Soggy, With A Touch Of Sniffles

Another infamous Pineapple Express has descended on the fair city of Vancouver this week. Torrential downpour with 12 degrees C temperatures, in January no less. And to think – we’re hosting the freakin’ Winter Olympics in exactly 1 month. Crazy!

That explains the soggy, but what about the sniffles? Well, it started with a sore throat yesterday, a headache this afternoon, and culminated in full on head cold while I was at work (I’m sure the customers enjoyed my relentless sniffling and inability to breathe through my nose). I’m hoping it passes as quickly as it came, because there is nothing worse than sitting in class with a runny nose like some two year old kid. Ew.

But despite the sogginess and sniffles, today wasn’t all that bad. Breakfast was a tasty delight I’d prepped last night.

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It’s been far too long since I created The Fitnessista Breakfast Cookie.

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I didn’t bother measuring anything, but this cookie includes:

  • oats
  • milk
  • peanut butter
  • vanilla whey protein powder
  • flax seed
  • hemp seeds
  • chocolate chips
  • craisins

I didn’t even bother with a plate – just mixed it up in the tupperware, and flattened it out in there. Gotta love fewer dishes to wash.

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I also enjoyed half of a juicy ruby red grapefruit.

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And a guzzle of POM Wonderful pomegranate juice.

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A breakfast like this makes the 5:30 am wake up call just a little more bearable.

Today was also my first day back volunteering at Sprouts, the organic cafe/grocery store/bulk buying co-op on campus. It was nice to be back there, making coffee, serving soup, oogling delicious baked goods. And don’t worry – I grabbed a good one to start off the semester. The infamous Vegan Brownie. Oh yea baby.

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Of course, I had to eat my nutritious and delicious lunch first before digging into my sweet treat.

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I’m sure you can guess what I had in that thermos. Stuffed Squash Soup of course (did you miss the recipe?)

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And some Wasa crackers with herb & garlic cream cheese.

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The soup and crackers were mucho filling, so I saved my brownie to brighten up the transit commute home. Which I needed after another dull food science lecture (although, we did do a milk tasting in class – should have had my brownie then!)

Once home, I had a short 45 min to relax before heading out to work. I did so by frustrating myself with a little Dr Mario on the Wii, and munching on a handful or two of my mom’s popcorn. Then it was time to sell some produce! It was pretty slow at work, which I blame on the monsoon conditions out there. I think people just didn’t want to go outside – and I can’t blame them. All I wanted to do when I got home was curl up under a blanket in my pj’s.

I arrived home just in time to watch the hockey game (oh Canucks, why did you have to lose again tonight?). By this time my head cold was in full force, and when I’m feeling like crap, I lose all desire for vegetables. So I went with some junky game day eats.


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Dressed up with ketchup, mustard, and shredded cheddar.

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And glorious, crunchy, salty potato chips. I’m okay with it, and you should be too.

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Why not throw in a little caffeine and aspartame for good measure? Woo!

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I would love to say this left me satiated, but that would be a lie. I had a little tea later on, and then had an intense peanut butter craving. I grabbed the closest vehicle to serve that peanut butter – fluffy white sesame seed bread.

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I put it on the textbook to make myself seem studious, but it was all for show 😉 Like I’ve even cracked that thing yet this semester.

Am I the only one who has no appetite for veggies when they have a cold? I think it’s because my taste is off, or something like that. Meh, oh well. Life goes on, right?

But now, my wonderful readers, I must sign off – time to watch the rest of the news then get some shut eye. Tomorrow is another day – hopefully I can breathe again. Night!

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Categories: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, sprouts


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5 Comments on “Soggy, With A Touch Of Sniffles”

  1. January 12, 2010 at 6:28 am #

    Sorry about the cold! And you had to go to work with it, too. Sucky. Hope you’re feeling better today…

  2. January 12, 2010 at 1:59 pm #

    Colds and rain? That’s not a recipe for happy happy joy. Boourns. I hope you see some sunshine (and less sniffles!) soon.

    That hot dog looks really tempting right about now… I haven’t had one in ages!

  3. January 12, 2010 at 7:48 pm #

    Get better soon! Soggy and sniffly just sucks double time.

    Are you in FNH 200, is that the food science? I don’t remember doing a milk test in that class. I just remember the milk test from LFS 250. Man does the whole of LFS love it’s milk or what? :p

    At least I’m not the only one who has cracked open a textbook yet.

  4. January 15, 2010 at 9:45 pm #

    ive been craving a good hot doggy lately!!

    that vegan brownie looks like insanity!

  5. January 16, 2010 at 2:33 pm #

    gorgeous breakfast cookie, but i’m eying those brownies 🙂

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