Poor Planning

by Holly on June 30, 2009

in breakfast,dinner,eating out,lunch

Happy humpday everyone!

Since I don’t have to work on Friday, I just need to get through 2 more days of work before a loooong weekend!  Breakfast started with a bang this morning – courtesy of Polly.  It was the other half batch of Oaty Cakes I made from Sunday, and they were just as good today.  Topped with peanut buttah, banana & raspberries – perfection!

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These lovelies held me over fabulously all morning (downed with a cuppa joe + 2% milk of course!), and I broke for 1/2 Cherry Pie Larabar around 11am.  I knew I was meeting one of my college roomies, Jess, and her mom for lunch at noon so I needed a lil’ something to get me by until then.

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Us ladies headed over to a lovely local restaurant where their food is seriously soooo good.  It’s like an upscale bar & grill, so the food isn’t greasy and crappy but rather fresh, yummy and creative.  I had the Goat Cheese & Chicken Salad containing : mixed greens, candied pecans, jicama, goat cheese, tomato, grilled chicken along with a hunka burnin’ love bread.

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The salad was super yummy, but the problem was I only ordered the half, which was not big at all (despite the size it looks in the picture).  I knew as soon as I ate up every last morsel, I was going to be hungry not too long after.  Unfortunately, usually when I go out, my lunches are bigger so I didn’t plan ahead and pack any additional snacks with me to work today.  Tsk tsk Holly, tsk tsk!

When I got back to work, I ate the other 1/2 of the Larabar and hit up the vending machine for the healthiest thing I could find, a Nature Valley Oats + Honey Granola Bar.  Not the worst, but definitely not the best either.

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I might have even snuck a Diet Cherry Coke, secretly hoping the carbonation would fill me up a bit :).

Around 4pm, I was getting ravenous so I hit up a lil’ trail mix.  It’s got a good assortment of nuts (hazelnut, cashew, peanut & almond), not too much chocolate and a couple raisins.  However, I’m educated enough to know this mix probably also contained extra doo-dads I don’t want.  Live and learn peeps!

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Thankfully, dinner more than made up for my poor planning.  On my drive home, I single-handedly concocted this wonder using the big ol’ brain Barbie + Ken (yes, my parents names are Barbie and Ken) so generously blessed me with.  Layer by layer, here we go:

1 slice toasted Ezekiel bread
BBQ sauce
lettuce
tomato
1/4 avocado
Sunshine Burger Falafel Patty
1 oz. English Mature Cheddar
1 slice toasted Ezekiel bread

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Thanks mom & dad – my brainiac combo served me well!

With a nummy 22-calorie Yummy Earth Organic Mango lollipop afterwards…

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I am supposed to run 3 miles according to the marathon schedule, but I think me and my friend Megan are going to hit up Latin Fusion class instead…aye que fabulosa!  As long as this gal gets some cardio in, I will be a happy camper.  If my hips don’t lie, and I work hard enough tonight, there could even be a late night snack posting in all of our futures!

Happy humpday Tuesday everyone! ;)

{ 27 comments }

Mrs Myers @ Eat Move Write June 30, 2009 at 5:55 pm

I think Latin Fusion is a PERFECTLY acceptable subsitute for running 3 miles. Why? Because its fun, and you should find every excuse in life to do what’s fun. :) Have a wonderful, fun evening!

Lynn (The Actors Diet) June 30, 2009 at 6:29 pm

I LOVE that your parents’ names are Barbie and Ken! They must have some stories….

jenngirl June 30, 2009 at 7:22 pm

Even though it was not as big as it needed to be, I must say that a grilled chicken and goat cheese salad is heavenly! And so is that “faux cheeseburger” dinner ;)

Have fun at class tonight, sounds like it will be a blast!

ksgoodeats June 30, 2009 at 7:23 pm

Oh man, those nature valley bars used to be my main squeeze back when I was still “training”. That and these MASSIVE bagels! Girl needs her carbs, yaknow?!

I love that your parents names are Barbie and Ken! Mine have the same names as a sitcom couple :)

leianna June 30, 2009 at 7:44 pm

That salad looks really good. I’m new to the food blogging world and saw on some of your older posts you are in the TC area as well. I live in the northern suburbs so cool to see another Minnesotan. I also love the salad!

Jenny June 30, 2009 at 7:46 pm

oaty cakes?! – what a perf way to combine two of my fav things (oats and cake, obvz)

enjoy your class to night senorita! work those hips ;) <3

Alison June 30, 2009 at 8:04 pm

Those oaty cakes are so dang purty. Your veggie burger dinner too!

Barbie and Ken?? OMG that’s AWESOME!

april June 30, 2009 at 8:48 pm

I’ve never seen an organic sucker before! awesome! That sandwich looks so good.. I bought some Sunshine burgers finally today I’ll have to try that!

Whit June 30, 2009 at 9:11 pm

Barbie and Ken? I love that. Why couldn’t I get a Barbie and Ken for parents? I would never run out of things to talk about.

Matt June 30, 2009 at 9:12 pm

Lol isn’t it sad when you leave a restaurant hungry? Happens to me all the time!

Katharina June 30, 2009 at 9:17 pm

That cheddar is lookin’ good for it’s age ;) It looks so yummy melted on top of that genius invention!!!

I went to a Latin dance class tonight as well! It was so much fun, and I can’t help but smile that whole class. I love dancing so much :D

Emily (Healthy Fit Mama) June 30, 2009 at 9:44 pm

Good lookin’ eats today!

Latin Fusion class sounds fun!!

crunchygranolagal June 30, 2009 at 10:19 pm

aren’t sunshine burgers awesome? they are also fantastic with annie’s goddess dressing for a sort of mediterranean flavor. yum!

also, you have inspired me to try oaty cakes. i need to switch up my breakfasts a bit – this seems like a fun option.

burpexcuzme June 30, 2009 at 10:34 pm

Your parents are really named Barbie and Ken? Wahahah! That is so freakishly cool!

Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) July 1, 2009 at 7:19 am

I MUST try one of those falafel sunshine burgers. I’ve only ever had the garden herb variety. Your daily eat look very yummy. Have you ever tried the peanut butter Nature Valley granola bar? Tastes like a peanut butter cookie!!

brandi July 1, 2009 at 8:29 am

i still haven’t tried those oaty cakes, but they look so good!

i love that your parents are Barbie + Ken – that is too funny :)

Emily (A Nutritionist Eats) July 1, 2009 at 9:19 am

That sandwich looks amazing!!

tiponz July 1, 2009 at 9:34 am

the salad looks delicioso! what is your favorite blondie combo? do you make any changes to the recipe at all? I am not sure if it was because i didnt leave mine in the oven for long enough- but mine are very very very gooey- does yours come out like that too? im not complaining at all- i love gooey stuff haha but i was just wondering

specialkphd July 1, 2009 at 9:57 am

I don’t have a good blondie combo either, because they are gooey…somewhat like my movements would be at latin fusion!

Angharad July 1, 2009 at 11:08 am

So now we’re psychic as well as having everything under the sun in common?! Wow. Wasn’t it delicious though? If I was at home I would kind of be tempted to have it for my lunch as well! Ha. Obsessed…

That salad looks really fresh – hate it when you leave a restaurant un-full though, there’s nothing worse. My problem is usually the extreme opposite but hate to spend good money and not feel satisfied. Happy Faux Thursday! Hurray for short work weeks! Have a good one love.

Anne K. July 1, 2009 at 12:34 pm

Your salad looks good, but sorry it didn’t fill you up! I love goat cheese on salads.

That falafel burger looks delicious! That is so awesome that your parents names are Barbie and Ken. Do they get a lot of comments on that? Haha!

Faith July 1, 2009 at 2:14 pm

Thanks for stopping by my site! I have got to try those oaty cakes, they look just like oatmeal cookies…delicious!

Erin July 1, 2009 at 3:31 pm

Oaty cakes?! I want more info on these please. They look so cute and petite.

Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) July 1, 2009 at 4:36 pm

Latin Fusion sounds like a FUN cardio plan to me. :D

The salad looks wonderful, but I know what you mean about the size. I’m used to voluminuous salads, so when I get anything less, I know I’m going to need some more food in me very shortly. :D

Holly July 1, 2009 at 8:00 pm

Head over to Polly’s site at http://www.yogaisyummy.net for the recipe – I promise it will be worth it!

Holly July 1, 2009 at 8:01 pm

i made dark chocolate coconut almond blondies using 1 dark chocolate bar, 3/4 cup shredded coconut + 1 cup slivered almonds, and the consistency was perfect! i subbed Greek yogurt for nondairy, half whole wheat/regular flour for gluten-free. hope that helps :)

Holly July 1, 2009 at 8:02 pm

Nature Valley Peanut Butter is one of my childhood faves :)

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