One Week

In a mere 7 days, I will be settled in at home, watching the Opening Ceremonies for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games (as I’m sure alot of you will be as well). Seriously – it’s so freakin’ close! I just have to get through 3 midterms before I can truly enjoy the wonder that will be the Games.

I had a busy Friday today, and I was on top of things last night, and prepped not just lunch, but breakfast as well. If only I could be this prepared every day.

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I decided to try my hand at what everyone calls overnight oats – which really, is just museli isn’t it? Seems like it to me. Anyways, I combined the following in a container the night before:

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp Ruth’s Chia Goodness
  • 2 tbsp vanilla whey protein powder
  • 2 dried figs, chopped

Then I heated it up this morning, and topped it with some homemade pumpkin butter and peanut butter.

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With half a glass of Happy Planet Mango Peach Party…because that’s all that was left 😦

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A little too much liquid, but still tasty and filling.

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I even took the time to brew up some Silk Road Sour Cherry Green Tea before I left, so I had something warm to keep me going all morning through biochemistry. I think that’s key to surviving 8 am lectures – a little infusion of caffeine to keep you going, and combat the freezing lecture hall.

My 3 hour break was broken up again with another psych study (bonus marks!) I was doing, so I waited until afterwards to have lunch. And trust me, it was a good one.

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When I heard we were having chicken fajitas for dinner last night, my brain starting coming up with ideas for lunch to use up the leftovers.

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I knew I wanted some grains, so I cooked up some millet, then decided black beans would be a fun addition as well. I tried out the quick soaking/cooking method, which worked like a charm. I mixed my leftover chicken, peppers, and onion with the millet, black beans, and last spoonful of salsa to make a sort of Tex-Mex grain salad.

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I would have added frozen corn as well – except we didn’t have any. D’oh!

I packed up a container of fruit as well – some papaya chunks.

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And red grapes.

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Perfect for snacking.

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Since there was leftover shredded cheddar, I brought a little along to top my grain dish, which was obviously an excellent idea.

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My food science lecture was informative – only because we talked about the midterm next week, as well as our assignment for over the Olympic break. I think that’s the first class all semester where I got something out of it. Then I was on my way home for the day.

But alas, my time at home was short lived. I had to get cleaned up and changed so I could go to my first shift at my new job! My clothes were all ironed and clean, I put on my new spiffy shoes, and made my way there. They gave me my (clip on) tie, and my name tag, so I looked like a real employee. Then I spent the whole 6 hours up on the computer doing training courses. I understand they are necessary, but man, I was almost nodding off by the end. Dinner was eaten on my break – I picked up some brown rice California rolls from the deli, and had a Cashew Cookie Larabar earlier on my coffee break as a snack – so there were no pictures taken, but I know you all have good imaginations.

At least I made a fun snack/second dinner when I got home 🙂

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My smoothie concoction contained an overripe mango, young coconut water & meat, cocoa powder, and some almond milk to top up the glass.

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I needed something to chew on as well, so I made toast with peanut butter & grape jelly.

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Totally hit the spot.

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The rest of the evening was spent chillin’, and sorting out my day tomorrow. I’m going to a fun exercise class in the morning, and I have my last Volunteer training tomorrow for the Games. Weeeee! But if I’m going to get through that, plus some midterm studying, well, I better get to bed. Night!

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4 Comments on “One Week”

  1. February 6, 2010 at 4:20 am #

    Loving that PBJ! 6 hours on a computer doing training stuff would zonk me out – computers suck out my energy. WOOHOO for the Olympics!! How exciting!

  2. February 6, 2010 at 4:50 pm #

    Oooh congrats on day one at your new job! hopefully the training stuff doesn’t last too long.

    I can’t wait for some Olympics action!

  3. February 6, 2010 at 8:48 pm #

    It must be SO exciting to be so close to the Olympics! Which sport is your fave? I personally love the figure skating.
    Best of luck on your mid-terms!

  4. Heather
    February 10, 2010 at 4:49 pm #

    Mmm, one of my favourite things to do with oats when I feel like chocolate is to put a bit of cocoa powder or carob powder in there (you need a bit of extra sweetener if you use cocoa). so good…. and a fairly healthy way to get a chocolate fix
    I do these ‘overnight’ oats all the time, though I’ve never called it that. I would definitely call it muesli in its unsoaked form, but I love how the overnight soak softens the oats.
    I usually use ground flax, which makes it kinda sticky-like. Does chia do the same thing? And do you grind your chia, or just chuck it in there whole?

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