After this weekend, everything feels a little bit more in order. I sprang myself into some huge projects when I came back from Greece: Starting the blog, starting classes, & starting my summer job search. So, needless to say, it was nice to spend some time getting in the hang of my new schedule & spending some quality time with the boys! Ah!
After spending much of the afternoon messing around with the blog & things, I broke for a snack. I toasted a WW sandwich thin and spread some almond butter on each half. One half got some golden raisins, which in my opinion are better than their ‘normal’ cousin & the other have got a generous sprinkling of mini chocolate chips a la Tina.
While I was waiting for my snack to pop out of the toaster, I decided to make some Chocolate & Almond Butter Go Lean Clusters!
I took some mini chocolate chips & a blob of almond butter and threw them in a microwave safe bowl in the micro until they melted together. I mixed up my melted mixture & tossed some Kashi Go Lean Crunch in the bowl, coating them with the chocolatey, almond buttery goodness. I formed ½ into clusters & the other half in a big blob to be broken up once they cooled and put them in the fridge to harden.
Matt says they are boyfriend approved. I had a few crumbs, but held off on a whole one because I had plans for a different dessert 🙂
I picked the easiest, laziest route for dinner possible. I grabbed a bag of frozen veggies and added some General Tso’s Sauce from TJs and put it on top of a bed of brown rice that I cooked earlier in the week. Easy. Healthy. Maybe a little processed.
Trader Joe’s Ode
Do you love Trader Joe’s? I sure do. Aside from living far from my family and the ocean, living 4 hours away from Trader Joe’s is probably the hardest part of living in Iowa. As you can tell I still use a lot of their foods. And here’s why: When I go home I stock up, and when Im even remotely near one [Matt travels a lot for work] we have to stop. I dont feel that deprived, but I wish one was closer. Dont even get me started on Whole Foods!
Dessert, you ask?
I realized how much I love a good sweat.
I heard a funny yoga joke: A yogi walks into a pizza place. The girl at the register asks “What kind of pizza can I get you?” And the yogi answers: “One with everything.”
And I confirmed my hate for locus pose.
Question: Im planning on doing a guest post for Tina about Nuval. I have a few ideas on what I can post on, but I thought Id ask the people who are going to be reading it! Do you guys want to learn more about the program & how it works? Are you interested in figuring out how some of your fave foods add up? Or are you curious as to what some healthier alternatives to your less healthy purchases may be? Leave me a comment or feel free to email me at WhatKateAte@gmail.com.
As for today I have a huge lineup: work, work, work, meeting, work, yoga, sleep. Hope everyone has a fabulous kick start to their week! See you tomorrow!