This afternoon, I munched on a crunchy green apple and drank lots of water when I felt hunger coming on. I also grabbed a handful of pretzels that were sitting out (not pictured).
I had packed a granola bar for snack as well, but I was reeeeally craving frozen yogurt this afternoon. So around 5, I walked to Tasti-Delight and decided to treat myself to dessert! I got a small chocolate and vanilla swirl with a little bit of oreo topping. I had to emphasize the LITTLE part to the guy behind the counter and say “OK, STOP” at a certain point because he was doing the full-blown-yogurt-dunk! You know that move?
It hit the spot. I realized later that I am probably having chocolate/ dessert cravings because of the timing… if you know what I mean!
For dinner, I wanted to eat the fish I had last night and I made some brown rice to serve with it. A great tip I like to use when making rice is to cook an onion in a little bit of oil in the pot first. My “adopted” grandmother, the most amazing cook in the world, taught me this!
I just cut up a whole onion, flavor it with salt and pepper, and drop it in the pot with some Sunflower (or Olive) oil on Medium heat. I brown it on both sides, and when it is nice and tender, I add the water. This adds great flavor.
When the rice is cooked, I just take out the cooked onion and serve. Its delish! While the rice cooked, I wanted to just lay on the couch, but I mustered the energy to chop some veggies so that I could have some added color and nutrition to my plate. Baby lettuce, tomatoes, yellow pepper, white onion, and avocado:
I dressed the salad with lemon, balsamic, and a drizzle of EVOO.
I didn’t really “reheat” the fish- I just put my little toaster oven on broil and put the fish in there for two minutes, so it wouldn’t get tough. It wasn’t really hot- just room temp!
The meal was really satisfying- it felt so balanced. I used a little too much water for the rice, but other than that, it was perfect.
Now I need to turn off the TV and work on law school apps. I must keep telling myself it will be worth it in the end.
Have a great night!