The Healthy Everythingtarian

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Fun Lunch Friday August 15, 2009

Good morning dudes…I don’t think I’ve ever blogged this late.  Being a g’ma, it’s often hard enough just to find me up past midnight :).

Brekkie was especially delish this morning thanks to the tag team of champions: yogurt mess + Heart Thrive:

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nonfat plain yogurt + ground flaxseed + shredded coconut + strawberries + dollop o' raspberry jam (straight-up Smuckers - the good stuff)

Cranberry Heart Thrive Vegan Energy Bar

Cranberry Heart Thrive Vegan Energy Bar

Sorry Heart Thrive peeps…the Cranberry is BY FAR my least favorite.

However, my snack more than made up for it.  A homemade concoction of Banana Nut Cheerios + sunflower seeds a.k.a the ying (sweet) and the yang (salty).  Makes for maximum satisfaction.

mid-morning munchies

mid-morning munchies

I can’t believe I have totally forgotten to tell you how WELL my first week at the new job went.  My boss is fantastic.  My co-workers are incredibly helpful and funny.  And there is minimal scanning involved in the job.  Give it up!

Yesterday, we instituted Three Question Thursday at work a la Kristin, and today we proclaimed Fridays as “Fun Lunch Friday!”  Where is the most obviously funnest place to go ever?  Chipotle, obv!

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burrito bol: rice, black beans, mild salsa, fajita veggies, truckload of guac and lettuce

Shoutout to my homegirl Alison who recently had her first Chipotle and obv, loved it!

Friday flew by and before I knew it, I was done with my first week of work.  Woowoo!  Then, I skedaddled on to my new flat (yes, I want to be British so I am calling it “my flat”) to whip up a quick dindin before hitting the road BACK across the border to Minnesota for a wedding.

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black bean burger kale wrap

This bugger was delish!  Also quite easy to make: I sauteed lots of kale in EVOO + garlic (ends up tasting a lot like Kath’s “Kale Chips” – which if you haven’t tried, you must!) then stufffed it in an Ezekiel tortilla and topped with a Morningstar Spicy Black Bean Burger. Voila!  Dinner is served.

Not without some frozen applesauce for dessert of course…

Musselman's Blueberry Pomegranate Applesauce

Musselman's Blueberry Pomegranate Applesauce

Insert 4-hr. car ride here, including snacks:

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zucchini slices + almond buttah

I had maybe 1/2 the zucchini and 2-3 tbsp. of the AB…about?

After I finally arrived back in the Minneapolis, I met up with my besties for some drinks at the bar where our other bestie works.  Quite vague details, I know.  However, I had a slight headache and was uber-tired from the drive (anybody else MORE tired from driving than actually working out and doing something active?), so I munched on some bar popcorn (a couple cups?) and just chatted.  Drinks before a 16-mile run doesn’t sound like a good idea to me.

Tomorrow’s agenda: run, shower, IKEA run and then wedding time!  Woowoo!

Good night y’all and again, it’s good to be back 🙂

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32 Responses to “Fun Lunch Friday”

  1. janetha Says:

    haha.. i was waiting for something to pop up for me to read. the boys are playing poker and i am BORED! but yay, holly to the rescue! so glad your job is the bees knees. that is what i like to hear. and chipotle is def fun food! and delicious to boot. to boot? that doesnt make sense at all. dude, driving is TIRING! i hear you there. have fun tomorrow, er, today.. whatevs.. love you!

  2. Tay Says:

    K this was literally the 4th post I’ve read about Chiotle in the past 10 minutes. Obviously I missed the memo that it was Chipotle Friday. Whoops!!

  3. Alison Says:

    Awww Chipotle. My heart just skipped a beat.

    Good luck on your 16 miler today – thumbs up for moving, a new job, a lady who seems to be living in her car these days AND sticking with your marathon training schedule. I bow down to your greatness.

  4. Love the heart shaped cookie! Friday did fly by! Glad you had a good day!

  5. Kristin Says:

    Oooo zucchini w/ AB?! Interesting combo that I must try!! Good luck on your run – 16 miles…Holy cow!!

  6. Lizzy Says:

    So happy that the first week at your new job went well! I know that always makes things way easy when you had the best first week! good for you! 🙂 and Fun Lunch Friday sounds like such a good idea! awesome!

  7. ksgoodeats Says:

    I still haven’t had Chipotle! I need to try it because you can’t go wrong with a whole bunch of veggies and guac, am I right?!

    Zuke slices and AB is new! Sounds like a fantastic combination though! Glad your first week went well! Driving is so mentally draining – I know what you mean by being tired!

    WOOHOO Ikea 😀 That place is on my list of weekend adventures as well!

  8. I’m so glad your first week went well! Have fun at Ikea, I love that place! I drag my Mom there everyime I visit! I wish we had one here.

  9. Traci Says:

    Ikea is great but I always seem to get lost in there for hours! Have fun at the wedding and enjoy the weekend!

  10. April (Foods of April) Says:

    I’m pretty sure I couldn’t bring that much almond butter or else I’d eat the whole tub! lol

    I’m so happy your enjoying your job!! Have a great day!

  11. Jenny Says:

    girl you totally know whats up — the cranberry heart thrive is def. my least favorite too .. i do not dig the orange flavor and it’s too tart — meh.. give me chocolate chip over that pup any day.

    have fun at the wedding my love.. pictures? please and thank you

  12. Hope you have a good time at the wedding! Glad to hear your first week at work was a good one!

  13. Evan Thomas Says:

    I found heart thrives at Whole Foods but only apricot, and since I made apricot scones they weren’t so appealing. Hopefully they’ll get something chocolatey in stock soon

  14. oh my, Ikea on a weekend?! we could NEVER do that in los angeles!!!

    • Holly Says:

      don’t do it in Minneapolis either. it’s not pretty. i almost beat a woman down when she eyed my pretty chair.

  15. leianna Says:

    Chipolte looks good as always, have fun at the Wedding, I love weddings!

  16. I’m glad your new job is going so well; I was sort of wondering…

    Have a fabulous weekend! Hope the run went well, and have lots of fun at the wedding. 🙂

  17. Angharad Says:

    So glad to have you back!! Boo to driving for hours but YAY that you’re back in the cities. Whoop whoop!! The zucchini and AB thing sounds rocking girl. Although I’m pretty sure that if you handed me a dirty sock with AB on it I would at least try to devour it!

    People also need to stop going to Chipotle cos it’s making me literally frantic to get there! I haven’t been in over a year!

    Oh and big thumbs up on the black bean burger. Fave!

    Enjoy the wedding sweet pea!!

  18. yeahhhhh Chipotleeee! I almost got (yet another) salad for lunch but resisted temptation…

    That breakfast bowl is fab. At first I thought the jam was a really funky strawberry, though…

  19. SHE-FIT Says:

    Chipotle is A-Mazing! Now that is a fun place. I love their lime chips.
    Hope you are having a great weekend. You will have to post what you got at IKEA 🙂 I love that place

  20. ohh dang brekafast really looks amazing….i’ve gotta get me some of that heart thrive!!! I also like the idea of wrapping a veggie burger inside leaves to make a wrap!! I’m behind..i know…i know…somehow i always feel like it’s not a complete meal without carbs!!!

  21. Matt Says:

    Thanks for the cookies! Lol I just got them today because I was out of town. There were kind of stale but still tasty!

  22. Fun lunch for sure…I love Qdoba and Chipotle!

  23. buffmuffy Says:

    omg frozen apple sauce is such a great idea!!!
    gl on the run!
    -muffy

  24. Anne K. Says:

    Love your breakfast! I’ve never had kale in a wrap before, but it sounds like a great idea 🙂 Hope your run went well!

  25. I’ve never heart of Heart Thrive but it looks good! I love the idea of “real” energy bars as opposed to the crap you find in most stores.

    Also, that spicy black bean burger looks so good to me for some reason. Is it buffalo flavored?? I love buffalo sauce! I’m going to get myself into the kitchen to make up my own, I can’t believe I haven’t thought of this yet!

    • Holly Says:

      it is not buffalo flavored…just spiced up with some cayenne, cumin and garlic if i believe so. ohhhh definitely concoct a homemade one and i want that recipe!

  26. Faith Says:

    I love the cute heart-shaped energy bar! (I’ll have to try them!) Frozen applesauce sounds amazing!

  27. specialkphd Says:

    Gotta try Heart Thrive! Welcome back! Check out my Share Giveaway here!

  28. lowandbhold Says:

    Oh yay! I am so glad you love your new job! I wish we had TQT and Fun Lunch Friday at my job! Any openings there? Haha! Hope you had a good weekend. I’m slowly working my way through the 150 posts I missed over the weekend, so I shall learn soon enough ; )

    • Holly Says:

      i wish…if there was, i WILL let you know because we need to be friends in real life too. nuff said right there.


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