Boring Is Not So Bad

by Holly on August 25, 2009

in breakfast,dinner,lunch,reviews

Ever have one of those days where nothing really happens…you just go about your day and nothing is out of the ordinary spectacular or bad?  That was today para mi.

It started out with a delicious breakfast cookie, courtesy of our fave sista of fitness:

1/2 cup oats
2 tbsp. hemp protein powder
1 heaping tbsp. raw AB
2 tbsp. shredded coconut
1/4 cup skim milk
1 sliced banana


a breakfast cookie is always a star

I don’t know what it is, but these just don’t fill me up!  Suriously, I was hungry like 3 hours later. I even did some nutrish calculating to see if I was getting enough sustenance…well, about 500 cals, 15 grams of protein and lotsa fiber should fill a gal up for reals!

Followed up with a yummy mid-morning PURE bar I won in Kristin’s giveaway, which I snarfed before my meeting (because it was one of those meetings where you are not sure how long it will last).

Cranberry Orange PURE Bar

Cranberry Orange PURE Bar

Lunchie was banana-ful as well as tomater-ful…


AB+B quesadilla with buttloads of cinnamon and a drizzle of honey

cherry tomatoes

cherry tomatoes

More work, planning, writing and my fave mid-afternoon snack of choice: Greek yog + fruit.


Blueb Chob + bluebs

If I had to pick a lowlight of the day, this would be it.  I maybe drank like 1/6 of it – sorry POM, I normally love your juice but this tea was NOT cutting it.  I wasn’t even going to offer it to a co-worker.  That’s how much I did not like it.

POMx Pomegranate Lychee Green Tea - not so good...

POMx Pomegranate Lychee Green Tea - yeah, not so good...

At 5pm, I skedaddled home and out the door for a 6 mile run.  Done in just under an hour, it didn’t feel awesome but didn’t feel bad either.  See what kind of humdrum iffy day I am having?

Fortunately, dinner was anything but iffy.  In fact, it was sooo good and sooo satisfying!  Dindin hit the spot while watching The Office online, featuring the King of TWSS himself.  Michael Scott is probs my 2nd favorite character…Kevin is my first.  I can’t help it, everytime he does Kool-Aid man I seriously wet myself.  For the record however, I will one day become Mrs. Jim Halpert (or preferably, Mrs. John Krasinski).


Amy's Indian Spinach Tofu Wrap, grilled zucchini, cucumbers + TJ's three layer hummus

I guess if I consider a day like this boring….boring ain’t so bad.


Matt August 25, 2009 at 8:42 pm

Haha I have those days all the time. It seems like I do the same things everyday!

VeggieGirl August 25, 2009 at 8:49 pm

That banana star is INCREDIBLE!

Kristin August 25, 2009 at 8:50 pm

Haaa I love that you love Kevin – he’s the best! And your banana star bfast cookie made me smile too :)

leianna August 25, 2009 at 8:54 pm

sweet breakfast cookie/star! i love your “boring”day!

Matt August 25, 2009 at 8:56 pm

I do a speed workout or a tempo run every single week. READ HARDER. Haha.

Evan Thomas August 25, 2009 at 9:00 pm

I’m sorry but I cannot support you in your pursuits; I’m 100% a Pam + Jim 4 Life person

jenngirl August 25, 2009 at 9:10 pm

Hey, boring definitely ain’t bad, I always say to enjoy it while you can ;)

gina (fitnessista) August 25, 2009 at 9:21 pm

whoo hoo bfast cookie!!! :D

Special K August 25, 2009 at 9:29 pm

I don’t get the POM thing…it is lackluster for me…and for 500 I’d want to be filled up for longer…but 3 hours is good, right?

Lizzy August 25, 2009 at 9:35 pm

First-Banana quesadilla with cinnamon=OMG yumm
Second-Stellar run, so awesome girl!
Third-never had POM, should i try and see what i think and compare?
Fourth-Must copy your dinner because that looks AWESOME


Emily (A Nutritionist Eats) August 25, 2009 at 9:58 pm

I will need to try that Amy’s wrap – I’ve been meaning to for a while, such a pretty presentation too!

Whit August 25, 2009 at 10:15 pm

I love your banana star. You are so creative, my pet.

Rosey Rebecca August 25, 2009 at 10:22 pm

Love the star on the breakfast cookie!! The AB/Banana quesadilla looks yummy!!

Andrea@WellnessNotes August 25, 2009 at 10:29 pm

Sounds like a great boring day to me… ;)

Annabel @ August 25, 2009 at 10:34 pm

I *love* the Halpert! He would be lucky to have a Healthy Everythingtarian ;)

Angharad August 25, 2009 at 10:55 pm

Can we share Jim? No? Not even a little?
Love the breakfast cookie but feel you on the lack of sustenance – I’ve only had one in my life but I have not gone back for more and I think that’s why. I remember being like, “yum! great. ok what’s next?”

Your banana and AB wrap looks ANYTHING but out of the ordinary. It looks spectacularly yum.

Sorry I’ve been MIA on the phone calling – moving house + disabled list husband (that made me laugh out loud) = busy me.

But I am thinking we should DEFO hit up the SF on Friday together if you’re still down.

Hearts bella. xx

randomlymikey August 25, 2009 at 10:56 pm

boring can def be good sometimes! you breakie is so cute with the star. and i love the office, dry humor totally gets me.

WholeBodyLove August 25, 2009 at 11:00 pm

Well, the banana star rocks and it definitly isn’t boring. Great run!

Tasty Health Food August 25, 2009 at 11:12 pm

The banana star makes the day perfect already. And then The Office? Seriously. Not boring. Awesome. xD

snackface August 26, 2009 at 12:05 am

I’m not sure why I haven’t been reading your blog religiously, but lemme tell you, I spent, like, an hour at work today just reading yo blog. Bad VegNewsie, good bloggie.

I love the eats! I’m keeping my fingers crossed that someone comes up with a vegan Greek yogurt. The copious amounts of banana and almond love is so delightful.

Boring days are fine! I have them, but I wouldn’t call them boring. Just eventlessly pleasant.

Have a fab Humpday!

Abby August 26, 2009 at 7:34 am

Boring? Welcome to my world…however, if it includes that AB and banana deliciousness, anything Amy’s and Michael Scott, I’m in.

justine August 26, 2009 at 9:15 am

Your breakfast cookie look so cute :). I tried them once but it was to runny and didn’t fill up either so I never went back. Just didnt cut it for me. Yum girl, that banana and pb wrap looks marv! Is that Tjs 3 layer hummus I spy on that dinner plate?


ksgoodeats August 26, 2009 at 9:54 am

You’re a star just like your breakfast!

You and I are going to have to fight over John – or we could just share him if you’re open to that kind of thing. You know you can be his Wisconsin wife, I’ll be the Michigan wife? Let me know your thoughts on this pressing situation. Screw everyone else that commented, it’s you and me. ;)

Sarah August 26, 2009 at 9:54 am

Hmm, the pomegranate lychee green tea has been good to me before. Sorry you didn’t dig it!

For some reason, oatmeal things don’t keep me full for long, either. When I first eat it I am so stuffed I can hardly finish, but 2-3 hours later the tum is a-grumblin. I wonder why that is?

Cindy August 26, 2009 at 9:55 am

Boring is not bad at all….

not with meals like yours!!!

making me hungry!

Haleigh August 26, 2009 at 10:32 am

AB quesadilla? genius! it looks amazing!

insideiamdancing August 26, 2009 at 11:09 am

Boring can be good…especially after a crazy few weeks (got your message- hope you are okay!)

I need to check out The Office- do you watch the American one or the British one? (are they the same show?.)

Amy’s wraps rock. As does your breakfast STAR!

brandi August 26, 2009 at 12:22 pm

i love and hate days like that :) I LOVE Kevin – he cracks me up and you may have to fight me for Jim :)

janetha August 26, 2009 at 12:42 pm

i will take a boring day with you any day of the week! i love the starry eyed bfast cookie. and is it weird that grill marks get me excited?? i wonder why the bfast cookie doesn’t fill you up, that is weird, i can’t remember how it does with me because i havent had one in so long. maybe tomorrow.. ok now i am just rambling. OH and when we get married (in a triple wedding with john no less) we can watch episodes of the office over. and. over. love!

Maggie August 26, 2009 at 1:18 pm

I like the “boring” day :)

Bfast cookies don’t fill me up AT ALL. It’s annoying, because they are so good. I don’t eat them anymore though. ::shrug::

Faith August 26, 2009 at 2:27 pm

I love your banana star breakfast!

kaitruns August 26, 2009 at 3:12 pm

those blueberries look SO amazingly juicy

lowandbhold August 26, 2009 at 4:27 pm

I totally have those days. But that dinner did look quite amazing. LOVE me some grill marks. I can nevah get them quite right.

Good to know about the POM tea.

Jenny August 26, 2009 at 5:24 pm

you and your food art — never seizes to impress me. that star is a masterpiece!

Alison August 26, 2009 at 5:32 pm

“Only” satisfied for 3 hours?? That’s a good meal in my book! What keeps you satisfied longer than that!? Inquiring minds need to know!

I hear on the humdrum day. But you’re right, if that’s boring then that’s not too bad.

Holly August 26, 2009 at 8:42 pm

Haha…oatmeal…PB+B toast on Ezekiel…overnight oats…

Holly August 26, 2009 at 8:43 pm

ohhh good question: i watch both. i heart ricky gervais.

Holly August 26, 2009 at 8:43 pm

it’s a deal…anything to be his wife, even if it does involve polygamy :)

Holly August 26, 2009 at 8:44 pm

you know it – tj’s triple layer is DEEVINE!!!

Holly August 26, 2009 at 8:46 pm

i usually like breakfast to be extra big so it sustains me until lunch…lately ive been having to have a snack!

Christina August 27, 2009 at 7:36 am

awesome shape with the star ;) I made a breakfast cookie for after my run today (which did not occur yet) im still contemplating the shape I want to make haha- im thinking a “C” for Christina

glidingcalm August 29, 2009 at 8:21 pm

Everything in this post looks so fresh and amazing!!! How are bananas so freakin delicious?!

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