Thursday, September 9, 2010

Trail Mix Smiles

Happy Thursday everyone! How's everyone's week shaping up? I have to say that today was much brighter and much more productive. I kept my snacking at bay as well and am gearing up to make some healthy eats for this weekend's football games.

Today for breakfast I tried something new. Although not terribly inventive, my Fage fat-free yogurt hit the spot. I combined a cup with some fruit and almonds and topped my yogurt with a tablespoon of honey. Once mixing it all together, it was a pretty hearty breakfast. I had my new favorite chocolate shake from Vega Shake and Go Smoothie and an iced coffee. This carried me through lunch and then some. Love it!

Prior to enjoying some leftovers at lunch, I pushed through 45 minutes on the elliptical trainer. It was a great workout today and definitely kept my mind at ease and fully focused on various odds and ends that had to accomplished this afternoon. Come lunchtime, I did reach for the Lean and Beefy Taco Salad, turkey-style. Today, I added a tablespoon of fat-free sour cream from Lucerne. Another keeper!

Dinner also witnessed some leftovers action with Baked Shrimp with Tomatoes and Feta. You can't go wrong with this dish, for it's high in protein and mighty tasty. I am also obsessed with fresh dill. Once more, I paired it up with some mixed greens, chopped cucumber, and kalamata olives. I love this little version.

After dinner, Ryan and I took a field trip to the biggest Whole Foods ever. Well, it's definitely the largest one we've ever been to. I could spend several hours with its never-ending isles of sooooooo many good foods, plus there's a bar and a handful of mini eateries. Ample parking with 400 spots. This is *huge* after years of living in NYC without a car and little space. We also made our own trail mix at the DIY-trail mix bar (next time I'm there, I'm so taking photos!). I made mine with sunflower seeds, dried cranberries, chocolate chips, and hemp granola. Totally completed my awesome day!

The job angels must have been listening because I'm in the final stages of completing a freelance deal with one of my very favorite news outlets. Details TBA soon. Thanks sooooooooo much for all of your comments and for all of your support. It's so wonderful to meet so many of you in this forum. Y'all rock!

What kind of recipes are you preparing to make this weekend?


  1. Your pictures make me hungry!! They all look so good!

  2. Aww thanks Allie. You're too kind. My Canon PowerShot SX10IS does all the work.

  3. All of that looks so good! That shake seriously looks like a huge glass of choc milk. Delicious. :)

    Have a fabulous weekend. And yay for the freelance deal you have in the works.

  4. Thanks Tina! Seriously, get some Vega Shake & Go Smoothie. It is YUM-MY!

    May you have a fabulous weekend as well ... a million thanks for the kind words, too. xx