Happy Saturday everyone! I just got back from seeing the movie Hancock – has anyone else seen that yet? It was pretty crazy and definitely not your usual Will Smith role. But I really like him as an actor and there were some interesting twists throughout the movie that kept it entertaining.
I slept in this morning, but am still feeling tired. I think I need one more full night of rest to get back on track – but then of course it’s back to work on Monday and the cycle starts all over again. I’m not complaining, I love my internship – but I also can’t deny that I love sleep:)
Alright, one last day of this never-ending combination before I could get to the grocery store. I started out with some cereal – 2 cups of Nature’s Path Rice Puffs (one of the things I like most about this cereal is the volume you can get out of it) with unsweetened chocolate almond milk.
Of course it was topped with some TJ’s Anti-OXidant trail mix. Now that one is all gone, so that means I get to open a new bag!
And of course, this breakfast wouldn’t be complete without the microwaved poached egg whites with goat cheese, right? Here it is!
After breakfast, I went to the grocery store to get some much needed sustenance! Unfortunately, I didn’t see the request for a picture, and I forgot to take one this time. Sorry, everyone! I promise I will be better next time. But I will be sure to provide you with plenty of pictures when I eat what I bought
And the pictures of what I bought start here! I went to Whole Foods and couldn’t resist picking up these guys for lunch.
California rolls are my favorite type of sushi. These were made with real crab, avocado and brown rice. I opted out of the soy sauce and chose to drizzle them with Annie’s Woodstock dressing instead – YUM!
Along with the sushi, I tried out a new cracker, also found at Whole Foods.
They’re called Mary’s Gone Crackers, and as you can see from the picture, they’re a gluten- and wheat-free crackers made with quinoa and flax seed, among other ingredients. I tried out the herb flavor.
They were pretty bland. I think next time I will try spreading some goat cheese or peanut butter on top to give them more of a flavor. But I did like the texture overall.
I’m quite proud of dinner tonight:) First of all, I finally bought SWEET POTATOES at the store today at a great price!
Second of all, I tried out a new fish: Chilean Sea Bass. It was on sale at the grocery store and since I’ve recently started to like fish, I thought, why not? The end result was a great meal!
For the fish, I started by coating it with some mesquite seasoning, then cooked it in a pan on the stove on medium heat with some PAM cooking spray. It took a little less than 10 minutes, and came out really flavorful. It was a little bit “fishier” tasting than I’m used to, but I still enjoyed it.
As for the sweet potato, I took a page from Em of Gliding Calm’s book and microwaved it:) I cut it into circles and enjoyed every bite with ketchup. I don’t know why I haven’t been buying these. I really, truly love them. You will be seeing them much more often around here!
Before the movie, I wanted something sweet to top off what was already a lovely evening of eating. I decided on some rice pudding with a dollop of my new hazelnut butter on top!
The hazelnut butter is another find from my Whole Foods trip. I think Liz of VeggieGirl will be very excited to see this next picture;)
Yup, I found Futters Nut Butter! I decided on hazelnut butter because I had never tried it before. I am not disappointed. It is super nutty and thick, and requires minimal stirring which is a definite plus because I normally hate the oil at the top and it discourages me from buying those brands.
So there you have it! I found a way to incorporate many of my groceries into this post after all – by eating them! I hope you all have had a relaxing weekend so far.