My morning included a chocolate mocha breakfast cookie, 20 minutes of strength training combined with yoga, and reading blogs. I’m still getting through this cold/flu, but usually after the 4th day, I start feeling better *knock on wood*(!!)
Chocolate Mocha Breakfast Cookie:
- 1/2 c. oats
- 1 banana, mashed (saving 1/4 for the top)
- 1 T. Teddy peanut butter
- 2 T. unsweetened cocoa
- splash of soymilk
- 1-1/2 tsp. instant coffee
Mmmm…totally loved this combo! 😀 It was so intensely dark.
Now that I know my teacher is completely okay with my eating lunch in class, I’ve been straying away from sandwiches as much as possible and including more variety through leftovers. I like saving the sandwich combos as my “back up plan.” As far as making these concoctions, I’m sure there will be a few flops along the way, but this lunch was not one of them. So incredibly yummy! 😀
- 1/2 large sweet potato—cooked and diced
- 1/2 c. garbanzo beans
- large handful of spinach
- 2 T. dried cranberries
- 2 T. walnuts
- splash of balsamic
Awesome! I loved the sweetness of the potatoes mixed with the tart cranberries. And the balsamic added just the right note of flavor.
Packed and ready to go!
I also brought a pear for dessert and an apple for the morning ride. The packed almonds went uneaten, but they’ll be there for tomorrow. 😀
Have I ever mentioned how much I love my Nutrition Counseling class? I feel as if I’m absorbing all the information from the class and wishing I could absorb more. I love watching counselors in action and watching how they feel out different situations and different clients. Still not sure if counseling is where I want to end up, as far as my future career is concerned, but it’s a fun idea to think about!
When I came home from classes, I was worn out. I hate to admit that I had two sets of leftovers in one day, but…ur…it happens. 😉
I put together a quick salad with the last of the lettuce greens, a carrot and some leftover roasted turnip cubes…
And reheated the frozen lentil taco ‘s (click for recipe), which I ate with a whole wheat burrito and some 2% sharp cheddar cheese. This stuff really reheats well!
I was dreaming of oranges and ginger ale all day, so I was super excited when mom presented me with a couple of oranges and some diet ginger ale from the store. Refreshing!
This week is simply flying by! I need to finish up some homework assignments before I can relax for the rest of the night.
Simple Question (since my brain does not function properly when I’m sick ): Favorite Fruit? I always say bananas, but I actually can’t eat them unless they’re in something. Weird, I know! My favorite fruit that I can eat all by itself would have to be the orange and fresh, summer blueberries. 😀