A new day

I slept so good last night! I didn’t wake up until 7:30 this morning!! Yes, that is sleeping in for me.. so it was amazing to wake up and look at the clock and realize what time it was! (since when did 7:30 become sleeping in? since when have I turned into an old granny? haha.) I got about 9 hours of sleep, so I was ready to take on the new day refreshed and ready to tackle the list for our move! I have to make lists when I have a lot of things to accomplish, if I don’t then my mind goes crazy. A list helps me settle my scatter-brained thinking and set up a busy day in a timely manner, and it also allows me to get a bit more done. And let’s just say that our moving list is huge!

I haven’t been craving my normal oatmeal lately since it is Spring weather in Tulsa now. I have been choosing lighter, cooling foods for breakfast rather than hot, dense foods, like oatmeal.

I made a super delicious yogurt bowl for breakfast this morning!! I could probably eat yogurt and cereal for every meal and be completely satisfied! But I wouldn’t do that since it would make for a very boring food blog! haha.. anyway, in my yogurt bowl was about 1 cup vanilla yogurt (not the nasty sweet kind, eew) w/ a small banana, a handful of PB Puffins and 2 tbsp of musli, and of course.. my breakfast would not be complete without my spoonful of Mighty Maple PB and coffee! (I decided to stop boring you guys with the endless coffee photos, so I didn’t take a photo of it this morning, just know that it was thoroughly enjoyed along with my breakfast and will be every single morning, and probably afternoon too!!)

Yogurt bowl with vanilla yogurt, PB Puffins, 2 tbsp musli and a spoonful of Mighty Maple PB (or PB heaven as I like to call it):

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Mid-morning we decided to run some errands for our upcoming move (on Monday, might I add!!! So freakin’ soon!!). We ran to the health food store that is nearby and I picked up some bars for the 15 and a half hour drive to Charlotte. I don’t like to replace meals with bars (although some make for a great snack) but I have no idea what will be available on the road trip so I thought it was better to be safe than sorry and come prepared! Here’s the loot: a few Clif bars, some GNU bars and a Clif Nectar bar. I have never tried any of these flavors so I am excited to have an excuse to finally try so many!! πŸ™‚

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For lunch, I wanted a light salad, so I was rummaging through the fridge and saw a whole bunch of frozen veggies so I decided to make a stir fry instead! I added asparagus, green beans, half of an onion, carrots and probably some other stuff that I forgot to mention. I sauteed the veggies with a little olive oil and seasoned them with salt, pepper, and garlic powder! On the side, I had 1/2 cup of cottage cheese with salt and pepper. Very filling lunch! It kept me full for a solid 4 hours until I decided that I needed to try my new afternoon snack! …A Pure Bar!! I picked it up at the health food store about 2 weeks ago and was waiting for the perfect opportunity to try it, and well what better day than today? So, why not? It tasted like a fruity brownie, very similar to a LΓ€rabar. (LΓ€ra in Swedish means learn, cool huh? I wonder if there is any connection? I doubt it but still cool!!) I would buy these again because they taste fantastic and the nutrition info is pretty impressive but only as a special treat and not as an every day snack, they are just too expensive.

Vegetable stir-fry:

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1/2 cup of some non-photogenic cottage cheese (sorry CC I still love you but you can just not take a photo!):

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My first Pure bar as an afternoon snack:

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For dinner, I wanted something quick and easy.Β  I found a frozen Amy’s Indian entree that I bought a long time ago, like as soon as I moved back from Sweden and haven’t had the chance to try it yet.

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I heated it up in the microwave and the rice was looking a little questionable so I threw it out (I hate throwing away food, but it just did not look good.) I decided to take the rest of the vegetables and dal from the entree and wrap it up in a Flat Out! I also added some baby spinach to bulk it up a little. One of the best decisions that I made all day! It tasted delicious eaten this way, Yum!! This was my first Amy’s frozen entree to try, gasp! I know… I am a bit skeptical when it comes to frozen dinners, they just don’t look or taste like something any one should eat, but this frozen dinner was amazing! It was spicy and I could make out what the meal was supposed to be opposed to other frozen entrees in which you open it up and can’t make out what type of food it is! I will definitely be buying some more Amy’s frozen entrees in the future!

Flat out with Amy’s veggies, dal and added spinach:

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For dessert I had a few grapies:

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Today has been pretty stressful for me, and I have to admit I am not one that deals with stress very well. I get agitated easily when I am stressed and I am just not a very fun person to be around. I am trying my best to deal with it in a good manner, but it is difficult. I think I have done okay but I could definitely do better. Usually when I am stressed, I try to hit the yoga mat as soon as possible but that just hasn’t been the case today. I just wasn’t feelin’ it, my mind is wandering at 90 mph so I am hoping for a short yoga session this evening but we’ll see! I do get to use up the rest of my yoga package before we move which means 2 yoga classes at the yoga studio this week instead of my normal 1! Sweet!!

I will leave you with a question for today:

Do you like any type of frozen entrees? What is your go to dinner meal in a time crunch?

The weekend is just around the corner!! πŸ™‚

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19 responses to “A new day

  1. Haha, when I am in a time crunch, pizza!! =D
    Scrumptious eats, and great choice on the bars. Gnu!!

  2. Clif bars are my specialty. Maple Nut smells divine but is REALLY sweet. Carrot Cake is one of my faves and is especially good heated up a bit (also really sweet). Chocolate Fudge reminds me of dirt but that’s just me πŸ™‚ Let me know about the GNU bars. I’ve never tried them before.

  3. I love the feeling of waking up well rested, it is great! For frozen foods, I love these soy vegan taquitos from WF…they are soooo yummy paired with anything.

  4. hey love! glad you got a good nights rest! i LOVE LOVE LOVE CLIF BARS!! πŸ™‚ sooo good! gnu bars bother my tummy a bit– eek! sorry you’ve been a bit stressed– just take it one day at a time πŸ™‚ xoxox

  5. everything you ate today looks so so good. share please!?

    i hear you about stress. we definitely dont get along.

    and i dont eat many frozen meals. instead i always have sweet potatoes on hand that i can jazz up. i much prefer these ‘microwave meals’. but its always nice to have a frozen dinner or two in the freezer for back up and such.

  6. omg i LOVE gnu bars!!! get the banana one, it’s my fav (but they’re all pretty great).

    I love Amy’s frozen entrees. so healthy and wonderful. when I’m in a hurry I just hit up a good salad bar. I don’t think many people enjoy salad as much as I do though πŸ™‚

  7. I just posted about this today; in a time crunch, I really like the South Beach mini pizzas. Especially the veggie one!

    I don’t do well under stress either…I get so crabby!

  8. I thoink the CC looks quite good! *Strokes CC* *lol*. I’m coveting your bars now. But my bank account isn’t, so maybe it’s good we don’t have em over here. I feel like a granny some days – especially when i fall asleep around 8:30!

  9. I hope you like the Maple Nut – it’s one of my favorites πŸ™‚ COTTAGE CHEESE!! I’m 100% addicted to that stuff!

    My favorite quick/easy dinner is a tasting plate full of veggies/crackers or bread/hummus! Your move is so soon – I hope everything goes well!!

  10. So glad that you got a nice and restful sleep!The food pics are so amazing!
    I have tried the Clif bars but never the gnu.

  11. Your meals look great!
    I love eggs for dinner they are just so easy.

  12. gina (fitnessista)

    hope the stress goes away asap! yoga is definitely a great cure for that
    mmm i love the carrot cake clif bars!
    have a great day ❀

  13. What’s mighty maple PB, is that a certain brand of peanut butter??

    I’m jealous that you got 9 hours of sleep! Good for you!!

    • Mighty Maple PB is a flavor of peanut butter by Peanut Butter & Co. I have tried several flavors of Peanut Butter & Co peanut butter including Dark Chocolate Dreams, White Chocolate Wonderful and the Bee’s Knee’s. Mighty Maple is by far my favorite! It has a distinct Maple flavor that is not over masked by the peanut butter! If you would like to know more you can go to there website: http://www.ilovepeanutbutter.com

  14. Sorry you are stressed! If I had to move on Monday (and had just found out…) I’d be beyond stressed. It’s good that you are making time to have some healthy foods. That will help, and, if you eat it, you don’t have to move/toss it! πŸ™‚

    I keep some Amy’s bean and cheese burritos in the freezer, but my real go to is an omelet or a frittata. If I have time, I throw in some veggies. If I’m in a real rush, I’ll just have some eggs and cheese with a slice of toast and piece of fruit. It’s such a quick way to get some protein, and I always have eggs on hand so there’s no worry that I’ll be out.

    Enjoy your bar collection! I haven’t tried any of those either. I hope you’ll tell us which one is your favorite!

  15. Kate

    Man I have seen these Pure bars EVERYWHERE. How do you like them??? I’m guessing they’re pricey though…Thank you for the congrats!

  16. i can’t wait for summer-breakfast weather! and i’m actually impressed with your cc photography — you captured it more appealingly than i’ve ever been able to.

    sorry to hear about your stress!! and it’s such a bummer when your go-to stress-relief activity is not appealing. i hope things calm down soon!

    i generally don’t go for frozen entrees, but i used to eat them often. i was pretty much addicted to the smart ones santa fe rice and beans. i don’t know what they put in there, but i could NOT get enough!

  17. Yup Mighty Maple sure does = PB heaven! πŸ™‚ I love yogurt bowls!! Haha I know 7:30 am is “sleeping in” for me too..all my friends think I’m a nut job for it πŸ˜‰

    Glad you enjoyed your Amy’s! My go-to dinner is probably a few microwaved egg whites with Laughing Cow melted in, a whole wheat wrap on the side (just plain) and some sliced fruits or veggies thrown in there. And spoonfuls of PB of course πŸ˜‰

    Frozen meal wise…I like the Amy’s products too! Her veggie lasanga is tastiness! And so are her burritos! Yum!

  18. Haven’t tried that Amy’s meal yet, but the Amy’s enchiladas are really good!

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