So of course Thursday morning started off with a chocolate banana protein shake. I've been having fruit so much lately to try to get vitamin C, but now that I'm doing a lot better it was back to the chocolate!!!
For lunch I tried to be really healthy by eating leftover mashed parsnips with baby carrots and grape tomatoes on the side.
But of course I broke down not too much later and snacked on oatmeal with a big scoop of peanut butter. I really can't seem to break away from this habit. It's not exactly doughnut-a-day unhealthy, but it's really not very good for me. I've got to try to break this streak.
When I got home I snacked on some beautiful fresh cherries before dinner. They aren't quite at the peak of season yet, so they're still a little tart. But they're still probably my favorite fruit and I love when stores start selling them in summer. Funnily enough, even though I love fresh cherries, I've always hated any fake cherry flavored candy (starbursts, skittles, etc.). I think it might be from having cherry Robitussin when I was sick. Or maybe it's just the poor immitation of real cherry flavor that does it.
For dinner I whipped up some quick meatball subs using vegetarian meatballs (with no egg, so vegan!), vegan pepper jack cheese, pasta sauce, and some fresh basil leaves. The meatballs lost their shape a bit and the end result was a bit more like a sloppy joe. But they were still really tasty and only took about ten minutes to make. I pretty much always consider dinner a success if it tastes good and comes together with very little effort.