How you know it’s going to be a hard week:
Even though I am an avid diet soda drinker, I rarely buy it to be in the house. This week, however I faced the cold hard reality of week’s exams, projects, and to-do lists and bought them. I also never buy frozen meal foods and packaged granola bars because they to increase my grocery bill and often have unnecessary ingredients. Usually I believe homemade is better. This week, however, I am giving myself a break. Bring on the cardboard.
I am sharing my eats from Monday with a side of my thoughts.
Breakfast: pumpkin cranberry baked oatmeal that I made on Saturday morning. Topped with peanut butter and then placed into the toaster for melty goodness. Coffee & dark chocolate as usual.
What I was thinking: breakfast is SO dang easy when I make baked oatmeal ahead of time. Thank you past self.
Snack: Popcorn trail mix with popcorn, raisins, peanuts, and sunflower seeds.
What I was thinking: I’m glad I finally realized that I need to bring a big enough snack to tide me over to lunch.
Lunch: Yogurt bowl with plain Greek yogurt, unsweetened coconut flakes, ground flax seed, a super sweet kiwi, and honey nut cheerios.
What I was thinking: This is what you get when you don’t food prep. But hey, this kiwi is juuuust right. I just wish I had another one!
Snack: Chick-fil-a’s Frosted Coffee (iced coffee + ice cream)
What I was thinking: how convenient that terry needed me to take him to the car shop on the same side of town as Chickfila? I was craving this all day. But WHY CHICKFILA IS THIS A LIMITED TIME ITEM?
Dinner: (failed) turkey cabbage roll casserole. This had ground turkey, an egg, onions, cabbage, carrots, and celery wrapped in cabbage leaves topped with a tomato sauce.
What I was thinking: okay so this didn’t turn out quite as expected. Wow, it’s incredibly meaty. But I love all these veggies!
PS I also had a spoonful of homemade peanut butter and a diet coke. A three hour online class is hard. (Zzzz).
Snack: Cream cheese toast with a side 3rd Rock From the Sun.
What I was thinking: this is kind of like a bagel. The cream cheese to toast ratio is perfect. Hahaha, this show is freaking funny.
And bed time!
So you tell me…
Have you tried the new frosted coffee?
What’s your favorite casserole?
What did you have for lunch yesterday? I could always use more ideas!