Hitting The Trail

Wait…it’s only Wednesday? Really? It seems like it should be Friday. Or maybe that’s just wishful thinking on my part.

Either way, I would have been up at the same time this morning – good ol’ 5:30 am. I don’t think I’ll EVER get used to it. I actually may have laid in bed a wee bit later, debating whether I should go to school or stay home and rest because I had a cold. I was *this close* to rolling over and going back to sleep, but my conscience got the better of me, and thought skipping class only the 2nd week into school wasn’t acceptable. So up I got to make breakfast before the sun rose.

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The oh so creative bowl of Nature’s Path Pumpkin Raisin Crunch cereal, avec le lait (or with milk for those who don’t do le Français).

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Even cereal deserves a glamour shot every once in awhile.

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I added my daily dose of vitamin C with a glass of cranberry pomegranate juice.

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Class was class, the bus was the bus, and I got home just before 11 am, in need of a snack. I found one last ED&BV Nicer Krispie Square left, and I couldn’t let it suffer the isolation any longer.

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It was lucky enough to join a mug of green tea (moo + agave added) in my tummy for a little social interaction.

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I then set to work on a little kitchen project involving this:

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It was time to make some homemade trail mix! It’s part of my “combat starvation” plan for my long days at school. I picked up a bunch of fun ingredients so that my custom trail mix would satisfy all my taste & texture cravings.

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I mixed together approximately equal parts of the following:

  • almonds
  • raw cashews
  • golden raisins
  • craisins
  • organic dried raspberries
  • wasabi peas
  • spelt sesame sticks
  • organic pumpkin seeds
  • large flake coconut
  • peanut butter covered pretzels
  • organic raw cacao nibs

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I’m also going to add plain popped popcorn to the mix to bulk it up. I think it will be a fun snack to keep me going at school.

I eventually put together a soup & sandwich lunch. It seemed appropriate, given the rainy weather and my sore throat.

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I had one serving of chicken & smoked oyster gumbo in the freezer, so I heated that up. Almost overflowed that little bowl!

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And a cheese sandwich – my favourite! This one was on a whole wheat Portuguese Bun.

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Time to get back to all that wonderful reading for school. Later.

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6 Comments on “Hitting The Trail”

  1. Lizzy
    September 16, 2009 at 7:44 pm #

    stupid conscience, hahaha trust me i’ve already had the “skipping class” thoughts too, your not alone girl! hahaa

    I love the looks of your homemade trail mix. did you go to a bulk food store to get all your ingredients?

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  2. September 16, 2009 at 8:03 pm #

    WHOA GIRLLLLLLLLLLL look at those trail mix goodies!!!!!!!!!!!!!! wana send me some?! 😉

    mama gc is coming to vanny bc friday-sunday!! wish i was toooooooooo

  3. September 16, 2009 at 8:27 pm #

    Man, I wish it were Friday too…
    Lovin’ that trail mix spread! I could dive right into that stash!

  4. September 17, 2009 at 5:04 am #

    You are KILLIN’ me with the cheese sandwich! Your trail mix ingredients sound delish – much better than boring, old store bought!

  5. September 17, 2009 at 5:54 am #

    Chicken and oyster gumbo??? Sign me up! Very creative, tasty looking trail mix. That should keep your mouth pretty happy.

    Still can’t believe you have to crawl out of bed at the un-Godly hour of 5:30. That’s still the middle of the night, girl!

  6. Hannah
    September 19, 2009 at 9:34 pm #

    I just went back to school as well and have found myself in many-a-situations where trailmix would have been very handy. I LOVE the idea of popcorn to bulk it up, but I was just wondering how you keep the popcorn crisp/fresh tasting? Whenever I try and save fresh popped popcorn, it always ends up really chewy.

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