I haven’t had very many interesting things to share. The weather went from shorts and tank-top temperatures to bundle in layers degrees. Don’t you gauge the season by outfits, too?
I still fit a 4 mile run in yesterday between stuffing my face with brownies.
One, two, buckle my shoe unbuckle my belt…
Okay, okay, I didn’t JUST have brownies (as if you’d judge me either way).
I had a huge bowl of nearly-spilling-over-the-edge oatmeal.
- 1 cup whole rolled oats
- 1 apple, chopped
- 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
- dash of cinnamon
- drip of NuNaturals’ vanilla stevia
My evening was uneventful. Kyle and his waffle team are working furiously on their big presentation this week, so I was left to my own devices for the entire day. Amazingly, I got very little accomplished, unless you count clearing out the DVR.
Dinner was simple.
Sweet potato stuffed with hummus (a new flavor!) with a steamed kale and carrot salad and falafel crumbled on top.
One half of the sweet tater had the last bit of the old Sabra flavor (roasted pinenut), while the other side had the new kind (spinach and artichoke).
This was confusing for my taste buds. It really didn’t have enough chickpea or tahini flavor going on and for me, it was mostly like a spinach artichoke dip. It was good, but shouldn’t be categorized as a hummus. Make no mistake, I enjoyed it thoroughly (and definitely added heaps more after taking the photo).
For dessert, I opted to nix the brownies (lest I OD in under 24 hours), and chose a new-to-me Clif MOJO.
Sweet & Salty Trail Mix Bar…mmmm…
These bars are perfect in satisfying either kind of craving – salty AND sweet. The crushed pieces of pretzels and mini butterscotch chips are drool inducing. Try as I might to slowly savor the bar, I still scarfed it in under a minute.
I may have to attempt a home-made replication of this soon. It was friggin’ awesome.
After dessert, I packed up my work food for the day and started settling into my PM routine.
Work was work.
Jillian-ed it up with The Shred at 4:30 am then broke the fast with coffee and an apple.
Work breakfast was oats. Nothing too fancy, just strawberries & cinnamon.
My main course for lunch was steamed kale topped with spaghetti squash and vegan Field Roast (and subsequently doused in Bragg’s liquid aminos).
Don’t tell Kyle, but me and Nana are starting to have an affair. This is my 3rd in a week. Ginger is one of the best flavors.
Whoever is the grandchild of “Nana” is SO effing lucky. These cookies are out of control. I’ve tried every flavor and they are all perfect. Chewy, gooey, and melt in your mouth sweet.
Best of all they don’t shoot your blood glucose through the roof. Always a plus. My only complaint is that the serving size is 1/2 a cookie. Because it’s BS to think that anyone could eat half of one of these babies and call it a day. I dare you.
The rest of the snack pack included raw cauliflower and carrots with Sabra hummus, two apples, and mucho candied ginger.
I have to share a photo that I took on my lunch break (with my phone’s camera) because, well, you’ll see…
I’m sorry about the quality (my blackberry is certainly no iPhone) and the odd angle (I was trying to be semi-incognito), but as you can see here, some mighty fine characters hang around the hospital. Allow me to draw attention to his plastic gold stunna shades, his ghetto phabulous chain necklace, and his beach blanket (a pile of stripped clothes). The best part of all, however, which is sadly not caught on film, is that this was mid-exercise. Mid-crunches, to be specific. Let me tell you, the guy had spectators. It was a scene. Anyway. I thought you may enjoy it. It definitely made my lunch break that much more entertaining.
When I got home I did some damage to the brownies and eventually contemplated dinner. More on that later…