Ahhhhh Sunday night. I’m so sad 🙁
This weekend was one of the best I’ve had in a long time and I finally feel like I got some relaxation in….actually, I feel like I relaxed more this weekend than I have since I started my job in January! Hooray! I’m going into this next week with a super positive attitude since last week was rather tough. Wednesday is going to be the only day that I’m going to run because I actually have another 5K on Saturday morning! Besides that, a new vegan/raw restaurant is opening up conveniently right next door to Ryan’s office, so I’m totally planning on making the trip for lunch one day this week!
This afternoon Ryan and I parked ourselves like beached whales poolside. It felt amazing. I snacked on an apple with almond butter mid-afternoon:
And I had my first Ooba experience!
(kindly disregard scars on wrist….they are from the ovens at work I SWEAR!)
Ooba is a sparkling beverage flavored with hibiscus flower! How cool is that?! Basically, it is a hibiscus flavored soda, with all natural ingredients and much less calories. One serving of Ooba contains 90 calories and the Ooba people say that it helps cardiovascular health, is a super antioxidant and high in vitamin C. I actually really enjoyed the taste of this, not knowing exactly what hibiscus flowers tasted like beforehand! I sort of expected it to have a flower-y taste (hmm like soap?) but it did not at all. It was very light and refreshing! I really don’t choose to buy drinks that are high in sugar and calories very much (why drink your calories when food is just so good?), but if I saw this at Whole Foods when I was buying my lunch, I think I would make the splurge. It wasn’t overly sweet like some fruity sodas are and it is just so pretty (plus it is just fun to say the word Ooba). 🙂
I was also sent two other new Ooba flavors, Hibiscus and Lime and Hibiscus and Orange, but I haven’t broken into that stash yet. I am slowly savoring the original flavor right now!
Dinner tonight was super comforting…………..
And delicious!!! Holy goodness, was this ever good! I have been DYING to try Amy’s new Southern Meal line and can’t find it anywhere around here so thank you sooo much, Kimberly, for making my dreams come true! 🙂 This meal was comforting to the max…I especially loved the sweet potatoes! It was also one of those meals that remarkably looks like it does on the cover of the box. See?
Super creamy mashed sweet taters, collard greens and flavorful beans on pimento spiked cornbread. Brought me back to my ‘Bama days and I LOVED it! One meal has 340 calories in it and 12 grams of protein. I added some more protein to my meal by adding on egg white fluffies with a little of this special cheese—
I used 1/2 cup egg whites and a small square of this stuff (DELICIOUS!!!)—zapped it for 2 minutes in a coffee mug in the microwave and it fluffed up big time...actually it almost overflowed the mug!
I also sliced up some starfruit but didn’t end up eating it ’cause I got too full!
The end result was a very satisfying dinner! I wouldn’t hesitate to buying this entree again (if I could only find it!). Everything was very flavorful and the food was just so comforting and nostalgic….and healthy! Amy’s wins again!
I did have to give in to my sweet tooth though as I packed my lunch…I wasn’t hungry enough for ice “cream” and I just needed a little something
I took a bite of dark chocolate and then a bite of macaroon…..pure heaven. Sigh.
I’m off to spend some time with the guy upstairs (I mean God…haha). I’ve been a super slacker on bible study for the last two nights and need to get caught up and pick my memory verse for this month and read some more of Matthew. See you tomorrow!