It’s been pretty cold lately, and with the change in weather comes several personal challenges.
Comfort food. Why is it called that? It certainly doesn’t leave you feeling comforted. For all intents and purposes, it should be called UNcomfortable food, because of how it leaves you feeling. But then, who doesn’t crave warm foods during the cold months? Sure, there are healthy hot dishes, but soup gets old, and suddenly I find myself drawing a blank on the meal creating front and resorting to some stereotypical (aka less than healthy) alternatives. Because of this, the entire winter season becomes my personal Top Chef challenge…four months!! Kinda makes those quick fire challenges seem like small potatoes.
The second issue I have during the winter months is getting motivated to leave my blanket fortress in my toasty warm apartment to exercise. Although I have never been one to live a sedentary life (I get completely stir crazy), I also prefer my bed and a
book Bravo marathon to the brrr.
So, as November merges into December and January, I find it a REAL struggle to put my healthy lifestyle first. But guess what? This season I am vowing to make it different. I refuse to stay pent up on the UWS neglecting my cold salads and fresh fruit. And I’m making a point of declaring it here and now because I have just spent the past day in PJs with a jar of peanut butter and 365 wheat thins. NOT cute.
Who’s with me?
On that note, I leave you with a recent favorite.
Guess who finally decided to jump on the oat bran wagon?
I added pumpkin and an apple, and yes, it was so easy (even a
caveman hippie can do it).
Deeee-lish. It was such a different texture than I was expecting. Not oatmeal like at all. I really liked it, and I think I may be making this a lot in the future. I love how just a little bit grows into a huge pot when it’s cooked on the stove. Plus, it’s warm, and healthy, so get used to it, because it will probably be reappearing often over the winter months
I can’t say the same about this uninspired PB+carob chip sammie. Yeah, it was tasty, but original, not so much. Or this frozen pizza dinner…
This was my first time trying an Amy’s pizza, but since I love all the rest of the Amy’s products, I had no doubt about this one either. Popped it in the oven, and 10 minutes later, the most beautiful aroma filled the apartment.
I tried to green it up with a side salad.
Mmmm…nothing like a warm doughy crust. The sauce and cheese were ok, nothing especially amazing, but the crust! YUM. Love me some carbs.
I enjoyed it with a glass of vino, and yes, that’s a “Bitch” bottle of wine. One of my girlfriends
called calls me bitches (as in “awww, bitches, did you finish off the entire loaf of bread”). That may or may not have been a phrase constantly uttered in our apartment. I digress…
I recently received this birthday gift in the mail from her. Classy, huh. Speaking of birthday packages (get your mind out of the gutter), my girl K sent me a lovely box of yummy munchies, too.
Score! You may have seen some of these sneak into my lunches already…
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