Friday, August 28, 2009

Cool Weather Snuggle Time

It’s a chilly one out there today! Wind, rain, grey skies….feels kinda like November. I enjoyed a variety of cool weather comfort today starting with my oats; 100_5906

  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup rye flakes
  • cinnamon
  • almond butter
  • Carob chips


I forgot how much I like rye flakes! This was the end of my TJ’s creamy raw almond butter. The next jar is the crunchy kind. After that, I’m S-O-L on the TJ nut butter front!

I had planned to take today off from the gym because my hubby was off work so he was home with the kids. I figured it would be nice to join them for some lunch. For that reason, I brought a smaller mid morning snack-a-roo; a dark mocha almond Kashi bar;

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Check out the cute mini chocolate chips scattered over top! Love this bar.


Seeing as I was home, I got a little creative with my lunch. I spread a LC wedge and some Ted Readers peach & bourbon sauce over a flatout wrap and lined up some grilled zucchini inside. That got toasted up in a dry pan; 100_5912

There was also a bowl of plain NF Chobani, strawberry banana jam and blueberries that joined the lunch party; 100_5910

And a winning lunch all together! 100_5909

I really enjoyed the plain Chobani, but I’d LOVE to get my hands on some of there new pineapple flavour! I suppose I could add my own pineapple? Note to self…. **hmmmm**

DD made herself a sub and begged me to photograph it for you all to see. She loaded up her bun with deli chicken, cheese, mayo, lettuce and tomato. There were even some cherry tomatoes on the side! 100_5913

She only ended up being able to finish half the bun! Hehe!

I brought some fruit back to work to snack on later in the day. There was a half a cubed cantaloupe and the rest of the grapes; 100_5914

I chowed down on this by 3:30! I found it interesting that I felt hungrier this afternoon NOT going to the gym than when I do go. I would’ve assumed that working out would rev up my appetite, but apparently not. Anybody else find this happens to them?

That fruit was about the only summery thing I ate today. By the time I got home I just wanted to throw on my most comfy pants, a big T-shirt and sit down to some soul food! The fam had pizza…no thanks, so I made myself an omelette with a 1/2 cup of egg beaters stuffed with sautéed broccoli, mushrooms, a handful of baby spinach and feta. On the side I had a toasted English muffin and some Archer Farms peach/mango salsa for dipping; 100_5915

Eggs have to be my favourite go to meal. This did not disappoint! And the perfect comfort food end? A blueberry muffin, heated and smeared with a wee bit o’ buttah! 100_5916


As I type I’m enjoying a coconut chai tea with a little cinnamon honey mixed in. Tonight is definitely going to be a snuggle under a blanket on the couch with my book kind of night. Wish we had a fireplace! Tomorrow I have plans with DD to go to the mall and buy some back to school clothes. Can’t believe that they start back on Tuesday already! What is your fondest back to school memory?? I remember always being SO excited to find out who my teacher would be for the year and which kids would be in my class!

Bye for now!!


  1. We definitely need to keep warm!!

    My fondest back-to-school memory = my mom picking out my clothes and packing my lunch for preschool :-D

  2. I love eggs to and that they can be prepared so many different ways!

  3. That blueberry muffin looks so good - perfect for a Fri evening!

  4. That happens to me pretty much almost every time. I eat more the days I don't workout--I don't know if it's because there are more hours I am around food (not at the gym), or if my body is fueling for the next workout, or exercise suppresses appetite or what!

    I think if you stop working out--you eat more at first but then after awhile it tapers off...we just never stop working out for long enough to get to that point perhaps?

  5. it was so nice of you going back to home to have lunch with your family instead of going to the gym. family moment is so precious and nothing beat it.
    DD's sandwich looks delicious!!!

    Sometimes it happens to me too to get hungrier on days when I don't workout. it's weird, but it happens.

    have a great weekend! :D

  6. It feels like fall already here too! We are supposed to have record low temps for MN tonight--boo!!

    Your daughter is so cute, and quite the little culinary artist--think she'll follow in her mom's footsteps and start a blog?

  7. Isn't this weather just insane?! Aw, DD's lunch looks fantastic! As do all of your eats, your blueberry muffins are killing me!

    Have fun shopping tomorrow - the newness of going back to school is so exciting!

  8. summer is still in full swing here! i sort of can't even imagine fall yet!

    muffins look great!

  9. So jeal of your weather up north Krista! That happens to me too with exercise - I read somewhere that some chemical is released when we exercise that stifles our appetite a little so maybe that explains it :)

  10. OMG. I've wanted to buy a box of those new Kashi bars for a while, and I'm pretty sure you just sold me on it with that picture. Your oats look like a chocolate-chip cookie, too! PS- The grilled polenta came out great, thanks. I think it also helped that it was "mushroom & onion"-flavored, and not just plain. Thanks again! ;)

  11. That TLC bar looks super kind of bar! :)

    Lovely eats today, and DD's sammy looks great too!

  12. I love your wrap and DD's sandwich!

    Back to school is such an exciting time - a little sad because summer is over but also so exciting. Growing up, my favorite part was always shopping for new clothes, shoes, etc... :) I still feel like I "deserve" some new clothes and a new bag before I start teaching after a break....


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