The day has come…time to sling on my oversized backpack that makes me look like a turtle, put on my Toms and rediscover my inner nerdy self (shouldn’t be too hard). I’m taking three courses this semester: Biotechnology (which apparently is one of the hardest courses in the program), Nutrition and Disease, and Medical Nutrition Therapy.
Although I don’t look forward to the 1.5 hour long commute that awaits me, I’m excited to listen to all the podcasts I’ve downloaded. If you have any recommendations, please please share the love! I’m new to this podcast world. It’ll make the drive a lot less gruesome.
On Saturday, the hubby and I went to The Steeping Room. This place is heavenly for all you tea lovers out there! The list of teas is endless…
Yup..that’s just the tea menu!
We’ve come here before to drink tea, but this was our first time to dine. Their food menu’s very impressive as well! With many organic, gluten-free, and vegan options, there’s something for everyone!
I ordered the Seasonal Grilled Vegetable sandwich. It had tofu, zucchini, roasted red peppers, caramelized onions (Yes!), arugula walnut pesto (I’ll be recreating this soon), and hummus (I opted for this instead of goat cheese). It was served with a side of mixed greens dressed with balsamic vinigarette.
Tim had a Croque Monsieur for the first time in his life! The scallion aioli and over-easy egg made this classic ham and cheese sandwich extra special. I just like saying the word “aioli.” Sounds so fancy! I was so excited for him! Usually this sandwich tends to be on the heavier side, but it tasted surprisingly very light…not too greasy. Tim really enjoyed it! And he opted for chips rather than salad despite my persuasive efforts. Boo…
I’ve been seeing a lot of drippy eggs amongst the bloggers (first time from Laura), and I must say, it certainly has changed my life! I’ve been eating a drippy eggs, PB &J sandwich every morning for the past 2 weeks! It sure made this sandwich as well!
Had a marvelous time!
Since my weekdays are going to be crazy, I’m getting back to my old schedule of prepping all my food over the weekend. My routine looks like this…
- Roast veggies.
- Wash green leafy veggies: usually spinach, kale.
- Cook grains and beans: quinoa, lentils, brown rice, chickpeas are my usual.
- Prepare meat in the slow cooker (chicken, flank steak, whatever I have on hand), cook ground bison meat in a pan, make hardboiled eggs.
These are the products of my labor from this weekend…Why not roast everything while the oven is still hot? Not only is roasting my favorite way to eat veggies, I love that I don’t have to babysit them. I’m quite the roasting queen as you can see…
I’d like to mention that corn was 5 for $1! A money saving tip: Buy as many fresh ones while they’re basically free, cook, and freeze for the later months!
For a quick salad – wash veggies, remove all the water by using a spinner (my life saver!), and seal in a ziploc bag with a paper towel. This helps the greens stay fresher longer as the towel absorbs all the excess moisture.
Cooked all my grains and beans
Once a month, I cook a huge batch of beans, store in individual containers, and freeze so that come Sundays, all I have to do is transfer one of the containers to the fridge.
Ahhh…What a glorious sight!
Yes, it does take up a big chunk of time (although I’ve gotten really fast at it), but it’s so worth it! Come weekday mornings when I have to leave the house by 6, all I have to do is dump and mix! I don’t worry about anything going bad because between the hubby and me, we gobble it up pretty quickly. I also prepare couple of dishes on weekends, such as casseroles, soups, pasta dishes, to freeze for later or to enjoy during the week. And this is how I manage to eat healthy while trying to juggle a million things each day.
Aside from these “dump and mix” quick meals, I also prepare couple of dishes on weekends to freeze for lateng the week.
I’m headed out the door now! Hope you guys have a marvelous Monday!
What are some of your fav podcasts?
How do you manage to eat healthy when you’re super busy? Any tips or routines you’d like to share?