I’ve got a midterm in Medical Terminology tomorrow and I haven’t started studying. It’s a pass/fail course so I’m not that worried, but I need to make this short! Sorry guys!
Soup tonight was inspired by a recipe from Shape Magazine: Black-Eyed Pea and Squash Stew with Many Mushrooms. Honestly, I wasn’t impressed. The spices were great, but the soup was just OK.
And started with some fresh ginger:
And garlic (I used a LOT!)
Plus “many mushrooms”
I also had a single serving bottle of wine while I was cooking!
The soup also had a large butternut squash, 2 cups of veggie broth, and 2 cups of our prepared pinto/navy beans, although after pureeing you couldn’t taste them at all.
The real shine was the spices – ginger, dry mustard, cinnamon, garlic, red pepper flakes and vermouth.
We topped each serving with a sprinkle of pumpkin seeds!
The soup was about 350 kcal, 14 grams of fiber and 15 grams of protein for this big bowl ~ 2 cups’ worth.
I had Kashi Sesame crackers on the side –
From above –
The whole meal with wine was 587 kcal, 16 grams fiber and 19 grams protein.
On my way home from lab this afternoon around 4:30 I had the Honey Graham Zbar. Honestly, I didn’t really like it. The taste was fine and there wasn’t anything I disliked, but about 2 bites in I wished I had decided on a LaraBar, KIND, or Nectar bar. I just like the texture of all of those better. They’re chewier, which is my “thing.” This was good, but I think the best thing about the Zbars is that they are small and not too many calories. I don’t think I’ll buy them again. Sorry to disappoint! I do have the chocolate chip one left though…
I also went for a 25 minute walk when I got home to enjoy the weather, run an errand at the shopping center, and catch up with my mom on the phone (I have a headset that’s perfect for talking + walking!)
The husband reports his first day was very overwhelming and he can’t really form an opinion yet. More on Friday he says!
Tomorrow is an “inverse day” which means I’m studying first thing, having breakfast with the husband around 7 and then working out around 9 after the husband leaves. I’m excited!
Blarg – off to study medical terms.