I woke up this morning at six thirty so I’d have time before school to sit down and eat a proper breakfast. My alarm woke me up, I took a shower, and laid back in bed. I promptly fell asleep, and didn’t wake up again until a second, much later alarm went off on my phone. I woke up in horror, checked the time, and realized that I would be late for dance class again. So I rushed to get ready, grabbed breakfast and threw it in the car, along with my books, and bag.
I clearly didn’t have time to snap a picture, but I can show you part of what went into my breakfast:
Whole Food’s Blueberry Almond Granola. If you haven’t tried it, buy some. Now. It’s amazing. I poured some on top of a 6 oz. container of plain Fage 2%, and alternated between steering and chewing. How I’ve missed Fage and granola. Creamy + cruncy perfection.
After ballet, I had a break and munched whole-heartedly on an unsliced apple, the old fashioned way. I loved the colors in it!
I was so sleepy due to lack of coffee and overall lack of sleep, even though I overslept, so I bought a green tea from the cafe at school. Their coffee’s just terrible.
Enjoyed in the lecture hall. I’m really starting to crave green tea again. There was a period when I drank it like crazy, but I haven’t had it in a while. I’m glad I’m getting back in the tea routine.
After school, I drove home and made lunch for myself and Bubbaloo. After listening to my Dad rave about the chicken he made the other night, now leftover, I decided to incorporate it into our lunch: Chicken Fiesta Sandwiches.
First, I mashed some avocado and added lemon juice, sea salt, red pepper flakes, and chopped onion. Then I toasted two whole wheat sandwich thins. I microwaved the chicken, and added some shredded cheddar cheese to the heated chicken so it would melt. After spreading one half of the toasted sandwich thin with the avocado mix, I topped the other sandwich thin with the chicken and cheese. When I put both halves together, they made a beautiful flavor combination. I put a little roasted red pepper vinaigrette on my sandwich, and it intensified the flavors even more. Yum.
For my post-lunch dessert, I had some super dark chocolate. It was on sale at Whole Foods! And it’s delicious.
I hung out with Bubbaloo until I basically fell asleep on him…that fifteen minute nap was totally worth it; not at all. I had to wake up and make the kids dinner; pierogies, chicken nuggets, and peas. Instead of taking another nap, like I wanted to, I decided to start my own dinner.
I roasted some carrots, onions, and at the last minute, figs, in a red wine vinaigrette. I placed them atop a bed of arugula, added some bleu cheese crumbles, more vinaigrette, and black pepper. This salad was absolutely delicious. So delicious that I ate two full servings…almost an entire container of arugula!
Imagine this…times two.
After dinner I worked on another fig recipe, which you will see soon! And I microwaved two Anytime Cookies,which I drizzled with peanut butter.
Eaten in front of the computer, in exhaustion. I was asleep by 9 p.m.