I just want to start this post with a BIG THANK YOU to Foodie over at Fab and Delicious Food for posting such an incredibly nice Wednesday Website about me. It was a complete surprise and without a doubt made my day – heck, it even made my week So thank you, Foodie – you are awesome and your blog is awesome. If you haven’t checked Foodie’s blog out yet, click the link above and you are in for a treat! And all of you who made those sweet comments about me on her blog and in my comment section – THANK YOU, TOO! I am so lucky to be a part of this community – and I tell myself that every day!
Alright, enough with the cheese, you say? Well then, let’s move on to some other types of cheeses In fact, I managed to incorporate cheese into each of my main meals today. Seems fitting!
I knew I wanted to show you my Greek yogurt concoction at some point this week, since last time I had it my camera FAILED. MISERABLY. So what better day than hump day?!
I brought out the Oikos to try Wednesday because I’ve already tried and loved Chobani and Fage, so I figured why not go for the trifecta? Plus, that way whenever one is on sale, I’ll know I like it!
Basically, I combined 1/4 cup raspberries, 1/4 cup blueberries and 1/4 cup TJ’s High Fiber O’s on top of the yogurt. I added 2 tsp. maple syrup for some extra sweetness!
This combination is great. The berries, cereal and syrup help offset the tanginess of the yogurt, which is exactly what I need to be able to enjoy it! If you’ve given Greek yogurt a try but were turned off by its lack of sweetness, give it another go with this combination. The nutritional value of the yogurt is so strong that it seems a shame not to eat it! I will definitely be buying it more often now!
I was still craving something after this bowl – can ya believe it? I settled on my other new favorite combination – cottage cheese and hazelnut butter!
I’m still trekking on those LARABAR samples! I had my last lemon bar as a morning snack.
Today was the usual meeting over lunch, but I managed to hold myself over with a mixed green salad until the meeting was over. Then I brought back the rest of my lunch to my desk and was able to take a picture! I know you’re thrilled 😉 It wasn’t the healthiest of choices, but it hit the spot. A slice of veggie pizza and a generously large piece of garlic bread. YUM!
The pizza was surprisingly light. I ended up going back for another piece! And the garlic bread was very dense and chewy – definitely a treat, but well worth it!
I was extra excited for this snack – can you guess why?
It’s because I had a sweet potato! Always a great addition to any day. Today I enjoyed it with ketchup instead of guacamole. It was almost as good.
That sweet potato held me over well. I wasn’t hungry for a massive dinner, so I started out small and had frequent additions throughout the evening. First, there was an AmyLu andouille chicken sausage with a side spinach salad topped with Annie’s Woodstock dressing.
I can never get enough of this chicken sausage when I actually take the time to make it. It’s full of flavor and the spices give it a nice kick!
A little later, I finished my container of cottage cheese.
And even later than that, for dessert, I had a mug of frozen grapes. I was out of bowls, so the mug made a nice substitute! But now it’s time to run the dishwasher I just am loving frozen grapes now!
You thought that was all, didn’t you? Well, I did too. But then I went to the gym and did 40 minutes on the elliptical and an arm machine workout. So when I got home, I knew this was in order:
And then I called it a night!
I realize I’m a bit behind on blog reading, so I apologize for that. This week at work has been jam-packed! Thanks for being patient with me! I’ve got an exciting post to come later today!