Hi guys~ I hope your Tuesday has found you well. I was feeling a bit migrainey at work today (weather + hormones) but after my lunch, tea and a piece of chocolate sneaked out to me by the pastry chef–I feel a ton better. I’m just not really sleeping too well it seems lately. It takes me a looong time to fall asleep at night! I suppose its because I’m so wired from school when I get home at midnight and then I take a shower and immediately try to fall asleep and find my mind still spinning and working! Does this happen to anyone?! It makes me feel so tired in the morning 🙁 Valerian root and melatonin work well in my experience, I just don’t want to spend $$ right now and would love a free, natural solution! I wish I had time for more yoga…that really helps me!
Anyways! On to lunch! I packed a typical work lunch today: a tofurkey/cheese/spinach sandwich on Ezekiel bread (no more fresh bread! sad!) and had a large juicy red pear along with it. I forgot to put in my lunchbox my tiny piece of chocolate for dessert (I ALWAYS have chocolate!) so it was a good thing Stella, our pastry chef, surprised me with a couple dark chocolate chips! They were divine!
A couple hours later I tried my new snack that I brought. When I was home a few days ago I snagged a Kashi Go Lean “Roll” bar out of my parent’s cupboard. It was the peanut caramel flavor and was just “okay”…it was so chewy and the phone kept ringing, which made it incredibly awkward for me to eat and enjoy. I’ve tried a ton of bars now and I have to say that larabars, think organic and clif bars are still my favorite. But I would still usually choose something like trail mix or peanut butter and crackers over anything. Bars just seem to go right through me! This one was tasty but a little to “protein-bar” tasting for me. I won’t buy it again. I’d rather use my money elsewhere!
I just reheated the rest of last night’s dinner tonight, which made for an easy meal and an easy clean up! I’m out of soba noodles though so when I got home from work I steamed up some brown rice to have instead. Mmm!! This stir-fry was SO tasty! On the side I cut up two carrots to eat raw. I’ve always been a big fan of “bunny food”. 😉
Tonight we are just baking off our puff pastry that we made last night. I’m sort of scared because I didn’t leave mine in the best shape…it was sort of oozing with butter that should have been more tightly “laminated” in the dough. It’s hard though!!! I guess only time will tell how it’s doing and I’ll see soon……