 points. We had such a fun time catching up. He and his wife are just about to have their first baby, and he’s freaking out. He needed social media advice (which I had to laugh that a 30 year old was asking ME for social media advice), and I gave him some tips about how to do Instagram stories, etc.
He makes vinegar out of the waste from the Right Bee Cider brewery. He explained it to me, but I don’t understand it, but he hopes to sell to Chicago area restaurants. He also sharpens knives as part of his job, and brought me this selection of kitchen knives – so nice! I used that paring knife this morning and I can already tell that’s going to be one of my favorite knives.
I missed my 7:30 train by a minute, and had to wait for the next one. I didn’t mind. It was still light out, so I walked for a while, then stopped at McDonald’s and asked for two ala cart chicken tenders. She kept trying to talk me into the meal – it comes with large fries and a drink. Duh – I know that – but I knew I would also eat every single fry if I got that.
Guess who much two chicken tenders cost me ala cart? $4.50! The meal would have been $6.25. The Weight Watchers app said those two pieces were 12 points.
I ended my day with 31 points, and still have 15 weekly points until Friday. I do feel a bit bloaty this morning – maybe from the sodium? Or quite possibly the beer – ha! I’ll try to get 80 ounces of water in today – I’ve been slacking on the water.
I got home at 9:45. My car was in the far lot and the lone vehicle. I like how this picture turned out.
Do you find yourself saying no to social situations, or do you jump at the chance? l’d love to know.
Happy Tuesday friends – make it a great day!