Today has been one of those busy days. I feel like everything involving food has happened in 5 minutes- flat.
Starting with my first rushed meal of the day.
Rye English Muffin-like roll, 1 whole egg, goat’s cheese, Italian seasoning, strawberries & raspberries.
While making breakfast, I realized I had nothing for lunch. Hmm… I have a bunch of vegetables, cheese, and whole grain tortillas. A wrap it is! Heck, while I’ve got everything out, I’ll make two. One for me and one for my hard-working boyfriend. Lunch was packed up in 5 minutes-flat.
1 whole grain tortilla shell, cream cheese for sticking power, lettuce, radishes, shredded carrot, cheddar cheese and raisins. 1 pear.
Not only was lunch made in 5 minutes-flat, it was also consumed in the same fashion between sending the kids out to play and heading to rehearsal for our “teachers’ band.” I joined the group just for fun but it has turned into the performing type of band. From garage band to stadium. Well not quite. From basement to Wednesday’s assembly. I hope I don’t embarrass the other band members with my singing!
I hurried home from work only to realize that I’d forgotten my cell phone in my PE bag. So, I quickly packed my gym bag, made a toasted peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and rushed out the door heading back to where I’d just come from. It took me less than 5 minutes to quickly snarf the sandwich down.
At the gym I did Body Pump again. I was feeling really good today. Full of energy, lunging like there was no tomorrow! The class was great and since it ended right when my favorite German tv show began, I hopped on the treadmill. Flipping my personal treadmill tv on, I walked hills for 45 minutes while watching a 20 year old au pair cook a Turkish inspired appetizer and main dish for her 4 guests. I must recreate her dessert on a hot summer day, margarita sorbet. Yummy!
Watching people cook and eat while you’re at the gym is one way to build up an appetite. I was hungry, dinner had to be fast. Luckily I was able to whip it together in 5 minutes-flat.
5 Minute Tuna salad salad.
Lettuce, 1/2 tomato, 1 shredded carrot, 2 radishes, tuna salad (tuna mixed with mayo and Italian seasoning,) and 2 slices of pumpkin seed whole-grain bread- misted with olive oil and toasted on the stove. Sprinkle everything with Italian seasoning.
“What with all my body-building lately, I thought I could use a little more protein in my diet.” (I hope you could all tell I wanted that to be read in an Arnold Schwarzenegger voice.)
I didn’t post yesterday but wanted to share a beautiful photo of my after-school snack.
Plain yogurt, strawberries, raspberries, granola.
Question to all readers who are foreign residents of Germany- have you donated blood here? I’d like to donate at a drive next Monday but I can’t find any information saying that I’d be allowed as a foreigner. Any personal experience?
A day of cooking done in the quick, hurry method means that I have a hue pile of dirty dishes to attend to.
Unfortunately, this is one task that will take more than 5 minutes-flat.