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lots of local foods!

I wanted greens for breakfast, but I figured that oatmeal would be better. 🙂

I whipped up some steel cut oats to which I added 2/3 of a banana and 1/2 tbsp chia seeds while cooking.

Topped with vanilla almond butter, maple cream(!!), leftover banana and dried raspberries.

The maple cream was awesome!  I got it in Vermont back in September, but haven’t used it much.  It melted all over the oats.

For lunch, I used some local lettuce salad again and made a similar salad to my dinner last night.

Topped with black beans, dried chickpeas, pumpkin seeds, local strawberries and dressed with fig infused balsamic vinegar.

Along with my salad I also had some yogurt, homemade chai granola and extra strawberries.

I picked up this yogurt at the Saratoga Farmers Market last weekend from a local dairy farmer.

He told me all about his families dairy farm and how they treat the cows, etc.  It made me feel so good about buying his yogurt!

This is hands down the best yogurt I have ever had!  It has just a hint of vanilla and maple, but it is not overpowering at all.   It doesn’t taste super sweet like other flavored yogurts do.  I never eat whole milk yogurt, but I think I might start, especially as a dessert or when eaten along with a meal.  It is super creamy and decadent.  All you need is a little amount to feel satisfied.  Unbelievable!

Served in my reusable Stonyfield yogurt cup.

I am in search of local yogurt (or of how to make it this good in my yogurt maker!).  Driving up to Saratoga each week to get this could be tough…

This was a great lunch.

Afternoon snack was a Boomi Bar sent to me to sample with a bunch of Prana Bars (full review after I have sampled them all!).

I loved this bar!  Their were big pieces of fruits and nuts and the crisped rice made the perfect amount of crunch.

Check out the awesome ingredients:

Ingredients: honey, dates, cashews, raisins, hazelnuts, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, apricots, amaranth, sweetened cranberries, pistachios, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, crisped rice, salt.

For dinner we had more greens to eat!

Kale was on the menu for tonight!  I needed to keep it simple because I didn’t have much time, so I made a massaged kale salad.

Wash, dry and chop up your kale, then place it into a big bowl.

I chopped up all of the kale for both Brant and I and added a healthy drizzle of olive oil, the juice and zest of 1 lemon, pepper and salt.

Then, I got my hands in their and massaged the leaves.  Yes, with my hands.  Massaging the kale breaks it down a bit which gets rid of its somewhat bitter taste.

I served the massaged kale salad with some kaia sunflower seeds and local goat cheese.

Beside a veggie burger topped with green lettuce, ketchup and this amazing hummus from Trader Joes!

Yup, you read that right – Guacamole Hummus!!  Two of my favorite things combined into one!  Absolutely delicious and a great ingredient list too.

And, the cutest pickles ever!

Mmmm…I loved this dinner!

That was a crazy long post, so I’m off!

Have a good night!


2 Responses

  1. cutest spoon ever! (in your oats :-))
    everything looks great!
    have a wonderful day!

  2. I hate how sugary and sweet yogurt is…I need to find some like yours!

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