Thursday, May 5, 2011

Way Back Play Back

Huge THANKS to all for the positive feedback on the vlog I did the other day!  That’s something I would definitely like to do more of.  :)  I decided to get retro with this post by going back to my original format of daily eats and activities.  It’s been a really long time since I’ve done that and felt like switching it up.  Not that I’ll be going that route permanently…just here and there.  Let’s begin;
It’s been really tough getting out of bed this week!  I’m thinking the dreary weather has quite a bit to do with that.  Never the less, my hubby prepared the kids sandwiches so I had time to make some stovetop oats.  Due to the cold temps my coconut butter is solid and won’t “melt” properly.  One way I’ve gotten around this is by “digging” at it with a butter knife then dumping the scrapings into the boiling water just before adding my oats.  Works like a charm to distribute the coconutty goodness!  I added my (frozen) blueberries right at the end to warm through then topped the loveliness off with some granola that I whipped up last night.IMG_0350
-1 cup water
-1/2 cup Quaker oats
-1-ish tbsp coconut butter
-1/2 cup frozen blueberries & 2 tbsp granolaIMG_0349 My morning snack has typically been a Lara Bar; varied flavours.  Today was a PB Chocolate chip:

This one is a fave along with key lime pie and chocolate chip.  I’d love to get my grubby paws on the new blueberry muffin & carrot cake flavours!
In the gym I’ve been rocking either the elliptical or treadmill.  I’m slowly getting back into running.  I find at this point that any more than once a week and my joints start to ache so I’m being mindful there.  Today I felt like zoning out so I jumped on the elliptical with my headphones and watched some home reno shows.

Time: 45 minutes
Avg HR: 141
Max Hr: 156
Calories Torched: 372
Distance: 4.6 miles

Lunch was a massive salad!  I used these Jalapeno pretzel sticks that I received as a free sample as “croutons”IMG_5654   In the salad was spring mix, cherry tomatoes, blackberries and baked tofu.  I topped it off with mango chipotle dressing:IMG_5655 My afternoon snack was a pint of raspberries:IMG_5649
Dinner was a quick pasta dish which included grilled yellow bell peppers and zucchini.  I simply added some EVOO and freshly grated parmesan.  IMG_5660
As soon as dinner was done we were out the door.  Imagine that, eh?  LOL!  Noah had a soccer practice that we had to be at.
When we got home I couldn’t resist this bag of cinnamon sugar kettle corn:
At only 140 calories for 2 cups I dug right in!IMG_5652
As I mentioned in the vlog, I had some ripe bananas that I wanted to use in some baking.  I did manage to find the time; first thing…even before breakfast….Sunday morning.  All the following photos were taken with the Rebel.  I was just shooting away from different angels and distances.IMG_0204  IMG_0198 IMG_0199 IMG_0200   
The recipe is from my Eat, Shrink & Be Merry cookbook and includes walnuts and dark chocolate chips.  They’ve made for great snacks this week so far!!
Welp!  That’s all for now.  I’m off to watch some Vampire Dairies!!!  :)
Bye for now!!


  1. So nice that your hubby makes sandwiches for the kids so you gonads extra time to make that beautiful bowl of oat!
    Love the raspberries! Whynare they so expensive? I'd eat them twice a daynif they dont cost $4.
    Nice muffins. The rebel pics are stunning! It makes everything look more delicious and pretty! :)

  2. I miss these posts!! Glad you got in such a yummy bowl of oats. And a pint of raspberries sounds like a pretty fantastic snack! cinnamon sugar kettle corn? I must get my hands on this. Have a good night

  3. Everything looks great, especially the kettle corn! :)

  4. all your eats look lovely! :) I esp love the all the berries mmm mmm!

  5. Mmmm, yummy eats, Krista! Your oats look great and I'm seriously craving popcorn now! :)

  6. Yum! Your meals always look soo good! :) Especially that popcorn!

  7. that granola/blueberry oatmeal looks delicious! And I love lara bars and am obsessed witht he coconut cream pie flavor at the moment! YUM!

  8. Looks like you've been busy in the kitchen, and the supermarket! I just realized it's been way too long since I've had kettle corn. I love that stuff, especially the 100-calorie packs.

    I love that berries are coming in season soon. They are already tasting much sweeter when I buy them. Like you, I think they make the PERFECT afternoon snack.

  9. Oh my gosh, this is vintage! I remember these posts :) So fun to read! "Calories torched" is your signature! Love it Krista! And loved your vlog, are so sweet and I hope I get up there again to see you and your sis!


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