French toast is one of my very favorite breakfasts. And honestly, I don’t know why I don’t make it more often. I always think it’s going to take me forever to put together, when in reality it’s quicker then oatmeal (but don’t worry, I still love my beloved oats! )
Into a wide bowl:
- 1 whole egg + 2 egg whites
- splash of soymilk (or regular milk)
- cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves
- 1-2 T. raisins
- 1 T. crushed flax
Whisk away! Then dunk both sides of the bread—I used wholewheat sourdough—and throw it onto a hot griddle coated with cooking spray. After it’s cooked on one side (it will be nice and browned,) I flip it and cook for another minute. I like it to be soft on the inside, but it’s also important to make sure the eggs are thoroughly cooked.
I patted on about a tsp each of peanut butter and Trader Joe’s pumpkin butter. The pumpkin butter was amazing on this.
I also cut up 1/2 a pear on the side. Next time I’m heating it up and using that as a topping too!
This crazy cold has not seen the end of its days quite yet. As a matter of fact, I think it’s settling right in and making itself at home. I already told it that its time is up by tomorrow morning’s classes. Not sure if it’s planning on listening or not.
I love clementines. These perfect little things taste just like orange candy slices. I also love pistachios. My mom bought me a container for Valentines and I plan on making them last.
I didn’t beat myself up over not having a morning workout. Whenever my head feels like a basketball, I figure its a good time to cut myself some slack. I did fit in about 15 minutes of gentle yoga to stretch out my morning kinks though, which felt great.
Yoga left me wanting greens for lunch.
- mesculin mix
- cucumber slices
- 4 green olives
- 1/2 c. kidney beans
- dressing: 1 tsp each of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and orange juice. + garlic and mustard powder
Some whole wheat bunnies on the side.
Would you like to hear about my insane afternoon? Okay, well here goes. Last week I had sent out my internship application and expected it to be delivered on Saturday, via overnight shipping. This morning, however, I looked online to check the status and it was still in transit! And today is the deadline!!!
I almost started hyperventilating, and between blowing my nose from my cold, feeling teary eyed over the application, and losing my voice from a sore throat, I was a sight! I ended up emailing my professor who told me I should try contacting the post office, and the entire day entailed back and forth phone calls with the post office workers (who were really friendly and empathetic!) Then, at last, it landed safely in the hands of the nutrition secretary. I love happy endings.
With this cold, I feel as if I can’t get enough green in me.
- 2 c. spinach
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1 c. soymilk
- 1 carrot, shredded
- toppings: 2 T. pumpkin flax granola
This was a tasty mix, but I have to say that I like it better with a little more banana and a little less milk. It makes for a thicker, more “icecream like” texture which I love. This combo would be great if I wanted a smoothie-to-go though!
I thoroughly enjoyed my morning and afternoon off from classes! I still had homework to do, but it was nice not having to trek across campus in the snowstorm. I’m such a wimp when I have a cold!
There were lots of veggies in tonight’s dinner. Sauteed cabbage, sauteed turnips (in a frying pan–covered–with a bit of olive oil, salt and pepper until browned and tender) and sweet potato—can you believe that’s just 1/4 of a potato? It was absolutely gigantic, which I’m happy for, because it means a quick and easy lunch for tomorrow.
There was also baked haddock which was prepped in one of my favorite ways, using the quick ‘n’ easy method.
Yum, yum, yum…
I also broke into the Valentines chocolate box tonight. I was going to have two, but this one was so sweet that I felt perfectly satisfied with one. It tasted like a mix between caramel and hazelnuts, with a dark chocolate coating. Yum!
I have my heart set on a relaxing bubble bath tonight. I also need to look over a couple of case studies for tomorrow’s Counseling class. We have what’s called ”role playing” in which one person has to act as the counselor and the other acts as the client. It’s a little intimidating, since I never know when it will be my turn as the counselor, and I need to be prepared for counseling in different situations. Have to refresh my memory on certain things before tomorrow!
Off to make a snack, a cup of tea and chillax!