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Classic comfort staples

December 2, 2008

This will be short because there are only a few more weeks before winter break and that means TONS of tests, papers, and projects!
Last night I made a yummy sundae with vanilla frozen yogurt, mango, half a banana, cinnamon, and a sprinkle of coconut. YUM.

Breakfast: went for 1/2 cup of oats because during the week, I need a more substantial breakfast: 1/2 cup oats, 1/2 cup of that weird maple flavored oat milk (i might have to throw this out…), 1/2 cup water, 1/2 banana, some blueberries, flax, and Greek yogurt.
Snack: I nibbled on carrots! It was nice to have this instead of a bar because my mid-morning hunger isn’t so severe that I need something THAT calorie dense.

Lunch: I made a delicious wrap, although it got so flattened that it looked more like a sandwich. It had baby spinach, rapini, avocado, a Laughing Cow, and hummus. SO GOOD! Plus leftover broccoli and an apple.

It was practically a blizzard all day! I love snow, but that cancels out all possibilities of running outside. I decided to come home after school and try a different approach- save the homework for LAST, because then you really can’t procrastinate. Right when I got home, I changed and went down to the workout room for some elliptical stuff. I did intervals today… 5 minutes warm up, 1 minute hard, 2 minutes easy for 25 minutes, then another 10 minutes of moderately paced training. Intervals definitely make things more interesting! I don’t usually trust the calorie burn, but it was about 390 calories.
I went upstairs and had a snack of 1/2 cup cottage cheese, the other half of my banana, and 1/8 cup of grapenuts with cinnamon.

This definitely tided me over till dinner! I practiced an hour of piano and did some homework while my dad made the fastest dinner in the world.
THIS IS COMFORT FOOD TO ME. Pure Chinese homestyle cooking: scrambled eggs and tomatoes and stir-fried string beans.

The eggs, which I need to make sometime, are really simple: you scramble eggs in vegetable oil, then add garlic, ginger, salt, soy sauce, and tomatoes, and stir-fry it and then reduce the heat. The tomatoes burst and the whole thing becomes sweet and soupy– in fact, many restaurants serve this as a sauce for noodles!
Seconds on eggs:

and I feel a dessert/fruit craving coming on.
Had hot chocolate, a pear, some grapes, and a small whole grain graham cracker square that tasted like cardboard.


Good night!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Catherine permalink
    December 2, 2008 5:52 am

    Hi there —
    I’m VERY impressed with your blog. Checked it out to have an idea how this works. I wonder whether you ever saw “Babette’s Feast”? If not, you have to check it out! Congrats,
    Catherine S.

  2. Santa Barbara Dreaming permalink
    December 2, 2008 5:31 pm

    mmmm comfort food. I’ve never had that combo with eggs before, but sounds filling and yummy.
    Kudos to you for 1)listening to your body and your hunger cues, and 2)for trying interval training! I agree with you that it’s a lot more interesting than going at the same pace the entire time!
    Happy Tuesday Lida!

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