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June 25, 2010

Is there something odd about this lunch?

Besides the fact that it involves hummus and no veggies (groan, we are completely out!!), how about the fact that it involves glasses typically used to contain alcoholic beverages, yet no alcohol?

I knew there was a better use for shot glasses

Like for hummus sampling — left to right: roasted garlic, roasted red pepper & traditional

Plus smoothie in Pilsner glass

4 strawberries, 1 kiwi, ice, 1/2 cup almond milk, 1/4 banana, splash of vanilla, blend, pour, consume

So refreshing on a 90 degree day 😀

This morning’s breakfast also featured organic strawberries, which have reappeared in my life after being on a two-week hiatus due to outrageous prices!

Strawbs + 1/2 banana + almost a cup of plain Greek yogurt + handful of almonds and a good glob of honey, so refreshing

I used to eat this at least once a week, but it fell by the wayside once I discovered oats.  Now that the summer heat is in full swing, it’s time to return to these cold refreshing breakfast options — although I could never give up oats, no matter the temp!  Speaking of temp, doesn’t it seem a little contradictory to be drinking a hot tea?

Well yes, but my throat was feeling awfully stratchy/dry so reinforcements in the form of Country Peach Tea were sent it.

Sidenote: I encountered a yogurt I disliked yesterday!  This NEVER happens.  Stonyfield Chocolate Underground

This yogurt is not my friend.  But it’s chocolate!  I know, I know, but I’ve discovered I’m very picky about my chocolate.  In fact, up until high school I didn’t even like chocolate, gasp!  The vanilla layer had a vanilla pudding taste/texture but the so-called “Chocolate Underground” was highly UN-tasty!

And speaking of un-tasty, let’s launch right into last night’s epic dinner fail 😦

You have NO idea how excited I was to try Angela’s Vegan Mac and “Cheese” ALL WEEK!  So of course, I botched it.

I misunderstood the directions, assuming the water listed under ingredients was meant to cook the noodles in when really it was part of the sauce.  Simple mistake, which resulted in extremely NON-creamy mac and “cheese” ugh!

If you want to see how good it was SUPPOSED to look, check out Angela’s pictures!  On top of my failure to follow instructions, I attempted to add steamed broccoli.  This broccoli HAD to have been rotten.  It tasted like a mixture of garlic and earwax — GAGGGG!  I’m not discouraged enough to not give it another try though!

After “dinner,” Joey helped me set up my training guide for the Half Marathon.  The guide I found online is 12-weeks long but I have a total of 16 available weeks before the race plus I’ll be on vacation twice at the end of July/beginning of August so I wanted to stretch out the guide to account for all of those things.  If I figure out how I’ll post the calendar I made.  I’m getting really excited/nervous to start next week!

One last thing:

Lunch today made me think back on some of the ways I’ve changed my eating habits/nutrition is the past few months.  I ate a couple hours before class, so by the time I was done at 12:35 I was STARVING.  Normally, I would burst into the apartment and stuff my face with whatever was fastest, which meant risking eating something unhealthy.  Today, however, I took the drive home to think over what I had available to eat at home/what would be filling & cooling without being too heavy.  When I got home it only took a few mintues to whip up everything I had gone over in my mind and I felt satisfied and happy after I had eaten it.  Planning goes A LONG WAY!

Do you plan your meals ahead?  If so, do you find it helpful?

Happiest of Fridays, my foodies!

 

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. June 25, 2010 9:20 PM

    LOL you are hilarious. So sorry you had such a fail! We all do at times 😦 Booo.
    Love the shot glasses for a dip..will be trying this sometime!

    • June 25, 2010 11:45 PM

      I should have paid better attention to your directions, but I’ll know for next time 🙂

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