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Curry Tempeh

Workout

After returning home from a busy weekend and getting a good night’s sleep, I awoke ready to start the week on the right foot- in the gym!  I completed 20 minutes on the elliptical, followed by 25 minutes on the treadmill doing running intervals.

Breakfast

After my workout, I rewarded myself with a little Starbucks treat!  I stopped by and ordered a Venti Sugar-Free Vanilla Soy Latte:

I’m always amused by the different spellings the Starbucks baristas’ come up with for “Carly”.  I kind of wish my name was spelled the way this particular barista dreamed up today!

When I got home, I had a Lemon Chobani Greek Yogurt.

Lunch

During my 20-minute lunch break, I had the exact same salad that I’ve come to love as a quick hunger-fix during the short time I have for lunch Monday through Thursday.

Butter lettuce topped with red and yellow bell pepper slices and Naturally Fresh Ginger Dressing.

Dinner

Corey and I got pretty adventurous with last night’s dinner.  While grocery shopping, we came across Coconut Curry Tempeh- a soy product I’ve been curious about for a while.  I convinced Corey that it would be worth a try, and we threw it in the cart.

I started by cooking the tempeh strips in a skillet with a little olive oil, for about 2 minutes on each side, until browned.

While they cooked, I microwaved a bag of steam-able frozen vegetable medley, which had broccoli, cauliflower and carrots.  Next, I microwaved a bag of Uncle Ben’s 90-Second Whole Grain Rice.  I combined the rice and steamed veggies in the skillet off the heat, and mixed with half a jar of Thai Kitchen Yellow Curry.

Although I’m not a vegetarian, I always say that I might as well just be one.  Chicken and steak has the potential to really gross me out- I much prefer eating seafood or just plain old vegetarian dishes.  Corey and I both agreed that tempeh is not something we would necessarily crave, but it was a great meat replacement. I would describe the texture as hardened rice, with more flavor, thanks to the curry spice.  If you aren’t a fan of the texture of tofu, give tempeh a try!

Have you ever tried tempeh? What do you think of it?

Crying Into My Curry

I simply could not get around to blogging last night.

Why?

Because I looked like this after watching The Bachelor Finale:

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I have never been so overwhelmed with emotion by any TV show in my life!  Brad’s proposal to Emily was so beautiful, they’re so beautiful, it’s all SO BEAUTIFUL! I was a mess!

"Be my forever!"

THEN…I watched the “After the Final Rose” show immediately after ending of The Bachelor, and my sobbing turned into pure heartache after hearing all the horrible things Emily and Brad had to say about their relationship post-proposal.

I HATE WHEN SHOWS MAKE ME REALIZE THAT REALITY TV ISN’T REALITY!

Why couldn’t they let me just go on believing that Brad would reel in the moon for Emily, and that Emily’s brain is filled with rainbows and unicorns?!  Ugh.  Needless to say, I went to bed sad, deceived and betrayed by my friend, Reality TV.

Ok, I’m done being pathetic…onto the real purpose!  FOOD!

Breakfast

After my workout, which can be found here, I ended the weekend’s caloriefest by starting my morning with a Power Smoothie!

Power in a Glass

Berry Good!

Into the blender went:

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup Chobani 0% Vanilla Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1/2 scoop Muscle Milk Chocolate Protein Powder
  • handful of ice cubes
  • Splenda

I ran out of my Biggest Loser Protein, so I decided to use just a tiny portion of Corey’s Muscle Milk. Muscle Milk is loaded with calories, but the serving size is for FOUR scoops- I figured I would be OK with just a 1/2 a scoop.  Since I’m in the market for a new protein powder, any suggestions out there?

Lunch

Lunch came in the form of good ol’ broccoli slaw, topped with tuna salad and Kraft Toasted Sesame Dressing:

Tuna

Bite O' Tuna

I think I need to invest in some regular lettuce for my salads- the slaw plus the crunchy veggies in my tuna salad made my jaw hurt from chewing so much!

I made my tuna salad with:

  • 2 cans Chicken of the Sea Solid White Albacore Tuna
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons light mayo
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 2 medium carrots, diced

The amount I made should last for about 4 servings.

Before I left for class, I decided to get a head start on dinner.  I got out the slow cooker and added

  • 4 chicken cutlets
  • 3 cloves of chopped garlic
  • 1 can of Progresso Low Sodium Vegetable Soup (just the liquid, I strained out the veggies and threw them away)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

That was it!  I placed it on Low for 5 hours, and when I got home, I removed the chicken breasts and shredded them using two forks:

When I was visiting my parents this weekend, my dad gave me some packages of fresh veggies, including a package of brussel sprouts and a package of yellow squash.  When I got home from class, I sliced all the veggies, layed them on a cookie sheet, sprayed them with non-stick spray, sprinkled them with garlic powder and salt, and popped them in a 425 degree oven for 25 minutes until they were nice and browned:

This is my favorite way to cook vegetables!

I used a jar of Thai Kitchen Yellow Curry to bring this meal together:

I brought the sauce to a boil in a pot, and then I threw in the cooked shredded chicken and roasted veggies.  I gave it a stir, and dinner was ready!

I served our curry dinner over brown rice.  I used a packet of Uncle Ben’s 90-Second Ready Rice, which made this dinner even easier.

Little did I know that I would soon be sobbing like a 5-year-old into my chicken curry, hence, the title of this post.

If you watch The Bachelor, do you think Brad and Emily will make it?!

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