You know that timeless excuse about that dog/pet eating the math assignment or class project? Well, you thought it was just an excuse…until it actually happens to you! In this case…
My camera ate my pictures!
I wish I was joking. Especially after all of your sweet, sweet comments last night. Which, by the way…
THANK YOU! Those comments completely brightened my night and made me so thankful to be a part of this lovely blogging community. I can’t get over how wonderful it is to know all of you! THANKS AGAIN!
Ok, so about those pictures. Or lack thereof, I guess. I will tell you the whole story.
Sometimes when I plug my camera into my computer, it takes on a mind of its own and starts beeping at me! That’s when I know I’m in trouble – so I have to pull the cord out as fast as possible to salvage the pictures that haven’t been downloaded yet. Everything that HAS been downloaded becomes completely corrupt and unusable. Last night, I made the mistake of walking away from the computer while they were downloading, so I didn’t hear the beeping until most of my pictures had already turned corrupt. Ugh! Does anyone have experience with this problem and know how to fix it?
The GOOD news is, I did manage to save a few of my key pictures and “recreate” some others.
So instead of a full day of meals, I’m going to try something different for the Tuesday recap. A look at the day’s new foods! To review: Lemon Bar LARABAR, Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup and, most deliciously, STARBUCKS VIVANNO!
1) Lemon Bar LARABAR
From the LARABAR site:
“Tart and tangy. Made with dates, cashews, almonds and real lemon, this bar simply bursts with flavor. Lemon is also full of magnesium, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, copper, zinc, iron and manganese. Its citric acid is nature’s best source of Vitamin C – the nutrient that optimizes the body’s balance of iron consumption, thereby supporting the health of red blood cells and boosting immunity. Eat well…be well.”
I’m definitely on a citrus kick lately. Ever since I had that guacamole, I’ve loved anything and everything orange, lemon and lime. So it should come as no surprise that I thought this bar lived up to its description. It was full of flavor – tart but at the same time sweet, with real pieces of nut for some crunch. I’m really glad I came across these new flavors because I had really counted LARABAR out for awhile. These bars certainly boast healthy ingredients, so it’s nice to know I have another quality bar to add to the list! However, as I have said before – the one thing I don’t like is how little you get out of the bar size-wise. I am and will always be a volume eater – more for less!
2) Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup
The people over at Pacific Natural Foods have done it again! This soup was another winner. It came in a mini-box again, so I was able to enjoy it in multiple servings all afternoon.
I put it in a mug again;) I liked how this soup had a little more to it than the plain tomato. I could definitely taste the roasted red peppers throughout – and the double serving was extra filling!
The one thing I realized after I ate this one: I’m consuming WAY too much sodium in one sitting! I didn’t even think about that at first – more than 1400mg! Er – no thanks! Luckily, I found that they have some lower sodium options available. I will definitely be picking up those instead next time!
3) STARBUCKS VIVANNO!
I decided to treat myself by trying out this new drink from Starbucks yesterday. The Vivanno is their new “nourishing” shake/smoothie. I tried out the Banana Chocolate flavor, which is made with a whole banana, bittersweet cocoa powder, whey protein powder, milk and ice. It boasts pretty good nutritional information: 270 calories, 5g fat, 44g carbohydrates, 6g fiber and 21g protein!
As far as taste goes, this drink is definitely designed for people who enjoy protein shakes. It is NOT your typical frappucino – it has a much more gritty nature to it and you can definitely taste the protein powder throughout. I am a person who does enjoy this kind of shake, so I really liked it and will definitely be using up my gift cards on it:) You can also ask for a shot of espresso, or try out the other flavor, Orange Mango Banana.
So there ya have it – three outstanding new foods. I will be much more on top of my camera situation today, so expect posts to return to normal. THANKS AGAIN for all of your nice comments!
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