Our first day of instruction started today. Of course, Thursdays are my most packed days of the week, thanks to the joys of scheduling issues.
However negative that may sound, I had an amazing day :)
I just had to get some obligatory first-day-of-school complaining out of the way.
I woke up and immediately decided to take it easy on the workout -- 11 miles will kind of wreak havoc on your muscles, especially if you're as out of shape as someone (me!!)
Instead, I opted for a HUGE cup of coffee and a seriously delicious bowl of oatmeal:
In the mix??
- 1/2 cup of Quaker oats
- 2 cups of combined almond milk and water
- a teeny tiny bit of coconut extract
- a packet of sweetener
- VANILLA PUDDING!!
Add ins? Blueberries, raisins, and puffed wheat cereal. So thick, so tasty.
I shall consider this to be the closest thing to yummy blueberry muffins!
Since I have classes at odd hours, I packed my lunch because I don't have time to run home for lunch :( This brought me back to high school days... but instead of grabbing a pb&j and cookies...
Onion, mushroom, spinach, and tomato wrap on Spinach Lavash.
SOOOO GOOD. I was already counting down the minutes until lunch...
I quickly sauteed the mushies and onions before placing them in the wrap. heavenly.
AFTER SURVIVING MY FIRST ARABIC CLASS....
I came home and really felt like running. Unfortunately, my ankle didn't. I've been having some serious ankle pain recently, so after two miles, I decided not to push it. I finished with a fast walk, which was probably the safest choice....
Do your post-work out recovery snacks look like this?
Chocolate shake in a bowl, filled with chopped nanners, blueberries and puffed wheat!
I immediately had to run to my next two classes (and met a really cute guy... )
But I had dinner on my mind.
On the menu?
Salmon, spinach, and cheese-stuff Portabella mushroom caps.
Curry-roasted asparagus and brussel sprouts.
Smashed sweet potato topped with cinnamon and cool whip.
Would you like my recipe? Yes....
Salmon, Spinach, and Cheese-stuffed Portabella Mushroom Caps
- 1 portabella mushroom cap
- Balsamic vinegar
- Salt and pepper
- 1 packet of salmon in a pouch (like tuna in a pouch!)
- 1 wedge of laughing cow light garlic and herb cheese
- a handful of spinach
- chopped yellow onion
- a bit of egg beaters or egg whites
- feta cheese
- garlic salt.
To prepare: Place your Portabella cap in a pan on the stove, cover with balsamic vinegar and salt and pepper. Flip occasionally until tender. While this is cooking, combine your salmon, cheese, spinach and onion in a microwave-safe bowl and heat for two minutes. Stir. Add in a bit of egg beaters or egg whites. Stuff this mixture into the portabella cap, sprinkle with garlic salt, top with feta cheese and cook at 400 degrees for 5-10 minutes, then broil for 3-5 minutes.
I am so glad my stomach comes up with these genius recipes while it's stuck in a boring political science discussion for two hours.
It looks like this semester will be a yummy one!!
Off to work until 1:30 :( AM!!!!!