**Posting Friday on Saturday**
Hurray for Friday, my favorite day of the week There’s nothing better than knowing that by Friday evening you have absolutely no tedious commitments for more than 48 hours!
I’m on an egg kick lately – for some reason I’m starting to like the savory flavor in the morning. That, combined with the fact that I haven’t made a trip to the grocery store lately, helps to explain my unchanging breakfast habits these past few days! I started out with the usual mix of egg whites, goat cheese and feta.
I mixed it up a little by also including a bowl of Nature’s Path Rice Puffs.
I topped the puffs with about 2 tbsp. of Trader Joe’s Anti-OXidant trail mix. I also used unsweetened chocolate almond milk.
And some Coffee Cocoa minus the cocoa again. The reason for this is because I just realized that the hot chocolate I’ve been using has sucralose in it, among a bunch of other random ingredients that I just don’t think I want to be drinking every day! I’m planning a trip to Whole Foods to see what else I can come up with. Life is short. Stay awake for it. Hehe;)
Here’s some exciting news – a new snack bar to report!! It’s called Mrs. May’s Naturals Trio. My mom picked up a box for me from Costco when she was here. They are vegan, kosher and free of gluten, dairy, wheat and GMO. It sounded good to me!! I tried the strawberry flavor first.
The reason (I’m guessing) it’s called Trio is because there are three types of nuts, three types of seeds and three types of fruit in each bar. The ingredients in this one are: CASHEWS, ALMONDS, PISTACHIOS, STRAWBERRIES, SESAME SEEDS, SUNFLOWER SEEDS, PUMPKIN SEEDS, DATES, RAISINS, RICE MALT, NATURAL FLAVORS, CANE JUICE, SEA SALT. Here’s what it looks like out of the wrapper:
Personally I think it looks pretty yummy – and it WAS! It was crunchy without being too hard to chew, salty from the nuts and seeds and sweet from the fruit. The perfect blend of flavors! It’s definitely a bigger bar than I’m used to as a snack: 230 calories, 16g fat (healthy fat from the nuts and seeds), 20g carbohydrates – including 3g fiber and 8g sugar – and 6g protein. I totally thought it was worth it though, because it kept me full for a really long time! Thanks for the recommendation, Mom
I met up with Bobby for lunch at Corner Bakery, a restaurant with several locations in Chicago that I’ve mentioned before. I decided to stick with the “trio” theme and get their Trio Salad, where you can choose three mini salads off of their overall list. I went with two fruit salads and one Asian salad.
The Asian salad had grape tomatoes, asparagus, edamame, cucumber and carrots. It came with a ginger dressing – which tasted alright. I would’ve liked the vegetables by themselves more!
The fruit salad came with melon, apples, pears, watermelon and purple grapes. No complaints there!
This afternoon I was really dragging so I allowed myself to have another organic skim mocha from Hannah’s Bretzel. I just love the foamy top!
After a long day at the office (haha), Bobby and I decided to break out a bottle of wine. My mom suggested several different kinds while she was here. Today we opened a bottle of Riesling called Polka Dot.
Here’s my 5 oz. pour – this tasted great. It was very fruity and sweet!
The wine went great with dinner, which was a mix of chicken breast seasoned with taco spices, black beans and diced tomatoes.
I definitely had more black beans, but the chicken was really filling!
After dinner, Bobby and I had plans to go see the movie Hancock. We didn’t want to see The Dark Knight simply because we like to wait until it’s not quite so busy. But when we got to the theater, we saw a huge crowd outside and realized the power was out! There were movie theater officials outside the door who said they didn’t expect it to be back on before the night was over. We will still be able to see the movie with the tickets we bought, but it was kind of a bummer!
So instead, we went to a local ice cream shop and got some Edy’s strawberry frozen yogurt to share. Not a bad consolation prize!
Then we went back to my apartment and finished the first season of Lost, which is SO ADDICTING by the way! Now we have to find out a way to get our hands on the other seasons – and FAST!
A great way to kick off the weekend, for sure. I hope you all have some exciting things planned as well. I’m off to hit up the G-store (groceries!) and read some more blogs – it’s a rainy day here, so unfortunately any plans to go outdoors will have to wait!