Almost there…

by Holly on May 7, 2009

in breakfast,dinner,lunch,recipes

I hate thinking that all I do on Thursday is wait for Friday, but that’s exactly what I did today!  Even at breakfast over this fabulous bowl of 1 container nonfat plain Greek yogurt, 1 cup blackberries/strawberries, 1/3 cup honey oats granola, sprinkle of almonds/walnuts and a drizzle of honey, all I could think about was the weekend!

It was soooo gorgeous today!  The bright morning light streaming through the windows this morning made me so happy!

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I tried not to complain too much having to be inside behind a desk on a day like today :).  Mid-morning, I ate half my new #3 Larabar: Key Lime Pie!  Check out my earlier post for my top 5 faves!  For lunch, I had the good ol’ standby bagged lunch: AB+J (almond butter + raspberry jelly), 1 cup juicy mango and some TJ’s Rice and Bean Chips!

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During lunch, I did manage to get outside for a 30 minute walk.  Oh how that refreshes the soul!  I felt so much better after getting some fresh air; studies have shown a 15 minute walk can do wonders for the soul (abate hunger, burn fat, lessen stress – the list goes on!).  Then it was my new post-lunch drink: Chai Green tea baby!  Mid-afternoon, I snacked on some carrots and the other half of the Key Lime Pie Larabar.

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Dindin tonight was more leftovers but still delicious as ever!  I had one of the Sundried Tomato & Spinach Stuffed Chicken breasts from last night, along with a large yam (poked & nuked for 7 minutes) with a smat of butter and a generous sprinkling of cinnamon!

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Suddenly after dinner, an urgent need to bake came over me!  Ever since I mentioned Fig Newtons on the blog a couple days ago, I have had a hankering for them.  I raided the baking cabinet, brought out a plethora of supplies and ingredients and mixed as I went along!  What did I come up with?  Easy Fig Scones of course!

The end result:

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My portion:

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Verdict?  I really like them!  They are NOT an overly sweet scone – perfect paired with tea or coffee!  I also like they have all good-for-you ingredients (did you notice no butter?) and provide almost 1 serving of fruit per scone.  They are only about 200 calories a wedge!  I had one after dinner, then 1/2 one with some Good Earth Tea after Megan and I took a nice, leisurely hour-long walk this gorgeous evening.

They actually were REALLY easy: whole wheat flour, rolled oats, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, canola oil, eggs, turbinado sugar, soymilk, figs and honey!  Click here for the recipe!

Off to get a good night’s rest for Friday…I’m babysitting my friend’s nephew tomorrow night, and he’s a wild one!

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