So it turns out midterm week has taken over my life. But before I get back to the books, I wanted to stop in and say hello.
But no, that’s not all! One of my readers, Kayleen – Hiya! – posted some interesting questions in the comments section of my last post. I figured that if she’s asking, some of you may also be wondering what my answers are. So here goes! I’m splitting up her questions so that you don’t have to keep referring back to them.
Like you initially had, I am having difficulty liking greek yogurt. I have tried oikos and fage. Do you feel choabni taste the same? It looks different in pictures. How did you convert to greek yogurt? It is so much healthier and I really want to like it, but it just taste like sour cream to me even with add ins. Plus by the time I add the add ins the calories are quite high.
I definitely think that Chobani is the creamiest of all the Greek yogurts. If you can find it in stores, they also have plenty of flavored Greek yogurts which combine the protein power that I love about plain Greek yogurt with the sweetness of all the other yogurt varieties. Plus, it has real fruit at the bottom! Can’t go wrong there But really the way I converted to Greek yogurt was just by eating it a lot. And at first, I added many, many mix-ins to get it to taste sweeter. But if you eat something enough, you’ll gradually adjust to the taste and even start to like it plain after a while. Now I can eat it with just a little bit of granola or a Clif ZBar, etc. It took a couple of months for me to get to this point, so my best advice is to just stick with it if you really want to like it. You can’t beat the nutritional value!
Also, I know you like to eat naturally. What are you feelings on flat out wraps? They seem to have a lot of weird chemically type ingredients.
I think Flat Out wraps are ok. They definitely have some odd sounding ingredients, but I’d say as long as you’re not having wraps for breakfast, lunch and dinner, they’re great. If you’re looking for an alternative, I personally love the La Tortilla Factory Smart & Delicious wraps. You can find more information about them here.
Last, you don’t seem to eat very many afternoon snacks, but you don’t eat big lunches. How do you make it through the day? (this is a question of curiousity, not attack- I find myself hungry no matter what and am looking for tips)
No worries, this is definitely an important question! I’m not sure if you’re basing it off of past food journal entries or present, but if it’s present than I’d like to assure you that I haven’t been posting my entire day’s worth of food lately, which is why you don’t see any snacks. Trust me when I tell you that I pretty much ALWAYS have an afternoon or morning snack. Otherwise, like you, I would be very hungry!! Actually, that’s usually why I keep my lunches on the lighter side – so that I can have a bigger afternoon snack and still be hungry for dinner. My go-to snacks include: Greek yogurt (haha, or flavored yogurt if you prefer!!), almonds/nuts, rice cakes with nut butter, an energy bar (Clif ZBar, Larabar, etc.) or some fresh or frozen fruit (frozen mango is my current favorite). The reason I stress three meals per day is that I like to have three “main” meals in a day — but I’m definitely going to eat a snack in between if I’m hungry!
I really enjoy being able to answer questions! If you ever have anything at all that you want to ask me, please don’t hesitate to do so. I’m not a professional by any means, so you should take anything I say with a grain of salt 😉 That’s my disclaimer!!
And obviously, I can’t go this long without some sort of food picture! I had an über yummy breakfast this morning that will serve as a preview of “what’s to come…”
After getting all the comments about how Booberry Oats are good, but Banana Oats are better – I had to bring banana back this morning!
I made whipped banana oatmeal with 1/2 cup old fashioned oats, 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk, and 1 tbsp. ground flax.
But the real treat was the topping – a new trail mix that combines almonds and cashews with dried blueberries, cranberries and – drumroll please – WHITE CHOCOLATE CHIPS!! Oh heaven. There will be a full review of this delicious line of products later this week, but for now, a preview until I get some more studying done!!
This bowl of oatmeal brought such a smile to my face this morning because for some reason it reminded me of the early days of my entry into the world of food blogging. It was seriously just about this time last year that I stumbled upon Eat Like Me, and it was all uphill from there! I honestly NEVER used to eat oatmeal before I started reading food blogs. Blasphemy!!
Alright, enough procrastinating already! I better go get some shut eye so I can wake up early and hit the books again. I’m slowly making my way around the rest of blogosphere, too Look out!
FINAL NOTE: Please pay Juliet a visit today and check out this post from Yummy Diet Food. She was kind enough to let me appear as a guest blogger on her site and talk about my most recent banana bread recipe! Big shout out and THANK YOU to her Yay!!