Well my appetite is coming back. I’m taking that as a good sign that I am seriously getting better. I had a lot less of a cough today and blew my nose less. BUT I now have a lot of head pain and pressure. I can’t win.
My green smoothie this morning was exceptionally good though. I replaced the cup of milk with a cup of Evolution Apple Carrot juice and boy did it make this smoothie pop! Blended with nonfat vanilla yogurt, spinach, frozen banana, and fish oil. Yum-o.
I only had one class today so after my first trip all alone to Costco (where I succeeded in only getting one thing off my list!) I came back home around 1pm for lunch. Today’s lunch was brought to me by Pacific Food’s delicious Spicy Black Bean & Kale Soup. I loved this one! Perhaps if I could taste better it may have been too spicy for me but since I couldn’t, it was perfect. I cooled myself off with a Greek yogurt and honey parfait mixed with a spoonful of almond butter.
Around 3pm, soooo bored with the report I was reading and having a sudden craving for cookies, I walked to the store and bought some simple M&M ones. I ate two with two glasses of milk and was satisfied. Maybe I just really wanted milk? (Looks like I ate more because Chris showed up for some cookie munching. ^_^) Dessersday?
After hours of more homework, I realized I better get my dinner in the oven since it took an hour to cook. >.< I timed this poorly though. I was suddenly ravenous and had to break into another cheese & fruit box. Ate two of the cheeses with the crackers and apples. I always save the brie and almonds and cranberries for adding to my salads.
Eventually dinner was ready. It was kind of nice to not work this evening so I had time to bake this in the oven. This was my find at Costco! Milton’s Fire Roasted Vegetable Lasagna with whole grain pasta. Two big trays for $10. Good buy, in my opinion. I served myself up a tiny slice with a spinach salad with bell pepper and a drizzle of ranch. Boy was I hungrier than I thought though. I went back for another piece and am now very content and ready to get some reading done in bed.
In honor of National Soup Month (January!), the lovely folks at Pacific Foods have been kind enough to let me hold a giveaway so that two lucky readers can try out these same delectable soups I did! These are some of my favorite soups to have on hand for when you need a quick, warm, and nutritious meal. I’ve never had a Pacific Soup I didn’t like to be honest.
To enter: Please just leave a comment saying what your favorite kind of soup is. Recipe/Product links are encouraged!
Giveaway Ends: Thursday January 16th at 7pm PST