From Yucca to yum in no time

It’s finals week.  Who has time to eat well, right?  Hmm….. past experience (such as just yesterday when I guzzled a GIANT hot chocolat) tells me that the ol’ brain works better when I’m well feed.

Certainly my stress hormones are raging and I’m craving carbs, but instead of heading to In-N-Out burger like everyone else in Davis (seriously, line was backed up into the parking lot next door today), I whipped up this easy dish:

1 lb yucca root (kind of a waxy tuber w/white flesh)
1 lb yams
1/2 lb brussel sprouts
2 tbsp EVOO
2 tsp: salt, cumin, dried parsley, dried basil

Cut all veggies into 1/2″ cubes.  Mix with EVOO and spices.  Bake for 1 hr @ 400.  Serve with a squeeze of lime, and a bit of chopped avocado.  SOO tasty.

Now if it could only satisfy like hot chocolate.  Seriously you guys, I’m fiending every day for the past few days.  Totally giving into my whims…oh, and the healthy stuff made at home won’t do at all.  I guess this Off White Girl has more growth to attend to, but at least my meals are healthy and I am exercising everday!  Better than my undergrad days of Chinese Take Out  and chicken McNuggets during Finals week!

One thought on “From Yucca to yum in no time

  1. Alice March 17, 2010 / 1:54 am

    Good job Rebecca! You’re focusing on the healthful choices you’re making rather than punish yourself for your other choices. You’re a good example of balance 🙂

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