Tuesday, May 1, 2012

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Rainy Daze

*Insert deep sigh here* They are still in the process of setting up the field of chairs for graduation, which is officially less than 4 days away! Our graduating class is the largest to come out of Keene State with 1,171 students, and we have to sit through it. Yay!! On a positive note, the forecast seems to have us on its side with 70 degrees and no rain! No sun either, but I'll take it!

(courtesy of weather.com)

Both of my only finals are this afternoon which has left me plenty of dilly-dally time. I did some work on campus, and returned an old book for a whopping 50 cents! Score a gum ball for me! I also prepared some recipes to last me the rest of the week, and share with all of you. A quick and easy one for lunch was guiltless egg salad for one. It was inspired by a post on Eating Bird Food, except i was out of curry powder so just made a good ol' fashion sandwich to pair with a cup of homemade pea and lentil soup. Perfect for a rainy day such as now!

Egg Salad Sandwich
serves 1

1 hard boiled egg
1 1/2 T plain non-fat yogurt (either regular or greek)
2 tsp relish
1 tsp dijon mustard
salt and pepper to taste

2 slices whole wheat bread, lightly toasted
couple leaves of fresh spinach 

Start by peeling the egg, and mashing in a bowl with a fork. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Serve on your toasted bread and top with spinach, and if you like a bit of heat like me, a dash of cayenne. Dig in!

Not much of a recipe, but just an idea of how to make a healthy spin, on a sandwich that tends to get a bad rep. Eggs are not bad for you! Repeat to yourself until it sticks in. 4 years of nutrition courses tell you that the cholesterol you get from eggs does NOT negatively impact your overall cholesterol, but rather saturated fat does. Yes, eggs do have some saturated fat, but also healthy vitamins and minerals, which make them a satisfying choice. Now don't go crazy and go eating 12 egg omelets every day. The good ol' nutrition mantra is "everything in moderation." The yogurt instead of mayo also cuts back the saturated fat you would get from mayo, but still gives you the creaminess, without the guilt! 

Off to finish my college career now, no biggie.

What's your favorite rainy day activity?

1 comment:

  1. Emily, Congratulation on completing your college studies and graduation ! Your parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, are certainly all very proud of your accomplishments. I'm happy to have met you in the summer of 2010.
    best wishes always...

    Gene and Betty Stricklin - your Cali-Cuzins


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