One exam down.
First day of exams today. Of course one of mine was scheduled for it, bright and early at 9am…And I did not do nearly as well on it as I was hoping or anticipating. This is making me really not feel quite so good about the rest of them that are up and coming… sigh.
Should I blame it on the juice? Maybe my coffee wasn’t strong enough, didn’t stimulate the brain cells adequately for good test writing. Or maybe I should have opted for the plain peanut butter rather than the dark chocolate dreams on my overnight oats. I never use the DCD on my oats… maybe the routine switch totally threw me off!
Well, whatever it was, I consoled myself when I got home with a little bit of food play.
First up: Katharina’s Pumpkin Pie Hummus. Been meaning to make this one forever and since I’ve been wanting to crack open a can of pumpkin puree for days now, this was the perfect opportunity. Mine’s a heck of a lot darker… maybe I used too much pumpkin? Either way, what a delight. I’ll be incorporating this into breakfast tomorrow!
All that food processing helped work up my lunch appetite.
Mixed greens, tomatoes and carrots topped with goddess dressing, tuna mixed with hummus and dijonnaise, and a few pieces of leftover cold pasta.
And the mandatory yogurt mix. Mango yogurt container with cocoa powder, flax, dried apricots and a sprinkling of Yogi granola crisps. Last of my fake sugar mini yogurt container stash, which has been kicking around forever. I don’t like buying them all the time (I try to stick with plain yogurt for the most part) but sometimes when it’s on sale I just can’t resist these sweet treats. Plus we don’t get all of those awesome Fage/Oikos/ANY grab and go greek yogurts over here, you gotta make do with what you have!
After eats I did a nice sweaty treadmill run followed by some Level 3 30 Day Shred, much needed after days straight of sitting for hours doing nearly nothing but studying. Which clearly didn’t pay off anyway.
Then I should have started studying for my next exam but instead I got my taxes done (that’s important too!) and did errands with my mom. Aka bought clothing and food. Clearly also important tasks! Moreso for my sanity than anything else.
By the time we got home it was way past my standard dinner time and I was pretty hungry. A quick eat dinner was in order. The result?
Tortilla Pizza – whole wheat tortilla loaded with garlic pasta sauce, spinach, tomato, cut of Laughing Cow wedge and feta.
I always forget about tortilla pizzas! They’re so quick and easy. And delicious. And versatile. And all-around awesome. I need to remember to make these more often.
For a sweet end I had some strawberries and bananas topped with plain yogurt, cinnamon, peanut butter and a date.
This wasn’t just any peanut butter though. It was peanut butter blended up with some cinnamon butter that has been kicking around in our fridge for ages (like literally a couple years. good thing that stuff lasts…I hope?). The result was bliss, like a peanut butter icing. Kinda wish I didn’t have a whole little container full of it, I might be eating it with every meal.
I may have also had an orange… and tea… and Easter chocolate (Yes, I still have some. Yes, I think I’ve grown a chocolate baby. Yes, it’s almost gone). When it’s study time (and I’m stressed) all I want to do is EAT.
And eat I have.
I had soup for breakfast?
In other words: 1/3 cup oats cooked in 2/3 cup water + 1/3 cup almond milk, 1/2 banana and ~1/4 silken tofu stirred in towards the end. Then blended smooth with a hand blender and topped with peanut butter mixed with coconut milk and strawberries.
I also had another tuna-topped salad.
A gigantic iced coffee that I didn’t even finish or really even enjoy. I don’t know what it is but iced coffees just haven’t been doing it for me lately. This makes me so sad! Maybe I need to alter my method. Or ingredients. Or something.
Then I studied
and ate chocolate all day until dinner time.
CUC + Tomato salad. Grilled wrap with melty jalapeno hummus, mozzarella cheese string and red pepper slices, salsa on the side.
What could be better than melty cheese mixed with HUMMUS. Yummus.
This wasn’t better but it was pretty darn good. My bowl of silken tofu blended with frozen mango, light coconut milk and the gums filled up the last belly space and fuelled more studying… until the many late night study snacks ensued. I think I cleaned out my fridge.
Backtracking one more to
My first day of classes being done therefore my first day of sitting and doing almost nothing but studying.
My mom picked me up some baby cocktail forks though. Highlight of the day? How cute are they?!
Blended my cottage cheese April-style – 1/4 cup cottage cheese, 1/4 cup plain yogurt, 1.5 tsp cocoa powder, 1/2 pack stevia, pinch of xanthan, 1 tsp light coconut milk. Topped with 1 tsp peanut butter.
Ate grocery store sushi stuffed with wasabi and pickled ginger. Mmm how I love that nose burn.
And ate a whole lotta other things that weren’t structured, thought out or put on a plate. I’m such a caveman!
Do you drink iced coffee? How do you make it? I usually make it more or less like this method but I think I need to try something new!
How do you stay sane during study time? I… don’t. Help!