It’s already Wednesday, so we’re half-way through the week! Friday will be here before ya know it ;) Sooooo. I’ve got some exciting news!!! But I think I’m going to be a brat and wait until the end of this post to share :)
Let’s talk about last night.
When I got home from work, I had an exciting package on my doorstep which started the evening out perfectly!! I was due for a snack and was excited to see that Mariani had sent me some delectable dried fruit to review! Stay tuned later this week for the official write up! But let’s just say, I got my snackface on, for sure.
Here’s a preview:
I definitely spoiled my dinner with these awesome treats. But anywayy, after my snack attack, I tried to muster up some hunger and biked for about 1 1/2 hours while watching “Jumper” on my ipod and scanning the latest issue of InStyle Magazine that I got in the mail on Monday.
Is that enough eyecandy for one post? No?! Don’t worry, there’s more.
After showering, my appetite still wasn’t raging, but I knew if I didn’t eat anything I’d get the munchies later, so I whipped up a faux spaghetti bowl. The family had beef chili over white rice for dinner, so I picked out and rinsed off some kidney beans out of the chili along with some stewed tomatoes. I also diced some fresh tomato, added some black bean & quiona soup, 1/4 C. Hunt’s tomato sauce, red pepper flakes, minced onion, garlic and oregano.
I microwaved this mixture for about 1.5 minutes to warm.
Then I steamed some broccoli slaw in the microwave and topped it with the saucy mixture. It was like a faux spaghetti bowl! It was perfect along side some Turkey Hill diet green tea.
For all of you who just “eeewwwww” ed, don’t knock it til ya try it!! You’d be amazed at how similar it tastes to a bowl of pasta with red sauce. Except it’s got 0g of fat, and under 250 calories. I think I put a little too much red pepper flakes in the mix though, because my tastebuds were on fire. Maybe next time I’ll add a wedge of Sonoma Jack’s Pepperjack Cheese? I’m kind of upset I didn’t think of that last night!
No dessert needed last night. I was stuffed full of dried fruit and pasta broccoli slaw.
I wound down last night watching American Idol and packing my lunch/breakfast for today. There’s some raw talent out there, lemme tell ya!
The 16 year-old girl (I forget her name) who speaks Portuguese was probably my favorite. She rocked! And I’ve gotta say, I think I liked her so much because I got to see how she interacted with her Grandmother and took such good care of her. What a responsibility for a teenager! She seems really genuine and sweet.
But, back to the eats. I packed a lunch of egg whites, a La Tortilla Factory wrap with a Sonoma Jack’s wedge, splenda, and a side of steamed sugar snap peas for crunching.
And for breakfast I concocted yet another cottage cheese blizzzzzard:
I’m sorry for the lack of variety for breakfast! I just LOVE this and it never gets old! Plus, it does make for some b-e-a-utiful pictures, no? Check out the detail!
Now for my exciting news….drumroll, please
I was selected to write as the Harrisburg Healthy Restaurant Examiner, which I found out yesterday! I am so excited about the opportunities that this might present. I love to write…especially about good, wholesome food! It’s exciting! I’m trying to brainstorm ideas for my first posting…Any suggestions would be welcomed & appreciated! I’m thinking about doing something on the topic of new healthy options at the Macaroni Grille? I heard they extended their “light fare” and it could make for an interesting piece!
To add to the excitement, Kristen at Iowa Girl Eats is having a fantastic giveaway of Amy’s Products! Be sure to enter by Thursday, January 14th!
Happy Hump Day!