Archive for January 20, 2009

A PSA regarding PB

Just a reminder that Clif Bar, Luna Bars, and Larabars (which include the Jamfrakas) are doing a voluntary recall on some of the products that contain peanuts and peanut butter, due to the traces of Salmonella found in peanut butter over the past few weeks.   Please check the list on each site to make sure none of your bars are included in this.  Better to be safe then sorry, and I wouldn’t want any of you getting sick.

I just bought a whole bought a whole box of the pb z bars that fell into the category of products being recalled (they are doing so by expiration date) luckily I only ate one of them.  But I won’t be eating anymore.

Hey Everybody!  Well I went back to work today, and I remembered how much I hate calling out for a day.  I felt completely bombarded when I got in the office this morning.  I much rather pick a day and request it off.  But, oh well, the day’s over and it felt like a Monday all day to me, so I’m so excited tomorrow is already Wednesday!

My breakfast was the usual.  Vanilla Chobani, Peak Protein Granola, with extra dried cranberries.

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Around 11 I snacked on an orange.

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This was the juiciest orange I’ve had in a while, made me miss my clementines even more.

Lunch was a left over eggplant sandwich.  To keep the eggplant from drying out in the fridge I put a small amount of sauce over each piece and stacked them in a Tupperware container.  I love how almost any leftover with sauce just keeps getting better, and this sandwich was no exception.  I had a big and small piece of eggplant on an Arnold Sandwich Thin.

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I know it doesn’t look that appetizing but it was amazing!  If you always bread or flour your eggplant in some way give this a try it really makes the flavor of the eggplant stand out.  And I still have quite a few days worth of leftovers, I see a lot of yummy meals involving eggplant in my future.  Maybe for the sake of the blog I’ll freeze a few pieces for sometime in the future so as not to bore you all.

With my lunch I had another honeycrisp apple.

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The weird angle of my thumb is really grossing me out.

Around 3:30 I was hungry!  So I had a lot of grapes and a little less then 1/2 of an Oatmeal Raisin Walnut Clif bar.

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After yet another chiropractic appointment it was time to come home and make dinner.  I decided to make a huge batch of brown rice for Andrew and I to share over the week, along with that, I made another piece of grilled chicken, and some steamed broccoli.

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I know that chicken looks breaded but it’s not.  I put the raw chicken breast if a plastic bag and put in some chili powder, Mrs. Dash and a few dashes of Franks Red Hot sauce, and then shook it all up Shake and Bake style, this was the most tender, juicy, flavorful, piece of grilled chicken I have ever had at home.  And I ate almost all of it!

I realized today I never really take pictures of my drinks, usually my water bottle can be seen in the background of my eats from work, but I never mention what I’m drinking.  I drink water 99% of the time.  Occasionally when I go out I do get a diet soda, but that’s rare.  I used to drink all sorts of diet soda a couple years ago, pretty much a couple cans daily.  I wish I could say I cut it out because it was unhealthy, but the truth is, I live in a 3rd floor walk up, and last year when I lived here without Andrew, (but with a terrible horrible roommate), I just didn’t want to carry soda up here. It kind of stuck with me and now soda is a rare occurrence.  I definitely get my 8 glasses of water a day.  I use water as my excuse to get up at work and get away from my desk, to refill my water bottle.  And at home we have a Brita filter pitcher that we fill up a few times a day.

Also during the week I have a cup coffee every morning.   I use skim milk (or fat free 1/2 and 1/2) in it and Splenda.  Please don’t warn me about the artificial sweeteners, I’ve already heard plenty but the unhealthy me of last year bought a box of 5 gajillion Splenda packets from Costco and that’s what I’ve got.  Next time I won’t be buying Splenda, and I will hopefully wean myself off of sweeteners, all together, but baby steps people.  A month ago I was eating fast food, I think I’ve already come a long way from where I started, and thanks again for all the support and sweet comments along the way.  This is seriously an awesome community and I feel blessed to be a part of it.


January 20, 2009 at 8:57 pm 6 comments

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