Classes are OVER.
Exams… have yet to begin.
I had my very last class today. My first two exams are next Thursday, the next two are the Tuesday right after Easter weekend. Oh sigh. I have plenty of studying to keep me busy over the next couple weeks. I’m not looking forward to it that’s for sure. I’ve been trying to get a head start these past few days but my motivation is severely lacking. Come on summer!
Where’ve I been at the past couple days? Kind of all over the place. Bouncing around between classes, studying, finishing up final assignments and a little bit of sanity time with friends. Which leads to a reeeeewind back to Wednesday, start of good ol’ April. I’d like this month so much better if it weren’t littered with exams. Anybody get to be the brunt of any April Fool’s Day jokes? Or the creator perhaps? I avoided any of those shenanigans, although one of these years I want to plan a real winner of a joke to play on someone.
Superior cereal. This bowl of Corn Bran and Multigrain Flakes was decked out in frozen bananas, frozen berries, flax and almond milk. Frozen fruit makes every bowl of cereal 10x better.
Lunch was a tofu pita with pickles, lettuce, vegetable hummus and dijon mustard, all heated. I think pickles are delicious heated. I even love the heated pickle smell. Weird?
Check out the hummus that was on this thing, Fontaine Sante Vegetable Hummus. One of my all-time favourite brands of hummus. So creamy, so flavourful. It disappeared from the grocery store shelves for a little while and I started to get worried. Clearly it has returned and I am a happy hummus camper.
Later I snacked on sweet things like:
My first fresh mango of the year! I’ve been eating frozen mango diligently over the course of the winter (although only when I was feeling especially warm since frozen fruit and my frozen body just don’t jive very well) and sometimes I enjoy it more than fresh, but this was one darn good mango.
And some chocolate rocks. I mentioned them a few days ago but had no pics. Well, now things have changed. Check out how cute they are! Yeah I think chocolates in the shape of rocks are cute, do you blame me?
But the most Thrilling part of my Wednesday was the box that showed up…
My Low Carb Grocery order! Thanks to the mention of it by Krista, I was beyond excited to finally get to try a few of the products that I’ve been dying to get my hands on for a while now.
What what! Unsweetened Chocolate Almond Breeze (the only kind of Almond Breeze that isn’t sold around here for some reason), PB2 and Chocolate PB2!!, and Fettucine, Angel Hair and Spaghetti Tofu Shirataki Noodles!
Dinner was obvious after this. Angel Hair Tofu Shirataki noodles primavera-style with FF sour cream, light herb and garlic cream cheese and chopped up veggies, topped with pepper and feta.
Yeah I ate the whole package. Only 40 calories, how could I not? These were SO good too! Tasted just like pasta. I was pleased. But also conflictingly disappointed that I liked them because I can’t get them around here and I can’t splurge all the time on shipping costs just to get some of these noodlies to my door. If they were gross at least I wouldn’t be feeling deprived once they’re all gone! Note to Canada: Bring me some shirataki!
Post dinner sweets were also pretty obvious. They HAD to include PB2.
First I mixed it into plain yogurt with frozen banana slices.
This wasn’t very good. I probably should have mixed more in because the yogurt tang just overwhelmed the peanuttyness.
So instead I mixed some as you’re supposed to with water and stuffed it into a date.
No, PB2 does not really taste like actual peanut butter but I didn’t expect it to so I’m happy with this stuff. And it’s mad delicious with dates.
It started with oatmeal? I don’t remember this bowl’s basics but in taking a gander at it I’m going to guess it’s just oats, banana, almond milk, flax and clearly those big juicy bleh (not very sweet) berries.
This was the biggest salad you ever did see. It may not look it but that container was jam-packed full of veggers and leftover brown rice.
For dinner I had an egg white/salsa/spinach/hummus pita with a side of cheese tortellini.
I guess I also had some kind of shake/smoothie/liquid dessert thing according to my camera’s contents. The contents of the drink, however, are blurry but slightly coming back to me. There was some unsweetened chocolate almond breeze, frozen banana… PB2 and granola? Maybe some protein powder too.
Then I went to a friend’s to bake cookies and run late night errands such as buying trashy magazines for her bus trip out of town today. It was the excitement of my day. I need to get out more. Go away school.
Today was just nonsensical.
It started out dandily. Oats with Unsweetened Chocolate Almond Milk, melty frozen berries, flax and Peabutter.
Until I got outside and it was the dreariest of days of drear. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a sky so sad and grey.
I went to my one morning class (and last class of the term!) then came home and did some studying.
And then baked and consumed a whole lotta squash. I told myself I needed to cut down because the skin colour thing is kind of starting to irk me now. I just look weird. But there was a whole big buttercup sitting in my cupboard and like I was going to let that sucker go moldy.
The squash skin is my favourite part. :)
Then my mom brought home some of the desserts that were leftover from her work luncheon. They were trying to get rid of stuff.
Check out the goods…
… or should I say the bads. These were terrible. The brownies were fine but store bought and nothing special. The cake and swirly bread thing there were dry, tasteless and just plain nasty. I had a bite of each and may have eaten the chocolate off the top of the crap cake. Doh. Not worth it. They should have let me bake their luncheon desserts!
Then I went health food store perusing.
Vita Coco Coconut Water, Soy Kasha Henry’s Tempeh, Chocolate Coconut Raw Organic Food Bar
All new tries. I’ve tried the tempeh before but in a different flavour (the plain without kasha). They also had those Artisana nut butters there (the only place I’ve ever seen them. I reeeeally wanted to try the Cacoa Bliss!) but they are so expensive. I have enough nut butters sitting around here currently and I just could not justify over $15 for a jar! Maybe some other time… Easter bunny? Santa? Sigh.
Then there was some more normal (aka CHEAPER) grocery store shopping. Nothing exciting there, just the standard fruit n veg haul.
Then I got home and ate some cottage cheese and squash, not out of hunger but out of sheer boredom (and distraction from studying).
Then I was not hungry for dinner as this was close to dinner time.
Then I started to get kind of hungry a bit later so I ate more squash, more cottage cheese and some salad out of feeling the necessities of filling my body with greenery rather than squashery.
Then I required sweetness because my day isn’t complete without it. Sweetness was done iced coffee and powdered peanut butter stuffed date style. With more dates. These were pre-pitted Parnoosh Honey dates. How much more convenient does it get than THAT. These dates are pieces of delicious little gold.
This would have been a great place to stop but instead I went all “I’m staying in Friday night and studying so it’s free eats time” snackfest and ate lots of yogurt and strawberries and an apple and peanut butter and plenty of mad crunchy cereal and granola. Now I’m not going to be hungry for breakfast tomorrow. :(
I can’t wait until this studying business is over. I’m so drained already. And yet it’s hardly started.
Think happy thoughts, think happy thoughts…weekend!
Have a good one ;)