Whew! Well after a 6 day work week at my new job I am finally sitting down for what feels like the first time in a week! I love my new nursing job, and I so appreciate all the prayers and words of encouragement! God has been so faithful to lead and guide me through this time!
I have already learned so much about nursing, myself, and God in the short period of time I have been at this new job. The most important thing is that of course that I simply can't lean on my own understanding, and that I NEED GOD and His wisdom.
Another thing that has changed after starting a full time job is my daily meals! With 8 hour work days ahead of me I don't exactly have the time to cook a hot meal every day, and I definitely have to plan ahead!
One of the things that has really helped save time is cooking 'in large batches'. This way I can get two or three healthy and delicious meals out of one cooking session! I will share one of the large batches of food I made today, which will last me the next few days for dinner!
Now on to the Daily Dish!
For breakfast I had my usual Peanut Butter Butterscotch Protein Shake...And since I was out of PB Pows...I used a Cake Cone and crushed it on top! It was kind of like an Upside-Down Ice Cream Cone for breakfast!
I followed it with the usual...Coffee with Stevia and Cream! I just ordered one of my favorite flavors of K-Cups on Amazon- Pecan Praline! It was $24.00 for 50 K-Cups~ I just love finding great deals!
For lunch I felt like having something warm and 'homey' (I guess I was craving home since I've been gone all week I suppose!) So I whipped up a batch of my Peanut Butter Pancakes made with Coconut-Flour! I used my amazing new griddle my mom-in-law got me for my birthday! It is so simple to clean, and cooks pancakes (and more) evenly and perfectly every time!
Mmmm! Stack of Warm PB Pancakes at HOME! Nothing better!
After I used the griddle, my husband got in the kitchen to make (the one and only) meal that he makes for himself...French Toast! He loves the griddle too...And as you can see, he is very proud of his 'cooking' ability! ;)
On my way to work I usually grab a quick snack...Like a Zone Bar, one of my favorite nutrition bars!
For dinner I will be at work (I work 3-11:30pm)...So this morning I cooked one of my 'large batches' of food to make packing dinner for the next few days a breeze! (*Note: Sorry the chicken looks kind of gross..I brown the glaze to bring the sweetness out, so it looks dark, but is mighty tasty!) :)
I made Teriyaki Glazed Chicken in a large non-stick pan on the stove.
Along with some Broccoli-Cauliflower Salad.
And a Greek Yogurt for some cool sweetness to finish my meal, since I always crave a bite of something sweet after a meal anyways! (I also packed a packet of stevia to add to it of course!)
I also bring A Packet of Natural Crystal Light Lemonade that I add to a water bottle... (These are new..They are sweetened with stevia and the are wonderful tasting!)
And I put it all together...
In this Cute Little Lunch Bag! :)
I am just starting to feel like this new part of my life is starting to feel more smooth...And i'm slowly starting to form a 'routine', which i'm happy about, because I'm a routine kind of girl! :)
I hope you all had a wonderful and blessed week....And now on to conquer another one! :)