Since I’ve been at school, my cooking has been “delicious and nutritious”…but the methods have just been pretty simple and repetitive, and not very “blog worthy” to post.
Today I cooked a great meal, it was easy and looked appealing enough to post!
I julienned parsnips, sweet potatoes and baby carrots, tossed them in a bit of olive oil and roasted them for about 25-30 minutes in a 450 degree F oven. They were cooked perfectly and absolutely delicious. I had a craving for parsnips, and this definitely gave me my fix. (Who craves parsnips???)
I also sauteed baby bok choy, leeks, brussel sprouts and fennel in chicken stock. They were fork tender and melted in my mouth, the combo was great, and sautéing with chicken stock gave the vegetables even more flavour.
For my protein I had a little lentil and pea salad. I just combined about 1/3 cup of lentil with a 1/4 cup of spring peas with 1/4 tsp cumin and 1 tbsp of olive oil. I have really been liking cumin lately, and lentils + cumin are an awesome combination.
This week has been such a stressful week with school work, (I can’t believe it’s only Tuesday…it feels like Thursday) and a lot of my nights this week are packed with studying and/or exams.
It will be nice to be finished this craziness once Friday roles around, and I’m hoping to do lots of cooking this weekend, as I’m going to be home and will have a nice big kitchen to work with!
On another note…as you may have read on my last post, I’m on a few more vitamins and supplements…with all of the things I am taking, I find it a little tricky to remember to take everything. Yesterday I started my whole regime, but kind of skimped on the second dose of my iron formula, and I tend to forget to take my calcium. Today though I was so proud, I took everything I had to!
– Saccharomyces boulardii and acidophilus
– Morning round of Pentasa
– Multi vitamin
– 1st round of iron formula
– Ultra Inflam X
– B12 lozenge
– 2nd round of iron formula
– Calcium supplement
– 2nd round of Pentasa
I’m good with taking my prescription medicaiton, but sometimes I just forget to take my supplements…it gets so hard to remember it all sometimes. I think I’m going to make a daily checklist!
I started taking the Ultra InflamX on Sunday…and I’m not going to lie…I almost puked and could not finish it (what a waste). I mixed it into my oatmeal, and ugh…I was not at all going to post a picture of it, as it looked inedible and I won’t even tell you what it actually looked like. The colour looks like curry, and the taste is absolutely awful (not to mention the smell). I’m not sure if the company tasted it before they put it on the market. It’s supposed to taste like “banana pineapple”… Yesterday I chugged the protein powder which was mixed into water, and again, it almost didn’t make it down. That’s when I decided to call my naturopath…I had no idea how I was going to be able to take this everyday, let alone twice a day in a few more weeks. She said that she would make an exception with my “no fruit rule”. She told me to blend a couple tablespoons of blueberries (as they are low on the glycemic index scale) and about 1/4 of a banana in my rice milk (but thats all of the fruit I’m allowed to have daily), to disguise the awful flavour of the Ultra InflamX. I did that today and it did the trick! I was able to enjoy the little smoothie (well enjoy it somewhat…lets just say I wouldn’t order that as a booster at Booster Juice!)
Well, I hope everyone had a great Tuesday!
Does anyone have any tips when it comes to taking a bunch of meds/vitamins?