Day 56 in my marathon to mambo with Mickey
Victory number one today: we met Jake and Eliza at Walker Brothers Pancake House in Highland Park. I ordered the “Healthy Plate.” It consisted of scrambled egg whites, fruit, and wheat germ granola pancakes with sugar-free syrup. It was delicious! I left two of four pancakes on my plate and some of the egg whites.
Victory number two: today’s plan was to walk for twenty minutes. Because Emi had some shopping to do at Target, I stood and walked for 35 minutes! Mischief managed, dear readers! Or done deal, Dudes!
Victory number three: while we were there I shopped for the ingredients for “Weight Watchers Chili.” So good! Tomato juice, black beans, dark red kidney beans, green beans and pinto beans tonight. I usually include lean ground beef or ground turkey, but Emi is a vegetarian, so tonight’s version will just be extra beanie. 🙂 And I usually add a can of bean sprouts, because it’s like having noodles in the chili, but they didn’t have bean sprouts at Target. Plus I’ll sauté onion and garlic first and add spices: chili powder, oregano, basil, red pepper, black pepper. I don’t add salt to the pot because of the salt in the tomato juice and some of the canned beans. I did manage to find some low-sodium beans though.
So all in all another fabulous day in Lake Bluff. A special shout out to Jake and Eliza who are running their first 5K tonight…in the dark…through a graveyard. Sounds about like a 5K that Jake would run, hey? Love it!
Meet you at the Kingdom!