It's that time of year…
My mind is racing 24/7, due dates for projects are approaching, I feel like I live at school, I cherish the moments spent lying on my couch watching The Food Network, and I often find my eyes getting big like saucers each time I think of my overwhelming to do list.
I am pretty sure every university student can relate to how I feel right now. The semester is ending, it's crunch time!
I was driving home from class the other day with my mind filled with my growing list of to do's and I could literally feel my eyes growing larger and larger. I got so overwhelmed and eventually broke down once I got home.
Luckily, I'm pretty good at looking at the positives, calming myself down, and breaking down the big "scary" picture into some bits that, well, aren't so scary.
I was really able to calm myself down once I realized that I only have one month left of this semester. That's it! That's all! It sounds easy peasy when I think of it like that. I know I can do this for another month and survive.
For the next few weeks I will be focusing heavily on school, but I also want to focus on me in the process, too!
Me time is very important and I definitely make it a priority in my life! Here is a list of just some of the things I love doing while taking some essential "me time":
Going out for dinner with my friends
Skyping my parents
Going for a walk
Going to the gym
Going grocery shopping
Painting my nails
Roaming the mall
Each one of the things listed above provide me with happiness, comfort, peace, and, if I'm lucky… a tasty recipe!
Well, today you're lucky because last week I came up with a delicious recipe that I've been craving ever since it entered my mouth for the very first time!
This recipe is a well balanced meal; complex carbohydrates from the spaghetti squash and the salmon offers both high quality protein and an abundance of those beloved healthy fats! I assure you after one bite of this unique dish, you will be craving more.
Just like I did
Spiced Orange Salmon with Spaghetti Squash
Makes 1 serving
4 – 6 oz. cooked salmon or 1 can salmon (I used canned because, well, read above – I'm a busy student!)
2 cups spaghetti squash, cooked and "spaghettied"
2 handfuls fresh baby spinach leaves
2 tsp Dijon mustard
5 – 10 drops NuNaturals liquid orange stevia or 1 tsp orange zest and 5 – 10 original stevia drops
1 tsp five spice powder
Heat olive oil in a pan over medium-low heat. Add all ingredients to pan and toss to ensure mustard and spices are distributed evenly. When salmon and squash are heated and spinach is wilted, remove from heat and serve.
This recipe isn't complex by any means, but I thought I would share it with you because the flavour combinations work very well together and I hope you enjoy it!
As always, let me know if you give this dish a try!
Have a great Tuesday!
What provides you with happiness, comfort, and peace? Are you good at giving yourself "me time"?