Happy Friday! I don’t have classes on Fridays this semester and we don’t have school on Monday because of MLK day so I get an extra-long weekend! I just wish it wasn’t so cold outside so that I could enjoy it a little more. Basically all I want to do is stay cozy in my room. But that’s fine with me–I’m getting a lot of reading (school and leisure) done, so that’s always a plus.
Last night my friend brought over homemade Oatmeal Raisin cookies and I couldn’t resist having one–they were delicious and made with whole wheat flour so I can feel a little better about eating them ; )
I got up this morning to a breakfast that I hadn’t had since last semester: overnight oats. I forgot how much I love this breakfast! It is so creamy, yummy, and filling. It’s easy too: soak 1/2 c oats in 1/2 c water and 1 T flax overnight. Then in the morning add cinnamon, banana, and yogurt. Perfection!
After breakfast I had to brave the unbearable cold to go to a meeting for work. I work as the Hillel Marketing Intern and while last semester it didn’t take up too much time, the spring is always a lot busier so I’ll be working a lot more. At least I’ll be making some money!
From there I headed to the gym which was a complete madhouse again. There are just so many people there, I hate it! I waited almost 10 minutes for a machine, and finally did the elliptical for 35 min, did some upper-body lifting for about 10, stretched quickly (on the floor—there was no mat space open) and then I was out of there–all the crowds and craziness really stresses me out, blech.
I was cold and hungry when I got home so I made a comforting lunch of soup, hummus sandwich, and veggies. The soup was just meh—I usually love this brand and was excited when I saw low sodium options. Unfortunately along with the sodium went a lot of the flavor—I ended up adding some hot sauce to give it a little kick. The sandwich was perfect though—Sabra hummus is the BEST. If you buy any other brand you are just wasting your time!
I tried the banana cookie larabar for the first time today and I LOVED IT! The banana flavor was really prominent and it was awesome. Another winner, for sure.
Back to school means back to the frozen dinners for me. Tonight was Lean Cuisine Butternut Squash Ravioli and some crackers. The ravioli was awesome! I am so impressed with this meal, it was so good that I could definitely heat it up, put it on a plate, and serve it to others and they would be thrilled, thinking I made a delicious meal! The ravioli was filling, the squash was flavorful, the sauce was rich and creamy, there were tons of vegetables, and even some crunchy walnuts. I loved it!
My chocolate craving came on hard tonight so I satisfied it with a chocolate rice cake and chocolate covered pretzels. I don’t really have anything fun planned for this weekend, so I’ll probably just read some more, watching some tv online and get lots of sleep!
Have a great weekend!