When reviewing the pictures of my Saturday meals, I realized that I had a shake for breakfast, a burger for lunch, but then I messed up the "fast food" theme for dinner...read on for details.
For breakfast on Saturday, I used up my last packet of chocolate Soytein powder (which incidentally has 300mg of calcium!). I combined it with a frozen banana and almond milk, as per usual. I kept it simple, with just some Cheerios on the side.
Once I had gulped down my shake, I headed over to assemble some gift baskets for Faculty Appreciation Week; my sorority decided to put together some simple gifts to win some brownie points:) After a morning of rigorous cookie baking, I was hungry for a big honkin' sandwich. I was not in the mood for another tempeh sammie, so I dug out my last Boca burger from my teeny freezer. Lettuce, tomato, onion, agave ketchup, and a mustard smiley made for a scrumptious burger. I ordered a side salad and some fruit from a campus eatery; raw cashews completed the meal. (Sorry for the dim pictures...the roomie was napping again!)
Saturday night was an icky one; everyone was holed up in their rooms, hiding from the rain. I didn't really have ingredients to make something special, so I had to improvise. After much dithering, I got some steamed veggies and a side salad from that same campus eatery, in hopes of coming up with something tasty from my dorm pantry. I smothered the veggies in tomato sauce and served the mixture over whole wheat couscous. Soy nuts added some protein to the salad, and I had some of that allergen-free trail mix for dessert.
For nibbling that night, I put together another snack mix, this time with corn bran cereal, dark chocolate chips, and dried fruit.
Shockingly I did not have my usual bowl of Cheerios before church yesterday. Considering I have about 5 boxes of Weetabix in my closet, I figured I better start using those up. (I ordered a box of 12 from Amazon at the beginning of the semester). I had two biscuits with almond milk and cinnamon; a perfectly ripe kiwi also joined the party.
Yesterday's dinner was mediocre, but I thought I would show you anyway, for kicks. I ordered that same crunchy broccoli salad that I did a few weeks ago, but this time I added tempeh instead of soy nuts. Fruit and my favorite flavor of yogurt--Creamsicle--rounded out the dinner.
This morning I had a stellar breakfast. I had pumpkin oatmeal with cashews and a peach smoothie. It might seem like an odd combination, hot and cold, but it kept me full for hours. I made it through my trek to the writing studio and Whole Foods without any complaints from the tummy.
I picked up lots of goodies at Whole Foods today, but I will wait 'til next time to show you the inventory, otherwise this might turn into another novel. As a sneak peek, here is my lunch that I concocted using my new loot: a spicy tofu wrap with salsa and chili powder in an Ezekiel wrap, a large salad, and a juicy organic pear.
I have a meeting with the dining committee tonight to which Flamer's will be providing food. Their menu shows that they have a veggie burger, so I hope they bring one for me. What is the best veggie burger you've ever had at a restaurant?