Sorry for the delayed breakfast – I had a busy morning!!
I have 3 tests and 2 quizzes this week, so I knew I had to get my act together and get the bulk of my studying done early this morning. Like I say, always do your most important task first! 6-10 a.m. are good hours for me to focus. I’m much more distracted in the afternoon and evenings. So I got a ton done.
Started the day at 6:00 with the Good Earth tea I found at TJ’s yesterday. I liked it and it definitely did NOT need any sweetener, but it was too sweet by the end!! I think I need to steep for 3 minutes and take the tea bag out rather than let it sit in there. But so cool I got to have sweet tea with nothing artificial. I tried to buy the Yogi Vanilla that someone else recommended at EarthFare, but the husband literally took it out of my hands and said NO you have ENOUGH TEA! Poor me.
Whipped up some oatmeal around 8. I like to let my hunger build on the weekends when I get up early and don’t usually eat right away. It’s almost like the suspense makes me enjoy breakfast more!
Banana, flax, raisins, peanut butter, cinnamon. I actually missed the almond butter today – I think it’s better in oatmeal because it’s slightly sweet. Too bad it’s also slightly expensive!
Plus candy cane tea –
We were going to save exercise for late this afternoon for a change, but around 10:00 when I finished studying Chemistry, I looked out the window and saw a bright blue sky and got a craving to run right then! So it was decided we should go running then, and we were off. Did a quick 4.2 miles. I LOVE running in warmer weather! I feel so much more in control of my body than I do when it’s cold and I’m stiff and robotic.
After our run and showers, we ran to EarthFare for produce. I had to jump on the bandwagon and try these Sunshine burgers (review below) and hemp milk! Here’s the rest of our weekly groceries:
Hemp milk, burgers, graham sticks, spinach, apples, pear, zucchini, asparagus, bananas, an orange, bell pepper, English cucumber, a sweet potato, bulk bulgur, and broccoli.
Big disappointment – the broccoli is all mushy and we have to go back to return it. And another big surprise: as I was reviewing our receipt, I realized that our most expensive item was the asparagus! We didn’t pay attention to the label and though it was $2.50 but it was $2.50/LB – which meant we got $4. Ugggg. We better enjoy it tonight!!
And I had to put in a shot of our reusable B.Happy bags – love them!
SO of course I had to try the Sunshine burgers for lunch. One problem I have with veggie burgers, as you all might guess, is that almost all brands are made with onions. Yuck!! So when I saw these weren’t, I was SOOO excited! Well, I think there is something oniony in them because as soon as I opened the oven to take it out I could smell them. The ingredients say it’s just sunflower seeds, brown rice, carrots, and “herbs” so I’m wondering if herbs means onion flakes or powder (which is WRONG to say and if I had a real allergy they could be in huge trouble!)
Overall, I liked the burger. It was quite strange though. Although there were no mushrooms in it, I thought it had an overwhelming mushroom flavor. But thankfully I like mushrooms! I stuffed half of it into a small pita with cuc, red pepper, spinach, zucchini and a laughing cow cheese. It was a lot better in the pita with these flavors than it was plain.
The other half with leftover veggies –
TJ’s greek yogurt with flax and jam. I LOVED this. It’s a little less tangy than Fage and maybe not quite as thick? Too bad I don’t go to TJ’s every week or I’d get this more.
And a delicious ruby red!
From above (I can finally drink water again!! 2 months of trying to keep my body temp. up are coming to a close)
This lunch was 500 kcal.
We’ve definitely got a walk planned in this beautiful weather. I also might need to return the broccoli. And I have cleaning around the house to do. And Stats. And I need to get these FAQs done! Better get moving. What would I do without ToDoist!?