Loved hearing some of the other food rules you like to follow! Some extra ones:
- Try to get all food groups in at meals
- If you can’t picture it in a natural state, then don’t eat it!
- Be mindful of what you’re eating but don’t obsess about it. Enjoy it!
- When offered a dessert, rate it on a scale of 1 to 10. If it gets a low rating, then it’s not worth it.
- Eat breakfast
- Balance out your carbs, proteins and fats.
- Nothing is ever off limits.
And most importantly (drumroll please…) food rules are meant to be broken!! ;)
For example, who said you can’t have candy for breakfast? First thing in the morning sounds like a perfect time for a treat to me!
- 1/4 cup oat bran
- 1/4 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup water
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- 1/2 scoop chocolate whey powder
- 1/2 a banana
- peanut butter
My gosh this was good!! I don’t care how many weirdo ingredients are in M&Ms, sometimes a little candy coating does the body good! Oh, and big news! Mini Eggs are now available year round! I know one boy, whose name starts with a C-h-r-i-s, who will be very excited about that ;)
I had a small snack before heading out for a chilly run today. I say small, because I’ve heard several people note that Larabars seem to be getting shorter…
This apple pie flavour was pretty dinky – and yet still 170 calories! I had a cashew cookie the other day that I swear was half the length of the wrapper.
Makes chopping them up into bite size pieces much more difficult.
Yeah, I like to play with my food :)
I was also excited to try out a new product before my run.
The fine folks at Sequel Naturals sent me a canister of Vega Sport in acai-berry flavour. It’s basically a natural sport drink, meant to be consumed before or during activity. Like most other Vega products, it’s chock full of wonderful and healthy ingredients.
The organic sprouted whole grain brown rice syrup and organic palm nectar are a combo of high and low GI carbs that are supposed to give you both immediate and prolonged energy. It’s also chock full of anti-oxidants, natural caffeine (green tea) and even a natural muscle relaxer! (kombucha).
I’m a big fan of the Vega Smoothie Infusion, so I had high hopes for this stuff. Well, I did until I mixed one scoop with one cup water as the packaging instructed.
Ummm…it looks like sewage.
And honestly, it kinda tastes like it too. I’m sure this stuff is wonderful for some people, but I refuse to choke down food or drinks that my tastebuds don’t enjoy – no matter how healthy! I took a few big gulps, then dumped it down the sink. I then proceeded to burp it up throughout my run :(
My run however, was still stellar! It was around the freezing mark (30-ish F?) again today. I just wore some spandex capris, long-sleeve running turtleneck, running hat and gloves, and I was quite comfortable in the cold! I think I should pick up some ear muffs though, as they were getting chilly toward the end.
No big goals for this run today, just wanted to get the ground under my feet :) Ran 5.25 miles in 50 minutes. I love my easy mid-length jogs, but I think it’s time I start bringing some more short n’ speedy runs back into my routine too!
Lunch featured some more of my coveted honeycrisp.
I mixed up one can tuna, 1 tbsp plain yogurt, 1/2 tbsp mayo, pepper, 1 tsp lemon juice, chopped apple and onions. Loaded it on bread and melted some old cheddar on top.
Everything tastes better with melted cheese on it.
I chopped up the remainder of my honeycrisp and sprinkled some pumpkin pie spice on it to munch on.
That’s only 3/4 of the apple!! Mind you, I slice it up reeeeal thin :)
I spent the rest of the day “oot and aboot.” I made a Starbucks pit stop to try out Meghann’s drink.
Grande nonfat awake tea latte with 2 pumps pumpkin spice syrup. It was okay. I love tea lattes – but I always found the Starbucks pumpkin syrup to taste like rubber! Anyone remember the chantico? Now that shit was goooooood :P
I then immediately went home, and a turkey and hummus pita from the Pita Pit magically fell from the sky and onto my coffee table.
I couldn’t just send it back! :P
I got almost every vegetable they offer…
- green peppers
- bean sprouts
I had just enough time for this to digest before heading to yoga! I thought it was a BodyFlow class tonight, which is a pre-choreographed mix of tai chi, yoga and pilates. But Thursdays are the regular yoga nights. It was a mix of hatha and yin, filled with lengthy pigeons and spine twists. It was wooooonderful.
Question of the day: Want a free canister of the new Vega Sport?? I’m not going to drink the stuff they gave me, so I’ll send it to a brave soul who’s willing to try it!! It’s open and missing one scoop, otherwise I even still have all the packaging it came with :) Just leave a comment and I’ll pick a victim random person in my post tomorrow!
Hola blog peoples! Wow, today has been a day of playing catch-up and I still have tons to do! Never leave a messy house when going on vacation. My apartment is a disaster, the last thing I want to do is come home and clean it!
Seemed like the only uncluttered spot in my apartment was my fridge. In fact, it was bare! I got up early to do a little cardio and lifting. Nothing fancy, just wanted to get my joints and muscles moving again. I of course wanted waffles when I came home (it is Waffle Wednesday after all!) alas, that was not an option.
Instead, breakfast was inspired by this…
Starbucks Via instant Colombian coffee. I picked up a little package in Detroit. I’m not a huge instant coffee fan, but I knew the Starbucks stuff would at least be strong tasting. Of course, what fun is just plain ole’ coffee?
- 2/3 cup oat bran
- 2 1/2 cups water
- 2/3 scoop chocolate whey powder
- 1 package Via instant coffee
- chocolate chips
- roasted almonds
SO good! Usually I’m rushed to down a big bowl of hot oats with my mug of coffee in the morning. It’s too many hot things at once and makes me break into a sweat. This way I killed two birds with one stone. One tasty stone :P
Another new (to me) product I tried today was a white chocolate Clif!!!
I’ve been trying to track down this flavour in both the Clif and Luna for-ever. I found this hidden at the local bike shop. I popped it in the microwave at work for 22 seconds to make it all warm and gooey (the only way I eat a Clif now). It was deeee-vine! Not sure if it topples Maple Nut on my list, but a well deserved second spot perhaps ;)
After work, I proceeded to the grocery store and spent SO much money on groceries. I can justify that by an empty fridge, right? I was craving one of my favourite healthy meals after my weekend of indulgences.
Maple curry salmon on a garden salad with balsamic vinegar as dressing.
I just pan fry the salmon in some cooking spray and curry powder. About 6 minutes on each side. I always cover the pan, I find it locks the juices in that way :)
And what’s a dinner without a sweet treat after?
M&Ms! What can I say, I fell victim to the Halloween candy at the grocery store.
And because it is Waffle Wednesday, I found a picture of the waffles I had before I left on Friday. I forgot all about them and they were so good!!
That beautiful icing on top was a mix of ricotta, cashew butter and maple syrup. Not to be dramatic or anything, but it was mind blowing. Just putting that out there.
Apparently my bloggie friends were feeling quite generous while I was away because I got an award!
- I have to eat the second I open my eyes in the morning. I often get started on breakfast before I even use the washroom.
- It still amazes me that cucumbers and pickles are the same food. For the longest time, I thought they were two separate vegetables.
- I think music videos are really, really boring.
- I never played sports as a kid, but I did do highland dancing and synchronized swimming.
- I don’t like ice cream.
- I played guitar in an all-girl punk band called The Brats.
- I’m a natural blonde.
Okay, okay, enough about me. What’s one random fact about you?