My new peanut butter– Maranatha Peanut Butter – is soooo melty! It’s now one of my favorite peanut butters! TRY IT! 🙂
After blogging for a while, I was exhausted from my early mornings and wasn’t feeling so hot. (really bad sore throat+during summer=major bummer) So, I decided to take advantage of the great-ness of summer and take a nap! I slept for a solid, glorious, two hours. Woke up quite hungry and in need of a nutritious, very yummy lunch! I accomplished that goal. I had a deliciousss sweet potato (in fry form, of course) which I did for two minutes less on each interval (usually do 10 min, flip, another 10 min, I did 8 min, flip, then another 8 min) and they were perfect. I love them slightly “floppy” not too crunchy. If that makes sense 😉 Alongside I had the remaining bit of our chicken-pasta salad (whole wheat tortellini, chicken, diced tomatoes, and fresh basil) and a honey oikos with strawberries. Oh, and some ketchup and BBQ (figured out that combo today=DELISH!). YUMMM!
About an hour and a half before dinner, I knew I needed something to hold me over. Green Monster to the rescue! Mine contained: 4 strawberries, 1/2 a banana, splash of both milk and water, flax, applesauce, and a good handful of spinach. Mmm! I also had 1/2 a sandwich thin topped with some peanut butter and mashed banana (shout out to Jenny!!)
Dinner tonight was a favorite in our household! We call it Nibbles Night 🙂 Here’s tonight’s spread: What you see here: Fresh Mozzarella, Harris Teeter Hummus, Whole Grain Toasted Wheat Thins, strawberries, watermelon, salami, honey ham, and provolone.
What you don’t see: Sliced tomatoes!
My plate had some tomato and mozzarella with s&p, few slices of ham, slice of provolone, a serving or so of wheat thins, hummus, strawberries, and lots of pieces of summery watermelon. I was reading an article today (don’t exactly know where…?) that while watermelon is 92% water, it’s still has nutrients, like Lycopene!
I really need to start on my summer reading for school. I have absolutely zero motivation to! Uuuggghh!
If you haven’t already, go over to Jenny’s blog and read her post Food Should Taste Good. It’s amazing and made me think. I’ve been craving some ice cream but was wanting to wait until I got some all natural/organic ice cream. There’s some Moose Tracks in my freezer that certainly isn’t no StoneyField, but hey, it’s SO yummy. So, I had a bowl and thoroughly enjoyed it. I think it’s really important for us to realize that eating healthy is GREAT, but there’s nothing wrong with having something not all natural/organic/etc once in a while. It’s the variety in our life that makes us healthy. As I said yesterday…
Followed by a super juicy peach! Balance is key.
Verse of the Day: Proverbs 12:1
Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid.
Definitely to the point. Love it!
Tomorrow’s Plan: I got nothing! Trip to the gym for some cardio most likely…
Happy (almost) Friday my lovely bloggers!