A BIG THANKS to those who voiced typed their opinions on the article featured in my previous post. I agree that one of the main questions (posed by many of you) that will be need to be asked in the coming months is, “does this help the people who need it most?” Hopefully (fingers crossed) it will, and other cities and even states can follow suit. It’s true that many people still buy junk food with the nutritional information posted right on the container. Perhaps the same could happen here. Only time can tell – but I’m very glad that it’s something rather than nothing.
Speaking of somethings, there were several that went into my mouth today (stretching with this transition a bit, I know).
I started off the morning by trying out a new brand of instant oatmeal. I know I said I wasn’t going to buy instant again (to encourage myself to use the stove), but I figured I should have some in stock – just in case 😉 This morning was one of those mornings, as I took a little extra time to say goodbye to my family So I brought out the Kashi Honey & Cinnamon Instant Oatmeal.
I mixed one packet with 1/2 a mashed banana and stirred in 1/2 cup of unsweetened chocolate almond milk. I heated it up in the microwave for 1:30, stirred, and stuck it back in the microwave for another minute. Then I added 1 tbsp. of flax and some Trader Joe’s Anti-OXidant trail mix.
I really liked the Kashi brand. It was creamy and the oats seemed pretty big for instant, so there was a lot more chew. It’s a bit on the pricier side compared to other brands, but a good buy every once in a while.
I also had the obligatory mug of Coffee Cocoa (hot today!).
But when I got into work, I was freezing! It was scorching outside, so they must have blasted the A/C a little extra. I made myself a cup of hot chocolate to fix the problem:)
Unfortunately, no picture of lunch because it was during a meeting. Today’s lunch was an entire spread of taco fixings! I made myself a “Burrito Bol,” Chipotle-style, with chicken breast, black beans, Spanish rice, guacamole (YES!), and tomato salsa. It was a great break from the usual sandwiches!
I also enjoyed 1/2 of this raspberry bar. Mainly the top part with all the goodies – raspberry jam, almonds, and sweet icing – YUM!
A few hours later, I snacked on a Fuji apple. Nothing much else to say about that!
I wasn’t in the mood for a huge to-do with dinner. I started out with microwaved poached egg whites with goat cheese and feta. I really do love this combination!
After the egg whites, I went back and spooned out 1/2 cup of whipped cottage cheese and stuffed it with some spinach. I enjoyed eating it like a salad until the spinach was gone, then spooning up everything else:)
And later, Bobby and I split a huge plate of fruit while watching Lost.
I love fruit plates! I don’t make them as often as I should. This one had blueberries, peaches and Rainier cherries. An extra sweet way to end the evening.
Only two days left until the weekend! Hope everyone has been having a great week. THANKS AGAIN for all of your feedback on the article – I really enjoyed the discussion we had going. I will try to do that as much as possible!
Have a good one