Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Mystery Butter

I love it when Monday’s are really Tuesday’s! What a good feeling to realize that it’s a short work week….even if it means a busier one. Top that off with a fabulous breakfast and happiness ensues. :D IMG_0353
-1 cup water
-1/2 cup Quaker oats
-splash of kefir
-thawed & heated peaches and blueberries IMG_0352
Holy crap, was this ever amazing!!! And it looked so pretty that I almost didn’t mix it up. I’ll say it again….peach & blueberry is my favourite fruit combo. What’s yours???

This breakfast also kept me VERY full all morning. I started getting a wee bit grumbly in the belly area just before noon. I don’t like working out on an empty stomach, but I didn’t feel hungry enough for the Luna bar that I brought either. I decided to eat a packet of almonds instead. IMG_0354
Those nuts did a great job of satisfying me. I didn’t even think about lunch until 2pm!!

I had a fast, sweaty ride on the elliptical while watching Rachael Ray today. I hit the machine hard and kept a good pace the whole way through.

Time: 45 minutes
Avg Hr: 161
Max Hr: 180
Calories Torched: 478
Distance: 5.1 miles

I had brought some quinoa stew for lunch today but seeing as I didn’t get hungry until later, I opted against eating it. It would have been too much food to close to when I had to eat dinner. Instead, I dug into my lemon zest Luna Bar: IMG_0355
Now, I’m not a huge lemon lover, but this bar was excellent! I felt like I was eating something really naughty. LOL! I’m glad I tried this flavour. It sure did not disappoint. Of course this wasn’t enough of a lunch. I also ate most of this bag of snap peas! IMG_0356
I didn’t realize until afterwards that these came all the way from China! Whoops! Next time I buy them I’ll have to make sure they’re from closer to home.

I also snacked on home honeydew melon cubes: IMG_0357
They weren’t very tasty at all so about half went in the trash. BOO!!

Dinner was on the early side tonight because DD and I had to leave at 5:30 for Pilate’s. I pulled the George Foreman out for a third night in a row and did up some chicken breasts. Along with that I had a wee bit of peaches & cream corn and some quinoa mixed with salsa.

I couldn’t finish part of my chicken breast so my hubby helped me out. :D Dessert was a thin slice of chocolate banana cake: IMG_0359
This stuff is SO good!!!

After Pilate’s I went to the health food store to browse a bit and came home with this nut butter: IMG_0361
Peanut hazelnut. And see how it says “mystery butter”? LOL! Not sure what’s up with that, but it was on sale for $3.19 so it came home with me! I also bought some beautiful golden beets and a peeled & cored pineapple.

I just made a Teaopia (Teavana) cleansing tea and warmed up a vegan pumpkin muffin on top of which I spread some of my new nut butter: IMG_0362

This combo is very good and is hitting the spot as I type this out! SO, no Biggest Loser tonight. My hubby is downstairs watching Canada play hockey and I’m planning on chilling with a magazine for an hour and then it’s bed time for me! I’ll leave you with a photo I found on my camera when I downloaded the pictures tonight:


Baby cat…so sorry I wasn’t around to rescue you!!

Bye for now!!


  1. Glad your day was so good! That is my favorite Luna- tastes like the old school girl scout lemon sandwich cookies.

  2. Love how it says mystery butter... Have you figured out the mystery? Love your breakfast... I like using frozen fruit in my yogurt and oats because all the juices come out. YUM! :)

  3. Mystery Butter, LOL, I have to look out for that! Your oats look SO good, I need to try adding frozen peaches!

  4. oo i love those lunas!!
    and the george forman is my LIFE SAVER in college! love it!

  5. The mystery butter sounds great! :)

    Peaches and blueberries are a great combo. I also love strawberries and blueberries.

    Happy short work week! :)

  6. that snow pea is from China?? wooo... that's impressive!
    that mystery butter sounds delish~~ i've never tried hazelnut butter, it must be good! ;)

  7. i've never seen that kind of "butter" but it sounds good!

  8. I got all your Luna bars rounded up and getting sent out today! Unfortunately the place I usually get em was out of a lot of them and I cannot find Zbars--hopefully all the rest will make up for it! If they get em in anytime soon, I will send you another :-)

  9. I NEED that cake. Looks and sounds to good to be true!

  10. Mystery Butter!!! Hahahah!!! That is so funny, if you start feeling really good after eating that then maybe we know what the mystery is, lol!!

    Oh that cake looks to die for!!!

    Your daughter is giving up sugary cereal for lent, thats awesome!! Good for her, I hope the sitter doesnt have amazing ones next time she babysits, cereal is hard to resist!! I wish i had the power to give up cereal for lent, I eat it way too much, I mean its kashi and good brands but still even if its healthy going overboard like a box a day is no good, lol!!

    Awww your son is adorable, poor kitty !!! My son likes to torture our dog , I have to save her!!

    Love ya! xoxo

  11. I'm 95% sure that's the jar of nut butter that Susan sent me a while ago (the one that exploded and hazmat was called). I'm glad you got to enjoy it!!

  12. mmm that vegan muffin with the new nut butter you got looks so good! And the cake too! :)

  13. what an interesting nut butter!!! it sounds delicious! glad it went well with that muffin!

    DS is too funny...my brothers do the same thing w/ my camera when i'm at home...cracks me up!


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