Still trying to undo some of the damage inflicted by heaping mounds of mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie over the holiday weekend? Make sure you check out my last post for tips about getting back on track! In an effort to practice what I preach, I have really been aiming to include a lot of whole, nutrient-dense foods in my diet this week. My eats today were a good example!
Lunch was another salad from campusSpinach topped with cucumbers, red and green bell peppers, carrots, golden raisins and tuna.I added an extra head of lettuce, kidney beans, salsa and another one of these cute little hummus packets.
This week marks the last week of instruction for the quarter, meaning I a ton of studying to do for the next few days! I have a midterm on Friday, and then I start finals on Monday. Yikes!
I drank a beer while studying.
A few more hours of studying and my tummy started talking to me. Dinner was a creation I have been thinking about since my future mother-in-law sent me home with a giant, uncooked sweet potato that was leftover from Thanksgiving dinner.
Scrambled eggs, sweet potato and a Laughing Cow Swiss Cheese triangle rolled up in a whole wheat tortilla lightly browned in the George Foreman. I wish I could say this creation was as amazing as I thought it was going to be, but it wasn’t. It was still good, but it was just missing….something. But, I can’t figure out what!
Why Would Jessica Eat This?: Love pumpkin? You should try sweet potatoes! Just like pumpkin, these guys are a great source of beta-carotene and fiber, with very minimal fat. They are also packed with antioxidants, anti-inflammatory agents and have positive effects on blood glucose levels. They have a deliciously sweet flavor and can be made in the oven or microwave. Easy peasy!
Back to studying….I could use another beer.