I think the extended runs are finally catching up to me. After getting back late from last night’s event and two days of tough runs, I just did not want to wake up this morning. I ended up sleeping in again, and so I had about 5 minutes to eat breakfast. Good thing I still had cereal kicking around. Breakfast this morning was a bowl of Banana Nut Muslix and Fibre 1 Honey Nut Clusters cereal with 1 tsp almond butter, chopped strawberries, and 1 tbsp flaxseed meal with organic vanilla soy milk.
It was a really busy morning, so I snacked on some butter popcorn Crispy Minis until it was time for lunch. I was too tired to prepare my lunch the night before, so I grabbed whatever I could in my fridge just before I dashed out the door. I started with a piece of Swiss Roll Chicken, Spinach and Ricotta Meatloaf sandwiched between an Ezekiel english muffin with pesto and salsa.
See the swirls now (and the fact that I tried to pack way too much Ricotta cheese!)?
On the side, I tried to pack in more baby spinach with some baby cucumbers. Uh, I forgot to pack salad dressing, so I ended up using some leftover salsa and threw in some hot sauce for good measure. Not too bad, but definitely could have used a bit more flavour.
For dessert, I had about half a cup of Cafe Latte Liberte yogurt. I just love their yogurt.
I know that should have been enough, but I was still hungry so I heated up a piece of my High-Protein Banana Oat Bread and ate half of it (I gave the other half to my coworker).
I was off-site for the rest of the afternoon, so I snacked on the second half of my Cliff bar from yesterday and then ended up eating more (read: finishing the bag) of buttered popcorn Cripsy Minis when I got back to the office. It’s a little sad how little self-control I have when I buy those — that’s why I forced myself to stop! They are so addictive!!!!
There’s this grocery store that I always pass by on my walk home from work that has quickly become my favourite place to shop. I get the sense that they carry really similar items (on a smaller scale) to Whole Pay Cheque – I mean Whole Foods, except their prices are really decent (I’ve done some comparisons and it’s actually cheaper than bigger grocery chains like Metro and Sobey’s). I always walk out with a new item I’ve never tried before whenever I go – I love it! Anyway, below is my latest find and I’ve been waiting for the perfect chance to give it a try (usually I’m too impatient to do any kind of cooking during the week though, as evidenced by my nightly salads).
For dinner, I used a small portion of Organic Black Rice Noodles and mixed it with grilled portobello mushrooms, baby spinach, roasted beef chunks (leftovers from the freezer!), and cilantro in chicken broth.
As if I’d eat noodles in soup without my beloved Sriracha! It blended very nicely with my soup, thanks for asking. 🙂
For dessert, I ate some green grapes and way too many popping mini eggs. Buying all of that discounted Easter candy was such a great idea….and a really bad one at the same time. However, I was feeling sorry for myself because my left shin continued hurting all day and like I said before, Chocolate will save us all.
And just before I relaxed on the couch to enjoy another few mugs of Peppermint, Ginger, and Fennel Seed tea, I prepared some Overnight Multi-Grain Oats which contained:
- 1/4 c multi-grain oats
- 1/4 c pumpkin
- 1/3 c Greek yogurt (to finish the tub)
- 1/4 c Organic soy milk
- 1/2 smashed banana
- 1 tsp cinnamon
I expect it to be very tasty – will report back tomorrow.
Question: What was the last “new” ingredient that you purchased on a whim at a grocery store and what did you do with it?