Back at it

First day back to the daily grind!  I’m still recovering from the HLS bonanza this weekend!  More and more fun pics keep surfacing—like this one Heather @ Hangry Pants posted on her blog of the yoga group after the trainer kicked our butts:


Here are some I snagged from the Arnold & Orrowheat Facebook page:




Since I had zero fresh food in the house, my foods for the day weren’t quite as healthy as I was hoping (and craving)!

Breakfast #1

For breakfast, I tried out the new Toasted Nuts and Cranberry Luna Bar I picked up at Trader Joe’s over the weekend:


This was yummy… and guess what?  It actually tasted like toasted nuts!  Crazy! 😉 I’d rank this bar as a mid-level Luna Bar.  My top picks to date, in order of preference, are:

1.) White Chocolate Macadamia

2.) Blueberry Bliss

3.) Iced Oatmeal Raisin

4.) Lemon Zest


Breakfast #2

Luckily, I had the fixins for some overnight oats.  Last night I threw 1/2 cup uncooked quick oats, 1/2 cup Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk, 1 tsp Brown sugar, and a sprinkling of cinnamon into a bowl.  I didn’t have any fresh fruit (sadness 🙁 ), but over the weekend Erin @ agirlandhermutt mentioned she liked to use frozen fruit in her OO’s so I figured I’d give it a shot.  I added 3 frozen strawberries and a 1/3 cup frozen blueberries on top of my OO mix, and put everything in the fridge to chill out over night.

OO’s with frozen (now defrosted) fruit:


Mixed up and ready to chow:


I think the frozen fruit was pretty tasty.  In a pinch, I’m glad to know that I can use frozen berries if I’m out of fresh, but I do prefer the crunchiness of the fresh fruit over the mushier frozen fruit.

Let’s be honest.  You can’t really go wrong with overnight oats 😀


I took some help from Bruegger’s for lunch today and did the salad and soup combo.  I usually find Bruegger’s to be a bit pricy, but this is a surprisingly good deal!  Only $5.99 for a big salad, cup of soup, and bagel bite! 


I did a create your own salad with lettuce, onion, tomato, green pepper, and cucumber.  I topped it off with my own Ken’s Steakhouse Lite Italian with Romano dressing. 

And for the soup I chose the chicken spaetzle:


LOVE this soup.  So darn good 🙂


Well I should be going to the grocery store to stock up on fresh produce… but the BF leaves for an out-of-town work assignment tomorrow AM and I’ve only seen him once in the last week… So what to eat, what to eat?

I’m sure you saw this coming:


Gionino’s.  Hot. Sauce.


Sorry Chicago, but you ain’t got nothing on this:


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  1. The pizza looks quite yummy.

    I’m going to have to steal that yoga picture when I get home. My abs are STILL frickin sore from that class!

  2. I have the same Luna bar in desk drawer right now lol. I like it when I’m not feelin the “icing,” but I agree…Blueberry Bliss is aaamazing. It was so great to meet you at HLS and I can’t wait to read more from you!