We got Greek, we got Greek! And I found it baby. Canada never has Greek yogurt. Though for $5 a pop I’ll probably be sticking to the strain-the-cheap-plain method more often than not. This yogurt is expeeeeensive. But I was too thrilled at finding it to care. Special treat.
Another special treat – surviving week one of winter term. Phew. Now just a few more weeks to go… ehem.
And speaking of weeks, one of these days I’ll get around to blogging more than once during an entire week, I swear. New year’s resolution? Hm.. if that’s the case I think already broke it…
Time for a quick meal recap of some of the first meals of 2010 and of winter term.
Once upon a time (this week) I thought I would switch things up with the brilliant but not self-generated idea of making quinoa for breakfast. I couldn’t tell you exactly what went into it but I’m thinking cinnamon, a splash of SF gingerbread syrup and peanut butter on top obvi. Breakfast of champs.
Followed by a chicken lettuce ranch wrap and snack plate. Note the cheddar Popchips, end of the bag. So sad.
Followed by a plain yogurt banana apricot walnut cinnamon bowl. That’s a mouthful.
At some point I snacked on some bread. I might do this pretty much everyday, but only because Rudolph’s is the greatest bread and it’s addicting and it calls out to me from its bread basket on the counter constantly. Anyone ever tried it? Is it just a Canadian thing?
The rye is great but the multigrain is da bomb.
A dinner involved a veggie-filled salad bowl, topped with raviolis (x10) and a Janetha-inspired pile of chickpea cottage cheese goodness.
Other greens were also topped with leftover raviolis and light ranch dressing.
Some were topped with tuna and mini pitas with hummus.
Some were topped with a ridiculous amount of goods (salsa, hummus, baba ganoush, balls of falafel…)
Some were even sided by big mounds of egg white scramble (and many more fries than the piddly amount pictured, don’t be fooled)…
… and butter chicken with couscous, spinach and broccoli. So good. Thanks PC.
Gotta eat your greens!
Sometimes I don’t want greens though, so I’ll eat things like bars. As great as bars are, I really don’t eat them that much. They just don’t satisfy me. But when on the go they sure can come in handy.
One day this week while shopping, I bought and ate a Simply Bar. One thumb up for slightly decent flavour but I’m not rushing out to buy these again. Not enough substance. Like a rice crispy square only… even airier? It didn’t really feel like I had eaten anything at all and that just doesn’t fly with me. Okay to satisfy a sweet craving but not a hunger craving.
And back on topic with the no-greens food, breakfast followed that trend all week. Not a green in sight before noon on any given day.
This looks like a mess. I hate to admit I’m not quite sure what it is but my best guess judging by what I see tells me pumpkin, weetabix, vector cereal, Salba, banana. It’s something close to that at least :)
This would be a packet of instant oatmeal with pumpkin stirred in + banana and almond butter on top. I’m going with the instant packs on the days where I have early morning classes, which are too frequent for my preference this term. I was pretty tired all last week trying to adjust to the earlier mornings. I’m crossing my fingers that this week I’ll have adjusted to it a little better. It wasn’t that bad but you know…
Best breakfast of the week though? Saturday morning, when I made Angela’s Healthy Spelt Pancakes for One. I hadn’t had pancakes in ages. I stumbled upon this recipe last week. When Saturday morning rolled in, this was the first thing that popped into mind and I didn’t hesitate for a second before pulling out the very few ingredients and making the simplest pancakes ever. I have no idea why I don’t make pancakes more often!
Oh so delicious. One topped with greek yogurt, one topped with peach yogurt mixed with peanut butter, both topped with SF maple syrup and banana slices, all savoured and devoured.
Though as delicious as that breakfast was, it might be rivalled by Sunday morning’s leftover spelt pancake sandwich.
I had a couple wee spelt pancakes left that I stuffed with greek yogurt mixed with almond butter and SF maple syrup and thinly sliced banana. No heating, I ate this cold. Twas a taste bud tantalizer.
And with that mishmash of a post, I should probably be off. I have yet to do any textbook reading but this week (like today…) is probably a good time to start. I can’t believe how fast everything creeps up as soon as a new term starts. Yikes! Not going to get stressed, not going to get stressed…
Happy Marvellous Monday :)