This morn was rough. Real rough.
You ever have those mornings where you look in the mirror and are like, whoa – what the hell beat me up last night? I’m all about self-empowerment and encouragement peeps, but sometimes, there is no saving face (literally) no matter how many compliments you give yourself.
Luckily, washing my face always seems to make things 100% better, so I lathered up real nice, slathered on my fave Aveeno face lotion and felt a whole lot better. I was still 1/2 hour later to work than norm, but it was worth it to take time and enjoy this…
I finally busted open my last box of Zoe’s granola sent to me awhile ago as a free sample: Cinnamon Raisin! As with all Zoe’s granolas, my first reaction was mmmmmmmmm! Honestly, I wasn’t the hugest fan of their bars, but their granolas are really good. I love the sweetness, crunch and texture of the mix, and the Cinnamon Raisin was no different.
Finally, lunchtime struck and it was time for the challenge: The Gas Station Challenge!
Since the next week and a half is going to be a bit crazy, I don’t know if it will be worth it for me to grocery shop because I am grabbing lunch with friends, have a couple events to go to and obv going to be uber busssyyyy. So, I decided today I would give myself $10.00 to buy myself lunch, snacks and dinner for the day. You may be asking me, $10 bucks at a gas station, are you kay-ray-zee woman?
However, all of us are busy and quite frankly, don’t always have time to prepare lovely, gorge homemade meals featuring organic, homegrown ingredients all the time (or even half the time!). Sometimes, dinner is chowed down while driving, talking on the phone and trying to navigate the mean highways of MN…I mean…
I wanted to see how far $10 would go at the gas station and see how I could navigate our fave neighborhood hot spot for some healthy eats. Here’s how it went…
- Bumblebee Sundried Tomato & Basil Tuna with Crackers
- Crystal Farms Marble Jack cheese stick
- Crunchy Peanut Butter Clif Bar
- Veggie platter with dill dip
- 1 (6-oz.) container Kemps 1% fat cottage cheese
- Green apple
- Dark Chocolate Peanut M&Ms
Two meals and a snack for $10.20…if I do say so myself, I rocked that challenge!
Lunch: Tuna cracker pack + cottage cheese + veggie tray. One can get quite creative with this combo, if I do say so myself…
Snack: Dark chocolate peanut M&Ms
Mini-dinner #1: Clif bar + cheese stick + apple
Volleyball was a bit bittersweet. We lost. Bad. However, in brighter news, next Wednesday is now my going away shindig (instead of a playoff v-ball game). I’ll take that trade-off.
Mini-dinner #2: Red pepper hummus + pita chips (split three ways…although I prob could have wolfed em’ all down)
Now, it’s time to make my master moving to-do list and get to bed. I haven’t worked out since Sunday (eeek…there is marathon training to be had!) and haven’t gotten to bed before 11pm in a week! That just ain’t okay with my healthified g-ma ways .
What is your fave gas station find? Dudes, that sundried tomato tuna cracker pack was pretty delish!