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Adora Calcium Chocolates

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adora calcium supplements in premium chocolate

Thanks so much to Evelyn from Adora.  She sent a small package of calcium chocolates for me to review on the blog!

These tasty little chocolate disks are no ordinary indulgence.  At 30 calories per piece, they come in rich dark or creamy milk chocolate and provide 500mg (50% DV) Calcium, 40mcg (50% DV) Vitamin K, and 100 IU (25% DV) Vitamin D!

 

heavenly little disks.

I’ve been seriously “CRAVING MY CALCIUM” these days.  The milk & dark chocolates are also a great source of antioxidants!  The calcium that they contain is even USP certified, with minimal added sugars.  Not to mention, they are completely deeeelish and melt in your mouth.  Literally. 

They’re GREAT for whipping up healthy snacks like my chocolate stuffed banana!  They melted in the microwave just like baking chocolate!

Chocolate & banana...mmmmm.

Or, instead of hitting up the candy dish at work, bring your own supply of sinless chocolates from Adora to share with the office (or secretly stash in your desk drawer) and feel good about getting the nutrients from your treat!

I learned SO much on the Adora website about my calcium needs, absorbtion, and bone basics.  I never realized that I should be taking in 1000 mg calcium per day!  I know I’m not getting that daily, so I’ve got the perfect solution!  MORE CHOCOLATE.  Who could argue?

You can find a retailer near you, or simply order them online!  I don’t care how you do it, just DO IT! 🙂

EasiYo Homemade Yogurt

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Thanks to Sandra from EasiYo, I got to experience, first hand, the joys and benefits of homemade yogurt making! 

I’ve gotta say, there truly is nothing like freshly made yogurt with live lactic cultures to provide absorbable nutrients

Not only does this stuff turn out totally rich & creamy EVERYtime, but it is also a piece of cake to make! 

Step 1: Fill half of the jar with cold water and then empty a powdered yogurt sachet into it and mix it together.

Dump.

Step 2: Fill up the yogurt maker outer container with boiling water until it reaches the top of the red inner holder.

Like so.

Step 3: Place the jar of water & yogurt powder mixed into the holder, screw on the lid of the thermos-like holder.

 

Insert.

Step 4:  Let stand for 8-12 hours.

Waiting...

I learned that the longer you leave it sit, the thicker and more creamy it will turn out! 

Strawberry yum!

I thought it was really cool that these yogurts come in so many different varieties!  They’ve got “Family Yogurt”, “Low-fat Yogurt”, “Probiotic Yogurt”, “Specialty Yogurt”, “Drinking Yogurt”, “Ice-Cream Mixes”, and “Real Fruit Squirts” (for flavoring the plain).

Each variety has several neat flavors as well!  I was able to try the Natural, Boysenberry, Apricot, Strawberry, Unsweetened Organic, and Greek Yogurts!

I think my strawberry batch came out the best, though!  It was deliciously thick, had an outstanding taste, and was very nutritious! 

Speaking of nutrients, let’s see how this stuff measures up!

I’d have to say that the Unsweetened Organic was probably the winner, due to the 70 calories and 3.6g of protein.  Check out the ingredients list:

Ingredients
Pasteurised Organically Produced whole milk solids* (98%) from free range cows, live lactic cultures (l.bulgaricus, s.thermophilus, l.acidophilus, bifidobacteria, l.casei).
*contains natural lecithin derived from soybean.

BioLife Organic

More impressive than calories and proteins, this yogurt is a probiotic version.  Meaning that it give a great dose of absorbable calcium, and contains special lactic bacteria cultures (acidophilus, bifidus and casei) that are normally and naturally found in the human intestine but can be depleted through stress, illness, aging, exertion, antibiotics, bad digestion or poor diet. 

 This fantastic little machine made it possible for me to whip up my own Greek Yogurt for creating dressings and dips as well, which was pretty neat, if I do say so myself 🙂  I felt like a pro, since it was so simple to make!  It came out so incredibly rich!  More so than any Greek yogurt I’ve ever bought in the grocery store!

I also loved that I could control the sweetness factors.  I could add splenda, sugar free syrups, or the flavor squirt fruits that were provided to make it as sweet or non/sweet as I’d like!

You can purchase these items online and have them delivered right to your door!

Spring In My Step.

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VOD:

“This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.”- 1 John 4:9

Nothing gives me that extra edge quite like a Friday.  To be honest, this week wasn’t too awfully bad!  Last week was better, seeing as how we had off Monday and it FLEW by.  Plus, I got a new car…anddddddd there’s a new prospect on the table 😉 Still don’t know much about him, but I do know that he’s fun to talk to and we share a lot of common interests. 

Last night when I got home from work, I had a yummy YOGA bowl from Rush

soy milk/ff milk, green tea, mango, banana, pineapple, & organic hemp granola.

for some stationary biking fuel along with an Adora Calcium Chocolate stuffed nanner

Choco-nanner=heavenly.

Adora Calcium Chocolates are flipping awesome.  You’ve got to try them…and this combo?  Unbeatable.  I just cut a slit in the banana with the skin on, broke two Adora’s in half, stuffed them in the slit, and microwaved the whole thing for about 1 minute.  The chocolate came out all smooth and melty….mmmm.  Calcium never tasted so yummy!  Perfect workout fuel too, with complex carbs!

I drank some Powerade Zero (Strawberry) while I biked my little booty off for about 2 hours, while watching “Friends” episodes online, burning 650 calories.   I’ve had the theme song stuck in my head ever since…

I'll be there for you... 🙂

My Mom was leaving work and she called me to ask what I wanted for dinner since she was picking up the family some food at Red Robin.  I did some quick research on the website and experimented with the Nutrition Calculator.  I decided on the Garden Burger on a whole wheat bun with lettuce, tomato, onion, mushrooms, pickles, pineapple, and veggies on the side instead of fries 🙂  They hooked me up!

The pineapple came on the side & the veggies are in the container on the left.

Perfectly steamed broccoli, peppers, snap peas, and carrots!

nom, nom, nom.

It was perfect!  🙂 

I actually was still craving some veggies, so I added some from my own stash.

Cukes!

Around 8:30 I got snacky and decided on pumpkin yogurt for dessert.  I mixed some canned pumpkin with some Voskos & sprinkled it all with cinnamon.

yogumpkin. okay that's a lame name.

It was enjoyed while watching Nancy Drew with the little seester.

Be sure to check out this awesome giveaway Lauren is having of Chobani yogurt today, and Rhodey Girl is having a giveaway of these adorable ballet slippers called “Delicate Soles!”

Rush Bowls

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Nicole from Rush Bowls really, really hooked me up!  Thank you so much.  I was dying to try them after seeing some brief appearances on KERF, where SIAB was made famous.  Rush Bowls are seriously some of the tastiest frozen treats I’ve ever consumed.  They’ve got a fun-loving philosophy, too:

And lemme tell you, they DO taste like sinful indulgences.  At the same time, you know that all the ingredients are completely wholesome and healthy because they don’t leave you feeling heavy or sluggish.  It’s quite the opposite effect, actually.  They’re energizing and give you a great energy boost! 

They contain all kinds of fruit, granola, and soy protein, but absolutely

They arrive and are stored frozen, but turn into culinary masterpieces when prepared.  I actually tried mine frozen as well, just to see what it would taste like and it was almost exactly like fro-yo or sherbert!

I got to try four of these amazing creations including the Acai Au Lait Bowl, the Acai Beach Bowl, the Power Bowl, and the Yoga Bowl

My number one bowl was definitely the YOGA bowl.  The flavors were so SPOT on and it combined, in my opinion, the most deeeeelish fruits there are out there.  To top it all off, green tea flavor!  MMMmmm. I don’t think it’s possible to have a better combination of goods.  With 330 calories, 6g of fiber, 4g of protein, 90% of your DV Vitamin A and 70% of your DV Vitamin C, I was pretty impressed to say the least. 

Second fave?  The BEACH bowl.  I’m a huge fan of banana flavor, and this really popped to me!  I think the mango and guava really complimented one another nicely as well! 

The best bowl, nutritionally, was probably the POWER bowl, that baby packed a mean protein punch with 18g!  Not to mention the 9g of fiber included!  The berry flavor was really yummy in this one and the granola added to the taste with the fantastic honey crunch!

They were so easy to prepare, too.  Just stick them in the microwave for a minute or two to thaw, stir in the honey granola, and you’ve got yourself a quick and easy breakfast for those mornings that you don’t feel like cooking! 

They’ve also got some other fabulous flavors available!  PEACH COBBLER, CARROT CAKE, JUNGLE BOOK, and HANNAH’S CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRY?! It’s killing me that these babies are made in Colorado…. 😦  If you’re lucky, you live by a Whole Foods and can pick some up there! 

Thanks again Nicole!  You guys are GREAT!

Seapoint Farms

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Everyone knows that soybeans are good for you, but I’ll bet there’s a lot about this “Wonder Veggie” that you aren’t aware of!  I learned alot on the Seapoint Farms website about the soybeans that they use in their crunchy, flavorful snack products like Kooloos and Dry Roasted Edamame!

Quick facts on Edamame:

  • It is a complete protein containing all the essential amino acids.
  • It is the only vegetable that offers a complete protein profile equal to both meat and eggs in its protein content.
  • It is rich in calcium, iron, zinc, and many of the B vitamins.
  • It is the the richest dietary source of isoflavones, which act as Phytoestrogens that may help protect against cancer, osteoporosis.

Seapoint Farms make it EASY to incorporate this powerhouse food into your daily diet with savory snacks like these Kooloos!  They come in three varieties:  Honey BBQ, Salsa, and Original.  They combined organic roasted soybeans with organic ground flaxseed and spices to create a crunchtastic baked snack that is great for topping salads, in place of croutons, or even eating by the handful! 

 

Salad topped with Honey BBQ Kooloos!

I really enjoyed all the flavors and had a hard time picking a favorite, but again, the sweet/salty combination of the Honey BBQ really won me over.  The spiciness of the Salsa was really good too, though!  

The most amazzzzing crunch factor!

The nutrition facts are almost as great as the taste! 

From left to right, we’ve got Honey BBQ, Original, and Salsa.  The protein and fiber counts are outstanding

Now, on to the Dry Roasted Edamame.

Lightly Salted

I got to try the “Lightly Salted” version, but they also come in a “Goji Blend” and “Wasabi” varieties!

Nutritionally, these puppies are TOTALLY protein/fiber dense:

Tastewise, I could munch on them alllll day.  It was really hard to stick to single servings….my hand just kept wanting to reach in the bag for more!  I’d much rather eat these snacks than potato chips anyday!  They were SOOO filling, too!  The perfect “hold me over” snack.

On their website, you can find a store locator and a page with some really neat recipes!  I can’t wait to try some of them out with my edamame! 

Thanks so much, Seapoint Farms for sending them my way!

Sensible Portions!

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This company has really got it goin’ on!  Thank you so much to Sharon from Sensible Portions for sending a big package of samples from the company to review!

Whole grains, soy proteins, and portion control are three of the distinguishing factors that set Sensible Portions apart from other snack making companies!  These yummy treats will hit the sweet/salty spot without sending your diet spinning out of control in a downward spiral.  

I got to try the Veggie Chips, Veggie Straws, Cinnamon Apple Straws, and Cheating With Chocolate Cinna-Swirl and S’mores Soy Crisps.  

My family and I really LOVED the Cinnamon Apple Straws.  They combine the sweetness of cinnamon, apples, and sugar baked into each crispy bite.  They reminded me of the way churros taste!!! Unbelievable.  And 30% less fat than the leading potato chip! They’re all-natural, cholesterol-free, kosher, and contain no trans-fats!

100 Calories of Fabulous Taste!

Being a sweets fan, I adored the Cheating With Chocolate Soy Crisps.  Both flavors, the Cinna-Swirl & S’mores, were through the roof, yummy, and didn’t last long, being that they came in 100-calorie snack packs.  They were convenient for on the go additions to my lunch box! I felt like I was completely indulging due to the milk chocolate drizzle of the S’mores variety and the sweet hint of marshmellow coating the soy crisp.  But I was wrong again!  These babes are cholesterol and trans-fat free, too!  And the Cinna-Swirl!?  Who could’ve imagined that cinnamon bun would be on the menu for your current diet?  The white chocolate drizzle combined with the cinnamon of these little gems will send your tastebuds into a coma.  I can ASSURE you, these are no ordinary, flavorless rice cake.

Cinna-Swirl!

Check out the nutrition facts!

S’Mores: Marshmallow Bits (wheat flour, white corn flour, rice flour, sugar, natural marshmallow flavor, salt), Milk Chocolate Coating (sugar, fractionated palm kernel oil, cocoa powder, whey powder, nonfat milk, milk, cocoa, soy lecithin (an emulsifier), natural vanilla flavor), and baking soda.  16g Total Carbohydrate; 2g Protein; 3g Fat; 100 Calories

Cinna-Swirls:  Cinnamon Bis (wheat flour, white corn flour, rice flour, sugar, cinnamon, salt) White Chocolate Coating (sugar, fractionated palm kernel oil, nonfat milk, whole milk solids, soy lecithin (an emulsifier), titanium oxide and natural flavors), and baking soda.  3g Fat, 16g Carbohydrates, 2g Protein; 100 Calories

 

They’re really yummy as a crumble topping for froyo, too!

 

Veggie Straws bag
Veggie Straws!

 These were pretty neat too!  With good flavor, no artificial ingredients, cholesterol, or trans-fats, and a crispy texture that crunches in your mouth like a potato chip!

Veggie Straws

Check out the colorful factor!

 The best part is, you get to eat 38 straws for one portion!  How awesome is that?!  The Veggie Chips were almost like a seasoned cracker, except MADE with actual vegetables!

Veggie Chips!

Yellow = potato : Green =  spinach : Orange = carrot! They’re low in carbs, fat, and calories, too!

They weren’t my favorite, but I never was a fan of potato chips.  I’d much rather eat a cinnamon bun bag of Cinna-Swirl Soy Crisps! 🙂 

You can find Sensible Portions at Costco, Sam’s Club, Whole Foods, Wegman’s or Shop Rite if you’re a reader near me, or order them online!

Suzanne’s Specialties

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Thank you to Karen from Suzanne’s Specialties for hooking me up with some goodies from the company!  They have been in business for 20 years, creating all natural, vegan, & organic sweeteners, desserts, and toppings.  Some examples include: Rice Nectar, Ricemellow Creme, Organic Wildflower Honey, and Organic Agave Syrup!

I just love their philosophy and outlook on what food should be:

“Our philosophy is to avoid over-refining grains where the identity of the plant itself has been removed. We believe that there is real value in keeping the original color, proteins, residual oils, and micronutrients of the grains”

Ricemellow Creme!

 I got to try the scrumptuous Ricemellow Creme and the Raspberry Rice Nectar

Here’s the ingredients list for the Ricemellow Creme:

Ingredients: Brown rice syrup, soy protein, natural flavors, natural gums

Short and sweet! Nothing artificial! 

Perfectly sweet, gooey & fluffy!

It was just as I remembered it as a kid, only much healthier!  Ricemellow Creme + Peanut Butter = Heavenly!  And check out the stats!  Not too shabby in comparison!

2Tbsp. serving = 40 calories, 0 grams of fat, 9 grams of carbohydrates, 0 fiber, and 0 grams of protein.

I highly reccommend you try it on apples with peanut butter, too.  It’s actually yummy mixed into oats or as a topping for froyo, too!

On to the Raspberry Rice Nectar we go!

It was described as “a natural sweetener with no preservatives, artificial flavors or colors.”  I was under the assumption that it was a lot like jelly or jam and that I would be able to spread it on bread and such.  I’m not too sure how I feel about this stuff…It didn’t taste bad, but it was EXTREMELY sweet.  Like almost too sweet(if that’s possible?).  Just 1/2 tsp goes a LONG way for flavor.  It was pretty calorie dense too. 

Raspberry Rice Nectar

Per 2 Tbsp: Calories-120, Total Fat-0g, Sodium-30mg, Carbs.-31g, Fiber-og, Sugars-17g, Protein-0g,

It was very thick, texture wise, which I liked.  I tried mixing it into some warm tea which was really good, but it’s not a jam replacement for sure.  It is also available in blueberry and strawberry flavors! 

Another thing I liked about this stuff was the ingredients list:

Ingredients: Brown Rice Srup, pureed raspberries

So simple!  That’s always the best.

You can find other tasty treats on Suzanne’s Specialties website, where you can place an order or find a store that carries them near you!  Personally, I can’t wait to try out the Ricemellow S’mores Bars that I found on the recipe page at Suzanne’s site!  Thanks again, Karen!

My Baby Is Home.

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Yes, that’s right.  After work yesterday, I was able to pick up my baby car from the dealership again, since the TST treatment for the paint was finished….”Reunited and it feels so gooooood“… 🙂 Haha. 

The day I bought her♥

Anyway here’s your VOTD:

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”- Jeremiah 29:11-13

When I got home last night, I had a quick snack to fuel my workout.  Unfortunately, my Jonagold stash is completely depleted.  I’ll have to go get some more on Saturday…For now, I’ll settle for this treat.

Sugar Free Strawberry on Rudi’s 14 Grain Organic.
Golden delicious is a poor man’s Jonagold.

Then I went to the basement to get my bike on.  I went for about an hour, catching up on my One Tree Hill episode that was missed for the Girls Tell All night on the Bachelor.  Alex still pisses me off on that show.  She needs to just get out of the way and let Julian be with Brooke.  Okayyy, no ranting.

After my 600 calorie burning work out on the stationary, I got a shower and made some dinner. 

Veggie pureee.

Okay, I know how gross this looks, but I promise it was so yummy.  I just steamed a bag of broccoli, carrots, & cauliflower in the microwave, added some unsweetened almond milk, minced garlic, and minced onion, and blended on high for about 2 minutes.  I love the consistency, actually.  it’s smooth and flavorful.

Dinner.

The rest of dinner was fat free cottage cheese combined with sugar free mixed berry jam & jalapeno jam on top of a 100 calorie smart start whole wheat english muffin +fiber.

Clean plate club 🙂

Obviously I hated it.

Then I decided I’d prep my lunch & breakfast for the next morning in order to achieve maximum sleep time 🙂  I absolutely LOVE fat free cottage cheese.  It tastes good with just about anything!

Lunch:

Like my B.Y.O. pink lunch box? 🙂 And yes, that’s a Mother & baby chip puzzle in the background. HA.

In the little black dress pink bag, I packed a whole can of french cut green beans (70 calories), a light wheat english muffin (100 calories), and in the little container there was 1/2C. ff cottage cheese + 1/4 C. lima beans + 1/2 tsp. ranch seasoning (115 calories). 

My lima bean & cottage cheese ranch mix.

Pretty wholesome lunch if you ask me!  I’ll be using the ranch mix to make a sandwich on my english muffin 🙂

Now for breakfast. There’s nothing like eating dessert first thing in the morning, so I decided on banana nut bread.

Banana nut protein powder + water + fiber one.

Mmm.  This always hits the spot.  I mix the protein powder with a splash of water until it reaches a pudding consistency.  Then I mix in the fiber one cereal and refrigerate it overnight.  It ends up like one big cookie, almost! 

The perfect start to my day.

 

Hope you all have a terrific hump day! Be sure to check out Tina’s Gnu Bar Giveaway and vote for her little girl, Makenzie in the Laura Brett Photography Contest!!

Bolani!

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HELLOOOOO flavor.  Thank you to Saleem for sending some of these flavorful, unique products my way from Bolani!  I am always up for trying something new, exciting and nutritious to entertain my tastebuds and these items definitely did the trick!  

BOLANI!

If you’re like me, you’ve never heard of Bolani…TOTALLY a shame that a lot of people are unaware of it because it’s terrific!  Basically, it is traditional Afghan flatbread, stuffed with one of these four nutritionally dense ingredients: pumpkin, spinach, lentils, or red potatoes.  It’s usually served warm, but I can tell you from experience, it’s tasty any way you eat it, warm or cold! They even use healthy, all-natural, organic ingreadients with no trans fats or preservatives!

 

Spinach Bolani

Saleem was kind enough to send me each of the Bolani flavors along with some of Bolani’s Garlic Mint Cheese, Cilantro Pesto, Sun Dried Tomato Pesto, Eggplant Pesto, Lentil Curry, and Sweet Jalapeno Jam!  There are actually flavor combinations that were recommended on the site to be eaten together, but I wanted to get a real taste for each individual product on its own.  

Top row: Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus, Eggplant Pesto, Lentil Curry, Hummus / Middle Row: Cilantro Pesto, Garlic Mint Cheese / Bottom Row: Sweet & Sour Carrot, Basil Pesto, Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto, Sweet Jalapeno

Of the Bolani, I was obsessed with the Pumpkin and Spinach!   They were hands down my favorites.   The pumpkin had a subtle sweetness to it that matched the perfection of the flaky flatbread to a T.  The Spinach had a great blend of spices, and I could taste a hint of the cilantro, but it wasn’t overpowering.  The Lentil and Potato were both tasty too, but the lentil seemed a tad dry.  Taste-wise, the potato had a great oniony blend with the potato, but was a little too starch heavy for me.  

Pumpkin Bolani

Nutritionally speaking, the Spinach, had just 103 calories per serving, with 2g of fiber, 4g of protein, and 121% of your daily vitamin A!  Each package contains about 4 servings.  In case you’re not already in awe, the PUMPKIN has got even better stats!  Just 84 calories, 2g of fiber, and 2g of protein with 224% of your daily Vitamin A!  Completely delectable. I definitely made a meal out of these babies.  The Lentil is a bit higher in calories, clocking in at 140, but also contains 7g of protein and 5g of fiber per serving, in exchange! It’s also rich in iron, calcium and folic acid! The Potato contained 124 calories, 2g of fiber, and 3g of protein.   

As far as the dips and sauces go, my two favorites were the Lentil Curry and  Sweet Jalapeno Jam!  The Lentil Curry tasted really yummy on the Spinach Bolani and was perfectly spiced with just the right amounts of red lentils and sauteed onion in the mix.  I also found myself dipping random veggies in it!  VERY versatile!  I had it on a slice of whole grain bread too for a quick snack! I’m going to be seriously depressed when my stash of the Sweet Jalapeno Jam runs out, though. 

Sweet Jalapeno.

It reminded me of this stuff that my Aunt used to get to bring to family gatherings to eat on crackers.  She topped cream cheese with it and I ALWAYS crave it.   It worked just as well with Sonoma Jack’s pepperjack cheese and this stuff!  The flavor combination was OUT OF THIS WORLD.  It’s great on chicken, too! I’m dying to try it with shrimp, now… Spicy & sweet.  It’s only got 10 calories per serving

Bolani products have REALLY impressed me.  I will definitely be ordering more of the pumpkin & spinach bolani along with the lentil curry and jalapeno jam.  PHENOM.  They would make a fun appetizer as an addition to any party platter!  Even safe for vegans! Thanks again, Saleem! You guys rock.

Everyone, be sure to check out their website where you can order their products online or find them in a WHOLE FOODS Market near you!

“Elizabeth-I Do NOT Need A Therapist!”

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The title of this post is in honor of Michelle on the “Women Tell All” episode of the Bachelor last night.  HAHA.  HYSTERICAL.  On a more serious note, Rozlyn really made me angry.  Chris Harrison was awesome the way he tactfully made her look ridiculous for lying about the relationship with the Producer.  She was awful gutsy for being the one who screwed up, and very rude. 

Lies, lies, and more lies...

Anywho, after work yesterday (I actually had to leave 1/2 hour early), I had to go to the dealership where I bought my car, drop it off to get the TST treatment on the paint, and pick up my rental car.  It’s supposed to be great for the protection and shine of the paint.  It was reccommended since my car is black, so currently, I’m driving a rental since it takes about a day for them to finish it.

This ugly thing is my current means of transportation:

Some kinda Chevy?

Not a fan.  But I’ll have my baby back before I know it 🙂  Thank goodness.  Oh, and I met a cute boy who works for Enterprise (where the rental car is from).  He picked me up for our date to get the car at the dealership.   Ha.

When I got home, I ate a slice of Rudi’s 14 grain bread, topped with some mixed berry Sugar Free jam from Nature’s Hollow (faveee).

Nom.

Along with a chocolate peanut butter bananer & a handful of frozen peas.

Chocnanner♥

little emeralds.

Then, I got to work on the stationary bicycle.  Burned 500 cals while searching for some new music.  Anyone have some good ideas?  I’m a fan of contemporary Christian music (love Sidewalk Prophets, Lincoln Brewster, Casting Crowns, Kutless, Jeremy Camp, Chris Tomlin, etc).  I like country and pop/rock, too though.

Anywho.  After that fun was over, I showered up, cooked microwaved some chicken:

Boneless, skinless chicken breast.

Which I then topped with THIS amazing sauce:

Bolani Sweet Jalapeno Sauce!

THIS STUFF IS SO good.  And only 10 calories per tbsp!  It’s got the perfect sweet/spicy combination going on which makes it a perfect addition to the chicken! 

Then I steamed a bag of broccoli in the microwave and decided to make a broccoli soupish dish for along side my chicken.  It ended up being like a broccoli puree and tasted SOOO good:

Broccoli puree.

I combined the entire bag of broccoli, 1/2 C. of unsweetend Almond Breeze, 3 tbsp. minced onion, and 1 wedge of laughing cow cheese.  It was perfectly savory and I ate every bite!  It reminded me of cream of broccoli soup from “The Special Place”, a restaurant nearby my town!  I’m sure they use lots of fatty cream and stuff in theirs though.  Mine was totally healthy!  And very thick & filling!

For dessert, during the bachelor I had a plate of fruit and a sugar free jello {unpictured}.