Good morning – happy humpday! Looking forward to any good weekend plans?
I have nadda on the horizon, and I am thrilled! Between Thanksgiving, shopping at the Mall of America, Finn’s baptism & baby shower and tailgating in Iowa City – I haven’t had a mellow weekend in over a month! I plan to fill it with finishing up some Christmas shopping, spending time with Ben and…getting new foundation…random, I know! Does anyone have a recommendation for a good brand that lasts the entire day? I feel like mine wipes off really easily. No bueno.
In other news, my Mom and I finally got back on our morning walk bandwagon! We haven’t gone for it least 2 weeks, between Thanskgiving and my more frequent morning workouts. It was doozalicious – 32 degrees! – but it least we got to see all the pretty Christmas lights that went up over the weekend.
I came home to some Raspberry Banana & Almond Overnight Oats for breakfast!
In the mix:
- Raspberry Vanilla Low-Fat Yogurt
- 1/3 cup old fashioned oats
- Sprinkle of sliced almonds
Mix, let sit in the fridge overnight, pull out in the morning, CHOW!
I usually put in 1/4 cup of oats, and let me tell you – 1/3 cup makes this THICK! Not bad thick, just thick. I dug it.
Sooo, have you ever worn yourself out of eating a certain food? I think I might teetering on the edge of being over salads for lunch! I’m praying that I’m just not feeling this one today because I had a huge dinner salad on Monday. Salads are my lunchtime staple – I don’t want to get sick of them!
In today’s mix:
- Mixed Greens
- Baby Carrots
- Feta Cheese
Dressing = Sundried Tomato Vinaigrette with a splash of balsamic vinegar to stretch it out. Do you see the balsamic shaped dragon?!
Normally I sprinkle my salads with almonds, or perhaps the occasional walnut, but I have a ton of pecans leftover from the Caramel Pecan Pumpkin Pie I made for Thanksgiving, so I threw them on there!
Hopefully I’ll be feelin’ it come lunchtime!
I know I’ll be into this beautiful, sweet & crispy Honeycrisp apple. I am so sad to say it, but I’m going to have to ween myself back onto Braeburns after these babies stop showing up at the grocery store. Let’s face the facts – Braeburns just don’t come close to the ‘crisp!
Off to work I go! Don’t forget to enter up to 3 times for the Month of Holiday Giveaways: Popchip Giveaway! You have until 12:00pm central time on Friday to win a 24-mixed case of Popchips!
If you could live anywhere in the world, rent free, for one year – where would you live?
I’m going to have to pick three locations – it’s too hard to narrow it down to one!
- Tokyo, Japan. Everyone must visit here it least once in your life!
- Cardiff by the Sea, California. The cutest quintessential beach town you’ll ever see. The city was named after Cardiff, Wales – so all the street names are like Kensington Lane and Cambridge Avenue.
- New York, New York. ‘Nuff said!