Leftovers on Toast and Oatmeal

Hello there!

I assume you’re all waking up from your food comas.  I am that’s for sure. But with all the leftovers, sometimes it’s hard for me to start my recovery with some healthy eats. I need to mix up my diet and veer away from the starchy, creamy, and butter filled foods but what to do with all the leftovers?

After last weekends roommate feast, I added cranberries to my toast. It was fruit and a healthy starch and filling and yummy all in one slice of bread.

This morning I add cranberry orange relish to my oatmeal for a twist on a tradition.

Are there other things I could be eating that are better for me? of course. But part of Thanksgiving is all the delicious leftovers that you can eat for days, and I can incorporate them into a semi-healthy meal, I’m sold. A spoonful of potatoes or slice of pie won’t hurt me if I eat them in moderation going forth but mixing in leftovers with my ‘regular’ foods definitely keeps me on track.

And for lunch, I’m looking forward to a nice turkey sandwich dosed in salt. Because some traditions just can’t be messed with.

Happy Thanksgiving

Hi all!  Happy Thanksgiving!

Just a quick greeting before we all sit down to wonderful feasts!

I’m always thankful for all the blessings I have in my life, my family, friends, talents, abilities, and opportunities I’ve been given, and all the love I feel in my life. It’s easy to forget to remember all that’s around you but take a second to remember everything you’re thankful for today!

Have a wonderful day with your family, friends, and other loved ones!

Pre-Thanksgiving calm(?)

Happy Wednesday!

One thing I love about Thanksgiving is that besides food prep there’s no hustle and bustle to get ready days before hand. Sure you can buy ingredients and face the grocery store chaos but most people don’t start cooking until Thanksgiving day and there’s only soo much food shopping you can do. The days before are a bit more relaxed and calm unlike Christmas. Maybe its a calm before the storm effect but there’s really only so much you can do before you just have to sit back and relax.

*Revision: I guess it’s not that relaxing if your traveling. I drove my roommate to the train station and that traffic was CRAZY! So sometimes calm, sometimes not so calm!

My Thanksgiving break is going to be a little unconventional for me in the sense that I’m not going home. My family is coming to spend Thanksgiving at my grandparents along with my aunts/uncles/cousins who live out near where I go to school. I’ll spend a couple days at my grandparents and a couple with my aunt/uncle/cousins before heading back to school.

Though it’s going to be different, I’m excited. I love spending time with my younger cousins and truth be told,

Home is where the heart is.

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Hi! I'm Kristina and a college student who loves food, eating, fitness, and variety of other fun things! I have a combined love of food and fitness and trying to balance it all into my busy life. FoodNook is my way of documenting my experiences and adventures in navigating healthy living on my own and trying out new things.