I woke up yesterday morning bummed that Halloween was over. There were so many trick-or-treaters out the night before and we had a blast giving out candy to them all. The best costume of the night was this little boy who was probably around four years old dressed as Indiana Jones. He was so stinkin’ cute.
Even though Halloween is over, I am happy for a new month because it always feels like a fresh start which is nice. I started November off like I do every other morning by eating a couple of eggs in a piece of toasted pita bread. Lately I have also been drinking a glass of Good Belly first thing in the morning.
I recently read Bonzai Aphrodite’s post on how to make your own kefir and started reading up on probiotics and fermented foods. I went to the store to buy kefir when I spotted Good Belly and it sounded awesome so I picked one up. It’s really, really good and I’m excited to eventually start making my own.
Breakfast wasn’t over just yet. I also had a pumpkin oatmeal cookie that I’d made on Halloween.
About an hour later, I had a couple of cups of coffee with almond milk and a handful of pretzels while reading a few blogs.
I went to the gym around noon and did fifteen minutes on the treadmill and fifteen on the elliptical before I got too bored to go on. I need to stick with group classes because I am so much more motivated to workout in that environment.
I came home and had a bowl of red lentil Thai chili that I’d made the night before. You have to make this chili because it is wonderful! The coconut and curry tastes incredible in an otherwise pretty basic chili recipe.
I had a slice of pumpkin pie brownie after lunch. This was another Halloween night recipe I had made.
I snacked on an orange and a few tortilla chips with guacamole in the afternoon.
For dinner I was craving pasta so I made a bowl topped with a ton of marinara and red pepper flakes.
I roasted some pumpkin seeds in olive oil, salt, and paprika a few days back and can’t get enough of ‘em. I had some last night while drinking a mug of hot tea and watching Transformers. I wanted to watch something a little light after the scary movie fest we’d been having for a few days now.
I hope you all had a Happy Halloween! Did you get any trick-or-treaters?