Healthy and Sane

Never ending to-do list

September 28th, 2009 · 13 Comments · breakfast, salad, salmon, snacks

It’s a little after 9pm. I just finished dinner and am now for the first time sitting down to relax. I wish I could say I’m truly relaxing, though, because my head is spinning with everything that needs to get done. There is laundry to be folded (has been sitting in the washing machine for a few days now), I need new cosmetics and need to research the green chemical-free alternatives, some of my clothes need to be ironed and the blogging “wish list” is never ending. Oh yeah, I also need to decide on what I make for dinner this week. The meals need to be fast because there will be longer hours at work again. Somehow another day has gone by and my to-do list has not shrunk one bit. Do you ever feel like you’re constantly going full speed, yet nothing gets done?

Despite the crazy schedule (another late meeting prevented me from working out after work 👿 ) my eats were delicious. I tried to eat a little cleaner today given the abundance of this weekend’s treats.

Breakfast: egg & cheese with tomato on a FFL english muffin + mascadine grapes



These grapes are giant and are super cool. Their skin is very thick and tart but their flesh is really meaty, sweet and delicious. Have you ever mascadine grapes?


Mid-morning snack: some grapes my co-worker gave me. They were so sweet!


Lunch: mixed greens, carrots, heirloom grape tomatoes, roasted red peppers, black beans, roasted almonds + buttermilk-herb dressing and shaved organic cheddar cheese.


My favorite was the crunch of the roasted almonds and carrots and the creaminess of the black beans. The roasted peppers were kind of random – I was just trying to bulk up the salad with veggies. Next time I’ll skip them. Black + roasted red peppers are a weird combo. One at a time is better :)


Lunch dessert: 1/2 FFL cinnamon raisin english muffin with Barney Butter and fresh raspberries. I knew I needed a little somethin’ after the salad and this hearty dessert prevented me from hitting up the vending machine at the office!


Mid-afternoon snack: fruit & nuts – 100 calorie almonds pack + 2 dried prunes. Yum! 😀


Dinner: cheddar crusted salmon + sweet roasted broccoli


See the crust over the salmon? That’s cheese!! I sprinkled the salmon fillet with S&P and shredded some cheddar over it before plopping it (top side down) on the skillet until perfectly cooked (inspired by this recipe). I knew the salmon was perfectly done when I could easily remove the skin from it. The broccoli was roasted by following this recipe. I thought sweetening the broccoli with some sugar was fun and different although I don’t think broccoli necessarily needs any sugar; I love it as is. 😀 Adam loved this sweetened version!


Dessert: Kashi dark chocolate oatmeal cookie + a glass of riesling


Mmm, wholesome cookies.


And now I’m snacking on these as I’m typing. They are definitely addictive and incredibly delicious (I also got the chocolate kind – not as good). I need to separate them into little baggies for portion control asap! New addiction alert!! :mrgreen:


How was your Monday? Do you find that you’re refreshed after the weekend and ready for the work week or dreading to go back?

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13 Comments so far ↓

  • #1 - Coco

    I can’t stand it when you feel like your going non-stop and nothing is really getting done. I feel like that right now because of all the moving and unpacking and the lack of homework. Offtah. I think our gym sesh will help tomorrow!!!! It’s gonn be fun!
    Great looking salmon by the way. Adding the cheese is a great idea.
    Now I also know what I am having after the gym…egg sandwich on a FFL muffin!!!

  • #2 - Shannon

    I’ve been having the same feeling lately….so much to do and it never gets done! I spent Sunday studying all day, so my relaxing Saturday wasn’t enough to leave me feeling refreshed this week.

    I have some salmon waiting to be eaten. I really like your idea!

  • #3 - Shannon (The Daily Balance)

    hang in there, girl!! I totally hear you on being so busy lately! Feels like I can’t even get a moment to breathe!

    So glad you tried the parm on the salmon and liked it 😉

    Have a great morning!

  • #4 - Elina

    Coco – I think our gym sesh WILL help. Looking forward to it! :)

  • #5 - Jac

    I grew up eating muscadines that grew on vines behind my grandparents’ garden – love them! By the way – you’re not meant to eat the skin, you’re supposed to squeeze out the insides!

  • #6 - angieinatlanta

    I felt the same way yesterday, too! I don’t mind being busy…but I would like to have a sense of accomplishment at the end.

  • #7 - healthy ashley

    You are busy! Good luck with getting things done AND being able to relax! I defintiely have days when I feel super busy but the to-do list still doesn’t shorten!

  • #8 - Diana (Soap & Chocolate)

    Mascadine grapes are a new one to me! They sound gooooood. I hear ya on the to-do list. It actually freaks me out when (if ever) it’s empty, because that almost never happens!

  • #9 - Alison

    Great food! I especially like your breakfast and lunch dessert!

  • #10 - Elina

    Jac – really?!! I kind of like the skin. I like the contrast between the tough skin and the soft insides :)

  • #11 - Adam

    I like the skin on those grapes too! If only the seeds weren’t so bitter

  • #12 - Shannon

    i’ve never tried those grapes!! glad to know you got your somersaults :)

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