Sounds like summer, hmm? As much as I love squash and the like, I’m going to be sad when summer’s fruits and vegetables are no longer. Maybe I should pick up canning!
Sorry for disappearing yesterday… somehow the hours just got away from me. It was a beautiful day, though, so I’m not going to complain about it. What I will moan about a little, however, is that my camera is dying. Crucial functions are no longer working, so the photo quality is pretty crummy. Guess I’ll be picking up some more shifts at the restaurant…
For breakfast yesterday, I made breakfast cookies for me and Ari.
Ari’s was made according to the usual method, but I experimented with mine a little bit.
- 1/3 cup oats
- 1/2 banana
- 1 tbsp PB2
- 2 T almond milk
- 1/2 scoop protein powder (I just bought a new kind, vanilla-flavored Designer Whey… not what I wanted, but it was on sale)
- toppings: cinnamon, 1/2 peach
After fumbling around on the computer for an embarrassingly long time, I headed down to the gym. I did 16 minutes on the stairs at level 10 (whew!), arms, 3 minutes of running at 6.5 and 9 minutes walking at 4.0 at a 4% incline, and abs.
Total time: 58:05 minutes
Maximum heart rate: 191 (96%)
Average heart rate: 155 (78%)
Calories burned: 551
On the way out of the gym, I snacked on an apple:
I had some things to pick up chez maman et papa (read: magazines), so I brought my leftover stir-fry uptown and heated it up with a scoop of Thai red curry paste:
To rehydrate the veggies and keep them from sticking the pan, I added a couple tablespoons of skim milk and the last of the bag of Trader Joe’s Multigrain Pilaf.
I’ve been so thirsty lately, so I had about a gallon of water (with said reading material):
For dessert, I had a mango with a little sea salt:
A little later, I met up with my Greg at Starbucks. I got a Grande Unsweetened Passion Tea Lemonade and sucked it down pretty fast on a stoop.
I had a lot of reading to do and limited time, so after leaving Greg I went home to get some work done. Midway through, I broke for a quick dinner: spinach with salsa, hummus, a Laughing Cow wedge, grapes, and a chik’n patty. Is it weird that fake chicken is one of my favorite things to eat?
For dessert, I had dried fruit, dark chocolate, and almond butter. One day I’ll change, but that day is not today.
We tried to watch a movie and go to bed early, but Ari’s having some wisdom teeth issues and I’m still an insomniac, so morning came waaaay too early. I had every intention of getting up to run- and I even did get out of bed and put on my gym clothes- but my eyes were burning and I just couldn’t get myself out the door. Tomorrow is another day.
We went to the diner for breakfast… A was looking pretty unhappy because of his teethies so I was nice and didn’t photograph him this time.
Our omelets (egg whites with spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes and feta) took a while to come out, so I ate it in 5 minutes flat so I wouldn’t be late to work. Oof.
I also inhaled some buttery whole wheat toast on my way out the door.
I stopped at a bakery on the way to work and picked up a seeded roll to eat the oysters with.
A while ago I won one of Erica‘s contests, and she sent me PeTA’s Vegan College Cookbook. I vaguely remembered a pickle/chickpea salad (and I think Erin made something similar a while back), so I whipped up one of my own. It was pretty good, although not the most aesthetically pleasing things:
- 6 oz plain Chobani Greek yogurt
- 1/2 can chickpeas
- 1 BIG garlic dill pickle
- two shakes cumin
- two shakes rice wine vinegar
I ended up only eating a few bites of oysters and half the roll, but I scarfed down the salad and apple.
Later on, I snacked on a Chocolate Brownie PURE bar.
Nutrition facts can be found here.
Pros: Dense dark chocolatey taste, with walnutty hunks. Very fudgy, like a “real” brownie.
Cons: Like Larabars, it’s a little high in calories to use as an end-of-the-meal treat.
Would I buy this again? Yes, for a satisfying chocolate fix. However, I’m still having a hard time tracking these down and have only found them in one Trader Joe’s.
After a lot of window shopping (and sighing), we stopped at Caitlin’s for a pit stop, where she kindly fed me a banana.
After leaving her house, I went to McNally Jackson Books for a reading from Heavy Roation, a collection of essays of authors reminiscnces of records that changed their lives. Each story was accompanied by the song featured in it, the highlight of which was a cover of the Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back.” You’d be amazed how high the [male] singer could sing!
The reading didn’t end until 8:30, by which point I was beyond ravenous. I raced home and grilled a wrap with spinach, pepper jack, hummus and a Morningstar Farms Mushroom Lovers Burger.
I ate it with a side of more spinach dressed in rice wine vinegar and sesame oil. I ate it all fast, standing over the sink, like Diane Lane in Must Love Dogs. Yep.
Dessert was the same as last night (scroll up), but I was really craving some Tasti D. Maybe tomorrow.
Off to bed. Hope you had a great Tuesday!