It has been a very productive Saturday so far. I’ve gone to the dentist and got a haircut in the span of about 4 hours. Now I’m looking out the window at the beautiful blue sky and resting up my stomach for my eventual run outside and workout at the gym. I just love the weekends with nothing to do:) I’m going to start with a quick recap of Friday’s eats, then show you the goods so far today. Here we go!
Last time I tried plain Greek yogurt, it lacked the sweetness that I crave with so many of my foods. I knew this time I would have to get creative if I wanted to like it – and I did want to like it, because it has really good nutritional value!
And this is what I came up with. At the bottom is the yogurt, topped with 1/2 cup Puffins cereal, 2 tbsp. TJ’s Nutz Over Raspberries & Chocolate trail mix, 1/2 tbsp. hot chocolate powder and 1 tsp. maple syrup.
Overall, a great combination. I will definitely be buying more Greek yogurt.
And of course…
Friday was the last of the new LARABAR reviews! Today’s feature: Pecan Pie.
From the LARABAR site:
“Indulgent, oh, yes, but good for you, too. Natural fuel from pecans, dates and almonds will keep you going for hours. What’s more, pecans contain more antioxidants than any other nut, with 90% unsaturated, polyunsaturated fat. So sit down and enjoy a healthy Pecan Pie.”
This bar definitely does live up to its name. It tastes a lot like pecan pie. Unfortunately, I’m also not a huge fan of pecan pie. Therefore, I wouldn’t go out of my way to buy this flavor. But if you do like pecan pie, you’re pretty much set because it actually has a very similar taste and texture. So by all means go for it!
LUNCH + SNACK
I had lunch with one of my co-workers today. We went to a soup, salad, sandwich place near my work – sorry, no picture! But I got a really tasty Farmstand Salad with tomatoes, mushrooms and goat cheese, as well as a cup of vegetarian minestrone soup.
As for a snack, I went out with another co-worker for that one. We went to McDonald’s for a quick pick-me-up in the form of a vanilla ice cream cone! I didn’t snap a picture of that either, but we all know what that looks like, right? 😉 Delicious eats, for sure.
Bobby and I went to Pita Pete’s for dinner. We got back from work a little later than usual and didn’t feel much like cooking. So of course, that meant we went out for “footballs”…
See, I’m not kidding. That pita is monstrous. Luckily, it’s filled with great ingredients. I got mine with chipotle hummus, gyro chicken, black beans, pickles, lettuce, corn, peppers, mushrooms, onions, and salsa.
It was damn good, too I didn’t eat all of the pita, but I definitely ate all of the insides.
After dinner, Bobby and I met up with some of his friends to play Mario Kart for Wii. It was so much fun! I love the wheels you stick the game controllers into – it makes it seem like you’re actually driving down the track! We played a game where the winner and loser had to have something to drink. And I pretty much got last place every time, so you can imagine how that went. It was a lot of fun though – definitely something I don’t do very often, so it was nice to let loose and not worry about being completely healthy for a night. We snacked on some wafers filled with caramel that one of the boy’s moms had sent him. They were great!
I woke up not feeling too creative this morning, so I just had a bowl of cereal before heading to my dentist appointment.
I used 1 cup Nature’s Path Puffs, 1/2 cup Puffins, the remains of my TJ’s trail mix, and unsweetened vanilla almond milk.
After my appointment, I made a quick stop at Whole Foods. I didn’t get much, but I know that some of you had requested a grocery picture, so I took one for ya! I’ll have a bigger stash when I go to my regular grocery store later today.
I got Stonyfield After Dark Chocolate frozen yogurt, green and red grapes, Friendship whipped cottage cheese, GUACAMOLE (!!) and shrimp California rolls.
The sushi was actually my lunch I saw that they had shrimp instead of crab and thought that sounded pretty much perfect.
I drizzled it with Annie’s Woodstock dressing again. I really like that combination.
I also had a couple handfuls of trail mix:
That’s granola, walnuts, dried blueberries and cranberries with yogurt raisins.
Then I went to get my haircut. I couldn’t wait for that to be over though, because I knew I was going to be getting one of these on the way home:
If you have a Starbucks gift card, you must must must register it TODAY and head out to Starbucks, because they will give you a FREE VIVANNO!! You can just register it by going to their site – it’s easy! I think today is the last day, so get your free drink while ya can! Thanks to Lisa for the tip! Apparently, even if you don’t get the drink today, you should always register your gift cards because you can get some great freebies – refills on coffee, free syrups, etc.
And now here we are. It’s about time I got up and outside! I’m off – bye for now!