I am through with my first Monday of the school year, and I am pooped. I think that it will get easier once I get the hang of my schedule, but at the moment, everything feels a little bit crazy. I did manage to make myself a lunch today, which I am very proud of. My main dish was a salad with cannellini beans, spinach, sundried tomatoes and feta. I made enough to have at least one day’s worth of leftovers, which cuts back on some of my lunch prep time later in the week. I also packed a small orange, some v-8 juice, a square of dark chocolate, and a quinoa bar. These quinoa bars are my new obsession. I am extremely picky when it comes to bars, but these are great. They are cheaper per calorie than most bars (99 cents for 230 calories), and they don’t have a bunch of junk in them: the only ingredients are quinoa, sesame seeds, date syrup and rice syrup. Each bar comes with three thin sheets of bar, which are crisp and somewhat chewy. I am a big fan.
On the way home from school, all I could think about was Indian food, so the Lemonator and I opted for some TJ’s Indian fare.
Packaged Indian food is often bland, but I love the spice combinations in this. And there is something perfect about a dinner of perfectly spiced beans and rice. So many cultures have some version of beans and rice, and I only wish that I was familiar with more of them.
For dessert, I had a few spears of dried mango.
Kimba is still teaching me sleep yoga, but I cannot do it as well as he can.