I grabbed lunch at a local coney island with my big sis today. Eating at restaurants suddenly takes more effort than I’m used to. Do I order a burger without a bun? A quesadilla without the cheese? Hmm. I opted for a spinach and tomato omellete. It was tasty – but would have been better with feta. Just sayin’. Nevertheless, I found that dousing it with a goodly amount of hot sauce made up for the lack of cheesiness.
It’s an absolutely gorgeous today . . . so much sunshine – that precious light so rarely seen during Michigan winters. Before lunch, I took my dog for a walk/run/walk/run, and soaked up all those precious rays. Gotta get my vitamin D somehow, baby!
Speaking of vitamin D . . . I want to touch on the subject of milk. I am really happy to have discovered that I can enjoy soy milk. I have tried it many times – and have never cared for it. But I seem to have developed the taste for it, because it’s now very yummy to me. Soy milk has 35% of my daily calcium requirement in every 8oz glass – that’s more than cow’s milk. It also has 30% of my vitamin D (compared with 25%in milk) and 6% Iron (compared with 0% in milk.) Plus, by switching to soy milk I am lowering my intake of cholesterol and saturated fats. Good things.
So I can eat cereal and dunk Oreo’s (um…. do Oreo’s have wheat in them? this could be bad…) no problem. My morning coffee however, has had less than happy results. I am cream lover. Coffee without cream is just not the same on the indulgence level. Using my soy creamer this morning, I had to pour in twice as much, to get half the effect of my regular half&half. Not very cost efficient. And definitely not tasty. I’m going to hunt down some coconut cream to try out…. I’m thinking that could be good.
How do you drink your coffee?