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gaga for greens

Oh, Monday…

I woke up this morning to the sun shining – I love that!  Especially since I usually wake up to darkness.  I decided to start my day off with some greens, so I whipped up some Chocolate Milk.

My mix included some kick-ass stuff this morning:

  • 6 ice cubes
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tbsp hemp protein powder
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxmeal
  • 1.5 tbsps raw cacao powder (I could have just used 1 tbsp – the mix was super chocolatey!)
  • 1 tbsp raw cacao nibs
  • 1.5 tbsp natural peanut butter
  • 2 handfuls baby spinach!

Yum.  I love this chocolate milk – trust me, even though it may look a little green, you cannot taste the spinach one bit!

I also munched on a slice of millet toast with earth balance and cinnamon.  I needed something to chew as well.

Lunch included more green.  The only veggies we bought this week were romaine lettuce and baby spinach, so those will be our greens for the week.  We have a fridge, freezer and cabinet full of food to use up before we spend more money at the grocery store.

A salad with romaine, grape tomatoes, cucumber, apricot stilton and pear infused vinaigrette.

Along with some Dr. Krackers Cherry Semolina crackers and Sabra hummus.

I found these individual packs of hummus at BJ’s yesterday.  They are awesome for portion control.  I can eat an entire jar of hummus in one sitting, so these will be perfect to balance that out.  I also got a huge container of Spinach & Artichoke Hummus, which I had never seen before.  It will make a debut for dinner!

And, chocolate yogurt – why not?!

Later on, I snacked on another BJ’s purchase – Coconut Almond Dates.

They contain 3 ingredients – Dates, almonds and unsweetened coconut!  I have bought these before at my local health food store, but found this huge container at BJ’s for so much cheaper.

Consumed with a green granny smith apple.

For dinner, we decided on panini’s and salads.

I made a big salad with greensromaine & spinach, grape tomatoes, cucumbers and Kaia’s garlic & herb sunflower seeds with a drizzle of olive oil and honey.

These sunflower seeds were great!  Really crunchy and flavorful.  Can’t wait to try the other flavors.

And, a fun panini – a whole wheat sandwich thin with spinach & artichoke hummus, roasted red peppers, basil and cheddar cheese.

This was a delicious and satisfying meal, with a side of orzo from Saturday nights apres ski party.

I’m about to eat a scoop of vanilla ice cream with a chocolate vitatop and a drizzle of chocolate syrup.  A perfect ending. 🙂

I got in a lot of greens today, whew!  Time for 24.


taste of south boston

We headed to the Taste of South Boston after we got home from skiing last night with some friends.  It was really fun to sample food from the different restaurants in Southie!  There were a bunch of places participating, many of which were serving some type of meat, so I skipped out on the majority, but here were some highlights from the night.

It was at the Seaport Hotel in the Ballroom.  There were just a bunch of tables set up for sampling.

We started out with some beer from Harpoon!

They were serving UFO and IPA.  I went with the UFO, Brant went with the IPA.  Cheers!

Then, we sampled some food.

Chicken Tikki Masala from Cafe Mamtaz.

I loved this!  I can’t wait to try their veggie stuff in the near future.

Sweet Potato Ravioli from Barlow’s.

So good!  People were swarming over this station, they couldn’t get the ravioli’s out fast enough!

Next up, some wine tastings!  They had red and white, but I stuck with white tonight.

I sampled some pinot grigio.

And some reisling, along with Mac & Cheese from Lucky’s.

And, just a few bites of Baked Ziti from Joseph’s.  They do not mess around with their baked ziti!

The food was all pretty good, but the highlight of my night was the desserts!

Cream Puffs from Flour Bakery.  I had 2, even though I don’t even like cream puffs!

And, some delicious fruit.

Then came the best thing all night!  A Chocolate Raspberry Cupcake from Sweet Tooth Bakery.

I don’t even want to know what this cupcake was made of, or how many calories it contained!  At that point of the night, I put my blinders on and dug right in.

Check out the raspberry filling.

This thing was worth every single calorie!  Delicious!  Perfect way to end the night.

Overall, this event was so much fun!  I’d love to check out some other events in the area.