Hi, friends! Happy Tuesday!
(I'm RIGHT in the middle of watching Intervention about a married couple that are alcoholics on Lifetime...so I'm sorry if this is a bit choppy and incoherent. I randomly find this show on t.v., and forget how engaging it is!)
I started my day with oats! And coffee, duh.
As in, I woke up at 6:30 and should have been walking out the DOOR at 6:30.
So, I was uber-thankful that my breakfast (and lunch, snacks, etc) were pre-packed and waiting for me in the fridge when I came hustling down the stairs at light speed, stumbling over Izzy, trying to find my rain boots (Hi, monsoon in Raliegh last night? rediculous), and hurtling myself out the door.
Snack time happened in the midst of a serious computerized NCExtend2 test item tryout that I administered to a few of my students. This Larabar was one of my Sunday Whole Foods purchases, and it was the PERFECT mid-morning snack. So many yummy flavors mixed into this super-clean bar!
|oh hello, delicious.|
Seriously, I was so involved in the writing lesson I was doing with a 4th grader, that my co-worker called me and asked why I was 10 minutes late for lunch! Whoops! My hunger hadn't cropped up yet, thanks to my filling mid-morning snack.
Lunch was a spinach salad, topped with sliced carrots, a bit of feta, and an AMAZING turkey burger. When I got home from tutoring last night, I thew two frozen turkey burgers on the George Foreman grill. They took about 10 minutes to cook (flipping once about half-way through cooking time). I had one for dinner a top a bed of spinach, with sliced carrots and feta. The drizzle of mustard really jazzed it up!
Having the second turkey burger for lunch was yummy. I ate about half of the pictured tomato, but it was kind of squishy and I couldn't focus on the taste, with the weird, soft texture issue happening. With my lunch I also had two whole (unpictured) carrot sticks, and a small red plum. And of course a Tervis Tumbler full of ice water!
|Monday dinner on the left, Tuesday lunch on the right!|
Thankfully, I made it to 4:30, and headed home! I knew I need to stop at Walmart for pencils and erasers for my classroom.
Look what I found!
|HEY little guys!|
|Eat 'em like JUNK FOOD!|
One last "find":
I finally made it home around 6:00, and set to work creating a quick and tasty dinner.
I thawed a frozen tuna steak in the microwave (60 seconds on low- flipped halfway), then popped it under the broiler on a piece of foil, topped with salt and pepper, for about 10 minutes (flipped halfway!)
While my tuna was sizzling away, I sauteed some zucchini and mushrooms in soy sauce.
Finally, I plated my meal with a side spinach salad, and sat down to enjoy dinner!
This dinner was HUGE, and I ate the whole thing. I didn't have an afternoon snack...so after grocery shopping and preparing this delicious dinner, I gobbled it up hungrily while watching t.v. and snuggling with Izzy on the couch.
|Mom...I can SMELL that tuna!|
What a day!
I'm snuggled in on the couch, ready to watch Biggest Loser and relax for a few hours.
See you later!