The rest of what I ate on Tuesday was very boring, bland and unphotogenic. I like my foods to look at least somewhat pretty… discovering this array of photos is pretty disappointing! At least it was all tasty though
Lunch: Half a wrap with hummus and salsa
Salad with feta and honey mustard
Pumpkin mixed with vanilla protein powder
Kombucha Squash with garlic and chili powder and half a wrap with egg whites, spinach and BBQ sauce
First encounter with kombucha. Not bad, not bad! Although it’s still got nothing on my buttercup, which I now cannot find in stores and am greatly saddened about.
More squash, this piece sweetened with light margarine and sugar free maple syrup. How gross is that dirty plate… clearly food appearance just wasn’t my main concern
And then some coconut yogurt with frozen fruit.
was a little more interesting.
Well okay, breakfast wasn’t that interesting. I wasn’t incredibly hungry but had an early morning class so I knew I had to eat something.
Coffee and a fruit plate did the trick…
…briefly. But then I got quite hungry just as I was about to head out, so I grabbed a S’mores Luna Bar, ate half, then ate the other half during my second morning class.
I never buy Luna bars but I really don’t mind them that much. This was decently tasty and kept my hunger at bay. Maybe not as good as Clif or Larabar, but I’ll probably pick these up a little more often. There are a few other flavours I’m kind of curious about.
My Wednesdays end at 11:30 which is lovely, but I had the rest of the day set out for studying. Not so fun.
Before sitting down, nose in the books, I wanted to do something with the zucchini abundance we have right now. So I went with the obvious…zucchini bread of course!
I followed this recipe for Chocolate Zucchini Bread from VegWeb but I halved it, made a few substitutions and unveganized it (Sorry! Egg whites were more convenient). I also wasn’t in the mood for a chocolate version so I just made a plain:
Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread
- 3/4 cup flour
- 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
- 3 egg whites (*note – I forgot to half this part so it should have been 1.5. I don’t think it hurt it much though)
- 1/3 cup unsweetened Original Almond Breeze
- 1 cup shredded zucchini
- 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/3 cup chopped almonds
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
Combine all dry ingredients, mix. Then add oil and applesauce and stir with a fork. Then add egg whites and mix. Then add milk and mix. Then add vanilla, zucchini, chocolate chips and nuts and mix.
Put all into a loaf pan and bake at 350 for about 55 minutes.
It comes out a teeny bit dry so you may want to play around with oil/applesauce amounts but otherwise I personally thought it was quite delicious.
Even my brother approved!
Bro: “What is this, it’s not like healthy or low calorie or something, is it?”
Me: “No, it’s got chocolate chips, of course it’s not healthy.”
Bro: “It’s really good!”
Me: “It’s zucchini bread!”
Why do boys seem to have an aversion to anything moderately healthy?
I munched on a couple teeny slices right before my lunch of a salad with half a can of tuna mixed with fat free sour cream/fat free mayo/dijonnaise. I ate some of it on half an english muffin and the rest on top of the salad.
My last couple days have been seriously uneventful as I try to play catch-up with all of my readings.
I munched on some Fiber One Honey Clusters (free sample box from a little while back) with some Almond Breeze pre-dinner because I thought I was going to try to squeeze in a pre-dinner treadmill sesh, but I realized there just wasn’t enough time so I continued on with some homework instead.
For dinner we had tilapia topped with Mrs. Dash and lemon, frozen spicy fries and salad.
Fish twice in one day. That never happens for me. Strange.
PS my mom threw a lemon onto my plate in the second picture for a pop of colour. I told her to dress up her own plate but I guess it did enhance it a bit. ;)
Then later last night I went to a friend’s house to help her pack for a weekend trip and we hit up a grocery store, where I bought cottage cheese (!) and rice pudding (!!). I obviously had to break out both as soon as I got home and I forgot just how much I love rice pudding. Omg. It’s delightful. I think I’ll be buying this as a regular treat much more often now.
Now I must go get ready for class!
I’m way behind on blog reading and commenting so I apologize! I’m going to try to catch up asap but unfortunately the school stuff is taking priority right now. This term is slightly killer.