Slacking Off

So I’ve been slacking off a bit in the picture department. I failed to get any photos of my food yesterday. It was all pretty boring though.

Meal Food Calories
Breakfast Corn Flakes 100
Almond milk 40
Lunch Hot dog with ketchup and mustard 320
Chips 150
Snack Fiber One Peanutbutter Brownie 90
Dinner Pasta and Vodka sauce 280
Fruit Smoothie 180
Chicken with apricot sauce 130
Total 1290

For lunch, I had a hot dog and chips that were given out for free by a department on campus. Free always tastes better. Then I was starving so I made some noodles with Vodka sauce.

Daniel and I went for a run in the evening. We went about 3.5 miles around the park.  This year an annual event called Purple Power Play on Poyntz, an event to get everyone excited for the first football game of the season, was held at the park (instead of the street, Poyntz, that it’s usually held on due to construction). It was pretty crowded but we managed to run through the crowds and we even happened to run into one of the new friends we made at the lake last weekend, Lauren (not literally though, no colliding happened luckily). She was running around with one of her friends so it was fun cheering each other on as we passed by.

After our run we were starving so we cooked some chicken breast/tenders in the oven. Daniel added some wing sauce to his but I thought making apricot sauce sounded better. I didn’t measure this time, I just mixed a couple tablespoons with a few squirts of spicy brown mustard. Delicious tanginess combo with chicken!

Sorry this is kind of a lame post. I’ve been helping my parents unpack the shipment of stuff my dad had sent back from Germany (he just moved back in case you didn’t know). He brought back some furniture he didn’t need so Daniel and I offered to take it off his hands. Now we have a dresser and two night stands! Oh, and a bigger tv. We’re moving on up in the world haha! (Except the tv needs converters to plug into the wall and doesn’t have any coaxial plug-in to watch cable. Details.)

In other news, I’m excited for tomorrow! Daniel and I will be heading to Kansas City after our classes to spend some quality time with my sister, Sarah, and her husband, Joosung. We’ll stay there Saturday night too to celebrate our friend Emily’s birthday! This is going to be a fun Labor Day Weekend!

Anybody else have exciting Labor Day Weekend plans?

Baked Coconut Swai with Apricot Sauce

Well, so much for getting back on track…

Meal Food Calories
Breakfast Corn Flakes 100
Almond milk 90
Lunch Leftover Almond Crusted Salmon 322
Corn 70
Snack Mediterranean Pizza with thin wheat crust 430
Honey Roasted Peanuts 350
Dinner Coconut Swai 360
Apricot Sauce 75
Rice 50
Total 1847

We were out thrifting for a cabinet to conceal our shoes by the door and were getting a little hungry. We ran across this new place called Wheat State Pizza. I guess they just opened back in May. Everything looked so good but we finally agreed on the 10in Mediterranean Pizza on their thin wheat crust.  Look at all the cheesiness!

mediterranean pizza

Then we went to a free movie courtesy of some coupons my mom gave us. We decided on watching We’re The Millers. It is hilarious! Also, the bloopers at the end are great! I’ve been quoting them to Daniel ever since, haha!

During the movie I ate my fair share of honey roasted peanuts. They’re so addictive. And the calories add up so fast.

Later for dinner, I wanted to try that coconut recipe out but not on the shrimp I had previously mentioned. We had Swai and I figured it would be just as good on fish as it is on chicken. I combined a couple recipe ideas and here’s how it turned out:

coconut swai with apricot sauce


Coconut Swai with Apricot Sauce 


  • 2 4-ounce Swai fillets
  • 6 Tablespoons sweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 Tablespoons Corn Flake Crumbs
  • 1/4 cup Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 1 Egg
  • Olive oil spray
  • 1/4 cup Apricot Preserves
  • 1 Tablespoon Spicy Brown Mustard (or 2 Tbsp of Dijon Mustard)


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a bowl, combine the coconut, Corn Flake crumbs, and Panko. In another bowl, whisk the egg.

2. Dip the Swai in the egg and then in the coconut mixture. Place on a baking sheet covered with foil. Lightly spray the Swai with olive oil and bake for 15-18 minutes.

3. For the apricot sauce combine the preserves and mustard and mix thoroughly.

Makes two servings @ 360 cal each (without apricot sauce)

The sweet coconut flavor and tang of the apricot sauce are a tasty combination!

Now, I have go take Daniel to Chipotle because he’s been “subtly” hinting that he wants to go there, haha. I hope you all are having a fabulous Tuesday!