This is the one compromise I will make, when in a hurry – Quaker Instant Oatmeal Regular Flavour. While it does not even begin to be compared with the real thing, you can simply stir in hot water, and it’s ready to go. That is definitely hard to beat on busy morning, as I was rushing off to yet another 8am exam.
Result? Instant oatmeal with 1/2 banana, peanut butter and brown sugar on top, along with the remaining banana and coffee.
I also added these to feel full longer:
A more carnivorous breakfast included plain yogurt, banana, frozen blueberries and peanut butter granola.
As I was meeting mom for lunch later (I know, I know – it’s a family lunch week), I snacked on some baby carrots, finished 1/2 bottle of smoothie from yesterday (still too sweet).
I also couldn’t resist, and poured myself a cup of coffee. No soy milk at work, so black… Ummm…. yeah. The last time I had black coffee was when I pulled an all nighter in university, and made some black instant coffee to stay awake. It was so disgusting that I poured the whole thing down the drain… This one was… better. However, black coffee still leaves a nasty aftertaste in my mouth.
My mom and I met at Cagney’s, a family restaurant in Mississauga. I would say they serve a fairly typical fare, consisting of burgers, chicken salads, sandwiches and the like.
No beer = fancy water… Perrier water with lime:
California Spring Salad with baby greens, fresh sliced strawberries, red onion, sweet-candied pecans with balsamic and olive oil dressing on the side. It tasted great – I finished the whole thing, and stopped myself from licking the plate.
Mom got the same salad, but with goat cheese on top:
Pre-workout snack: protein, fat (peanuts) + carbohydrates (apple sauce).
Post-workout fuel: about 1/2 cup of coconut water –> tonnes of electrolytes and potassium.
For the weekend, we were heading out to Niagara Falls with our friends for Kate’s late birthday celebration (the other Kate from the Kate team), so the next few meals would also be eaten at restaurants.
I decided to suck it up and actually try the soy yogurt, which has been hanging out in my fridge for at least a week now. A student in my class told me that the vanilla flavour IS actually really good, which has been the first mention of soy yogurt being good that I have heard, and it brought up my spirits a little bit.
I was fully armed:
I had no idea what to expect consistency wise, so I made sure to shake it really well before opening…
Hmm…. much more creamy than I expected. Promising?
It was REALLY good!!! Creamy vanilla goodness! I inhaled the whole thing with peanut butter granola, and didn’t even need the banana.