Whew. Je suis une sleepy girl ce soir. How do you like that BILINGUALISM? What can I say, I grew up in New Brunswick! :)
I’ll make this quick because I still have to get a bunch of stuff ready for tomorrow.
Breakfast today called for:
- 1 cup 1% cottage cheese
- 1/2 cup Alpen no-sugar-added cereal (muesli)
- 3/4 cup sliced grapes
To be honest, I thought I’d kinda have to choke this down, because I’m not really the hugest fan of cottage cheese. I used to hate it completely, but I now like to add it to my oatmeal – so I AM coming around, but I wasn’t sure about a big ole bowl of it. But as long as I got some grape in each bite, it was pretty good! And definitely kept me full for a lonnnnnng time.
Snack was an apple and wedge of Laughing Cow cheese. I found this kind of apple I’d never seen before called ‘Red Prince’ – turns out it’s a new Ontario apple made only in Thornbury, ON. It was pretty good – it was kinda tart but also had some of the sweetness like Red Delicious apples. Pretty good. I call this photo “Red Prince and Red Pen” – I ate my snack while doing a bunch of copy editing at work. :)
Lunch called for “Tortilla Bruschetta”. It was okay but I thought it was a pretty small lunch? All my coworkers were totally jealous and I looked pretty fancy assembling all this at the toaster oven.
This was pretty much what you’d guess: chopped tomato, garlic, basil, and a smidge of oil. It called for a HALF CUP of mozzarella but WHAT? So I had it with a slice of provolone and a mini babybel. (Seriously are you surprised at the amount of CHEESE this plan seems to call for? Because I am!)
Dessert = a cup of canteloupe. Always a winner.
Snack was two lavash crackers with 2 tbsp. of almond butter. Am I the only person who gets nervous / weirdly excited eating 2 tbsp of nut butter? It’s so high in points that I’m always so strict with myself when I portion it out.
I got home pretty late tonight (almost 9), and I found myself cursing this plan a bit on the way home, wishing I could just stop and grab a sub. :) So I’m glad I committed publicly to you guys, otherwise I totally (probably) would have gotten a sub.
Dinner tonight was:
- 1 cup lettuce
- 1/2 cup cucumber
- 1 cup black beans
- 1/2 cup quinoa
- 4 oz. grilled pork
I’m pretty sure the lettuce and cucumber were meant to be a side salad, and then the meal was the quinoa, beans, and pork, but I just threw everything together in a bowl. I drizzled it all with balsamic vinegar but it was really lacking something. I wish I’d had some salsa, maybe.
Incidentally, this was my first time cooking quinoa and MAJOR FAIL. No idea what I did wrong. It tasted ok, I guess but it just didn’t cook properly. My timing or water ratio or something was totally off, even though I followed the directions on the package. Oh well! You win some, you lose some!
Okay, mes ami. C’est bed time pour moi.