Wow…am I ever glad this week is over! I officially need a glass of vino. Asap! Too bad I’m still all stuffy :(. I did sleep like a total rock last night, which was amazing and probably the first time I’ve slept through the night in about two weeks so that’s always a plus. Today I felt better but work was just so crazy (my co-worker never showed then we found out later she was really sick as well) and I worked my tailfeathers off and even stayed 40 minutes late to finish rolling pitas, flatbreads and bake a batch of chocolate vegan cupcakes. Craziness!
This morning I started my day off with a yummy banana with almond butter and 2 egg white fluffies:
I just love biting into these oh-so-fluffy egg whites. I used to think egg whites were so boring but these have remarkably changed my perspective…they are like little clouds!
Breakfast was amazing—
1/2 cup oat bran with 1/2 scoop chocolate protein, 1/2 smashed banana, 1 of Gina’s crumbled macaroonies (!!!!) and a huge splat of almond butter…………..delicious!!! And super filling. This breakfast kept me going from 8 a.m all the way to 1:15!
As I said before, I stayed late at work and then I had to pick up some groceries and I really wanted to try to work out AND take a nap before my 4:00 doctor’s appointment. I know, I know…too much. And I will rightly admit that I am sort of a control freak when it comes to my days. I get stressed out trying to jam pack things into every second I have and often forget to take care of the most important thing—myself! So, I realized there was no way I could make it to the gym, grocery shop, take a nap and blog in a two hour time frame so I decided to just grocery shop and then come home and rest for about an hour. If after my doctor’s appointment I feel more energized, I’ll workout but I’m not going to stress myself out over it.
Whew! That being said, here was my sad and rushed lunch today—
I hate to rely on nutrition/protein bars for meals but sometimes it just must be done. I ate this while I grocery shopped because it was already 1:30 almost and I was starving! The bar was actually quite good. And this isn’t the 170 calorie Kashi bar, it is the 290 calorie one that is meant for more of a meal replacement. It was between this and a clif bar and I chose this because it contained more calories and protein. The taste was yummy but it wasn’t too big for the amount of calories that it was! It did its job of filling me up for about an hour but now it is 2:45 and my tummy is rumbling again was a snack!
(oh, and the Kombucha was diiiiiivine. Obvi)
Snack was 1 chobani with 1/4 cup muesli and topped with pineapple, blueberries, agave and cinnamon
Total deliciousness! =)
And here are my groceries—tons of fresh produce and nuts so I can try out some of Ani’s recipes this week!
- acorm squash
- grape tomatoes
- bell peppers
- garnet yams
- organic greens
- a CRAP TON of raw cashews & almonds. Didn’t know how expensive these were until I was at the register. Mehhh
- Medjool dates
- dried pineapple rings
- egg whites
- oat groats
I’m off to walk Mikan then head to the doctor’s office. I guess even a nap is out today! Dinner will probably be super low-key!
RuneatrepeatMarch 13, 2009 at 1:09 pm
What egg whites do you use for your breakfast? The actual eggs minus the yolk or that carton of all whites?
jennaMarch 13, 2009 at 1:29 pm
I’ve been just using eggs but in an effort to reduce my waste (i.e. the yolk!), I bought the carton today and we shall see how it goes!
SusanMarch 13, 2009 at 1:10 pm
I’m new to the world of food blogs (I hope to start my own this summer!), but I wanted to let you know that your is one of my favorites. Your food choices are healthy and balanced but more importantly they are what I consider *normal* and have tons of variety! Too often I see people eat very healthy foods but they eat the same things over and over. I just wanted to let you know I really admire and respect your relationship with food and I too believe that variety is the spice of life! Have a bangin’ weekend!
Lisa DMarch 13, 2009 at 1:21 pm
wow, that is a lotta raw nuts! That always happens to me when I buy from bulk; i fill a bag up with yumminess and then gasp at the register! aw well, from the looks of things they will last you awhile. can’t wait to see what you whip up with all the produce!
MelissaMarch 13, 2009 at 1:24 pm
Breakfast looks amazing too! and yeah, those bulk bins can be dangerous! 🙂
MaggieMarch 13, 2009 at 1:40 pm
I love egg whites! ALWAYS remember to take time for yourself 🙂
ColleenMarch 13, 2009 at 1:41 pm
Is there any reason you don’t eat the yolks? They have nutrients!
brandiMarch 13, 2009 at 1:42 pm
enjoy your Friday!
I’m glad it’s the end of the week, too 🙂
Sarah (lovINmytummy)March 13, 2009 at 1:45 pm
You made it! I just finished egg whites for lunch. I simply have never cared for yolks.
Hope your sinuses clear up enough for that glass of wine!
DanielleMarch 13, 2009 at 1:48 pm
Look at all that wondeful produce! Great buys!
Enjoy your Frday hope your sinuses feel better soon!
Sarah (Tales of Expansion)March 13, 2009 at 1:49 pm
ooooh, excellent grocery haul.
glad you got some sleep last night — it makes all the difference. hope you can keep catching up tonight 🙂
FoodsThatFitMarch 13, 2009 at 1:50 pm
I recently bought the Raw Truth cookbook and it is awesome. I made raw applesauce today and raw cashew frosting to put on oats last week! I am really trying to incorporate more raw meals into my diet and this cookbook is awesome.
I am anxious to hear what you think of your raw cookbook! I am a bit limited though with the recipes I can make because I don’t have a dehydrator or juicer, but am going to try as many as I can!
FitzalanMarch 13, 2009 at 1:52 pm
I ate a lot of those Kashi Go Lean Chewy bars recently on my travels around Japan. They were lifesavers when I didn’t have time or couldn’t find some where to eat…or simply was stuck on an airplane. The oatmeal raisin kind was my favorite! They are definitely meal replacements, not just snacks!
MoranMarch 13, 2009 at 1:59 pm
More egg whites! They look amazing!
I hate replacing meals with nutrition bars – I only do it if I REALLY cannot get my hands on “actual” food!
NicoleMarch 13, 2009 at 2:00 pm
Mmmm, all those groceries look amazing 😀
PaigeMarch 13, 2009 at 2:05 pm
I love how you called them egg white fluffies! So cute! I really need to try that!
SharonMarch 13, 2009 at 2:27 pm
Awesome haul of groceries!
Mara @ What's For Dinner?March 13, 2009 at 2:30 pm
Great grocery haul… those bulk bags are dangerous! I always spend way too much on them!
NatalieMarch 13, 2009 at 2:41 pm
Love your breakfast!
VeggieGirlMarch 13, 2009 at 2:43 pm
WOWZA that breakfast.
ShelbyMarch 13, 2009 at 2:43 pm
I need those oats!!!
Kailey (SnackFace)March 13, 2009 at 3:04 pm
Gorgeous produce! I’m glad you got to sleep well last night! Have a great afternoon 🙂 Lovely oats, by the way.
MarissaMarch 13, 2009 at 3:23 pm
Hopefully you’ll start to feel better after you see your doctor!
DianaMarch 13, 2009 at 3:27 pm
i thought those eggs were ice cream! they look sooooo yummy!
KMarch 13, 2009 at 3:51 pm
Glad you got a good night of rest!! Egg whites are like pillows – love them!
Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food)March 13, 2009 at 3:55 pm
RyaneMarch 13, 2009 at 4:36 pm
After I got used to the… unique taste of the Kombucha I started to really like it! I was sitting in my car and was like, “wow this really does make you feel better…. hmm I almost feel buzzed” and thought that was interesting and shrugged it off.
THEN I read on the bottle that the drink is somewhat fermented! Haha, I really am not a light weight but I couldn’t believe a couple .5% sips could hit me like that! Does that happen to you? Haha, is that why you need it at work sometimes? ; )
Run SaraaahMarch 13, 2009 at 4:53 pm
All your produce and good looks SO yummy…makes me hungry just looking at them!
h-bombMarch 13, 2009 at 5:24 pm
omg i just made a little mcmuffin using microwaved egg whites like you’ve been doing…..DELICIOUS. i’ve been following a diet that gives me the option of egg white omelets for breakfast and my first thought was ewww egg whites, me least fav part of the egg!. i used a small pyrex bowl to cook them and it came out the perfect size of the english muffin. i am so blogging about it right now. keep the good recipes coming!
ErinMarch 13, 2009 at 6:03 pm
I love your pretty little pink and white bowl!
Glad you’re feeling a bit better. Rest this weekend.
BecMarch 13, 2009 at 6:23 pm
Water melon? I am so jealous, I can’t wait till I see those babies back in the grocery store!
Adi (oatonomy.com)March 13, 2009 at 8:57 pm
Your egg whites are always so fluffy looking!!
CarolineMarch 13, 2009 at 10:49 pm
Love the grocery haul! I have to be careful about how much bulk nuts I buy–they do add up quickly!
ErinMarch 13, 2009 at 11:02 pm
Hope you feel better soon! That banana looks yummy!!