I’m seriously excited about pretty much everything I’ve eaten in the last day. Now nothing is really that thrilling or over the top, but nearly everything I’ve eaten since last night has been a little different than usual. I must have been in a creative mood today and last night.
What am I talking about? Well, let’s start with last night’s dinner.
I had every intention of cooking up some egg whites while the rest of the fam had pork chops (ick…), but while digging through the fridge I stumbled upon some leftover spaghetti squash. Hm. Egg whites… spaghetti squash… leftover pasta sauce… Spaghetti squash cakes!
The top two patties there are the “cakes”, made with spaghetti squash, egg whites, and some random spices I threw in (oregano, garlic powder and chili powder among others I believe). One is topped with Laughing Cow cheese and the other with LC and pasta sauce. Love em.
There are also some “refried“ mashed potatoes there on my plate. My mom took the leftover mashed potatoes from our dinner the other night, threw in some garlic, onion and butter and fried them in a pan. So incredibly flavourful and delicious. And then there’s the big green pile o’ bagged frozen veggies – peas, green beans and edamame! Mmmm.
I was plenty stuffed after this but dessert was a callin’. Strawberry yogurt with grapes, banana, frozen strawberries, Longan (popped open a can last night – yum!) and some Peanut Butter Granola.
Too bad this dessert just wasn’t sugary enough because I was soon after forced to dip into my Christmas chocolate stash for a lovely Toffifee.
Then I did some notes for school (yay) and was in bed by 11:30. I was hoping to get to bed even earlier than that but textbook reading always ends up taking up way more time than I ever anticipate.
For Breakfast I had some Strawberry Mango Vanilla Blended Oats a la CCV of course!
1/4 cup oats, 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, and half cup of frozen mango and frozen strawberries heated in the microwave. All blended up right in the pot with my new hand blender that I received for Christmas! Simplicity as its finest.
Then I finished up a bit more textbook reading before hopping on the treadmill for a good 40 minute run plus about 10 minutes of abs and pushups.
Then it was time for showering and getting ready before class. I thought I might wait until after my two early afternoon classes to eat lunch at home but I was starving about 20 minutes before heading to class so I reheated some green veg from last night topped with chili powder, along with some raw mushrooms with honey mustard. I adore mushrooms with honey or dijon mustard, I eat them literally every day (Unless we run out, then it’s a bit of a crisis)!
I also had half a slice of rye with hummus and salsa because I was still starving. This worked.
But not for that long. I was smart though and packed a Key Lime Pie Larabar in my bag for class. My first experience with this flavour. Verdict? …. amazing. I had no idea what to expect with this but seriously, the coconut-y lime-y combo was perfection. If you haven’t tried this flavour yet, do it NOW.
There was no way I was taking a picture in class though so I saved the wrapper and photographed it with my cup of tea once I got home just because I’m that cool.
Then my mom came home from work and brought along with her some spectacular banana bread that a woman at work made. Probably the best I have ever tasted. Moist and banana-y and complete with white chocolate chips baked into it. Yeah, RIGHT. Genius. I had a nice two-bite piece.
And then another later on of course.
Now while thinking about dinner, I was all prepared to make a BBQ chicken wrap since we had leftover chicken in the fridge. But I didn’t know if that would be a grand idea since my wraps are a little stale. But then I came up with the genius idea of making it in pizza form! And thus…
…the Barbecue Buffalo Chicken Tortilla Pizza dinner was born.
I mixed together some BBQ sauce and buffalo sauce and spread it on the tortilla, then added spinach, chopped chicken, diced tomatoes and a bit of shredded parmesan and cooked it at 450 for about 12 minutes.
I was afraid I would miss the standard tomato sauce pizza taste in anticipating a pizza-like dinner but nope. This was grand.
Time to get on with the studying I guess. I’ve managed to put it off for … five hours now?! Oooooops… Don’t you hate when that happens?