Hi all! So glad some of you wanted to join in on the Food Day Fun. I forgot to mention that it was the first ever Food Day…hopefully there will be many more to come!
I stopped by home this past weekend and was surprised with some awesome weather after the freezing temps and wind we had all school week. Good weather always puts me in a good mood!
I got to play with my love:
Princess Jaci 😉
I miss my puppy!!! My mom told me that whenever she says my name, Jaci will get up and run to the front window to see if I’m out there. *melts heart* It’s so easy to take for granted things and people in your life, but once they aren’t here with you everyday like you’re used to, you immediately appreciate them so much more.
It was so great to get back in a kitchen and make up whatever I wanted, which happened to be an old favorite one morning, the breakfast cookie!
1/2 cup oats, 1 scoop Trutein chocolate banana protein powder, 1 mashed banana, 1 scoop almond butter, 1 tbsp dark chocolate cocoa powder, coconut milk to thin
oat-cake! 1/2 cup oats, 3 tbsp pumpkin, 1/2 cup liquid egg whites, peanut flour sauce (just mixed with almond milk and sea salt) and smashed banana + maple syrup
greek yogurt with oats and peanuts
*I wasn’t a big fan of the Greek Gods greek yogurt. It wasn’t nearly as thick as most other brands!
chicken sausage, indian spiced rice blend, and veggies
I tried broccolini for the first time:
I had heard this called the “king of the broccolis” haha, so I’ve always been intrigued to try it but had never picked it up before. After Matt posted about it last week, it sparked my interest again. I simply drizzled the bunch with olive oil, lemon juice, sea salt, fresh cracked pepper, and garlic powder then stuck it under the broiler for about 10 minutes.
along with roasted kabocha squash and turkey meatloaf. Not too shabby of a meal, eh?
How good is kobacha squash right now?! It has got to be my favorite food at the moment. I’m pretty sad that I ate the whole thing and know have to wait until my next trip home before I can have it again. Darn you, dorm room living!
typical sludge bowl of glory…never gets old. Trutein chocolate peanut butter cup protein, greek yogurt, coconut milk, cocoa powder, peanut butter. mmmmm
Of course I had to make something while I had kitchen access for the weekend.
I did a variation of my chocolate pumpkin banana bread. Instead of the banana, I used 1 cup blended cottage cheese and upped the pumpkin to 1 cup. The result was moist doughy deliciousness! I wrapped them all up and took them back to school with me. Easy grab and go snacks for during the week!
I was feeling pretty homesick and did NOT want to leave when it was time for me to head back. It is still taking a considerable amount of time for me to adjust to this new life, which I realize is completely normal. However, me being the highly impatience person that I am, I have not been having it. My plate is pretty full, especially now that I’ve thrown a job into the mix. Guess who’s getting up at 4:30 tomorrow morning to open the gym??? If you guessed me…you would be correct. I really do like my job though and have loved the people that I’ve met through it so far as well. It’s just going to take some time to become familiar with everything and get into a routine. I keep telling myself that I need to have patience, but I’m sure you all can guess how well that works out, lol. It’s hard being a “grown up”! Can I just go back to like, 1st grade, when there was still nap time, dress-up, and PB&J’s for lunch? Oh wait, I still do all of those things but oh well, you get where I’m going. Things were a lot EASIER back then.
So the mantra has been: One day at a time. I will get there. Things will get better. I just have to keep going, one foot in front of the other!
Anyone else have any good mantras?
Have you ever been home-sick?
***Good Watch: A video on the Dorm Room Diet