Yesterday was not my day, unfortunately A few too many things went wrong. First, I had a pretty severe stomachache all afternoon and evening that still hasn’t gone away (too top it off, there’s a little bit of nausea going with it – I know, that might be TMI). Second, my Internet refused to work last night. I tried every possible tactic but got absolutely nothin’ until I finally gave up and called it a day. Last, but not least, my camera ate most of my pictures AGAIN. All I have was able to salvage is 1/2 of dinner and dessert. Fortunately, this time I figured out the trend – my camera eats my pictures when it’s really low on batteries. All of the sudden it just shuts off during the middle of the importing process, and it’s because it needs to be recharged. So I’ll be more aware of that and hopefully it will not happen again.
Or, you know, I could get a new camera. Has anyone heard of getting presents when you have a bad day? 😉 I think it would be a great idea.
Needless to say, I’m not in the best of moods. But I figure talking about food will help, so stick with me while I attempt to paint a picture of my other meals and snacks with words. We’ll see how it goes.
BREAKFAST: I was really excited about this one, too:( I guess I will have to have it again soon. I broke out a container of Fage yogurt and combined it with 1/4 cup blueberries, 1/4 cup raspberries and 2 tbsp. TJ’s Nutz Over Raspberries & Chocolate trail mix. I also added about 2 tsp. maple syrup. It turned out perfectly and gave me just the right amount of sweetness with the yogurt. I’m really glad that I decided to give Greek yogurt another try because you can use it and dress it up in so many different ways.
MORNING SNACK: I didn’t get a chance to have my usual morning cup of Coffee Cocoa. So at about 10:00 am I headed to Hannah’s Bretzel for a skim mocha. The barista actually made a super cool design with the milk froth and said, “Here, a swirled mocha for you!” and I smiled, knowing that she had no idea JUST HOW HAPPY she made me because it meant I could take a picture of it and have a really pretty post But alas, my camera made sure that didn’t end up happening:evil: Oy!
LUNCH: In my haste Monday morning, I didn’t have time to pack anything for lunch. So I grabbed a salad from Ponte Fresco – the same as last week. It had spinach, water chestnuts, black olives, corn, avocado and red and green peppers with the Oriental Toasted Sesame dressing. Still tasty.
AFTERNOON SNACK: My afternoon snack was a Clif Chocolate Brownie ZBaR. Luckily, most of us know what one of those looks like! I hadn’t had one for a while though, so it really hit the spot.
Ok, now I can at least show you something! The first part of my dinner was just a few handfuls of trail mix that got eaten by the camera. Luckily, I managed to salvage the best part!
SWEET POTATO and GUACAMOLE!! A big shout-out to Liz of VeggieGirl for giving me this idea. It tasted even better than it does with ketchup! This will definitely be my go-to combination every time I have guacamole on hand.
I also had some cottage cheese with hazelnut butter, since many of you seemed to be so intrigued by it last time 😉 If you didn’t catch what I said in response, I really like this combination – I’m not much of a fan of cottage cheese with jelly or other sweet ingredients, so the nutty flavor of the hazelnut works much better for my taste! Give it a try!
To wrap up dinner, I had a slice of chewy wheat sourdough.
I was lucky to get a chance to feel hungry and eat dinner, because soon afterward my stomach started to ache again. Then the Internet didn’t work. Then the camera ate my pictures. FUN FUN FUN!
After resting for a while, I made myself a bowl of sweet fruit to end the evening, complete with a whipped cream smiley face – just for you. It helped my tummy a little bit. There were fresh blueberries and raspberries, and frozen green grapes. I LOVE frozen grapes!!
Talking about food has indeed made me feel a bit better. I’m still not 100% though.
I hope you all have a good Tuesday