Good morning everyone!

I can’t get over what a fun weekend I had – I am so sad that it is over! Did I mention that all those girls were also my bridesmaids?! I realized that last night…love ‘em so much :)

So, yesterday after I got back from Chicago, I just couldn’t drag myself out of the house to go grocery shopping. Honestly, I LOVE grocery shopping, I actually think it’s really fun – but yesterday…mmm yep, couldn’t do it. Therefore, today I am scraping the bottom of the barrel for meals!

Thankfully though, the barrel is still tasty :) For breakfast I had a Carrot Cake CLIF Bar that I picked up at Whole Foods on Saturday! I have been wanting to try this flavor forever, so I snatched it right up as soon as I spied it.

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WOW – this was just like eating a decadent piece of carrot cake – no lie! I could definitely taste the all-important carrot cake spices: cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. I just love spicy desserts :)

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I also sliced up a big, juicy Braeburn apple. I will honestly never get tired of these. I could eat three a day…

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Continuing the scrapeage – for lunch I am packing a Black Beluga Lentil + Veggie Toss. One of my girlfriends LOVES these black beluga lentils that Trader Joes carries, so I got some when we were there too! Do you like lentils?

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Check out these nutritional stats. For 4 ounces of black beluga lentils:

  • 200 calories
  • 17g Dietary Fiber
  • 16g protein

Are you KIDDING me? These little nuggets are nutritional gold, people! PLUS you can eat them hot or cold, so feel free to sprinkle in soups or salads!

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Making up the veggie toss was ~2oz of the black beluga lentils and ~2 cups of the frozen stir-fry veggies that I picked up from Costco last week. When it’s time for lunch I’ll nuke the veggies, stir in my lentils and add a splash of a quick sauce I made consisting of soy sauce + couple drops of sesame oil + garlic, onion & ginger powders. Yum-E!

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I’m so glad I picked those lentils up – I tried a spoonful of them last night, and they are really, really tasty. Stay tuned the rest of this week to see what else I got from Whole Foods & Trader Joes!

Well we certainly did a lot of walking this past weekend, but I’m ready to get back to my running schedule and am packing my workout bag to hit the gym right after work. I think I’m going to aim for a 5 miler…of course I say this now when I’m bright eyed and bushy-tailed in the morning – after a full day of work it might be a different story. But here’s hoping!!

Have a super Monday everyone, hope your weekend was everything you wanted it to be!

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What’s one food that you’ll never get tired of eating?