Happy Humpday bloggies!
I’m feeling a lot better today although I still have a rather stuffy nose. Thanks again for all the sweet comments yesterday about the big one year! I still can’t believe an entire year (and a day) has gone by! Woah! Anyways, this morning I had some hot pumpkin oats to start my day:
I used 1/2 cup multigrain cereal, 1/2 cup vanilla hempmilk, 1/2 cup water, 1/3 cup pumpkin, 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder, 1 tbsp almond butter and topped with pom seeds. It was super filling!
Around 9:45 I had this yogurt for a snack
I rarely buy these after I discovered the awesomeness of greek yogurt, but this has been sitting in the fridge probably since October (don’t worry, I checked and it’s still good!) and it had to be eaten! It was nice for a change 🙂 Sweet though!
For lunch I packed my classic jenna favorite sammie— boar’s head turkey with 2 tbsp Sabra’s roasted garlic hummus, 1 light laughing cow, 2 bread and butter pickles and spinach, on Arnold’s protein bread.
I hadn’t had it in a few weeks and it was heavenly. I also had my new favorite thing ever: peach medley applesauce
Ahhhh I love this applesauce! It is sooo delicious
For an afternoon snack today I had a banana with a tbsp of almond butter. Clearly I can’t slice a banana. Don’t judge
I was THRILLED when I got home from work to see a HUGE package outside waiting for me. I looooove packages 🙂 I opened it up to find………
(lets out a little squeal of joy)
AMY’S!!!!!!!!!! Oh Amy, how I love you! You always save the day =) Looks like we know what I will be eating a lot of in the next week….!
Some fun new products I will be trying and reviewing!
Yes, CAKE! When I was told Amy’s is coming out with a brand new vegan cake line and would I like to sample and review some, I leaped! I mean, I do make cakes for a living but love a nice healthy one (that someone else makes) that I can just pop in the micro when the craving strikes. This looks perfect! Each slice is only 170 calories as well. I’m sure you will see this cake again soon….like in a few hours. Haha! I do not know when these cakes will hit your supermarket…I’m sure they are a brand new thing because I have never seen these before in any stores. Hopefully sometime soon!
I also got an orange cake
And some fun entrees to try
I just don’t know what to eat first. I love these kind of decisions. 😉
Today at work was a good day. I baked a ton of cookies! Here’s a sample of the kinds I made:
Reverse chocolate chip, white chocolate macadamia, pecan scotties, peanut butter and chocolate chunk
Actually, by total accident I created a new (slightly healthier but not really) cookie recipe! As a standard, the pecan scotties that we make have a cup of oil in them. Actually they have a quart of oil but when you scale the recipe down to cookie recipes yall are used to looking at and baking from, think of it as a cup of oil. This morning I scaled everything out (it took awhile, I was making a BIG batch with 7 lbs of flour!) but had to wait for the pecans to come in. They came in later this afternoon and I mixed and baked them then. However, I FORGOT TO ADD THE OIL! They came out of the oven, cooled and I packaged them up and then later Adam goes, “why is there this quart of oil sitting here?? Was this for the cookies??” I turned white and said “OMG I FORGOT!” We both raced over to the cookies and he tried one and actually said that they were better than they were before! Chewier and had a better overall consistency. So, in forgetting the oil, which we thought was a necessary recipe component, I created my own new cookie recipe! I shall call them “Sandy Got Backs”—-
Sandy Got Backs
1 lb sugar
1 lb brown sugar
1 lb softened butter
1 lb 4 oz all purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp vanilla
7 oz rolled oats
1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
1 lb pecans, roughly chopped
1. Cream together the sugars and the butter, but only for about 30 seconds until all has been incorporated. Overcreaming will result in a cookie that spreads out everywhere!
2. Slowly add the eggs, one by one to the butter and sugar with the mixer on low speed. Add the vanilla.
3. Sift together the flour, cinnamon, baking powder and baking soda. Mix in by hand to the butter mixture.
4. Combine the oats, coconut and pecan pieces and add to the mix.
5. Bake at 350 for about 8-10 minutes or until golden.
Okay so they really aren’t healthy at all.…BUT they are healthier than when they included a whole cup of oil! And they taste really really really good. Next time I make them I might even be tempted to add a cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips.
I was thinking about going to BodyPump but I think I’m going to work out on my own again today. I am doing tons of laundry and don’t feel like getting home late from the gym tonight. Plus, today we deep cleaned and I definitely broke a sweat lifting heavy things and scrubbing the floors and walls. Work is a workout in itself! I really have to think about how I will balance exercise with my new job since the hours are so wonky. The gym I was planning on joining is open until 11 at night, which would be great because I can sleep from noon-8pm and then workout right when I wake up. But…I’ve been really wanting to get back into my yoga classes at the yoga studio I love at home, so noon yoga classes (I get off work at 11 am) might be the perfect thing to compliment all the heavy lifting of dough and mixers I will be doing all night long. I guess I’ll just play it by ear! I think the first few weeks of work I am going to be so disorientated and tired that all I will be doing is sleep/eat/work…sleep/eat/work……….