At some point I guess you just have to accept that you can’t catch up. For me, that day is today. Rather than go back to where I last left off (Friday’s eats), I am skipping ahead to the weekend’s eats. Trust me, you aren’t missing anything too epic…hummus and fruit, no doubt.
You know what a packed lunch means…
Work weekend 🙁
The snack deets:
green monster superfood odwalla bar, peanut toffee buzz clif bar (holy EFFING yum – is this a new flavor, or have i just found the light?), the last of my generic salty-a$$ pretz, goji berries, dried papaya chunks, and an apple (with the adorable little leaf still on the stem).
The salad deets: spinach, carrots, sweet potato slices, and raisins, with a black bean/chickpea blend “dressing” (it was more of a dip than a dressing, but since it topped the salad, I guess it can borrow the umbrella phrase of “dressing” for today).
Isn’t that the cutest little tuperware ever!? Perfect for dressings (or hummus).
Sweet potatoes and raisins are a new fave combo. The sweetness made it almost like a dessert, but in salad form. Mmmm…
Nothing too amazing to report back on work. I had a 60 year old patient who acted like a 3 year old (whining, tantrums, diapers, teddy bears, etc.), so that REALLY tested my patience, but other than that, it was smooth sailing and I was home before 8, ready for dinner.
Can I hear a big hell yeah for the return of spaghetti squash? I had baked the squash earlier, so the noodles were all ready to go when I got home. All I did was steam some mushrooms, reheat some of Nate’s (vegan) Italian meatless meatballs, and top it off with a heavy hand of nooch and vegan parma.
You like? I did. I gobbled it down while watching football, along with some carby supplementation in the form of an english muffin.
Hummus + nooch = heaven
For reals, this combo is out of this world (Courtney, you are a genius!!).
You know a girl still needs her fruity/hummusy desserts. I finished off the chocolate mousse dessert hummus with TWO apples, but I still had a hankering for something juicy (enter honeydew).
After my tummy was satisfied, I got ready for bed and hit the sack.
It’s a good thing I had already packed (the below) before I zonked out because I woke up in quite the ALARMING sitch. Kyle nudged me at 6:58 saying “what are you doing?” AAAAAHHHHH!
I flew out of bed and called the unit saying I’d be a little late…uhhh, a little?
OK, I am supposed to start work at 7, and as I have said before, I am a super punctual person. As in, I arrive an hour before work starts to drink my coffee, read, and crossword, and, well, wake up. I’m not a morning person, so these extra minutes are very crucial. Fortunately, I had the presence of mind to remember my lunch as I whirled through the apartment in a Tazmanian-Devil-like manner. Eek. The ridiculous weekend subway service didn’t help matters. I was practically pacing the subway platform, I was so anxious about being late. I hate it! Seriously, I think I looked down the tunnel for the oncoming train 659,208 times in a 2 minute period. It was like time was flying by, and the trains were in slow motion. Grrrr. I got to work at 8 am, and as it turned out, the other nurse had only arrived minutes before due to similar weekend commuting issues.
I was so flustered it took half the day for me to get back on track. No bueno.
Pear, apple, superfood odwalla bar, apricot clif bar, salad, Whole Foods’ carob/nut/crispy chunks, oat bran pretzels and raisins.
I can’t get enough of these chunks of carob lovin’.
The oat bran pretzels were okay on their own, but better when combined with the raisins. Or…
Yes, this is the comfort food I turn to when
I am distressed over being late the weather outside is gloomy and rainy. Since it was pouring outside, there was nowhere to sit in Starbucks or Bruno’s, so I turned to the hospital’s (pathetic excuse for a) lobby.
Just me and my Sabra…
Oh, and a loaf of bread (just look how huge it was compared to the big tub of Sabra)! Bruno’s fresh, fluffy loaves are to die for – and they never judge me when I buy way more than a single person should consume in one serving.
Oh, and if you were wondering HOW I survived the AM without my usual caffeine fix, never fear. I grabbed two packets of Tazo Chai tea on the way out the door, which saved my sanity (and that of my patients, too).
It also saved me some $$. Not that I was looking for the silver lining as I was racing to work, but still.
When I got home, I
made like Paris Hilton opted for the quickest and easiest.
Gardenburger’s veggie patties were on sale last week at WF, so I was really excited to try multiple flavors. Up first? The Garden Vegan flavor.
Great nutritional info, great texture, great taste. I am definitely a fan. Will I buy these again? Yes, and often.
I had two patties open faced on a toasted english muffin with the last of the roasted red pepper Sabra. On the side was raw corn with MORE hummus.
As usual, I needed a little somethin’ somethin’ extra in the carb department, so I mixed the last of the hummus with the last of the raw corn and added it on top of another english muffin (“The Finisher” strikes again). These WF english muffins are denser than what I’m used to, but I could learn to like it. I’m always seduced by the Rudi’s muffins that are right next to them, because so many people rave about ‘em (and I know my girl K would never lead me astray), but they are double the $$, so until the peeps over at Rudi’s get their act together and cut prices, I am going to stick with the economically sound choice, 365.
Another orange/yellow saturated meal!
Peyton Manning, several bowls of fruit, and the knowledge that I have Monday off of work – priceless!
Right now, I am in a bit of a fruit-a-holic mode. I love looking back on past posts, because I got through such lustful phases with certain foods, especially with my dessert choices. I have no doubt, soon I will be back to massive dried fruit plates, nutbutter stuffed dates, or protein smoothies. What’s your latest food obsession? Seems like I have a steady rotation going…anyone else with me on this?