Happy humpday (at least for me :)) everyone!
Since I don’t have to work on Friday, I just need to get through 2 more days of work before a loooong weekend! Breakfast started with a bang this morning – courtesy of Polly. It was the other half batch of Oaty Cakes I made from Sunday, and they were just as good today. Topped with peanut buttah, banana & raspberries – perfection!
These lovelies held me over fabulously all morning (downed with a cuppa joe + 2% milk of course!), and I broke for 1/2 Cherry Pie Larabar around 11am. I knew I was meeting one of my college roomies, Jess, and her mom for lunch at noon so I needed a lil’ something to get me by until then.
Us ladies headed over to a lovely local restaurant where their food is seriously soooo good. It’s like an upscale bar & grill, so the food isn’t greasy and crappy but rather fresh, yummy and creative. I had the Goat Cheese & Chicken Salad containing : mixed greens, candied pecans, jicama, goat cheese, tomato, grilled chicken along with a hunka burnin’ love bread.
The salad was super yummy, but the problem was I only ordered the half, which was not big at all (despite the size it looks in the picture). I knew as soon as I ate up every last morsel, I was going to be hungry not too long after. Unfortunately, usually when I go out, my lunches are bigger so I didn’t plan ahead and pack any additional snacks with me to work today. Tsk tsk Holly, tsk tsk!
When I got back to work, I ate the other 1/2 of the Larabar and hit up the vending machine for the healthiest thing I could find, a Nature Valley Oats + Honey Granola Bar. Not the worst, but definitely not the best either.
I might have even snuck a Diet Cherry Coke, secretly hoping the carbonation would fill me up a bit :).
Around 4pm, I was getting ravenous so I hit up a lil’ trail mix. It’s got a good assortment of nuts (hazelnut, cashew, peanut & almond), not too much chocolate and a couple raisins. However, I’m educated enough to know this mix probably also contained extra doo-dads I don’t want. Live and learn peeps!
Thankfully, dinner more than made up for my poor planning. On my drive home, I single-handedly concocted this wonder using the big ol’ brain Barbie + Ken (yes, my parents names are Barbie and Ken) so generously blessed me with. Layer by layer, here we go:
1 slice toasted Ezekiel bread
Sunshine Burger Falafel Patty
1 oz. English Mature Cheddar
1 slice toasted Ezekiel bread
Thanks mom & dad – my brainiac combo served me well!
With a nummy 22-calorie Yummy Earth Organic Mango lollipop afterwards…
I am supposed to run 3 miles according to the marathon schedule, but I think me and my friend Megan are going to hit up Latin Fusion class instead…aye que fabulosa! As long as this gal gets some cardio in, I will be a happy camper. If my hips don’t lie, and I work hard enough tonight, there could even be a late night snack posting in all of our futures!
Happy humpday Tuesday everyone! 😉