Wednesday, November 28, 2007
I have no classes on Wednesdays, so they are the perfect day for me (at this time of year, especially) to catch up on assignments and get some studying done. Today the original plan was to sit at my new favourite haunt, the Croissanterie, with some coffee, croissants and classical music, but my fruitful haul from my weekly shopping trip made me reconsider.
I'd blogged about StoneMill Bakehouse's Muesli Bagels before, and it was actually when I was flipping through my old entries that I was reminded of these (and the half-used tub of cream cheese in my fridge). Although these bagels are unfortunately not 100% whole grain (notice how the second ingredient is "untreated unbleached wheat flour") the whole grains and seeds that are in it pack in a lot of fibre (8 g per bagel) and protein (12 g per bagel). It's important to note, however, that even though there are lots of flaxseeds in the bagel, it is NOT a source of omega-3 as the flaxseeds aren't ground. I did have cream cheese with it (light, of course), but the sweetness from the raisins makes it a perfect pairing with any nut or seed butter, which is obviously a healthier choice for its protein and unsaturated fat (vs. saturated) content.
The toasted bagel was paired with a 4-fruit smoothie—raspberries, blackberries, mango and banana blended with plain yogurt and milk. Delish!
One more exciting thing—I never thought anyone could make me switch from Nature's Path FlaxPlus Granola with Pumpkin Seeds (I'm going through a pumpkin seed phase right now, seriously), I spotted this interesting British cereal today. I bought their "Fruit, Nuts and Seeds" cereal, which has Chilean flame raisins, dried apricots, dried bananas, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds and hazelnuts. PLUS, the barcode didn't scan through properly so the clerk undercharged me (Hehe!) I'm excited.