Have you ever been a day ahead??
Mostly I feel a day behind, but getting ready for my trip to the U.S. makes me feel a day ahead… literally. We’re 14 hours ahead of U.S. Mountain Time, and it still kind of boggles my mind that I can get on a plane at 9:20 in the morning on Wednesday in Manila, fly for 20 hours, and still land at 2:30 in the afternoon in Denver. Still on Wednesday.
That’s time travel to me.
Sooo, in honour of that, and considering the fact that “What I Ate Wednesday” will be 20 hours of banana oat cookies, almonds, and picked-at airplane food, I’m giving you “What I Ate Monday.” To get ahead, ya know?
Monday is a bootcamp day, so I eat lightly in the morning. Bring on the green smoothie, banana oat cookie with almond butter, and a couple slices of fruit.
After bootcamp I taught a cooking class, which I don’t normally do on Mondays… because of bootcamp, of course. But this was a reschedule due to my trip, so as I prepped for the class, I snacked on one of the extra camotes (local sweet potato) and pecans. I wasn’t as hungry as usual as I only had one bootcamp class instead of two.
But cooking is exercise too!! We laughed our heads off in class as we realised we were working up a sweat mashing up the camotes and chickpeas with the potato masher. Yes, we took turns to get it all done. TOO FUN!!! The delicious end result: camote falafel with curried tahini sauce, balsamic roasted beetroot with tarragon & fresh mint, arugula salad with red onion, dried cherries, & pistachios, and for dessert: chocolate glazed peanut butter oat squares. Everything was vegan and if you chose not to have the pita, also gluten-free. So yummy.
After class I packed for my trip. I laughed when I noticed that my stack of workout clothes was taller than my stack of real clothes!
Tommy & I went for a short but quick run when he got home from school. He’s the only one without an after-school activity on Mondays, so we like to work out together, playing tennis or just going for a run.
I thought his bus was going to be late so I ate this banana chocolate chip bar with chocolate peanut butter while waiting for the bus. Then the bus wasn’t late so I wound up running with it sitting in my stomach. Umm… not good. But then Tommy had had a cookie on the bus so we were in the same boat. We survived the run and were none the worse off for it.
Dinner was a reprise of the cooking class lunch. I’m often so inspired by what we cook that I re-do it for dinner. So please try not to be bored by another picture of the camote falafel! This time though, I made kale salad and put dried cranberries in it, and added the leftover roasted beets and goat cheese, because we discussed this at lunch and decided it would be a fab flavour combination. It was.
I finished off with this trail mix cookie, an old recipe but probably one I should give you. It’s filled with nuts, seeds, dried fruit… and chocolate. Because I obviously can’t get enough chocolate into my life!
It was a good day all around, and I’m still ahead. We’ll see if I still feel that way the evening before my flight…
See you in the U.S., everybody!