What’s nice about my body is that the day after overeating I never really want much to eat. My calories are pretty low today, but I didn’t workout and probably have lots of excess stored in my liver from last night! Had I been hungrier, I would have eaten more despite taking a day off of exercise. If the weather hadn’t been rainy and gross, I would have gone for a walk. But I’m sure my body is thankful for a day of complete rest (aside from doing laundry and cleaning, of course!)
We had an early dinner tonight since I did start to get pretty hungry around 5:30. We whipped up our Mushroom and Walnut Soup (two of my favorite superfoods!) and ate at 6:00.
This recipe is so easy I’ll just type it out again!
- 1 lb of mushrooms (we used 8 oz button, handful shitake, 3 portabella caps)
- 1 can Healthy Request Cream of Mushroom Soup (Campbell’s)
- 1-2 cups chicken, beef or vegetable stock
- 1 stalk celery
- 1 carrot
- 1 garlic clove
- Seasonings to taste
- Walnuts for garnish
Sauteed vegetables in cooking spray, butter or EVOO. Add liquids. Cook until it appears to be done. Puree. Top with walnuts.
On the side I had a “crusty roll” from the freezer. The brand is Alexia and they are great for a last minute whole grain on the side. They come frozen and you just toast them in the oven for 10 minutes or so. 90 kcal each. They’re not huge, but perfect on the side with soup. Sort of taste like rye too. Yum!
Total dinner calories:350.
Had hot Candy Cane tea with a little soy milk an hour later:
Total Wednesday Calories: 1150. I might end up having a snack later, but the soup was pretty filling.
I got an A in my nutrition class I took this fall! Hot diggity. I wish I knew the exact number grade…
We’ve got lots of fun, healthy meals planned this week. And collards were on sale, so I have two bunches so big they take up most of the middle fridge shelf.
- Split Pea Soup with Leftover Ham
- Salmon Burgers with Collards
- Tuna and Vegetable Pasta
Yay!!! No work tomorrow. I’m taking one of my final vacation days. We didn’t make it to Target today, so that’s really all that’s on the agenda. And of course I hard workout first thing in the morning. Perhaps a visit to the mall as well!
Although I do have to work a 3/4 day on Friday, I can’t wait to have another 4-day weekend coming up before my last 3 days of work. We have no plans for New Year’s so I’m excited to just relax around town for a few days. The week after that I’m traveling to Baltimore and Lakewood, NJ to visit both sides of grandparents. More eating will be involved, but I think it will be easier to control not being such a big holiday and all. Then school starts on the 14th! Whoo hoo!
P.S. I’m SOOO glad to have my high speed internet and fast computer back! This post took 10% of the time my Christmas posts did, which is why I didn’t elaborate more or put up more photos. Each one took a whole minute to load – ugh!
Congrats on the A. I got an A also, but like you I would like to know the number grade and grade on my final. Sounds like you had a great holiday. Make sure you post the split pea soup recipe, I have tons of ham left over. Happy New Year.
Omggg! Lakewood. I live right by there and all my teachers live there (in the religious Jewish section). That's soo cool. Haha. And the soup looks delicious.
And congratulations on the grade!
Congrats Jennifer!! I'd love to hear updates on how the nursing program goes. Or if you switch to nutrition! And I'll be sure to post the recipe – or at least a general description!
If we were going to be in town for more then 24 hours I'd suggest lunch but we're zipping in and out and all of our meals are spoken for! My grandmother lives in one of the Leisure Villages and my cousins live in Tom River, where we'll be staying. Hope it's not too cold up there!
Hi Kath. Will the soup be alright if it’s not pureed?