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Loving the farmers market veggies

My breakfasts and lunches have been kind of boring lately, so I haven’t been taking pictures of them. Lunches are basically leftovers of the meals below.

Last night, we made the corn on the cob that I got at the Farmers Market in Madison. It was delicious! I am glad it’s a vegetable I can make that Craig will also eat.

I topped one of my halves of corn with butter and Penzey’s spices. Then I just felt like eating it plain with butter and salt.

corn on the cob

corn on the cob, penzey's spices

I also made some Mmmm sauce and quinoa again. I’m just a bit addicted to Mmmm sauce!

quinoa, tomatoes, Mmmm sauce

Tonight, I was craving veggies again and wanted to use some zucchini, but didn’t feel like doing anything elaborate with it. I just cut some up, threw it in the pan and cooked it up some red pepper, garlic, and olive oil and put it on top of a little bit of pasta and Parmesan cheese.

pasta with zucchini, parmesean cheese, cherry tomatoes, red peppers

Breakfast this morning was red grapes, half of a banana chocolate chip muffin, and coffee with stevia. It was my first time trying stevia (I won some from a giveaway hosted by Allie at PickyEatingRD) and I thought it was ok. I have been using raw sugar lately and really liking the caramel flavor that produces in my coffee. But, it doesn’t seem to “melt” or blend well with my coffee.

I’ll try the stevia products again in some baked goods soon and let you know how i like it.

red grapes, banana chocolate chip muffin, coffee, stevia

It was raining out tonight, so no walk outside for us. 😦 I just went to the gym and lifted weights, biked while reading Women’s Health magazine, and ran/walked on the treadmill. Running felt good because I really got my heart rate up!

Time to finish my post on the town of New Glarus. I have so many pictures to share, so I hope you like picture filled posts.

Free ice cream on date night!

Hooray for four day weeks because tomorrow is already Friday!

Breakfast was the usual.

coffee, yogurt, blueberries

Snack was a decaf coffee and an Apple Crumble Vita Top. Now I am on a Vita Top kick.

Lunch was the leftover quinoa dish I had for dinner last night and red grapes.

red grapes, vita tops apple crumble, quinoa

I had a rough afternoon at work. This may be TMI, but most of my readers are females, so I guess it doesn’t matter. It is that time of the month and my stomach was cramping up. I was not comfortable at my desk! I was wishing I could go home early, but I stuck it out.

When I got home, I warmed up a heating pad right away and it felt so good! I meditated with it on my tummy and back.

Oh and seeing this package in the mail cheered me up. Thanks Lindsay! Can’t wait to try the breakfast cookie.

Living Lindsay giveaway--Erin Baker's Breakfast cookie

Craig had to return some DVDs to the library tonight, so I went with him. I love libraries and never miss an opportunity to visit them. I looked around at cookbooks and nutrition books, but didn’t check anything out since I already have to look through the cookbooks I checked out last week.

Then we decided to have another Thursday date night by eating out at Ferch’s Malt Shoppe in Greendale.

Ferch's Malt Shoppe

I already knew what I was getting, but Craig looked over the menu for a while until deciding upon a Pepper Jack burger.

Craig deciding on dinner

I got the Buffalo Chicken Wrap with french fries. I was craving salty and sweet foods today, so the fries satisfied the salty.

buffalo chicken wrap, fries

And we lucked out because my sweet tooth was satisfied by free ice cream (custard) included with our order! SCORE!

Ferch's coupon

ice cream Ferch's Greendale

I enjoyed chocolate cake batter with brownie bits. Yum!

chocolate cake batter custard Ferch's

Craig had strawberry with m&m’s.

strawberry custard

After our date, I went to the gym to walk on the treadmill and lift weights. I watched a full episode of My First Place on HGTV and that managed to suck me in for a full 30 minutes. I also saw that I made the top 30 women who logged fitlinxx points for May! I was number 23, hooray!

Well, it’s late and almost bedtime, so I am off.

Lucky Friday!

Happy Friday everyone! This week went by quickly! I hope the weekend goes by slowly. Tomorrow, I must clean the house, go to Craig’s grandma’s b-day party, grocery shop and then relax and read my book. On Sunday, we have to devote the day to taxes and I plan to start by 10k training.

Breakfast was strawberry waffles and coffee.

coffee, waffles

At work, I needed a Friday pick me up, so I got an almond latte. I can’t get used to drinking those fancy drinks and I need to go back to my peppermint tea.

Lunch was applesauce and a pb&j sandwich. I had a cookie for dessert.

pb & j, applesauce

I always read blogs on my lunch break and was so excited to see that I won Food Snob STL’s “favorite things” giveaway! I won justin’s almond/chocolate butter packets (which I also love), KIND bars (love and eat all the time), a meal/grocery planner notepad (totally need this badly) and raw honey (will definitely use).

It was definitely a lucky day! I came home to find a lovely package in my front door! Vitalicious was kind enough to send me some of their products.

vita tops

Yum, can’t wait to try these! I put all but one in the freezer. I am saving that one for tomorrow morning!

vita tops

vitatops

Vita Brownie

When I get home from work, I often just want a little snack. Today, I had a few cheese curds.

cheese curds wisconsin

My workout was 10 minutes of rowing, some weight machines and 25 minutes of biking while reading Health magazine.

I wasn’t too hungry for dinner, so I just had a mini bagel with an egg white and cheddar cheese and some red grapes on the side.

red grapes, egg, mini bagel

Now Craig and I are geeking out. He likes watching Shark Tank and we both are being geeky and watching a PBS show called “Electric Dreams” where a family goes back in time with the technology in their house and they see how things change from the 1970’s to current times. It’s the history nerd in me that loves this type of show! It’s so interesting to see how technology really does isolate the family members over time. I hate that it does that, but then again, here I am blogging away for the last hour on a Friday evening when I could be reading a book I have to finish by Wednesday. 🙂

Do you embrace technology or have you found it has isolated people at work and at home more over time? What is your favorite piece of technology? Mine definitely is my iPod touch. I don’t have a fancy phone, but I love playing with my iPod touch and surfing the web when I don’t feel like pulling out my laptop.

Sleepy St. Patrick’s Day

It’s a little after 8 p.m. and hard to believe I have been on the couch asleep for the last two hours. Boo. I ate dinner and then just crashed. Unfortunately, so did my husband and we both woke up at 7:45 after sleeping for a while. Anyone else feel so tired this week? My co-workers have all been telling me they’re unusually tired too. Could it be the time change? Weather change? I even got more sleep last night!

So, no gym tonight. Which meant no yoga and now I am sad. Good thing I have trainer Bob’s Yoga Warrior dvd checked out from the library. Maybe I’ll pop him into the dvd player after this quick post.

Breakfast–I officially want greek yogurt for breakfast every morning this week. I had it again with the wild blueberry preserves. It fills me up just perfectly so my tummy isn’t growling at work. Plus, I just haven’t been in the oatmeal mood lately. Again, probably due to the warmer weather.

Chobani plain greek yogurt, wild blueberry preserves, Jonathan Adler Starbucks coffee

Snack time was the “usual” for this week too. I seem to be in a routine with my eats.

yogi tea, Nutrition Action, granola bar

Loved this quote, which reminded me of a story my co-worker told me today.

yogi tea quote

A sweet co-worker of mine who is also interested in nutrition borrows me the Nutrition Action newsletter. She brought me in their healthy foods bonus section along with the newest newsletter. I read through the healthy foods pamphlet on my morning break and they scored various foods, which reminds me of NuVal. Top food items in each category include:

Fruit: Guava
Veggies: Kale (spinach is right behind it)
Beans: Soybeans (pinto is next)
Grains: Quinoa
Leanest meats: Turkey breast

No surprise with these choices, huh?

Speaking of turkey breast, I had some deli turkey meat on a Flat Out wrap for lunch. I added Frank’s Red Hot, spinach, tomatoes and provolone cheese. Yummy!

I also had a Strawberry Banana chobani yogurt and carrot sticks.

turkey, spinach, provolone wrap, chobani strawberry banana yogurt, carrots

I ate my lunch among co-workers at the library story time session. Today’s story was a love story set in China. Good story, but I couldn’t keep my eyes open. I swore it was the tryptophan in my turkey, but maybe I was just plain tired (as was evidenced from my long nap tonight).

At an afternoon work meeting, I snacked on the red grapes and a toffee bar. I also had some coca-cola to wake me up. I drink soda about once a month, if that, and it’s in situations like the one today where I was sooo tired and it was offered for free so I couldn’t pass it up.

And for dinner, I totally didn’t feel like eating much. I snacked on some tortilla chips and Herdez green salsa. I then had more of the same meal I had for breakfast. My tummy just wants yogurt lately, so much that I realize I had it three times today.

I guess the blog post evidences that I felt kind of “off” today in general.

With that, it’s time to get this post published and get some stuff done around here so the whole night isn’t wasted.

Did you go out and celebrate this St. Patrick’s Day? I never do, but I was surprised at how empty the roads into work were this morning. I guess a lot of people took off to party!

California dreaming

Happy Tuesday! Can’t believe tomorrow is already hump day. This week is going to fly by! I’m looking forward to warmer temps in my neck of the woods and to some fun this weekend with friends.

Breakfast was an old favorite, Bonne Maman Wild Blueberry Preserves paired with Chobani non-fat greek plain yogurt. I used to eat Bonne Maman with yogurt sometimes three times a day when I lived in California and all of my tummy troubles started. Yogurt was what my body craved and I couldn’t get enough of this combination. Bonne Maman was cheaper at Woodman’s than any other grocery store I have seen it at, so I really should have picked up more than one jar!

jam (wild blueberry preserves), Chobani non-fat greek yogurt, coffee

Snack at work was some of my homemade granola bar and a Numi jasmine green tea. I must have been “California dreaming” today because this flavor of tea also brought me back to my days living in California. I was obsessed with Peet’s coffee and tea’s Jasmine Tea. I also loved running by jasmine bushes on my runs around Berkeley.

Numi Jasmine Green Tea and granola bar

I enjoyed a ham and provolone sandwich on a french baguette with tomatoes, Frank’s Red Hot and spinach for lunch. Basically what I had for dinner yesterday. I also had a Pomegranate Chobani for the first time ever and it didn’t disappoint! Can’t wait to try Mango and Raspberry and then I think I will have tried every Chobani flavor out there. 🙂 Red grapes were my dessert.

lunch 3-15-11

Although that lunch filled me up quite well, I had a craving for something sweet around 3 p.m. so I grabbed a mini chocolate chip cookie dough Larabar from my snack drawer.

mini-larabar chocolate chip cookie dough

Speaking of Larabars, my mom picked up some things for Craig and I at Sam’s Club today (we don’t have a membership) and I asked her to just see if they had Larabars there. They did! I got a combo pack of Apple Pie, Cashew Cookie, and Cherry Pie! 18 bars for $15.88 or something like that–a pretty good deal, huh? I told my mom to grab a flavor to try out for herself, especially since she’d never had a Larabar before, and she enjoyed the cherry pie bar tonight. She said it was different than she expected it to be, but it was good.

I got home from work, meditated, rested a bit and then made dinner.

I had a Morningstar black bean veggie burger with provolone cheese on an Arnold’s thin and some applesauce on the side. Oh and a small glass of skim milk!

applesauce, arnold's thin with morningstar black bean burger, skim milk

After my stomach settled, I hit the gym and worked hard. I rowed, biked and did the Cybex Arc trainer. I like mixing my cardio up like this once in a while. I also did a full circuit of weights. I was stinky when I left there!

Now it’s getting late and there are dishes to do and blogs to catch up on.

Night!