i made this stir-fry for lunch yesterday (Tuesday, 1/24):
I decided to bring my lunch to work this week. We do have a cafeteria at the office, but it’s not that healthy. This stirfry is made up of:
- broccoli + broccoli stalk (you don’t have to throw that part out – it’s great sauteed)
- red pepper
- can of tuna
- frozen corn
- fresh cilantro
- garlic + chili powder
- cooked in bacon fat (I save this each time I make bacon)
I had a sesame bagel alongside the stirfry.
I also vowed to bring breakfast. I normally shy away from drinking my calories, but I have found several drinks to be quite delicious as of late, in particular:
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You know, I really enjoy my manly breakfasts, but sometimes all a girl wants is some sweet cherries, creamy yogurt, and peanut butter. Loooots of peanut butter.
In this case, loooots of PB2. Yep, I still order PB2 – I try not to use it too often as it’s expensive, but I pull it out at least a few times a week. I’m still plugging away at the shipment I got over a year ago (16 jars, I think).
This breakfast bowl consists of:
- Fage 2% Greek yogurt (almost a cup?)
- ~1/2 cup of chopped cherries (I keep typing “cheeries“)
- 2 tablespoons of PB2, mixed with 1 tablespoon water
- a few drops of vanilla stevia
I’ve had it every morning this week for breakfast! I wonder when I will get tired of it.
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I have had a really amazing 6 day streak of happiness. Ever since Wednesday night I’ve been over the moon. Since I’m in such a good mood I wanted to give an update about the thing that makes me the happiest girl in the world: getting married to Bobby, the most amazing man I have ever met! (The engagement post is here.) I am also excited about a product review that I’m going to do for a company that sells bar stools – stay tuned Maybe I will get some bar stools for my wedding, hehe.
We have picked a place for the ceremony – the meetinghouse I grew up going to in Yardley, PA. Here is a nice picture (this is in the winter):
They are so sweet – when my dad told them I was getting married they blocked off every weekend in July for us (we still haven’t picked the exact date).
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This morning I woke up to do a quickie yoga routine. I found this new site by an instructor named Eion Finn. Cool name right? That link has a bunch of free podcasts ranging from 25 minutes to 1.5 hours. I have done one 25-minute and I liked it a lot. It’s not as vigorous as some of the yogadownload.com sessions, but it is still a decent workout. It’s perfect for gently waking up or a nighttime practice.
- 1 cup of raspberry lowfat yogurt
- 1 hot vitabrownie
- (mashed together)
- 1 apple
After breakfast I went for a walk (1 hour, first finishing my book – Love the One You’re With by Emily Giffin – and then on the phone with momma then dada).
- 2 large plates of Greek salad (with feta): sliced tomatoes, romaine, hot peppers, onions, and other typical Greek salad toppings.
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Last night I had this:
And also another BSI muffin. They are so good.
This morning I did yoga – Vinyasa power flow #3 – from yogadownload.com. Such a great site. Let me know if you check it out.
Breakfast at work was 1/2 cup oats, 3/4 cup soy milk, 1 cup water plus a splash, and 1 sliced banana. The extra milk made it so creamy.
Snack was a Chocolate Brownie Zbar (my favorite). Then I did my walk. I finished a book I got from the library on Saturday called The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted: And Other Small Acts of Liberation by Elizabeth Berg. It’s a bunch of short stories about life and doing what you want and being happy. It’s really good and I definitely recommend it.
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Today’s post is dedicated to eating affordably while on vacation. My main suggestion: make your own food as often as possible. For breakfast I had fruit and yogurt; I also made eggs, some type of sausage, and bread for Bobby. So here is my scrambled eggs recipe, my Italian gnocchi recipe, a fruit and yogurt breakfast, and tips for travel food on a budget.
Quick and Easy Scrambled Eggs Recipe
- 2 eggs
- chopped onions
- a dash of olive oil
- Saute onions in olive oil for 1-2 minutes.
- Beat eggs in a bowl; add to sauteed onions.
- Use a spatula to mix the eggs slowly until finished.
Fruit salad with yogurt
- Chopped apple
- Chopped banana
- Chopped orange
- Flavored yogurt
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