It takes a strong man to live in a house of four women, but he has done it with patience, care, and understanding. Incase I haven’t ever told him how much I admire him, I do. I appreciate all the sacrifices he’s made for our family and I love him very much. I can’t even count how many times he has worked through the night to get things done so that he could be part of our lives and I remember hearing stories about him working 3 jobs at once while I was a baby, making it through some pretty tough times. I’m so proud of everything that he has accomplished! He’s created his own, successful business as a professional engineer, created a loving and safe home for our family, and been a great example of what a man of God looks like. If I can find a man to treat me, the way my Dad treats my Mom, I will be one lucky lady! I cherish all the times he and I have had together, like our many AAU basketball endeavors, and the Pittsburgh Steelers’ preseason game last year. I hope Poppa Freckled Foodie has an amazing day, and that he takes some time to relax and enjoy it! Love you, Daddy! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Now, on to the eats…
1 scoop Optimum Nutrition cake batter whey protein + 4 ice cubes + water.
Yes, that bowl is an Easter egg, and yes, I am aware that Easter is over. I still think it’s pretty cute, though ;) Until I build up my stash of cute blog bowls, I will continue to use non-seasonal ones. Heck, I might even whip out my Santa bowl tomorrow! Ha.
Lunch was packed the night before and consumed at my desk at work.
In the veggie tub, you could find: cucumber, broccoli, cauliflower, tomato (bottom), and some carrots (bottom).
I just love my snackTAXIs! Seriously, how cute are they!? Hopefully, they’ll soon be available in MY SHOP!
At my desk, I had some iced birthday cake coffee that really perked me up, early afternoon.
After work, before I left for the gym, I had this snackage material:
I’m not so much a fan of the greener apples, but this was what we had at home. I was actually going to make a green monster with some Diet V8, this apple, and some frozen spinach, but Poppa FF drank the last of it! :) I asked him if he liked it and he replied, “No, but it’s all we had to drink in the house”…haha. And to think I was all proud of him for his nutritious drink choice ;)
I had a nice workout at the gym, while I watched two “King of Queens” episodes, which crack me up no matter how many times I’ve seen them. I just love Doug & Carrie. It was the one where Doug decides to open his own sandwich shop! Anyone know what I’m talking about?? I was on the elliptical for about an hour and 5 min. burning 700 calories at levels 7-10.
When I got home, I was famished! I immediately threw a bag of steamfresh veggies in the microwave. California blend, to be exact, which includes broccoli, carrots, and cauliflower. I mixed up some Janetha inspired protein:
To top off my veggies. I also used one of my Fiber Gourmet pasta containers full of rotini noodles for the base, but you can’t really see it in the photos!
Here are the players:
the final product?
This probably has a boat load of sodium in it, but man, was it delicious!
I’m loving the color filling the bowl, too!
Dessert was this bowl of yummy oikos + calorie free chocolate syrup + a handful of frozen strawberries:
After dessert & my shower, I packed my lunch and finally sat down to facebook & watch OTH + Gossip Girl! Sex scandals galore!!!
Speaking of scandalous, check out this crazy vitatop giveaway at She Fit! :) I hope you don’t win though, because I’d really love to!