I think you’re all wondering why I’ve stopped blogging on a daily basis. Well, to tell the truth…I have no time. These photos ‘on the fly’ are all I have time for right now in between my three (count them, THREE) jobs and my graduate work. I just have no time to document every single morsel I put in my mouth. But here. Have some lovely photos from this past week and weekend.
Some lovely pear oats with cranberries and a big scoop of Dark Chocolate Dreams Peanut Butter. I don’t know how many of you know about this stuff, but I have to measure it out by the tablespoon or else I WILL eat the entire jar.
I was pretty proud of this creation. On a bagel thin I layered tomato paste and 1/4 an avocado, then topped it with 3 microwaved egg whites and 2 Morningstar Farms Veggie Bacon slices. It’s always a difficult thing, trying to stuff as much as I can into a sandwich so I don’t get hungry during my classes. I always pack an after-class snack of a protein bar or piece of fruit, but this sandwich has to hold me over for about four hours. So it’s gotta have a little bit of everything!
Of course, having a yogurt and a pluot helps too!
My intestines can only handle half a bagel at a time, so I make sure it goes the distance! I think this was smeared with honey and Smart Balance, and it’s a cinnamon/raisin Thomas Bagel. This is my typical breakfast aside from oats. I usually only have eggs once or twice a week. I always want to just have a bagel with cream cheese for breakfast and call it a day, but my guts HATE me afterwards! So delicious, though.
Sometimes, when you come home from class and it’s freezing outside, you just want a big bowl of soup for lunch.
Together with a sandwich thin smeared with hummus, avocado, goat cheese, Marmite, and tomato paste. My favorite combination of the moment!
This was absolutely wonderful. I made spaghetti squash! I actually got to eat the entire thing by myself, as it was a pretty tiny squash and only yielded about two cups of cooked goodness. I almost just ate it out of the skins, but decided it would taste better dressed up with some brussels sprouts, tempeh, and marinara.
I honestly think I like banana soft serve better than regular ice cream. But don’t tell that to my huge stash of ice cream.
This weekend, I went to Virginia to spend some quality time with a friend. For breakfast on Saturday, I had an amazing cooked egg with salsa and a packet of Nature’s Path Cinnamon Spice Oatmeal. SO good. I even put real brown sugar into both this and my coffee!
Lunch was a can of hearty Chicken Noodle and an English muffin, topped with hummus and strawberry jam (I know, weird. But good!)
Together with a HUGE Granny Smith.
On Sunday morning we went to an amazing place called Mimi’s for brunch. I got an eggwhite omlette stuffed with veggies, served alongside chipotle adobo sauce, TONS of ketchup, fresh fruit, and an English muffin slathered with apple butter. Absolutely awesome! I also stole a bite or two of my friend’s Buttermilk Spice Muffin. SO GOOD. I found the recipe and can’t wait to try it at home!!!
After some stressing out trying to catch my train, I needed to calm down with a venti decaf Cafe Americano with a shot of Pumpkin Spice. Absolutely lovely on this gorgeous fall afternoon.
And another humongous Granny Smith. These apples are starting to grow on me. I used to haaaaaaate them.
A layover at Penn Station meant a stop to a ‘build your own salad’ bar. I stuffed mine to the brim with peppers, onions, fajita-seasoned chicken, beets, carrots, and fat free ranch dressing. This picture does not do the size of this thing justice. It was HUGE. I think it weighed around five pounds. And I ate all of it.
Together with a small Pumpkin Spice cookie and Mint Chocolate Chip cookie I was sent home with.
The next day, after a pretty amazing workout (I always miss a good sweat session when i’m away from the gym! It’s become such a stress reliever and a great start to my day), I decided to use up the rest of my Dark Chocolate Almond Butter. Sigh…you were good to me, friend.
|oat bran, almond milk, cottage cheese, pear, ginger, cinnamon, stevia to taste|
Coming up tomorrow morning, a recipe for Double Chocolate Gingerbread Vegan Overnight Oats. Try saying that four times fast!