I made a Mexi-kale salad for lunch. Sure, I just coined the term, but I think it fits. On top of the kale was wakame seaweed, butternut squash, cherry tomatoes, black beans, and some salsa (added later so it wouldn’t sogg-ify). Yes, I realize the involvement of seaweed in a south-of-the-border themed salad may be a bit of a stretch, but can’t I just claim poetic license on this one?
To complete the (admittedly weak) Mexi theme, I also had a baggy of Brad’s Blues All Natural blue corn tortilla chips which added the perfect contrasting crunch to the salad.
Creepy baby picture aside, this brand is awesome. Brad’s Organic sells several products in addition to chips, and I’ve liked each one I’ve tried (peanut butter, tomato sauce, etc). The only down side was the “no salt” feature, which is definitely more healthy, but (sadly) not as tasty. However, since one of my goals for 2010 is to reduce the amount of sodium in my diet, I guess this was the right choice to get the year started off right. What are your goals for the New Year?
The rest of my packed lunch was more of the familiar posse: Apricot Clif bar, Chocolate Chip Z bar, and my last Bora Bora bar (get in stores Bora Bora!!), and a pair of apples.
After work I came home to a seriously pathetic fridge situation. While contemplating how to make something out of nothing, I snacked on
crack Stacy’s pita chips.
I had about 5 times the amount shown. Why won’t this (one POUND) bag ever end!! Note to self, never again get Costco sized bags of such snack-a-licious foods. It’s a love/hate thang, nameen?
See that? Yeah. That’s the part that skeeves me out. I’m just going to pretend that’s not grease, please don’t try to tell me otherwise.
Anyways, I managed to transform the leftovers you see above…into the pretty decent looking dinner you see below.
Steamed sweet taters with BBQ and leftover vegan TVP/million bean chili with slices of avo and a dollop of plain greek yog.
If you’re thinking wha-tha-eff is she eating greek yogurt for?! Pause. Take a few deep breaths. And remember that
my fridge is running on empty I’m not 100% vegan, mmmkay? That said, it has been quite a while since I last had greek yog, so I had almost less than a tsp. It was just enough to give it a bit of a zing on on top without setting off a five alarm reaction in my intestines.
On the side I had an oat bran roll with hummus.
The Gingerbread Spice flavor is not as good as Sugar Cookie Sleight Ride, but it still fills me with
warmth holiday cheer, so I’m game.
So long, farewell, auf weidersehen good-bye! The cake is DONE-ZO. I was going to try to savor it for the few more days I’m still in NYC before heading home, but like the
champ moderation-less girl that I am, I polished off the last two slices as a single serving.
I went to bed dreaming of raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens…which turned into super crazy nightmares about my patients. AH! You know you need a vacay when you are having dreams about trying to save a person’s life with bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens…good thing we have code carts instead!