No Phone Zone

Late this afternoon as she does on every show, Oprah coerced Lisa Ling, a celebrity reporter, to sign the “No Phone Zone” challenge.  On this day I would need no coercing.  At quarter to five this a.m., Herbie woke me up to let him out.  So as I got out of bed I heard my phone fall off the windowsill (as it does often) due to my tripping on the charger cord.  When I returned from letting the dogs out, I picked up my phone to make sure the phone card didn’t come out of its slot, and check that the alarm was still set on it.  The card did not come out, but sure enough my entire iphone screen was shattered!  Baaaah, I wined a bit and hoped that I would be able to get up without any alarm.  I fell back asleep and panicked an hour later when I awoke and thought I overslept until I quickly ran to the kitchen to find that I was up on time.

I was eager to have breakfast this morning because I did in fact purchase some rolled oats to again make some overnight oats.  I really enjoy the thickness, coldness, and creaminess of the overnight oats.  Late last night before going to bed, I added 1 6 oz. container of non-fat plain Fage, the same amount of plain almond milk. 1/2 cup of rolled oats, a tbsp. of honey, 1 small banana, and a small handful of blueberries.  That sat in the fridge all night and this morning my bowl was overflowing (literally, but I cleaned it up for pics) with the rich, dessert-like breakfast.

Along side I had a cup of hot tea, but actually waited ’til after eating to drink it.  My palate couldn’t get used to the mixing of the unsweetened, hot tea and the sweetened, cold oats.

I was quite full after eating this and felt like it was too much for breakfast.  Next time I may cut the recipe in half.


Onto lunch at work– a salad and some crackers.

The mix contained baby spinach, carrots, celery, red and yellow cherry tomatoes (yellow cause I had three left in the fridge and wanted to use those up before opening new pack of red), roasted chinese eggplant from the hubby’s garden, strawberries, ounce of feta, and 2 tbsp. light raspberry vinaigrette dressing.

13 Wheat Thin Fiber Selects on the side.

I also had a small piece of honey bun cake (picture not captured) made by the Parent Coop Club for the faculty to enjoy.  They brought some fancy cupcakes that looked like the ones on Cupcake Wars too.  But I thought a small piece of cake might be less calories than one of the cupcakes, which were only chocolate with heaping mounds of icing by the time I got to them so I didn’t want one anyway.  I prefer yellow or white cakes over chocolate.


When I got home from work was feeling pretty hungry so I ate a couple of snacks.

Carrots and hummus.  Wasa fibercrisp with the new Laughing Cow Light Queso Fresco and Chipotle.

I was actually a little disappointed in the new L.C.  It tasted very much like the swiss with a small hint of bacon!?!  No heat came out s one would think with the name being “Chipotle.”


After a short walk with the dogs, I came home to roast three split chicken breasts.  Two would be used in chicken salad.

As suggested by Ina Garten,  drizzled with olive oil, salt, and pepper and roasted at 350* for 40 minutes.  Cooled and skin discarded from two breasts for chicken salad.


2 chicken breasts(roasted and meat removed from bone and shredded)

1/2 cup chopped celery

1/4 cup light mayo

1/4 cup light sour cream

1/4 roasted almonds and pecans

1/8 cup of dried cranberries

salt and pepper to taste

Combine everything in food processor.  Pulse until mixed completely and desired consistency reached.

Chicken Salad Sammie and Side Salad

Spring mix salad with roasted eggplant, 3 grape tomatoes, < 1/2 oz. feta, light balsamic vinaigrette


Unfortunately, I was forced to join in on the “No Phone Zone” challenge.  It has only been one day and I feel out of touch with people.  I normally talk to my mom and hubby all evening through texting/phone calls.  I haven’t spoken to either of them.  Well, perhaps, I am not at a complete loss of connecting with people.  I did conjure up a way to connect with Ina Garten, Food Network star.  I channeled  her via Internet to ask her how to roast the chicken breasts. Just kidding.  But I did write a post that hopefully people will look at.  Now,  if only I could come up with a question that readers may want to answer.

Question of the Day: If you could ask one Food Network Star anything, who would it be and what would you ask?

I feel like my students right now with the higher order thinking question.  I’m having trouble answering my own question.  Sheesh!  I have to think about it and I’m getting sleepy.  Good Night!


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