Today is Monday, which means….”The Bachelorette” tonight!!! Totally trashy? Yes. Totally exciting? You know it. I just can’t help it – I am a total sucker :).
Surprisingly, I bounded out of bed with relative ease this morning (even though that usually means an uber-cranky Tuesday morning) and gobbled up a bowl of oat bran…
1/4 cup oat bran
1 tsp. honey
1/2 cup blueberries
1 tsp. ground flaxseed
drizzle of maple syrup
glob o’ almond butter
Oat bran is okay to me. With all the fixin’s, it’s not so bad, but it just doesn’t compare to regular rolled oats.
My one true love has returned on horseback in shining armor to whisk me back into his arms…oh Trader Joe’s Raw Almond Butter, how I’ve missed you so! May we never part ways again. Organic, natural peanut butter…it was good while it lasted, but we both know this relationship had about as good a chance of lasting as Britney Spears’s 1st Vegas quickie marriage (and 2nd marriage for that matter…). Raw almond butter, come to mama!
I couldn’t resist a second serving of my one true love, so I brought a AB+B on toasted Ezek for snacky…
Notice all the “hands on” food today…hence the title of the post…ya get it?
Lunch came in the form of a quickie (not that kind of quickie ;)) from my BFF Amy. She is such a doll coming up with genius creations like Spinach Feta Pockets. This woman just can’t go wrong. Along with a handful (x2) of MN grown cherry tomaters, lunch was scrumpdiddlyumptious!
Lunch was spent on a glorious 1/2 hour walk outside in the bright, sunny outdoors. Truly another gorgeous day.
Afternoon snack was the norm yogurt combo – Stonyfield Organic Vanilla yogurt, Nature Valley Honey + Oats granola bar + 3/4 cup strawberries…
On my way home, I got some sad news about one of my oldest friend’s mom. She’s been suffering from seizures and dementia, and they aren’t sure what is wrong with her. Please keep Patty in your thoughts and prayers!!!
However, a certain somebody must have known I needed some brightening because when I got home, I found this at the doorstep…
Thank you to Kim and the rest of y’all at Zoe Foods for the fabulous array of products! I haven’t been able to find them anywhere around here and am so excited to try them all! Thank you sooo much!
Dindin was an easy, peasy monster of a salad:
bed of baby spinach
1/4 cup shredded carrot
1/4 cup bean sprouts
1/2 cup garbanzo beans
1/2 cup cherry tomaters
2 pickle slices
drizzle of Hidden Valley Light Ranch
Ya gotta throw some pickles on your salad peeps – it will rock your world (almost as much as TJ’s Raw Almond Butter will). Obv I needed somethin’ more while watching “The Bach” so I debated between a bowl of Zoe’s Granola and a Zoe bar. Da bar won out. Chocolate peanut butter babayyy!
The verdict? I liked it. I didn’t love it, but it was good. There was a slight odd taste to it, but I think that is because of the flax. You know how flax can have that funky lil’ taste sometimes? Otherwise, I enjoyed, because you just can’t really mess up the PB + chocolate combo. The stats are good too: 200 calories, 8 fats (2.5 saturated), 100% of your Omega-3s, 5 fibers, 11 grams of sugar and 8 grams of protein.
The ingredients list is a bit long (I mean, what is defatted peanut flour? Palm kernel oil, sugar + natural flavors = not sure), but I would definitely buy it. Again, not my first choice but not bad. I am sooo pumped to try out the rest of the goods!
Taking my rest day and enjoying to the max – Bachelorette, freelance writing + leisurely walk later. Have a fabulous evening boys and girls!