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Apple & Grilled Swiss Sammie with Almond Tomato Soup

Apple & Grilled Swiss Sammie with Almond Tomato Soup

Check out this easy, light version of a snow day classic.

Did you know you don’t need butter to grill a panini? At least on a George Foreman Grill you don’t.

Ingredients:
2 slices wheat bread
1/2 Granny Smith Apple peeled and thinly sliced (potato peelers work wonders here)
2 slices light swiss cheese
1 can Campbell’s Tomato Soup
8 oz. Unsweetened Almond Milk*

Directions:
Place one slice of cheese on one slice of bread. Layer with apple slices. Top with the other slice of cheese and the other slice of bread. Grill on George Foreman grill until you start to hear the cheese sizzle (~5 minutes.)

Meanwhile, combine Tomato Soup and Almond Milk in a medium sauce pan on medium-low heat. Stir until smooth, serve when hot.

Slice sandwich in half, serve with soup.

The sandwich is delicious. The apple slices get warm and a bit soft, while still maintaining a bit of crunch. Make sure to use two slices of cheese, or the apples will only stick to one slice of bread. The soup… does taste a little different than if you use regular milk…

*Tim did not like the Almond Milk substitution, and prefers regular milk (or water.)  It definitely added a hint of sweetness.

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Almond Shake

Almond Shake

Blend Together:

1/4 cup Almond Butter
1 cup Almond Milk
1.5 bananas
2 tbl chia seeds
2 tbl whey protein
Optional: 1 tbl. Hershey’s Special Dark Syrup

* That’s not Starbucks in my cup…  😉

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Egg Muffins

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Ingredients:

  • 1 lb sausage, cooked (I used “lowfat” because I couldn’t find Turkey Sausage that wasn’t precooked.)
  • 1 Dozen Eggs
  • 1 cup spinach, chopped
  • 1 cup mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 cup quinoa, cooked in water
  • 1/3 cup Almond Milk (any milk works)
  • Cooking Spray
  • Optional: maple syrup, cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Grease muffin pan w/ cooking spray
  3. Cook sausage, once cooked, add maple syrup to coat, if desired.  Set aside (and let cool a bit.)
  4. Mix other ingredients together in a medium bowl  (add shredded cheese now, if desired.)
  5. Pour into muffin pan, cook at 350 for 20-25 minutes, or until muffins stop bubbling and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  6. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.  Reheat for 30 seconds – 1minute.  Instead of mixing cheese into egg mixture, you can add cheese prior to reheating to make a “cheese frosting.” (That’s what I did.)

You can mix up the ingredients.  Fresh tomatoes and kale instead of spinach and mushrooms.  Turkey Sausage would be good– I didn’t see any that wasn’t pre-cooked, where should I look?  And the quinoa can be cooked in milk instead, but that tends to make it “sticky” so it might not have blended in as well.  I like the “cheese frosting” idea because then you can have cheese free or cheesy muffins, depending on your mood.

*This recipe wasn’t my idea, I modified this one I found on Cooking Light: https://meanass.wordpress.com/2013/02/11/healthy-sausage-and-cheese-breakfast-casserole-recipes-healthy-breakfast-recipes-cooking-light/

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The Vascillation Cont-inues…

Food:

  • Honey Nut Cheerios w/ Almond Milk, banana, coffee w/ SugarFree Caramel Macchiato creamer
  • Apple, Greek yogurt w/ fruit and granola
  • Subway turkey w/ avocado, all the veggies, no cheese, honey mustard, MOR carbonated water, Parmesan Sun Chips
  • Dove Dark Chocolates.  Hershey’s Special Dark.
  • Pork Chop w/ BBQ sauce, garlic triscuits, Crystal Light
  • 2 Diet Cokes
  • Bag of M&Ms
  • Oreos and Milk.  Real 1% milk.
  • Wine.

Exercise:

  • 50 toe pushups
  • 25 cobras, 25 v-ups
  • Lunch Walk, Stair Climb, etc.

I had a great day yesterday.  I worked 14hrs.  (6:45am-8:45pm. Basketball Clock.)  I really enjoyed everyone’s old school derby photos and the stories that went with them.  Plus it was cool how everyone positively responded to my idea.  By the end of the day, when Gaygan told the derby world to join us, I was beaming and felt like a total badass.  I went home and told Tim all about it.  And Tim was proud of me, too, and posted a picture from my actual first bout.  On my drive home, I felt certain the influx of chocolate would surely end, now that I recognize my own badassery.  Alas.  It was not to be.  😉

Because I had a busy day, I took a walk during my lunch break.  I felt naughty and kept looking over my shoulder.  (At one point the school’s security golf cart did take off from the school in my direction…)  Other than that… it was great!  I walked about…  2-3 miles?  I wanted to get my 10,000 steps in yesterday, even though I’d be working all day.  Then during basketball, I walked up and down the main hallway stairs between games and at halftimes.  I not only achieved 10,000+ steps, I also climbed 40 floors (a personal best, I think, and I didn’t even have to climb up to Dr. Borman’s office!)

Oh–Almond Milk for breakfast.  Apparently dairy is bad for me.  I have a consultation w/ Cruelie coming up, and I think she will say it is bad…  Sunny seems in agreement.  So I bought Almond Milk to try it out.  It was fine on my cereal until I got to the bottom and tried to drink it.  Okay, I succeeded in drinking it but it was all thick and creamy like whole milk and ew.  EWWWWW.

Anyway, so I went to bed feeling a total badass and then I woke up all bleeeehhhhhgh again.  *Sigh.*  This is getting so old.  It’s draining.  Regulate, damn it.  Maybe if I stop eating chocolate all day long.  I emailed Sweets asking her to help me prioritize my derby goals.  I start one and never master it then work on something new, etc.  Plus Blew & I need a Cont training plan, so I’d like some help with that.  Maybe prioritizing will help and I won’t feel so “what’s the point.”

I would argue the only person I see working harder than me is Sweets herself.  That doesn’t mean everyone else isn’t doing it, just that’s what I see at practice.  She’s also there early, but she does more than roll around aimlessly.  She also focuses on drills, etc.  So it’s hard feeling like I work harder than a bunch of people that just moved above me.  And I got this “Most Improved” award, right?  And everyone thinks that means I’m doing well.  Well.  Based on the current layout of things, I think it means I must have really really sucked a year ago and I’m “meh” now.

Everyone else thinks I’m a badass.  Why can’t I?  Or, I do… for a bit…  then I just don’t see it anymore.  Why is it so fleeting?

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