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i am a bottomless pit

I have been a bottomless pit today!  I wanted snack after snack after snack…maybe I was lacking some protein in my meals?  Kind of weird considering I took another rest day today from my workouts (maybe next week I will finally get back on track!).

Anyways, on to today’s eats…

For breakfast, I mixed up a yogurt bowl to-go.

In the bowl:

  • 1 container Stonyfield French Vanilla Low-fat yogurt
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxmeal
  • 3/4 sliced banana
  • cinnamon crispies (One Lucky Duck)
  • raw granola (One Lucky Duck)
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp mango butter
  • fresh blueberries
  • sprinkle of unsweetened coconut

This was delicious!  And, easy to bring with me in my to-go container.

Mid-morning, I snacked on some dried pineapple (unsweetened) dipped in peanut butter.  Why not?!

Then, came lunch.

I feasted on leftover pasta with romanesco from last night.

Served over a bed of lettuce, this was great cold.  This pasta dish is really good – give it a try!!

And, a yogurt and apple.

Yes, that is a YoBaby yogurt from Stonyfield…I heard some good things from a few bloggers about the YoBaby yogurt and wanted to give it a try.  Plus, the banana flavor is made with milk and real banana puree!  It was yummy.

Each container of YoBaby banana contains 110 calories (for 4 oz due to the whole milk used), 4 grams of fat and 4 grams of protein.

Mid-afternoon, I snacked on medjool dates with peanut butter.  I love peanut butter!

But, I wasn’t done there.  I also dipped some pretzels in the peanut butter and had a granola bar…bottomless pit!

Of course, due to all of my snacks, I was not very hungry for dinner, but I knew that I needed some veggies, so I made up a salad and heated up some soup.

Salad with green leaf lettuce, beet greens (so good!), beets, toasted pecans, goat gouda and goddess dressing.

I rarely buy dressing at the store, but so many people have talked about Annie’s Goddess dressing, that when I spotted it in the store I needed to buy it.  I couldn’t put it down!  Ha.  Luckily, it has very minimal ingredients and tastes great!

Annie’s Goddess Dressing

Ingredients: *Canola Oil, Water, *Tahini, *Apple Cider Vinegar, *Soy Sauce (water, *soybeans, sea salt *wheat), *Lemon Juice, Sea Salt, *Garlic, *Sesame Seeds, *Parsley, *Chives, Xanthan Gum.  *organic

I also had a bowl of Amy’s Lentil Vegetable Soup.

It was just okay.  The flavors were good, but the lentils and vegetables were super mushy.  I ate about half before feeling full!

All in all, a good quick dinner.

I received my order of GloBars today from Angela and I can’t wait to try them out.  I ordered the variety pack and raw bars.  They look awesome.  Thanks, Angela!!

I think some ice cream is in store for tonight.  I picked up Stonyfield’s Java at the store today – my favorite!!

Good night. 🙂

juli & jay’s wedding

We attended an absolutely gorgeous wedding yesterday afternoon.  Juli and Jay looked so happy together!  It was a wonderful celebration.

Congrats to the happy couple!

Before the wedding, I snacked on a pineapple Chobani, a banana and some almonds because I knew it would be awhile before dinner was served.

The venue was gorgeous!  They got married outside in a gazebo.  The weather was perfect…warm, but not to sunny.

Stunning!

Then, we headed into the tent for cocktail hour and the party.

The table settings, flowers, cake, everything was just gorgeous.

Salad.  I loved the presentation!

Vegetarian option – Butternut Squash Ravioli!!

And, dessert.

The happy couple just purchased a house and had the most incredible idea for a guest book.  They bought an oak tree and will be planting in their new yard with a rock garden!  So, we all wrote our well wishes for the couple on rocks.  What an unbelievable idea!

We all got oak tree seedlings to plant as well!

We danced the night away.

It was a great wedding day.

After the wedding, we headed back to the hotel for a snack, and then to the after party!

They sure do know how to thrown a fun party!

one lucky duck

I could not wake up this morning!  So much for going to that spinning class at 6am at the gym!  Oh well, I finally dragged myself out of bed at 6:30 and made due with 30 minutes of weights at home – better than nothing, right?  Plus, I was in desperate need of some weight lifting, even though my arms are exhausted from my swim last night.

After weights, I made an ice cold super cherry chocolate bomb smoothie for the road.  My new travel smoothie cup is awesome!

I used Kristen’s Cherry Chocolate bomb recipe, but added a few extra goodies.  In the mix:

  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup frozen cherries
  • 1 cup frozen spinach
  • 2 tbsp hemp protein powder
  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 scoop Chocolate Amazing Grass (extra greens!)
  • 1/2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp maca
  • 1/2 container Siggi’s plain yogurt
  • squirt of NuNaturals vanilla stevia
  • 1 cup water

Phew – super smoothie (read about my ingredients here)!  I recently decided to use frozen spinach in my smoothies instead of fresh spinach because I found that the spinach I was buying for smoothies was going bad so quickly!  When I have fresh spinach, I will obviously use it, but frozen is perfect when in a pinch.

My super smoothie kept me full until lunch – maybe it was the yogurt I put in that filled me up.  Lunch was a salad, apple and yogurtSalad with red leaf lettuce, cucumbers, garlic & salt sprouted sunflower seeds, raisins and spinach & artichoke hummus.

For my lunch treat I snacked on a Chocolate Chobani with a warmed apple and Chocolate Crispies from One Lucky Duck!

I bought the chocolate crispies on my trip to NYC last weekend.  They are sprouted buckwheat groats and Peruvian cacao with a stellar ingredient list (organic buckwheat, organic maple syrup, organic maple powder, organic cocoa powder, organic vanilla extract, Himalayan crystal salt), and are very tasty and completely raw!

They made a perfect, crunchy addition to my yogurt.

Random note, but I’ve been thinking lately about how much I love blogging!  I already think that I eat pretty healthy, but this blog has made me eat even healthier.  It makes me eat enough fruits, veggies, proteins, fats, etc. each day, which has proven to increase my energy and happiness!  I don’t always show every single thing that I eat, but instead try to show you healthy options for recipes and snacks.  I am always on a mission to find or create new healthy snack ideas for people on the go.  It is definitely better to fill your meals with nutrients, but sometimes you just need a snack!

See you for dinner. 🙂