Happy Wednesday! For today’s ‘What I Ate Wednesday’ I will be documenting what I ate yesterday (Tuesday) and because that could possibly bore you to tears, I will throw in a recipe for salmon that will change your life and a dumbbell arms workout. :-)
Thanks as always to the gorgeous Jen from Peas And Crayons for hosting this Wednesday foodie party!
I have been waking up really hungry for the past few weeks so along with my morning coffee, I counted out 15 perfect almonds (and ate 3 before they made it into the bowel) for a little breakfast appetizer.
GUESS WHAT ELSE I DID YESTERDAY AND THIS MORNING!?!?!!? I MEDITATED!!! I’m so proud of myself for doing this 2 days in a row first thing in the morning! Go me!
Later in the morning it was time for real breakfast and a bowl of cereal was calling my name. I used Kashi Go Lean because it tastes like cardboard making it highly unlikely that I will sit in the kitchen and binge on cereal all day.
I find that if I buy tasty cereal, I will eat the entire box in one sitting. I LOVE me some cereal! But if I buy cereal with no flavorings or sweeteners, I can control myself. I jazz up the bowl with vanilla almond milk, bananas, and blueberries. Only after all that fruit is this Kashi cereal edible!
I’m in study mode because I have my pediatrics exam on Friday. We have exams at the end of each rotation. Most of these exams are standardized exams from the National Board of Medical Examiners. I like that because there are tons of great review books out there that are specifically designed for the NBME test. I’m using First Aid for Pediatrics, Pretest Pediatrics, and the USMLE World Qbank to study (just in case you want some light reading about pediatric illnesses).
After studying for a few hours, I was ready to get moving a bit so I grabbed my dumbbells and turned on the Bachelor on my computer. This season is drama city already! Love it! Here’s what I did:
- Skull crushers followed by chest press (12 reps each move x 3 sets)
- Tricep dips followed by incline push-ups (10 reps each move x 3 sets)
- Tricep extensions followed by incline chest press (12 reps each move x 3 sets)
Then I got on my treadmill for a 3 mile jog while studying. I slacked on lifting weights last week and I know I won’t make it to the gym this week because I’m studying… so my poor little biceps are getting smaller and smaller. One day I will be buff
By 11am I was STARVING once again! Into a frying pan went 3 egg whites, 1 oz chorizo flavored seitan (for only 50 calories this will add SO much flavor to your eggs!!), and asparagus. I topped the steaming eggs with avocado and sriracha and had a few tortilla chips on the side.
I also had a bowl of blueberries and almond milk… no picture
I had to be downtown for clinic at 12:30 so I bundled up to brave the 10 degree weather. It is so stinkin cold in Indianapolis I just don’t know how I’m going to live through it. I had on my white coat, a down jacket, my huge northface down jacket, a scarf, and gloves, and I still think I got frostbite.
After clinic I raced home because I had salmon waiting for me for dinner. This salmon is ah-mazing.
I’ve never made salmon in the crockpot, so I was a bit nervous about this recipe.
- 2 TBS olive oil
- 2 TBS lemon juice
- 1 TBS paprika
- 1 tsp cumen
- 1/2 tsp coriander
- 1 tsp red pepper flakes
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 1 lb Salmon filet
- 1 bunch cilantro
Take all ingredients and mix together in a gallon sized ziplock bag. Spread marinade over fish until it is covered with saucy goodness. Let fish sit in bag in refrigerator for 3-4 hours.
Place 2 TBS water in crockpot and set fish on top. Cook on high for 1.5 hours or until fish is flakey and cooked through. Top with fresh cilantro.
I was afraid the fish would be dry and yucky from cooking in the crockpot but I was wrong!
This salmon came out flakey, moist, melt-in-your-mouth delicious.
I have to attribute a lot of this salmon’s success to the fact that I bought the fish at Fresh Market and I swear… Fresh Market sells the BEST salmon. Every single time I buy salmon there, it is out of this world. If you are lucky enough to have a Fresh Market near you, I would HIGHLY recommend buying your seafood there.
I served myself some salmon on top of a bed of baby kale. I added a few more tortilla chips for some ‘croutons’ and died and went to heaven with this salad.
These are the tortilla chips I munched on all day yesterday. They were a total impulse buy- on sale- and man oh man are they good! The bag will be gone in about 5 minutes.
I spent the evening studying… pretty boring. I did use this essential oil spray my mom bought for me to help maintain my focus- my test grade on Friday will let us know if it worked.
I was craving dessert (aren’t I always?). This past weekend I bought a pint of coconut milk ice-cream because I keep hearing people talk about how amazing it is. So of course I had to try it! I bought the SO Delicious chocolate kind.
It was only okay… I just blogged about how I don’t like coconut milk and so you think I would have known I wouldn’t like coconut ice cream. It wasn’t terrible, but I wouldn’t buy it again.
By 7:30pm I started to feel REALLY tired. I couldn’t keep my eyes open at my desk. I figured it was time to get ready for bed so I brushed my teeth and washed my face and cuddled up into my warm bed with my ipad full of review questions to study.
I intended to study for an hour in bed but really I did this:
Hope you had a great day too!
Questions for you!!!:
Favorite ice-cream you buy at the grocery store? Have you tried this coconut kind?
Have you ever made fish in the crockpot?
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