Is Fat Tuesday over already? I can’t believe it’s 9:40 pm as I start writing this post. We’ll see how long it takes me – I’ll make a time stamp when I’m finished
The good thing about Tuesdays is that since I don’t have to wake up early to work, I can wake up early for another reason – to workout. Big difference! After snagging 1/2 of a Cinnamon Raisin Gnu Bar, I headed to the gym for a 40-minute elliptical workout, then came back and did my P90X Core Synergistics (well, my abbreviated version).
I love big workouts in the morning because they get me extra hungry for a big breakfast! Today’s was no exception and, as the title of the post indicates, involved a so-delicious-it-should-be-unhealthy-but-it-isn’t oatmeal topping.
No, that is not icing. But can you see the resemblance? Many of you have been asking whether PB2 is worth the investment (I haven’t seen it in stores near me, but you can check online by visiting their website) and I truly think it is. There are so many different ways to use it that the company even has a recipe page! Today I used it as a topping for my whipped banana oatmeal. I combined 1/4 cup Voskos Greek yogurt (the fat-free kind, which is a bit runnier) with 2 tbsp. regular PB2 and about 2 tbsp. water (add more or less depending on desired consistency) and stirred it all together.
Once the oats were done, I simply poured the “icing” on top of the oats. The creamy, peanut buttery goodness permeated every bite. No need for PB on a spoon when you can do it this way! Plus, the yogurt adds a little extra protein.
This is one very satisfied customer Thanks again for introducing me, Lovely Erin! I licked the bowl clean ate every bite and then made myself some Coffee Cocoa.
I spent the rest of my morning and early afternoon getting my edumacation. Handing in papers feels nice and all, but then I know there’s another one looming around the corner. Aside from that, I enjoyed mis clases and snacked on a Pure Protein bar to hold me through the lunching hour.
When I finally arrived back at home, I found that I really wasn’t too hungry. I decided to go with the flow and made myself a little platter of white cheddar cheese and a serving of Kashi crackers.
Then I snagged about 1 tbsp. of Barney Butter straight from the jar. Ya gotta do what ya gotta do.
The rest of the day is a bit of a blur. I am so tired right now! Between applying for jobs, going to another class and doing some informational phone interviews, my brain is on shut down mode. I had another mug of Coffee Cocoa later in the day to pick me up again (although who am I kidding, caffeine has no effect on me no matter how hard I try)!
When it came time to make dinner before class, I went with something quick and easy: a whole wheat scrambled egg wrap. I cooked up 1 whole egg + 2 egg whites with some spinach in a pan on the stove. Once that was all nice and hot, I added some reduced-fat Mexican cheese and stuck the whole thing in a La Tortilla Factory wrap. Here it is prior to rolling:
And after rolling and slicing (I love that these wraps are big enough to keep everything inside!):
This wrap was awesome and really kept me full through my three-hour class! When I got home, I made myself a POM Wonderful spritzer.
Unofficial POM Wonderful review:
This stuff is very tart on its own, but tastes great when combined with other juices or club soda! I also want to try the pom-tinis that are making their way around the blogosphere 😉 I love the antioxidants and the fact that it’s 100% juice. It seems as though there are a lot of potential ways to use these samples, so I’m planning to incorporate the juice into recipes soon. Thanks, Daniel!
Giveaways and Good Causes
There is a lot of activity going on in the blogging world this week:
- The dynamic duo that is Hangry Pants is giving away Zoe’s Granola!
- To celebrate her upcoming blogiversary, Lindsay is hosting a trivia game and giveaway!
- Enter for a chance to win some amazing bite-size cocoa nibs from Mara!
- Comment on this post from Lauren because “Hunger Takes No Holiday”
That’s it for now!
TIME STAMP: 10:30 pm (50 minutes of nothing but love for the blogosphere!)
Over and out,