Sorry I didn't post last night--I got caught up in a girls' movie night. My friends and I watched Tristan + Isolde; I highly recommend it. Although it's categorized as tragedy, I was still left in a romantic state, pining away for my own Tristan. Ever since the movie ended, I have been lamenting my perpetual single-ness. Perhaps one day I'll find Prince Charming. Sigh.
In other news, I am successfully recovering from last week's cold. I no longer have a dependency on cough drops as I did at the beginning of last week, and my sniffles have significantly subsided. Woohoo! Keep your fingers crossed that I can stay healthy for the remainder of the semester--I'll keep emphasizing the fruits and veggies in my diet to ensure adequate intake of those vital phytochemicals.
Anyway, here's an update of the eats from Wednesday evening through Friday evening:
I am loving my Living Harvest! I made a peach-cinnamon-vanilla spice concoction the other night. Delish.
Just a simple bowl of cereal for breakfast. This mound included Fiber One, Corn Bran, cashews, dried cranberries, and soy milk, with sliced banana on top.
The pre-run snack was comprised of the other half of that Oatmeal Raisin Walnut Clif bar and a big fat orange. Gotta love that vitamin C.
Lunch was moderately Greek-inspired: a big salad with mixed greens, mushrooms, red bell pepper, cucumber, olives, and artichoke hearts.You have no idea how excited I was when I saw those on the salad bar. Anyway, I also had an Ezekiel pita with a big blob of hummus.
After much homework, I settled down to an easy, but veggie-filled dinner. I heated up a can of Health Valley vegetarian chili and topped it with chopped avocado. I also had a salad, corn, and haricot verts.
The smoothie of the evening consisted of strawberries, soymilk, and vanilla spice hemp. Note the change of scenery. Those are my perfume bottles in the background.
After a workout at the gym, I came home to prepare something I have been craving for a while: banana pancakes. I used the Sweet Eats recipe as a template, but I got creative yesterday and added my own twist with the addition of special dark cocoa powder to the batter. I also topped them with cashew butter. YUM. As a result of this dish, I had Jack Johnson's "Banana Pancakes" stuck in my head all day, thanks to a comment Ruby made a while back.
After my weekly trip to WF, I returned to the apartment to make a quick lunch: taco salad! I topped spinach, orange bell pepper, and tomato with leftover chili, and I toasted up some whole wheat tortilla triangles in the oven. Those are kiwi slices and pistachios on the side. Yes, I eat the skin on kiwis--is that so odd? My roommate thinks it's so gross.
Kristen and I grabbed dinner at a campus eatery, where I got a black bean burger and a side salad. I switched out the lame white bun for the heels of my loaf of whole wheat bread. I also had a container of plain yogurt with raisins.
The smoothie last night was phenomenal. What do you expect when you combine the two flavors meant to be together, vanilla hemp and mango? This pairing is still my favorite, by far.
Well, I am off to check out the football game in a bit and then maybe get a little studying done for my stats test on Monday. Ick. Be back soon!