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)!
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
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: