This is me being hard core. I’m like “MOVE OUT OF MY WAY NOW!!!!!”
Hahahahahaha love it. How are yall doing today? Tomorrow is Friday!!! Unfortunately, I have had horrible cramps (yucky) all day long and actually left work an hour early because of them! Oh, how amazing something like a hot stone massage would feel right now. Sigh.
I did have the pleasure though of trying a new bar this morning for an early snack!
Ingredients include: dates, agave nectar, apples, raisins, cashews, almonds, sunflower seeds, raw cacao nibs, walnuts, brown rice protein and sea salt.
Each bar has 11 grams of fat, 200 calories and 6 grams of protein.
I was very impressed with this bar! I especially LOVED the crunch of the cacoa nibs (the “chocolate chips”) and almonds! I also love that this has brown rice protein in it, because that’s one strike against larabars….no protein!They taste good but don’t keep you full. I had this bar at 3:40 this morning and was fine until breakfast at 8:00. No snacking! Now THAT’S the ultimate test! These bars seem very hard to find but are readily available on amazon in all flavors.
Breakfast was more blended oatmeal with 3/4 cup oats, 1/2 cup silk light vanilla, 1 cup water and 1/2 scoop chocolate protein. I was sort of upset though because I added a “secret ingredient”—
But I couldn’t taste the five or so chocolate chips I put in! 🙁 Also, I added too much liquid and my oats turned out to be on the soupy side, which was a little blah this morning. See how the big scoop of almond butter sinks??!
Like I said, I left work an hour early today because I just feel under the weather. No other reason besides hormones but still….a girl has gotta milk that excuse as much as she can sometimes! Lunch was weird because we have ZERO groceries in the house (but my mom is at the store right now, never fear!!). All I was craving was a smoothie with bananas but no bananas….then I thought maybe hummus…but no hummus……FINALLY, I just dug this out of the freezer in desperation:
I have always been impressed with Quorn products and love that they are soy-free! Not that I am against eating soy, but I try to stay away from the super processed kind. These little “chicken fingers” are actually made from mushrooms and have 11 grams of protein per four piece serving! Plus, they taste and have the texture of a real chicken nugget.
I had four of them with ketchup, celery (the only veggie I could find) and a yogurt
I was still pretty hungry though so for “dessert”, I had a date with almond butter
Which was SO delicious that I had another! Seriously, dates and nut butter are a match made in heaven!
The whole day at work I was very blah and all I wanted to do when I got home was lay down……but, I think that a little exercise will help me feel better so I’m going to head out for another 40 minute cardio bike ride in a few minutes. Exercise usually helps alleviate cramps and it is so pretty outside. I think I’m going to take my camelbak, too, because last time I got so thirsty!
See you for dinner!