Good Morning and Happy Easter!
I’m taking a brief break from my oh-so-thrilling studying to eat a lovely oat bran breakfast (coupled with a few too many foil-wrapped easter chocolates ;) )in the morning sunshine.
Lindt Banana Blended Oat Bran
Times the egg by… I don’t know, ten? I’m feeling a little chocolate-induced ill right about now. Moderation? No idea what that is.
So I’ve been MIA for a long while now. Exams are killing me. I have two more this coming Tuesday but then no more until the 25th so I can’t wait to be able to breathe again come Tuesday. Thank you for all the well wishes and good luck with studying though! I appreciate and LOVE each and every comment. You guys are making my suffering somewhat bearable haha.
I’ve been eating constantly over the past week. Why does food have to be such an easy excuse to break from studying? I haven’t taken pictures of everything I’ve eaten but honestly, do you think you’d really want to see a week’s worth of every single thing that went into my mouth during my study breaks? I highly doubt it. So I’ll stick with the highlights. The kinds of things I’ve eaten to induce some kind of sanity during studying include:
Pumpkin breakfast Cookie
Gliding Calm-inspired Mexi-meal: refried beans, cumin, broccoli, zucchini, red onion, salsa topped with sweet potato guacamole (ripe avocado, baked sweet potato, lemon juice – I was actually pleasantly surprised by how nicely sweet potato and avocado go together. Mmm.)
I’ve eaten a heck of a lot of dates and a heck of a lot of peanut butter this past week.
Fruits and a cheesy egg white mess
Many a banana. More peanut butter. PB2 to be exact.
I’ve tried to keep up with my veggies. Somehow veggies aren’t as appealing when studying though. However their appeal is bumped back up when they’re paired with tempeh!
Oats with some Heather “Mousse” (avocado/cocoa/syrup deliciousness)
Baked up Butternut + Tempeh fries style.
Tried a new veggie burger: Sol Cuisine Spicy Bean Burger. Good but not high on my preferred veg burg list.
Many a pumpkin mess.
Cereal with frozen berries, flax and vanilla protein powder (protein powder in cereal = Erin-inspired. I knew I had to try this one as soon as I saw it. Perfecto)
Refried beany-hummusy-salsay tortilla-stuffed goodness.
Sometimes basic is the best way to be. Such was the case with this lovely egg white sandwich. Just micro’d egg whites and ketchup in a toasted english muffin. I need to eat this more, I enjoyed every bite.
I tried the Salt and Pepper popchips. This babies are very peppery. I liked them but they’ve got intense pepper going on. If you’re a big pepper fan then this is your kinda chip.
A bowl of blended oats. But you know what was different about this one? I used a packet of reduced sugar apple cinnamon instant oatmeal mixed with pumpkin. This stuff blended more nicely than any other bowl I’ve blended up! I don’t think I can eat a packet of instant oats unblended ever again.
Iced Coffee (and the hot stuff) has also been in my life plenty the past week.
Okay seriously, I’m still feeling icky from all the chocolate. Can chocolate hurt your lungs? Your heart? My body is aching from it. Icky. You know what I think I’m going to do about it…?
Have another chocolate egg.
Happy Easter! Enjoy a foil-wrapped egg or two ;)