I haven’t been doing a great job at updating but my life is severely mundane at the moment and I really don’t have much to say.
I’ve been doing a whole bunch of computer clean up… that’s exciting right? I have ehem… many thousands of bookmarks from several years back and they’ve been driving me nuts. Half of the links don’t even work anymore. It’s taking me ages to sort them (I could just go and dump them all and start fresh but there are some gems saved in there), especially since my computer keeps crashing on me multiple times a day so I should probably be doing something about that too… but I think I’m making some good progress. How’s that for productivity? Sigh.
Oh Monday how I love thee. Actually lately I don’t know one weekday from the next so Mondays could be Fridays for all I can tell.
I did something Heather knows is grand and had my first experience with chia seeds by adding them to my morning bowl of blended banana oatmeal.
These seeds are pretty fun! I want to try making some of those chia puddings and things I’ve seen recipes floating around for.
I’ve been drinking iced coffee a lot these past few days.
I made my Monday lunch perfect by baking up some squash. I don’t think any food makes me happier than squash. Seriously. I think I might be crazy.
I also baked up some tofu that I had frozen a couple weeks ago. I’d never tried the freeze method before but I really liked how the tofu turned out! I don’t know how to describe the difference but if you like baked tofu, try freezing it first and then baking it. It’s good stuff.
I also had a hankering for sweets. I knew nut butter was necessary in this sweet experience.
Okay technically I used Peabutter so it wasn’t exactly a nut butter but it was just as good. Actually no, it was BETTER. Peabutter is the smoothest and yet most stick to the roof of your mouth nut-like butter I’ve ever tried. In a good way.
I was still hungry. Hey apple!
Come dinner time I made my pictures ugly but my food tasty.
I had a grilled hummus and roasted veggie wrap, made with leftover roasted vegetables from dinner the night before.
I also had a wee bit of radioactive boxed mac + cheese.
And polished it all of with some yogurt topped with a crumbled homemade fig nut butter bar and some more iced coffee.
There’s a lot of orange and brown going on in that dinner.
My morning started off nice and bright green with a big ol Green Monster made with almond milk, flax, frozen banana, clementine, ice and a big handful of spinach.
Then I spent some time yelling at Jillian for making me do jumping squats during my first try of the Level 3 Shred. Actually that’s a lie, the jumping squats were one of my favourite parts. The Level 3 was pretty intense though. I liked it.
I also did some speedy sprints on the treadmill while singing along to Aqua. Yeah, I have Aqua on my Ipod. Come on, who doesn’t? “Come on Barbie, Let’s go party…”
Eventually I made a Leftovers Salad. The leftovers included chicken, baked tofu and squash. Best salad ever, only because it contained squash.
And wouldn’t you know it, there seems to have been some iced coffee action happening in there too.
Dinner was something new! I used up my last package (tear!) of Tofu Shirataki noodles that I ordered online to make the Hungry Girl Cold Sesame Noodles recipe out of the Hungry Girl Cookbook.
I used PB2 as the peanut butter in the sauce and it seemed to work out pretty well.
While I was waiting for the noodles to get cold though I got impatient so I decided to stick them in the freezer. Then I went upstairs and may have forgotten about them for a bit. Then I ended up with partially frozen sesame noodles. Then I tried defrosting them in the microwave but ended up heating them back up a bit instead. Then I gave up and just ate them. They were semi cold sesame noodles…
I also just discovered my adoration of raw cauliflower. I always just eat it cooked. Why the heck have I not been eating it raw?! K clearly knows the right way to eat. Raw cauliflower is totally going in my salads all the time now.
I’ve been eating a lot of Oaties lately too. I’ve been stashing them in the freezer. Out of sight, out of mind? Yeah right. I thought that trick worked. Apparently not for Oaties.
Sweet Tooth was especially mean on Tuesday because he wouldn’t settle for anything less than chocolate. I had this one lone Buttercream-filled chocolate from Easter stashed away for an emergency situation and I finally had to bust it out.
Don’t worry, I shared. My mom enjoyed the other half. I savoured my half and discovered it was magical.
Post chocolate brilliance I went to my friends house and we rocked Madagascar 2 on the Wii. I know you’re jealous…
What could be a better way to start the day than with frozen berries and bananas all mushed together with yogurt, Kashi Go Lean Crunch, vanilla protein powder and flax?
Well I’m sure there are plenty of other great ways to start the day but I kinda liked this one.
I cleaned cupboards and computers. I munched on unpictured banana and trail mix by accident in the process. It was by accident because it wasn’t real hunger and the trail mix got the better of me. Stupid trail mix.
Eventually though I ate some real hunger lunch. Check out my salad. There’s raw cauliflower hidden in it! Heck yes.
Then I made the best thing of life. A mini crack wrap.
Amazing. Sabra Spicy Hummus and Fat Free Swiss in half a tortilla. NOW my life is complete.
This apple had nothing on the wrap but I wanted something crunchy shortly after so it did the job.
Today was pretty snacky. Aside from my snacky meals and things throughout the day, I also snacked from the moment I got home from the grocery store (~4:30?) until the moment I ate my finished dinner (~5:30). Snacks included cottage cheese (I broke my hiatus! It lasted about a week. I was going to go longer but it was on sale. I can’t resist CC on sale), crackers, half an english muffin, mini rice cakes…carbs carbs carbs?
I finally made it to dinner. A mess of egg whites, salsa, spinach and FF swiss that made it onto the half of the english muffin that I managed not to inhale during dinner prep. And some pasta salad.
Seriously, carboholic today, what’s the deal?
Then I ate MANGO. Skin and all! Last mango I ate I tried to eat the skin and it tasted kinda bitter and kinda not great at all. This time it tasted just fine.
I was supposed to try Hot YOGA for the first time ever tonight but my friend wanted to take a rain check so we’re thinking Friday morning instead. Eek! I’m a little nervous but I’ve been wanting to try it forever. We’ll see how it goes! Anybody else tried hot yoga? Liked it/didn’t like it? Any secret tips I should know in order to survive it? ;)