Oh how I wish I had a bit more time to chat today. I am writing my first of five finals and it’s going to feel so good to have even just one scratched off the list.
As for food, that has been something else around here lately. My friend Chloe, who’s from France, made an apple pie for my birthday that you’ll see below. Did you know that French apple pies are nothing like American apple pies?! I feel like I just discovered a whole new world and it’s a really good one.
And a couple of my best gal pals from school made a surprise Nutella brownie delivery as a little belated treat last night. Ohhh how it reminded me of just how much the little things can make us feel loved. And may I just say that whomever first had the idea to put Nutella in brownies deserves a lot of recognition.
Here’s a peek at what kept me fuelled on Monday through my day of studying and evening of chatting away with Chloe. Intense catch-up sessions require proper nourishment too, people.
I have been eating this breakfast as if it’s going out of style lately and I don’t foresee myself getting sick of it because there are so many ways to change it up! Toast or pancakes instead of a muffin, scrambled eggs instead of over-easy and any fruit your heart desires.
banana oatmeal muffin with Sunbutter // over-easy egg // fruit
one of approximately 17 handfuls of carrots with hummus
My mom brought me some split-pea soup when she visited on the weekend and I was so thankful to have it as I rushed out the door to campus. It tasted much better than it looked.
split-pea soup // toast with butter and jam
I got hungry again shortly after lunch and whipped up a big smoothie. It’s amazing how just a few blueberries make smoothies so good but SO ugly. ha.
almond milk // spinach // frozen blueberries // frozen bananas
Chloe and I had dinner at one of my favourite little cafes where choosing a sandwich is always a serious conundrum. So many amazing concoctions! But this choice was a very very good one.
cranberry sauce + brie + walnuts + tuna + alfalfa + cucumber // carrot soup // salad
I so wish I could give you all a slice of this to try! Isn’t it a thing of beauty?
Chloe’s apple pie
And on a completely unrelated-to-sugar note, if you happen to be in the market for a lower body-focused workout, I did this one this morning and loved it.
I hope your week is off to a GREAT start.
And tell me, have you been eating anything wonderful lately?!