I didn’t get around to posting yesterday because I ended up going out with a friend for some Phil’s hip hop fun after doing some textbook reading and there just wasn’t a chance in between. So here’s a quick recap of some of yesterday’s stuff.
I was going to try eating bigger meals in order to snack less, but it only half worked. I just can’t do that very successfully when there are little bits of leftovers in the fridge requiring eating. I think most of them are finally gone now.
Breakfast was a bit different from the norms. After seeing this post by Hangry Pants about her tomato and hummus sandwich while doing some blog reading before breakfast, I was suddenly craving something with hummus. So I spread 2 T jalapeno hummus in a small whole wheat tortilla, microwaved an egg white and threw in a bit of salsa and tomato.
Along with it I had coffee (with cinnamon! I love putting cinnamon in my coffee now) and an apple. And of course some apple bar crumbs. Way more than that tiny one in the picture, I swear. It was a feast.
Went to my morning class and came home hungry. That breakfast should have more than filled me up. I think my body is already starting to get into the routine of having a midmorning snack, something I didn’t really do before school started.
I had some grapes.
I did a half hour of high intensity sprint intervals on the treadmill and then another 10 minutes of strength stuff from a Fitness article, then had some lunch.
Then more class. Then home. Then more food. I don’t think there was much else to my day yesterday. School really doesn’t leave much room for day to day excitement.
Dinner was a frozen chicken and vegetable President’s Choice meal that had been sitting in the freezer for.EV.er. It randomly popped into my head and I knew that was what I wanted. I haven’t had any chicken in a while. I guess I was craving it.
I’m pretty sure I ate a few other small things in and around this but I don’t remember what they were.
And then I went on another apple bar feast. The remainders are now tucked away in the freezer.
Today was my longest day of classes of the week. Usually I have pretty big breaks in between classes but Thursdays are:
Class 10:00 – 11:20
Break 11:20 – 12:30
Class 12:30 – 2:20
Class 2:30 – 3:20
Before school I opted for an oatmeal breakfast. Too bad this bowl was pretty disappointing. I was excited for it too. I don’t know what exactly went wrong but it was too liquidy and not sweet at all. I don’t usually put salt in my stovetop oats water though before cooking, but I remembered that I had read of several people doing that so I decided to give it a try. Maybe that’s why they were so liquidy? I don’t know, but I don’t think I’ll be adding salt again. Do any of you add salt to the water you cook the oats in? What difference do you find it makes to your oats?
I don’t think my banana was ripe enough either so it didn’t contribute much sweetness like they usually do.
Anyway, in this bowl was 1/3 cup of oats cooked in water, 1/2 a small banana, pineapple chunks, grapes and cinnamon, topped with flax seed, more pineapple and a mix of pumpkin seed butter and vanilla yogurt. I was even disappointed with the pumpkin seed butter. Usually I like this stuff but I find it a lot nutter or less sweet or something compared to most nut butters, so in this already dull bowl of oats it just didn’t offer any improvements. I drizzled some SF maple syrup on at the end, which helped a bit, but this was still a somewhat sad breakfast.
Because of my class schedule I don’t really have the opportunity to eat a real lunch on Thursdays. On the one hour break I had I snacked on an apple and half of a Carrot Cake Cliff bar while catching up with some readings.
This held me through the two hour class, but I was pretty darn hungry again when I got to the next class. So I whipped out a French Vanilla Crisp Pria PowerBar. These are OKAY but I don’t really think I’d buy them regularly. It held me through the class though so I’m not complaining.
It’s also 170 calories, 11g protein, 4g fibre and 6g fat per a pretty good sized 45g bar, and has 24 vitamins and minerals! according to the package. So the nutritionals aren’t too bad either.
I typically don’t eat bars that regularly (I prefer my snacks to be less packaged I guess), so two bars (or rather one and a half because the Cliff was only half) is quite the splurge for me. But my options were pretty limited today. I might try to plan my eating schedule better for next week’s long Thursday. Or just find some cheaper but still filling bars haha.
Since I had zero vegetables all day, I made a nice big veggie stir fry for dinner.
It had red pepper, spinach, cabbage slaw, and tomato in hot sauce and Caribbean stir fry sauce, topped with feta. This was good and spicy. I also snacked on some rye bread and raw mushrooms and carrots while making this. AND had some pasta salad from my family’s dinner.
I also had some pineapple immediately after dinner but I know I want something else now. Not sure what it’ll be yet. Maybe a small fruit smoothie or something.
Anyway, off to do some textbook reading and then maybe out tonight. We shall see. Have a good night everyone!