Whole Foods to the Rescue

January 8, 2009 at 9:06 pm 11 comments

I can’t express how happy I am that tomorrow is Friday.  This week has really lagged and I’m so excited to have the weekend coming up.  I have absolutely no plans for the whole weekend, and I couldn’t be happier.  Like most of you, the past month has been full of holiday parties, and family gatherings, but this is my first weekend where I have absolutely no commitments!  The only thing on my to-do list is to celebrate our 4 year anniversary on Sunday, but we’re thinking of keeping it pretty low key.  I can do (or not do) whatever I want. 

Todays eats were all really good and all convenient which is just what I need after such a busy week.

Breakfast was the usual.  But good news!  This was my last chobani in the fridge (for this week) and I purposely didn’t buy any so I have to come up with something different.  I still have no idea what it will be but it’ll be a nice change regardless.


I had 2 prunes on the side and mixed in some Bear Naked Peak Protein Granola .  With all the protein and fiber in this meal, it did a great job of holding me over until lunch time.

For lunch I brought a new soup to try,  Health Valley Organic Minestrone.


It was good (a little bland) but I would probably buy it again.   The can said it was 2 servings but because of my lack of other things for lunch I ate 3/4 of the can.


And of course some fruit.


2 clemintines.  I can’t get enough right now, I think with the colds going around the office it’s probably a good thing I’m eating these like crazy.

Now I’m not a big fan of sweets.  I don’t like cake (I know, I know I’m weird), I don’t really enjoy cookies, and I generally don’t eat chocolate.  But a co-worker had my weakness today.  Godiva Dark Chocolate!  Dark chocolate is my one sweet vice.  Sure I’ll eat cookies on occasion but I’m more of a sucker for fried, salty, and cheesy foods.


My blurry weakness!  I savored every tiny bite I took of this.  She has a whole box!  I’m hoping she won’t be offering me any more in the days to come.

My lunch didn’t stay with me very long I knew I should have bulked it up a little more.  But I did have a 100 calorie bag of popcorn that I popped and enjoyed.


It’s a great snack to have on hand if you’re a volume eater.

I had no clue what I wanted fo dinner.  This weekend I need to meal plan and shop ahead of time so this doesn’t become a weekly thing.  After my chiropractor’s appointment today, Andrew and I were off to Whole Foods to fill up some to-go boxes from the salad bar.  

We went to my parents house to eat with them.  I told my parents all about the blog last night, and I have to say they were really supportive and excited over the whole thing.  So Hi Mom and Dad!!


What a mess! I’m going to try to remember everything that’s in here:

  • red onions
  • spring mix
  • romaine
  • cucumbers
  • medium hot frest salsa
  • baked tofu
  • some quina salad but I can’t rememeber which kind I wound up getting
  • An edamame and brown rice salad
  • a meatball
  • a couple pieces or rotissere chicken
  • and a mini pita

I’m sure there were other things as well but I can’t remember.  This was my first time trying baked tofu.  I hated it!  I won’t be trying that again anytime soon.   I gave it to my dog, who wouldn’t even go near it either. 

Here’s my dog, Bailey Beagle ignoring the tofu. 


Super blurry pic.  My dog was a rescue and we assume she was abused before we got her because she’s so easily scared. She is terrifed of the flash on cameras, and because she associates the flash with the camera she starts to freak as soon as she sees one.  So before I could get a decent picture of her witht he flash turned off, she ran out of the room.

Well I’m off to lay down and read.  I hope everyone has a great night, and a fast paced Friday.  We’re almost to the weekend!!


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11 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sharon  |  January 8, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    That’s so cute telling mom and dad about the blog! And totally jealous of your delicious salad!
    Your dog is so cute!

  • 2. gina (fitnessista)  |  January 8, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    i have a hard time remembering what i get at the wf salad bar too 😀
    hope you have a great night!

  • 3. FollowMyWeigh  |  January 8, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    i think godiva has the best chocolate~
    and haha it seems everyone is having a really long workweek. probably b/c we just came back to the regular routine? well have a happy friday!!!

  • 4. dailygoods  |  January 9, 2009 at 11:55 am

    whole foods salad bar is where its at!!! so good 🙂

  • 5. Meghann  |  January 9, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    You don’t like sweets?!?!? i wish I had that problem! LOVE the Godiva Dark Chocolate!

  • 6. Kate  |  January 9, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    Thank you for visiting my blog! I’m so glad I found yours now too! I will be tuning in:) Glad to see a fellow newcomer! Hope to hear more from you!

  • 7. Mel  |  January 9, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    Looks really good, I love Chobani but cannot find it!

    Thanks for the comment, I will definitely be reading!

  • 8. biz319  |  January 9, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    My dog hates cameras too – I think in 8 years I have 2 decent pictures of him!

  • 9. Lindsay  |  January 9, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    hehe i so wish i didn’t like sweets 🙂

  • 10. Erin  |  January 9, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    Oh little puppers! What a sweet face.
    Prunes = glorious. Hard to stop at just two!

  • 11. angiismyname  |  January 9, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    Just wanted to stop by and say hi. Its nice to know there are other people out there in the same situation as me. Is that a beagle i see?

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