Thursday, December 17, 2009

When Life Hands You Lemons- Make a Hummus Bowl

Hey Kids!  I hope you have had a great week!  I'm ready for it to be the freakin' weekend already!  That will also mean that my final paper has been AHEM submitted and that I have finished my quarter at school.  It took enrolling in grad school to really appreciate my free time and I will definitely appreciate it this winter break!

My New Eating Strategy
Foods have been less than stellar.  I've been following a strategy called "what amount of vegetables can I shove in my face to be able to eat dessert"  Exhibit A:

Big ole plate of veggies with a juevo.  Followed immediately by this:

Stupid, evil carrot cake.  Please go away!  Sometimes I get bored of eating healthy all the time.  I do prefer wholesome foods, but sometimes my body wants to rebel, so I just listen.  I'll get over this hump, I just know it!
I also had this fabulous persimmon:

Do you like my calculator in the background?  Math nerds are sexy and I've been all over the math, submitting end-of-month reports and end-of-year reports, leading to the end of my sanity.  I'll do a report on that too.

Hummus Bowl
Today's dinner was inspired by a nearly empty hummus container:

It's not like I'm some kind of an Oats In The Jar inventor, but I have to say this was quite innovative given the limited resources I had.  I knew I wanted roasted veggies and had to finish my hummus.  Licking the container was out of the question.  I present to you- the Hummus Bowl(TM)!

You just heat up your roasted veggies (carrot fries, butternut squash, broccoli, and brussels sprouts) and then transfer them to your nearly empty hummus container.

I am a very full girl because I hoovered about 3 cups of roasted veggies so that I could get to my real dinner:

It's good to have priorities.
It's also good to get awards!  Awards make me smile like crazy!  Miss Mari gave me this HAPPY 101 AWARD!  This girl is awesome and always makes me smile!

Here are the rules:

1. List 10 things that make you Happy
2. Tag 10 Bloggers that Brighten your day

10 Things That Make Me Happy
1. Sleeping in on Saturday mornings (even if it's only till 8:30)
2. Chocolate and almond butter- together or in that order.
3. Lots of fiber-filled fruits and veggies
4. Long bike rides with my hubby
5. Getting my hair done- especially when I don't have to flat iron it myself!
6. Sparkly things, especially sparkly presents
7. Achievements- I love doing well in school and work and getting that pat on the back
8. My nephew- his face makes me smile.

9. My supportive and loving family (especially hubby)
10. All things health- treadmill running, weights, healthy foods, and learning from the blogging community

10 Bloggers Who Make Me Smile!
1. Everyday Foodie
2. Abby's Vegan Eats
3. Healthy Diva Eats
4. The Candid RD
5. New Weigh of Life
6. Healthy and Sane
7. Missy Maintains
8. Simply Fabulous
9. Eat Move Love
10. Dining & Dishing

Phew!  That took a while.  Now I have to crank out some productivity and finish this paper so I can get  on with life!  See you soon!


Anonymous said...

cute picture :) & i love sleeping in!! and those roasted vegetables look excelllent

*Naomi* said...

LOVE sleeping in too!

and love those veggies in a hummus bowl :)

I also love getting my hair done, the washing of the hair may be the most relaxing thing everrr

Mom on the Run said...

I love the hummus bowl. I have been known to lick the bottom of the hummus bowl...LOL!

Congrats on the award!

Anne Marie said...

Aww thanks for the tag-that's so sweet of you!

I love the hummus bowl-hummus rocks my world!

Anonymous said...

your nephew's hair! it's so cute!

Mari said...

I love your list love! And I love the pic with you and Benny, he is too cute =)

"what amount of vegetables can I shove in my face to be able to eat dessert" ANYONE WHO DOES NOT KNOW MANSANA...THIS IS THE TRUTH lol...the girl loves her desserts but makes sure she eats her veggies first lol

Anonymous said...

cute picture girl!
i just got my hair done today! the hair washing part is seriously the BEST! i almost fells asleep!!
veggies in a hummus bowl are the BEST.

Devan Geselle said...

i loooove your hummus bowl. brilliant.

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

Ahhhhh shucks :-) Thanks!

Dawn Dishes It Out said...

Hummus bowl ... very inventive!!

Beth @ DiningAndDishing said...

Love the hummus bowl idea! Hopefully just as good as oats in a jar :O).

The Apple Hill Adventurer said...

carrot cake
snap peas

.. you know the way to my heart! We must be foodie soul sisters :)

Loving your blog!