Today I tried tofu for the first time…EVER. I don’t plan to become a vegetarian, but I had purchased an Amy’s Teriyaki Bowl and decided to have it for lunch before my history final because a.) I was too nervous to do anything but “microwave” and b.) because I knew I was going to have french toast for dinner and didn’t want bread as the “main course” for two of my meals.
Here it is, in all its glory. Though I was surprised by how much I liked the tofu (it was marinated and tasted a lot like chicken), I’m not sure I would purchase this particular Amy’s meal again. I much preferred the Santa Fe Enchilada bowl I had a few weeks ago. Now that was good. (The pesto tortellini is also delish: Hannah, I think you would really love this! So creamy and cheesy…and it tastes super indulgent (but it’s good for you: no additive, no preservatives, all organic ingredients))
I had to have something satisfying and sweet to end my meal, obvi. So I filled a small cupcake liner with trail mix (peanuts, almonds, dried cranberries, raisins, m&m’s, and honey teddy grahams (remember those?!).
Final being completed (I’m surprised my hand didn’t fall off in the process, but I absolutely know way more than I’ll ever need to know about Andrew Jackson and the aims of the Civil War…), I decided to brave the elements and head downtown to get some Christmas shopping done. I won’t say where I went (because that’ll give it away!), but it was soooo much less crowded than when my sister, mom, and I went shopping a couple of weekends ago. I think that’s partly because it was a Monday, and partly because it was absolutely frigid out there! (There were moments that literally took my breath away. And not in a good way.)
After thawing myself off back at home, my sister and I had a skype dinner date. It was so much fun! (I definitely recommend this: it almost feels like you’re actually eating dinner together :)) Along with my french toast, I had my first full glass of soymilk (don’t worry, I poured much more into the cup after this “initial” taste-test hehe). It’s not too flavorful on its own, but I didn’t have to force myself to drink it, either. I can’t wait to try the flavors – this one’s just the “light” original. Yum yum. Here’s the nutrition label:
It’s a little blurry, but it’s chock-full of some great stuff. Don’t get me wrong, though, regular ol’ cow’s milk is awesome, too! This is just an alternative, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with other milk 🙂 As long as you’re getting that calcium in, hey-0! (Note to self: I need to be making sure I’m getting enough calcium in!)
Have you tried tofu? If so, what did you think? If not, would you consider trying it?