Raspberry and Chocolate

If there is one thing I have been craving for the past week or so, its been raspberries! Unfortunately, I can’t find raspberries anywhere under $4.99! I’ve been craving raspberries, cottage cheese, and cocoa powder!

So this morning, when I left work, I headed back to Brew HaHa, for a sugar free Brew HaHa Latte (raspberry and mocha syrups). I had a practice exam at 9am (hey, it was free), so I figured the espresso in this latte would help power me through the morning. I remembered to grab a yogurt for breakfast, too. Thank you for your convenience, Dannon Light and Fit Greek!

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After a while, the tummy wanted a little something so I tapped into the emergency trunk stash, with a Chocolate Raspberry Luna Fiber bar!

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After the exam, I had to get my car looked at because my battery light came on. (Luckily, it was just a bad sensor, and the battery was fine.) I stopped by Pathmark while I was in the area and the tummy was growling. I finally gave the Fig Newton Fruit Thins a try. Can you guess which flavor I grabbed? Yup, Chocolate Raspberry. I must say, not too shabby.

I was able to cuddle up ans squeeze in a two hour nap. Really? Two hours? I’ve been up since 5pm yesterday, and all I got is two hours? I think its because I have so much on my mind, so many projects to finish, so many lectures to watch… Well, I up now, so lets bang these out!

Oddly enough, when I woke up from my nap, I had a ravenous appetite! I wound up eating Kashi Pumpkin Spice Flax granola bar and a Peach Cottage Cheese Double. My dad said some days we are just hungrier than others. Yeah, try telling that to this crazy girl. When I’m that hungry, I get crazy self conscious and paranoid.

Take a deep breath. Listen to my body. Focus. Okay.

Since I was up, I made my dinner for tonight’s shift. Last night, I got talking to one of the nurses about my love for tempeh, so I made a tempeh wrap for dinner. I used half an Everything wrap, an ounce of broccoli slaw, spinach, onion, green pepper, Sesame Garlic Tempeh, and a drizzle of fat free honey dijon dressing.

WP_002213This was so packed that the wrap broke as I rolled it up. Oh well, messy food is usually tasty food. Heck, look at sloppy joes!

Tuna Casserole

I couldn’t decide if I should sleep today or not. Taking naps usually keeps me up later that night and with clinical bright and early tomorrow morning, I did not want to have issues sleeping. I was going to finish Friday’s run after work today as I headed to Church. It rained the other day, and temperatures have really dropped, here in Wilmington. Life had other plans for me. I apparently locked me keys in my car last night, and didn’t realize it! Yay for work having security jimmy into my car! After standing in the cold, I was wide awake and decided to treat myself to some Brew Ha Ha (despite the three cups of coffee I had had over night). I got my favorite: The Brew Ha Ha! Latte! Raspberry…. mocha… espresso! I got them to use the sugar free syrups and skim milk (and nix on the whipped cream), and it was a nice way to reward myself on my good eating. (I always love a little cinnamon on top!

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The remainder of the morning was spent with my nose in my laptop. Not working on the blog, unfortunately  but trying to finish up some projects. I’m a fan of Tuna Helper, and especially tuna melts, but I have never had Tuna Casserole. I feel like hot tuna has a bad rep…

I ask my stepdad if he liked tuna casserole, and he was super excited! I’ll take that as a yes. For the next few days, he kept asking if I had the ingredients to make it. I thought it was nice of him to see if I needed anything. Now, its annoying. “Well I make it this way… what kind of noodles are you using?” “Do you have enough soup? Noodles get really dry as leftovers…” “What are you using for the crunchy top. Its gotta have the crunchy top.”

Are you cooking? No? Okay, then shoosh! Geez!

For dinner, I made Rockin’ Tuna Noodle Casserole using HungryGirl’s recipe. I dare not tell my family the ingredients I use, such as tofu shirataki noodles, because then I have to hear flack about it. Like, hello, you didn’t notice the difference until I just told you. Stop talking and keep eating! (Wow, I’m a little feisty today. Must be the sleep deprivation.)

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Any way…

I added Bundo’d this baby by using two 5 oz cans of tuna fish, a bunch of chopped mushrooms, and a small, sauteed chopped onion and garlic. This turned out really good and a big hit among the shirataki skeptics! Just follow the HG recipe but add the shrooms, onion, and garlic. I found that a sprinkle of black pepper, garlic powder, and a pinch of salt did the trick! Steamed broccoli was the perfect partner!

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This creamy dish was followed by melon and cottage cheese for dessert!

As of now, I have officially been awake over 24 hours, and I am starting to feel it. I am going to try to watch some lecture, but I’m not making any promises. I hope you all have had a great weekend, and cheers to a new week! (Psst… did you know that exactly one month from month, I’ll be a college graduate?!)

 

PS. The 100th post is coming up! Any suggestions or requests?