Tuesday, May 26, 2009

More Rhubarb

I had a bit of a rough sleep last night. UGH. I heard one of the kids get up around 3 and went to investigate. I didn’t see either of them in the washroom, but thought there might be a light on downstairs. Next thing I know, DS is right behind me telling me that he had to pee. Scared the life outta me! He was in the washroom all along but because of his dark PJ’s, I didn’t see him. Needless to say, it was after 4 before I fell back asleep. Would you be surprised to hear that I fell back asleep after my alarm went off…thankfully for only 5 minutes! It’s no fun starting the day in a rushed state. I did enjoy a terrific breakfast, though;
-1 cup water
-1/3 cup Old Wessex 5 Grain Cereal
-1/3 cup stewed rhubarb
-scoop of cinnamon honey
Oh, yeah…this went down nice and smooth! Read on for more rhubarb-ness!

So, to all of you who guessed that ice cream was the treat last night, you would be right!!! Not just any ice cream though….I indulged in a Blizzard! I had 2 BOGO free coupons that turned out to be for medium treats! So we got 4 for $9.82 instead of $19.20. SCORE! Not sure that there is a formal name for the one I had. The location we were at seemed to only have chocolaty flavours and I abhor cold chocolate. The only fruity one they had was strawberry cheesequake and I wasn’t feeling it. I asked if they could make me a Hawaiian and she told me they don’t make it anymore. I then politely reminded her that they should have all the ingredients for one so she conceded. Well, all she put in it was strawberries and pineapple!
Oh, well…it was good and I did finish it! You will likely see a few more Blizzards over the next few months!

I didn’t bring dates for my morning sugar hit….I brought dried figs!
Missed these little nuggets!

The gym was pretty busy today and I was lucky to snag the elliptical for 30 minutes. I thought about doing some strength, but the area was just too busy so I bailed at that point. I spent the last ½ hour of my lunch at home flipping some laundry that I put in the machine this morning and going through the mail. Here are my workout stats;

Time: 30 minutes
Avg HR: 158
Max HR: 174
Calories Burned: 282
Distance: 3.4 miles

Lunch today was a serving of chickpea curry over fresh broccoli.
This lunch always does its job filling me up. And later in the day I ate part of this orange….
On to more rhubarb! After getting the kids tucked in last night I decided it was time to try this recipe out for rhubarb squares. I of course made some changes because that’s just me. I can not bring myself to bake anything with butter or oil anymore so I subbed out the butter for ½ cup of unsweetened applesauce. I also used WW flour instead of white and I only had orange jello powder so that’s what I used. Last but not least, I cut the glaze recipe in half and drizzled it over top of the bars. Here we are pre-cutting….
And this is the square that I brought to work with me;

I split it in half and enjoyed part n the morning and part in the afternoon. I really like the way this recipe turned out! Most delicious. I ran it through the Spark People recipe builder came came up with 119 calories, .8g fat, 2.1 for both fibre and protein. Not bad! Thanks for pointing me your way, CaSaundraLeigh!

For dinner tonight I cubed up a chicken breast and cooked it through. Then I added some TJ's Mojito simmering sauce to it. While that was cooking, I prepared a serving of TJ's Harvest Blend Grains as a base. All together now....
My sweet end was a bowl of stewed rhubarb with a dollop of Cool Whip Free on top,
I just now got back from physio where I had another round of acupuncture. Once I'm done posting I have that laundry to fold, rhubarb to clean and chop and kitty litter to scoop. I know you're all green with envy over this! May you all enjoy and more pleasurable evening!

Bye for now!!


  1. I have never tried a Hawaiian before. But strawberries and pineapples sounds tasty!

  2. Hey Krista! How are you? So jealous of your DQ last night!! You are seriously making me want to run out and get some form of ice cream. Another great use of the rhubarb! The bars look like they turned out perfect Hope you get better sleepies tonight with no scares ;)

  3. So glad you tried the bars and I'm impressed with your method of making them healthier--I will def have to try that out =) Yay ice cream; I was right!

  4. love BOGO specials!!!

    and those bars look amazing! i love what you did to them.

  5. DQ! Jealous! I love me a good blizzard, but you better believe mine would have some chocolately goodness in it :D Mud Pie is my favourite, but I don't know if they make that one anymore either.

    Love the rhubarb bars as well - anything rhubarb is okay by me.

  6. love those rhubarb squares! hope you get some sleep tonight!

  7. blizzards = summertime for me for sure.
    well. i mean. i eat them all year round. but
    in the summer the number increases quite
    dramatically. reeses and butterfinger. yum!

    also. i love stuffing almonds in dates [as
    per your last post.] i love the CRUNCH.

  8. Those squares look delicious and so does the chickpea curry!

  9. Your Blizzard makes me nostalgic!

  10. I've never had that type of blizzard! I've always been a fan of oreo :)

  11. oh.... that incident must have been really scary!
    hahhaa.... it was ice cream!! It looks soooooo yummy that one! :)
    those squares looks heaven with that layer of the glaze! YUM YUM~

  12. Ahhh that would have scared the crap out of me! I hate being up in the dark so someone startling me would be bad news!!

    That blizzard looks so good! I used to get mint oreo all the time - yum!

  13. My husband loves rhubarb - I think I'll make this for him - and the stats are good too!

  14. I think I have a BOGO Blizzard coupon kicking around... now I need to go get one!

    Think they make rhubarb Blizzards? Cause now I severely want rhubarb AND a Blizzard... like right this second. Or maybe I'll just get a Blizzard and stir rhubarb in... or just stirring some rhubarb into frozen yogurt might be easier haha.


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