Look who's jumping into the breakfast photo shoot today...
Yep, Kai definitely wanted to be part of the shoot...
But when breakfast is this good you don't care. :)
Oatmeal topped with peanut butter, carob powder, chia seeds, cinnamon and apples. YUM!!
For lunch I finally made my Black Bean Soup. :D
BLACK BEAN SOUP
1 onion - chopped
3 mini sweet peppers - chopped
1 C chopped spinach
2 Cups Liquid (I used 1.5C Veggie Broth + 1/2 C Water)
2 t Ground Cumin
2 Dashes of Chili Powder
1/2 C + 3 C pre-cooked Black Beans
* Optional: Feta Cheese, Corn
Saute the onion & sweet pepper until the onion is translucent.
Add the spinach and stir until wilted (about a minute)
Add broth, spices, and 1/2 C black beans. Bring to a boil & let simmer about 5 minutes.
Blend using an immersion blender until smooth.
Add 3 C of black beans and bring back to a boil. Let simmer another 10 minutes.
Serve topped with Feta Cheese.
|Add liquid & 1/2 C beans & spices|
|Add the rest of the beans.|
After lunch Kai and I played a new game that I discovered on Preschool Alphabet. Basically you make a list of "actions" and put them in a jar. Then on your turn you draw an action and roll a die. You do the action the number of times you rolled. So simple and so much fun. Kai and I had fun not only playing but coming up with our list of actions!
Our list included: Jump, Run in a Circle, Clap, Touch Toes, Spin, March, Flap your Wings, Shake, Stomp, Stand on Toes, Bark, Push Up, Bow, Run back & forth, Pliet, Make a Face, Spin Jump, Stretch, Kick, Pat your Belly, Jumping Jack, Walk, Fall Down, and Grow from a Seed. :D
After an afternoon of playing Kai and I both wanted a snack. I suggested Hot Chocolate Smoothies. She countered with a pink smoothie - "one that's not too hot, and not too cold...One that's just right". Apparently she's been influenced by Goldilocks. lol!
|Draw from the jar & roll a die|
|Kai does a spin jump. :)|
Into the Ninja went 1 frozen banana, some frozen mixed berries, some frozen plum and Almond Milk. Once it was smooth I poured it into two cups and nuked it to take the chill off.
Eventually it was time for dinner. The Hubs had chosen breaded fish from a bag for dinner. Eh, not my ideal dinner but hey, I had soup so who was I to argue? :)
And then I topped it with some coconut whip and pomegranate. :)
|I ate mine with a straw while I chose a spoon.|
Kai had 1 fillet, corn & heated carrots topped with cinnamon and a small drizzle of maple syrup. (She had zero interest in trying the black bean soup)
Other than a sudden need for new Spark Plugs for the Hub's car (Yep, the hits just keep on coming to our bank account) our day has been pretty good. Good Soup and a New Game. That's a pretty prefect Sunday. :)
The Hubs had 2 fillets turned into a sandwich, with a side of corn and baby carrots (He doesn't like cooked veggies)
I had the last of my Black Bean soup with some of the corn stirred in and topped with Feta.