No, not the Terminator.
For the past week, I’ve been getting in my whole grains courtesy of Arnold bread. I’ve had a long history of product reviews and samples with this company, and I can honestly say that they never fail to impress me. So when Rena offered to send me samples of their new Soft Naturals line, there was no way I was turning her down. I immediately tried out the 100% whole wheat version.
The best part about Arnold is that none of their breads are made with HFCS. I always know I’m getting a quality product, even if it isn’t that fresh-baked loaf you buy from the corner bakery. This new whole wheat bread did not disappoint! For two slices, you get 150 calories, 3g fiber and 7g protein. I’ve been incorporating it into both meals and snacks. My favorite so far has been as an accompaniment to the scrambled eggs + spinach combo I have grown so fond of.
I toasted it up, added a little butter and sprinkled it with some cinnamon. The flavor was great, and the bread was doughy and filling. Served with the eggs and a Morningstar sausage, and you’ve got a “balanced breakfast” that keeps me full all morning long.
I’ve also been having the bread with PB+J sandwiches, as well as the occasional PB snack.
Once again, Arnold has impressed me. I will gladly continue to review their products in the future because I have never been disappointed. Thanks, Rena!
Well, blog world, they say that when the going gets tough, the tough get going. But I say, when the going gets tough, the tough give-up-on-making-fancy-meals-and-stick-to-what’s-easy-and-fast. That’s certainly the case for me – hm, maybe the difference is that I’m not actually that tough 😉 Regardless, I have been eating a lot of the usual these past couple of weeks.
I have continued to fuel my growing obsession with Honey Kix. I have found that my favorite and most filling combination is 1 cup Honey Kix + 1 cup Kashi Go Lean, topped with a banana and 1 tbsp. ground flax. The protein in the Kashi cereal helps keep me going and keeps me from having that empty feeling that can sometimes come when you only eat cereal for breakfast.
I’ve also had my moments where I’ve treated myself, including the occasional Sushi Friday.
If I could eat sushi every day, I probably would. I need to learn how to make my own!
It’s quick + easy, and surprisingly filling given my usual tendency to prefer volume foods.
Tonight, I’m heading out for Uno’s Chicago Deep Dish pizza with some friends. I think it’s the first time in over a year that I’ve had deep dish pizza. It’s been far too long, if you ask me. For “lunch” today, I tried the new Tangomania flavor at Red Mango. They were handing out samples for free! Big thanks to Michelle for the tip on that one 😉 I got mine with blueberries, and it was fabulous! If you have one of these in your area, I highly recommend checking it out!
- Gena and Gina are both hosting fabulous giveaways!
- Happy 31st Birthday to one of my lovely blogging sisters, Miss Sarah! Love you!
Alright, kids + kids at heart, I’ve got myself some work to do! See you tomorrow for a P90X recap! I’ve got plenty to say, and I hope it will be informative!