Tonight I made a giant noodleless vegetable lasagna. My day was so darn eventful that this was the highlight. Back to that in a bit.
First Breakfast. Mixed cereal with yogurt, frozen banana, and a splash or two of almond milk. Followed by an iced coffee.
Not a good breakfast choice for the days with my longer morning class. The stomach rumbles persisted throughout the entire last half of the class. Luckily they were quiet, I had a bottle of water to chug and we were watching a loud film.
So I got home and had a large snack which consisted of some cottage cheese, bread with hummus, wasabi peas and a clementine.
So I wasn’t really very hungry after my workout when proper lunchtime had arrived. I had to eat something though since I had another class to go to and didn’t want stomach rumbles in THAT one too. So I threw together a bowl of unsweetened applesauce, berries, corn bran squares and pumpkin seed butter. Plus an apple and pretty sure something else was in there as well.
Class. Home. Lasagna time.
I followed this recipe from Hungry Girl. I made it once before a long time ago and it makes so much that it’s great for freezing the leftovers. It includes lots of veggies and no noodles. It’s quite the healthy and filling dish. I certainly enjoy it. It is kind of labour and time intensive though. Well at least for me, I’m used to making quick and easy meals. This didn’t quite follow those standards. I had to make a few modifications based on what I had on hand:
– two zucchini instead of three
– normal white button mushrooms instead of portabella
– canned chopped kale (weird eh? found it the other day at the grocery store) instead of spinach
– I omitted the soy crumbles
– egg beaters instead of egg whites
– only had light ricotta
– same deal with the mozzarella (I don’t think they even SELL fat free cheeses around here, other than FF cottage)
– I omitted the parmesan (would I really taste 1T sprinkled over an entire lasagna dish? Doubt it, unless it were the REAL stuff. And I don’t have that)
– I also threw in some garlic powder and seasoning salt, a few diced tomatoes and a little chipotle salsa
I froze half of the remainders, and the other half are sitting in the fridge, most likely to be consumed many a time over the course of the next few days.
And some other snacky bites including frozen mango chunks, yogurt, a few bites of cereal, some iced coffee…
And a small side note: Tonight I went on a walk with a friend. I love night walks and enjoy walking with her but she’s one of those people with a lot of issues and it can sometimes be a bit of a downer to walk with her as I’ll end up returning home feeling bummed out. I go on walks to feel refreshed and rejuvenated, not worse than when I started. Do any of you have friends that seem to often bring you down? If so, how do you deal with it, do you just let them be as they are or do you try to distance yourself from negative people? I’m finding it pretty draining lately to try to be supportive. I want positivity in my life. I don’t have the capacity to change the things she’s going through or ways she’s feeling. And I don’t want to be brought down at all by it. I’m just feeling kind of torn about it lately. Friendship can just be tricky business sometimes, can’t it.