Nice to meet you, your highness.

by Jenn (eating bender) on May 14, 2008

I’ve always wondered what it would be like to meet royalty. I never really imagined I would have the chance to do so – that is, until about a week ago. My professor approached me with some exciting news: I, along with other members of various campus media outlets, would be meeting Her Highness Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser Al-Missned – aka the queen of Qatar! Wow, she is impressive. Not only is she gorgeous, but she also is very knowledgeable about journalism, communications and world issues. My first encounter with royalty was very exciting :)

Now, on to the food of the day :) For breakfast this morning, I had two Kashi blueberry waffles with bananas, Cinnamon Raisin Swirl peanut butter and Smucker’s strawberry jam.

Mmm…look at that strawberry goodness!

I’d also like to point out the Cinnamon Raisin Swirl peanut butter, as I have almost finished my first jar:

I’ve seen it on some other blogs, too. It is so. darn. good! It’s got this grittiness to it that gives it a great texture, and combined with the raisins, it almost reminds me of peanut butter flavored cookie dough – which is bad when you start eating it out of the jar šŸ˜‰ But spoonfuls of PB aside, I am in love with Peanut Butter & Co.

Lunch today was a Kidz wrap spread with hummus and topped with sliced deli turkey and tomatoes – YUM! Here it is before I wrapped it up:

And after:

With the wrap I had some caramel-flavored mini rice cakes that I found at the grocery store this weekend.

Here’s a picture of what they look like (a little blurry, oops!)

Later on in the day I had a Banana Walnut Gnu bar for a snack. I’m down to one more bar – and I generally like to buy a big box of bars like these so that I can “grab and go” on NNN show days. Any ideas as to what brand or flavor my next box should be? I’m open to suggestions!! Just not Larabars – sorry :)

So after meeting the queen, putting together a newscast, and going to class…I am left with the question – what’s for dinner? Obviously (in my case at least), the roomie and I headed to Panera:

I got the Greek salad with chicken, a whole grain baguette, and the French onion soup (minus the cheese and croutons). Delicious and perfectly portioned, as always. I love this place :)

Mmm…bread! How I love it :mrgreen:

So all in all, it was a very interesting hump day! I was glad to see that everyone enjoyed the articles I posted – I think I will start doing that more often, particularly on days where it’s hard to blog about my meals. It’s nice to be able to share interesting news with people who love health as much as I do!

Sweet dreams :)

1 lindzakins921 May 15, 2008 at 5:11 am

that is so awesome about your royalty encounter!!!!

i have been obsessed w/ the pb&co stuff too for the last couple of days… i definitely want to buy other varieties, since the cinnamon raisin one is just too good!

2 Romina May 15, 2008 at 7:00 am

That is SO cool that you got to meet royalty!

YUM!! I really neeeeeeeeeeed to try the Cinnamon flavor of PB&Co!! It looks so yummy.

3 Cassie May 15, 2008 at 8:06 am

Wow royalty! I am jealous! That is sooo cool- not many people can say they have done that!

I love the whole grain baguette from panera! You just made me crave it! Also not sure of you have tried other flavors of the Gnu Bars – but in my opinion none re as good as the banana walnut! HAve you tried clif nector bars? I like those as well.

4 VeggieGirl May 15, 2008 at 9:46 am

Okay, so not only did you enjoy delicious meals all day long, but you got to meet the impeccable queen of Qatar?!?!?! Jenn, Wednesday was YOUR day, for sure!! Fabulous!! Hope your Thursday goes at least HALF as well, haha! :0D

5 Kristie May 15, 2008 at 10:13 am

Whoa, royalty encounter? Ever cool, what an experience!!

That Cinnamon Raisin Swirl is definitely going to be my next peanut butter purchase, I can’t wait to try it!

6 Leslie May 15, 2008 at 11:30 am

just wanted to tell you, you TOTALLY inspired me to make a big healthy wrap today with the same kind of tortilla, turkey breast, fat free cheese slices, brocolli, lettice and fat free mayo. Thanks!

7 Jenn May 15, 2008 at 3:55 pm

Lindz ~ I still have to try the white chocolate and the regular peanut butters – I bet they’re great too!

Romina ~ Definitely try it – you might even think it rivals Dark Chocolate Dreams (gasp!)

Cassie ~ I haven’t tried the Nectar bars…perhaps that will be the next choice!

VeggieGirl ~ I always love your comments, they make me smile :)

Kristie ~ I hope you like it!

Leslie ~ Aw thank you so much for telling me that! That’s EXACTLY the kind of thing that makes my day and this blog worthwhile! :)

8 julz May 17, 2008 at 9:50 pm

You have to try the orange-cranberry gnus! they are so fresh and instaneously, after you open the wrapper for the bar you’re hit with the fragrance of orange! In my opinion, they smell and taste fresher than any other bar ive ever tried. Enjoy them! -PS- i think you should totally put up a sidebar/a tab for where readers can find your fave staples that you use! like the kidz wraps and other things too because you’re so fantastically creative!! love your blog so! :)

9 Jenn May 18, 2008 at 1:20 am

julz ~ thanks for the suggestion, i will definitely be trying the orange-cranberry next chance i get! i also love your idea for the sidebar…look for it soon! and thanks for the compliment :mrgreen:

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