And the #1 Key to Avoiding Procrastination is…
Internet and cable outages in your neighborhood!!!!!!!! Thanks Comcast, you always just know what to do to help me get my head in the game.
Soon after I woke up this morning, I lost Internet and cable access. I find it ironic considering that it happened at the exact moment that I asked you all about procrastination! Turns out, I was actually able to focus and study all day long without being tempted – because there was nothing to tempt me! Still, you all provided some great tips and now that Comcast has given me back my access, I will be sure to put your tips to good use! Thanks!
THREE-MEALS-A-DAY CHALLENGE: DAY ONE
Today is the first day in my challenge to eat three square meals from home. I have to say, it’s going GREAT so far. Probably because I didn’t have class, cable or Internet 😉 Tomorrow may be an entirely different story.
In the interest of time (still studying…) and overall quality of the meals, here are today’s breakfast and dinner – my favorite meals and the ones that took the most effort!
I woke up early to workout so that I could have the rest of my day to do as I pleased. That meant that I was able to make a gigantic bowl of Booberry Oatmeal.
It kinda looks like grey sludge…but it was good, I promise!
This bowl included:
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup unsweetened rice milk
- 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
- 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1 tbsp. ground flax
I hadn’t had blueberries in my oatmeal for a while. It was a nice change of pace, but the frozen ones aren’t all that sweet. I definitely needed some banana in there. I ended up adding a teaspoon of maple syrup after I took these pictures to give it more sweetness!
And of course one can’t forget a delicious mug of Coffee Cocoa.
I was most excited about tonight’s dinner because it was the first time I have ever tried baking my own tofu!! I used the influence of Gliding Calm and this post from Caitlin to create my version, and it turned out great!
I cut the tofu into ten pieces and let the water soak into paper towels for about an hour before placing them on the baking sheet. I then brushed each piece with toasted sesame oil, Annie’s Smokey Maple BBQ Sauce and teriyaki marinade and sprinkled Mrs. Dash Southwest Chipotle seasoning over the top. I then baked the tofu at 375* for 30 minutes, until it was nice and crispy! By the way, some of you asked on my last post whether or not the tofu from Whole Foods was firm – it is! I don’t like the soft stuff, so I always make sure mine is plenty firm and crispy! And the tofu I made tonight was no different.
I put 1/2 of the recipe on a bed of spinach and topped it all with a little extra teriyaki to cover the greens.
It turned out great – baked tofu is so easy and delicious! I will definitely be making it more often. It was so good, in fact, that I went back and had the rest of the tofu block And even once it was gone, I wanted more – yum!
Now this opinion is coming from somebody who thought tofu = gross this time last year. So if I can eat an entire block of tofu for dinner – that’s saying something! If your worried about the texture, make sure to buy extra firm. I can guarantee that if you bake it long enough, it will be crispy and to your liking.
NAME THAT SANDWICH CONTEST!
The people over at Arnold/Brownberry Breads were kind enough to notify me about this super cool contest going on right now. I encourage you to check it out because the prize is $2500 for you and $2500 for the charity of your choice!! Here is the description from my email:
“Arnold Select Sandwich Thins are a unique sandwich-sized flatbread that are thinner than a roll, healthier than most sliced bread, and more practical than a pita. The latest creation from the Arnold brand can best be described as rolls which are flattened to a skinny size, then sliced, featuring a new shape that is not skinny on taste! Arnold Select Sandwich Thins are available in three varieties: 100% Whole Wheat, Multi-Grain and Whole Grain White.
Because the bread is completely new….its not a Panini, a Hoagie, a Muffeletta…what is it!?!?!
If you go to http://www.arnoldnamethatsandwich.com/ you can enter a contest to name the sandwich bread. The winner will receive $2,500 and will get another $2,500 to donate to their favorite charity. The winner’s name could also be trademarked and featured on Arnold’s packaging!”
I don’t know about you all, but I am definitely going to put on my creative thinking cap and check this one out!! If you do decide to enter – good luck!!
I’m off to check up on all the lovely blogs I missed because of a down Internet!