This may be the first day of the week, but I already feel like it should be at least Wednesday.
I didn’t feel very well last night so opted for less school preparation and more rest. Unfortunately, I had a really hard time sleeping last night. I probably fell asleep around 2 even though I’d been in bed since 10. No fun. I woke up feeling tired and unprepared. Again, no fun. At least I had breakfast ready to go.
Regular bowl of oats topped with a crumbled white chocolate macadamia granola bar, shredded coconut, flax, hemp, and almond butter. Coffee, naturally.
Luckily my students have German first thing in the morning so I was able to use those precious 40 min. to pull my act together. I may be a procrastinator at heart, but when it comes to teaching, I’m usually over and above in preparation.
Lunch was another pre-planned dream turned hurdle. The idea was that my digital photography club followers would have a lunch picnic with me and we would focus on food photography today. Unfortunately, with my club being on Mondays, only one kid remembered the whole picnic plan. Needless to say, with no other food to photograph, my tofu taco salad was a very popular item. I can only imagine what the parents will think as they look through their kid’s photos from today. Let’s just say that my camera takes much more attractive food photos… some of the pics I saw of this lunch were not too appealing.
Lettuce, tofu taco “meat,” avocado, tomato, and salsa.
Everyone forgets important things now and then- today the family on schedule to bring our class fruit snack forgot. Luckily we had dried apples which I removed from hiding to feed the hungry pack.
After school, I tutored for an hour, rushed home to get my gym bag, toast a sun-dried tomato bagel, top it with olive oil spread, and run out the door to the bus. The bus never came but the next one 15 minutes later did. I was worried that I wouldn’t make it in time to my favorite yoga class… but luck was on my side. The instructor let me slip in 5 minutes late. After feeling strong, flexible, and balanced, I hit up the sauna, showered, then shopped. I was hungry after the workout so drank a fruit smoothie to hold me over. I included apples, blueberries, raspberries, banana, black berries and black currents.
It was apparently gold and green shopping day today. Lemon throat drops, black olives, agave, tofu, milk, apple sauce, pear, arugula, parsnips, beats, cucumber, eggs, and cress sprouts.
Once home, I whipped up a Couscous Greek Salad
Whole wheat couscous, tomatoes, cucumber, black olives, chickpeas, feta cheese, balsamic vinegar and olive oil.
It would be a sin to eat couscous in anything other than my Tunisian bowl. I guess I thought I should be hungrier than I really was because I was only able to eat about 1/3 cup of this beautiful mess.
Maybe I was just subconsciously saving room for dessert. Avocado chocolate pudding and strawberries.
Eating these two together was chocolate covered strawberry heaven!
Now comes the part of the day when the Manic Monday begins to slow down into a hopefully Tame Tuesday. Time for dishes, tea, blog reading, and a warm bed!
I hope you had a gentle transition into the new week!
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