Look at my basil!
In just 9 days it’s gone from this:
I shall be enjoying pesto, caprese salads and more homemade fresh spring rolls in no time! Do you grow any of your own herbs or vegetables?
I usually grow a variety of herbs every summer, and some tomatoes too, although I didn’t plant any this year. My Mom has a great garden chock full of cucumbers, zucchini and tomatoes though, so I’ll just swipe some from her.
In other news, I have oodles of varieties of food today which I am pumped for! First up, breakfast:
Kashi Honey Almond Flax Crunch.
Ex-tremely crunchy, sweet and just plain fun to eat. Sometimes I feel like I might crack a tooth on it though…
Fat-Free Raspberry Vanilla AE Yogurt. AE is a local dairy that makes top-notch products. Their cottage cheese tastes like ice cream!
And a banana. Pretty standard…and brown!!
Fun Fact: a banana + raspberry yogurt is one of my favorite combos ever.
Lunch contains a plethora of goodies as well!
Spinach, carrot & green onion salad. I know – kind of random – but I had all the ingredients right in front of me in the fridge last night, so into the pool they went.
Special K Italian Herb & Tomato Crackers and Summertime Salsa Goat Cheese.
Normally I don’t love eating Special K branded products – they have a ton of weird ingredients in them – but I was looking for something that would be tasty with the goat cheese salsa I picked up at the Farmer’s Market this weekend, and these fit the bill!
They’ve got a great, zesty flavor and are nice little dippers for my goat cheese.
Which I mixed with some of my homemade salsa to extend the dippeage! YUM!
Rounding it all out we’ve got a Pink Lady Apple and Colby Jack Cheese Stick. I never buy cheese sticks and I’m not sure why… They’re a great, portion-controlled snack and really great with apples!
All in all, a great little day of eats!
In other news, I wanted to announce the four winners of the Subway $5 Gift Card Giveaway! Congrats to:
Meghan M: Posted giveaway on my blog!
Corinne: my favorite turkey sandwich on honey wheat toppings include cucumbers, tomatoes, and spinach. sometimes i throw in red onions or pickles for pizzaz. just had subway on sunday for lunch…craving it again. thats usually how that goes
Crystal: Just tweeted about your giveaway @CCJade23
Casey: I have to have tomatoes and banana peppers! The only time I actually eat banana peppers is at Subway, for some reason.
Congrats! Email your mailing address to IowaGirlEats@hotmail.com so you can get to enjoying your sammies!
With that, it is my pleasure to say, happy hump day…already! Viva short weeks!
How do you feel about “fake” sugar – splenda, nutrisweet, stevia, etc?
My Father-in-law is off fake sugars at the moments and says he feels great. It kind of makes me want to jump on the bandwagon and give it a try…