It’s been a pretty peaceful afternoon and I am just loooving this new schedule! I thoroughly believe that everyone is at their best at a certain time of the day and for me it’s ALWAYS been the morning. I would much rather get up super early, get everything I need to get done done and then relax for the rest of the day. I’m a huge dork and actually enjoy going to bed early, so it suits me.
This afternoon I walked on the treadmill for 45 minutes (speed 3.7 and incline 1.0) and watched some of Pearl Harbor. Love that movie!
I then had this snack of vanilla chobani with a half serving of ezekiel cereal:
I had never had vanilla chobani before and let me just tell you—-it was freakin’ AMAZING!!!! So thick and sweet…like a dessert but with much lower sugar than other yogurts (13 grams instead of 22). I will DEFINITELY be buying this bad boy again! It was like pudding!
I also went to the library and got these new books:
I started The Heretic’s Daughter already and cannot put it down. I love historic fiction and have an odd obsession with the Salem Witch Trials.
And for dinner I perfected the art of tofu. I know, I know….I can hear the collective sigh at yet another post about baked tofu. But tonight it was spectacular!! Seriously! This is exactly what I did so you can replicate the love in your own kitchen:
Start by opening a container of tofu. Drain the water. I like extra firm and buy Whole Foods brand because its only $1.99. Press underneath kitchen towels and a heavy book for 30 minutes.
Then when all the water has been pressed out of it (this causes the tofu to actually lose two ounces in water weight), slice it into two thick pieces. Slice those pieces into four thin slices so you have eight thin slices of tofu. Put away four of the thin slices for another day.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Rub 2 tsp toasted sesame oil on your four pieces of tofu. Next, rub two tsp of rice wine vinegar on then and then douse them with garlic powder, cayenne pepper, salt and onion powder. Bake for 30 minutes, flipping each slice after 15. They will come out from the oven chewy, golden, crusty and delicious!
So, I recently started having two servings per tofu container instead of four servings. I am so much more full and satisfied this way! I can’t believe I used to actually get four servings out of one container. No wonder I was hungry! Half the container of tofu (once the water is pressed out of it) weighs approximately 6 oz and here are the stats for 6 oz of extra firm tofu:
9 grams fat
0 grams sat. fat
0 grams cholesterol
16.8 grams of protein (!!!)
3.4 grams of carbs
So yes, I am so much happier eating half the container of tofu than I was when I was strangely rationing it out the way I had done for years and years. I have to buy more tofu this way, but it’s less than two bucks and that means a dollar per meal. Pretty good. I also had a baked yam and spinach with cayenne pepper for dinner if you couldn’t already tell.
After dinner I read for awhile and then had half an ezekiel english muffin with pb and jam for dessert:
I am just looooving that its only 7:20 and I already have everything done. Coffee is made, homework is done, breakfast and snack are laid out for tomorrow and my bathtub & new book are calling my name.
Have a terrific evening!