Before I start talking about anything related to food, I want to say thank you all so very much for all your wonderful, lovely comments. Last night, I got home after yoga, grabbed a banana smooshed with almond butter and sat on the couch, reading and rereading all you had to say. I was actually pretty nervous about writing this post, so I couldn’t have been more touched by your support. You all had such wise, eloquent things to say, and that is why I am so grateful and happy to be a food blogger. I encourage you all to go here and read those comments. At the end of the day, we are all in the same boat: trying to lead the best, healthiest lives we can. We’ve all got issues and baggage, but in the words of Mimi from Rent, “I’m lookin’ for baggage that goes with mine…” Your baggage is welcome here anyday.
After waking up and needing an IV drip of coffee ASAP, I scarfed down a bowl of Zoe’s Honey Almond granola with vanilla almond milk alongside a naner smooshed with almond buttah…
Because of the post of yesterday, I didn’t get to fully review all my the new Zoe Foods yummies! Check out my review for the Peanut Butter Chocolate bar by clicking here. Yesterday, I tried the Peanut Butter bar and Cranberry Currant granola. Verdict? So far, neither bar has rocked my world. The peanut butter one tasted similar to a Luna Peanut Butter Cookie bar, but with a slightly funny aftertaste.
However, the granola? YES PLEASE! Their Zoe mix (made from flaxseed, oatmeal & soybeans) is the basis of all their granolas. It has a totally lovable crunch, a hint of sweetness, a touch of cinnamon and a whole lotta yum! There were ginormous chunks of cranberries and currants in the mix too. The honey almond was sweet and nutty I would totes buy Zoe’s granola again!
Lunch #1 was another ah-may-zing sandwich: two slices toasted Ezek, 1/2 smashed avocado, 3 halved cherry tomatoes, handful o’ spinach and yellow mustard. Anything with avocado just can’t be bad, agreed?
A handful of work and a 30-minute walk later, it was lunch #2. The norm yogurt parfait: Stonyfield Organic vanilla, mixed berries + Zoe’s Cranberry Currant granola.
A perfectly juicy sweet nectarine for snack…
I’m definitely diggin’ the mini-meals these days – gives me something to look forward to for those seemingly never-ending days at work :). Work was work. However, after work, I had to haul ace across town for out 6:15pm volleyball game. While driving like a mad, road-raged woman a responsible young adult, I chowed down on these two lovelies:
I nuked Amy’s Spinach and Feta Pocket (seriously, soooo good people – go out and buy this now!) and chowed down on the road. Not the best way to eat, but hey, this girl was in a rush! After the pocket, I ate Zoe’s Harvest Apple bar and am so happy to report I liked this one! It had a really good apple flavor but without the lingering odd aftertaste. Woowoo!
Post-volleyball recovery fuel (we won tonight, BTW!!!)…
I came home from volleyball to find my sister had concocted Monster Cookies – could I really resist? I think not. Not the best way to end the day healthwise, but I have some veggie-ful meals planned for tomorrow so we will make up for it then. I am actually also going to run 9 miles (my long run of the week) tomorrow because I am heading to a friend’s cabin this weekend. In the end, it all evens out :).
Gosh, it is such a beautiful night out tonight. I just love me my summa, summa, summatime….in the words of our friend, the Fresh Prince.
Have a fabulous evening my friends!