In case you're curious, I did 30 minutes elliptical trainer, 6 miles on the bike, and 10 minutes of ab work. The time really does fly when you have a good magazine to read--I read my Fitness magazines that have been piling up at home while I am off at school. Anyway, after my workout I cooked up some old-fashioned oats; I was inspired by Kath over at Kath Eats Real Foods. I cooked them in 1/2 water, 1/2 almond milk and added sliced almonds and cinnamon.
These were the first fresh strawberries I've had in months, and they were delish! I was expecting them to be "woody," but they were delectably sweet. They were from Florida, so I figured they were semi-local (I live in Alabama). Unfortunately, this breakfast didn't hold me for long--I was ready for lunch when it hit 12:30. I made some chickpea soft tacos with mashed avocado, salsa, and 75% light Cabot cheese. These are corn tortillas, so they're about 6 inches in diameter.
I rolled these up after taking the picture; they were accompanied by a side salad and a juicy peach! After running some errands, I got hungry again around 4:30, so I made myself a bit of an odd snack. Mushrooms are one of my favorite vegetables, even raw! So, I sliced up some of those to dip in hummus (Wild Garden is my favorite brand). I added a light cheese stick and a Florida orange that one of our friends brought us from Florida. Not really a conventional snack, but it got the job done.
For dinner, I tried something I've never tried before--spaghetti squash. I have hearing about the wonders of spaghetti squash for years, but I never got up the motivation to actually try it. Well, I picked up an organic spaghetti squash from Publix the other day (love their produce department!) and decided to give it a try. It turns out that it's pretty simple to prepare: just cut in half, scoop out the seeds, and bake for 45 minutes in a 350* oven. After that, the strands practically fall onto your fork! I topped mine with some stewed tomatoes and leftover tofu. Afterwards I had some Fage 0% Greek yogurt with some more rhubarb jam.
What a treat! Not exactly like pasta, but tasty nonetheless. This was only half of the squash, so I'll need to use the other half in some way or another later this week...got any ideas? I wish I could make spaghetti squash more often, but I don't see it happening while I am living in the dorms! Not to mention I might get some strange looks from the boys playing Halo next to the dorm kitchen!
Now I am off to read some Macbeth or perhaps The Godfather, the two books I am reading right now (great combination, right?). I hope you all have a restful night:)