Category Archives: almond butter

Recap-New Site Still Underway

Hello lovely bloggies!!! Sorry for being MIA the past few days. I’ve been working on getting my own hosted site up and running and it’s taking a bit longer than expected. In the meantime I am going to continue to use this one and I hope you all keep reading and follow me to my new site once it’s in working order. It is going to be wonderful and I hope you all like it!!!!!

Here is a bit of a recap of just a few of the things I’ve been snacking on the past couple days. I didn’t take picture of everything, but I have been eating more yogurt again since my stomach hasn’t been acting up. Basically this is a snack recap!

FRIDAY

Pre-snack before seeing The Hangover (such a hilarious movie!!)

cottage cheese and flaxseed

cottage cheese and flaxseed

Lunch

Random, turkey, eggwhite, goat cheese, tomato, pita sandwich

Random, turkey, eggwhite, goat cheese, tomato, pita sandwich

Pre-dinner snack

FAGE with kashi go lean and go lean crunch

FAGE with kashi go lean and go lean crunch

Thats all for Friday, the movie was absolutely fantastic!!! So random and f-ed up!!! I really recommend you go!

SATURDAY

We all went paintballing in the morning and had a blast!!!! I don’t have any food photos because I was out in the Jungle flexing my stealth skills and dominating the battleground!

SATURDAY EVENING

Joey and I were invited to a very special grad party at the Harvard Club for my cousin Lucy. It was so nice to see that part of the family again and for Joey to meet some powerful people. It’s all about networking people!

Before we headed out I had a snack (just incase the food was not to my liking)

cottage cheese with fiber 1 and Go Lean

cottage cheese with fiber 1 and Go Lean

We had to get all spiffed up for the event! I love dressing up!

We had to get all spiffed up for the event! I love dressing up!

SUNDAY MORNING

This morning I woke up to a comforting bowl of oat bran. Today it was extra creamy and good.

DSC_0006In the Mix: 1/3 C oat bran, cinnamon, PP, bloobs, tsp of Crunch AB, heaping tsp Raw Crunchy AB

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Today I am off to go to Total Body Conditioning at the BSC. I don’t really have any other plans besides possibly checking out the Dragon Boat races on the Charles River. I think I am going to plan on doing that, but I have some advertising work to squeeze in somewhere today. Tomorrow, back to the grind of beginning a new week.

I hope you all had a fabulous and enjoyable weekend. From reading all your blogs on Google Reader sounds like there were some fun activities going on…ex: bowling, surfing, marathons, etc.

Please stay posted about my switch over to my new site. I hope you all like it!!!!!!!


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I am Officially A Green Monster Drinker

Happy hump day everyone!!! This is going to be a super quick post because I have to race off to class, but I wanted to let you all know I am officially a green monster drinker as of today!!!!!!

I finally made the leap, bought the stuff to make it, and whipped one up this morning.

Breakfast=Green Monster

DSC_0001The Mix:

  • 1 small frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 2 handfuls spinach
  • 2tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 scoop vanilla PP
  • 1tsp flaxseed
  • 1 cup vanilla hempmilk
not a pretty color, but mm mm good

not a pretty color, but mm mm good

IT WAS AMAZINGGG!!!!! AAAHHHHHH!! And it kept me full for 3 hours!!!

Thanks to all you lovely bloggers I have made the move to becoming a Green Monster drinker.

Alright, now I am off to class and here is what I packed…

Lunch

turkey, goat cheese, avocado, tomato, spinach

turkey, goat cheese, avocado, tomato, spinach

I also packed an apple and almond butter for a snack later.

Cheers you all!!! It’s been a great day so far thanks to Green Monster goodness!!!!


To-Do List Tuesday + Starting Green Monster

Good Morning!!! Today is my personal day since I don’t have class…so to keep myself busy I have planned a major to-do list that I really hope I stick to! After I write this post I plan on starting 2 loads of laundry, then heading to the gym for a quick eliptical sesh, then Club Strength. Here is my to-do list of the day…

To-Do List Tuesday:

  • Eat
  • post breakfast
  • laundry
  • workout
  • lunch + post lunch
  • Whole Foods — finally going to get GREEN MONSTER INGREDIENTS!!
  • Get my nails done
  • Book a massage — very much needed
  • Dinner with Joey
  • Maybe catch Up! since we didn’t last night
  • homework

I really hope I stick to this list and focus my energy on the tasks at hand. I tend to get sidetracked with reading blogs and basically waisting time on nothing hahah.

So I am really excited to finally try a GREEN MONSTER SMOOTHIE. The blogworld is buzzing so much about these drinks and I feel really out of the loop. I already had a huge TBS of almond butter today, so I think I’ll save my smoothie for tomorrow.

How many TBS of nut butters do you allow yourself per day????

Breakfast

1/3 C oatbran, 1C water, cinnamon, pack of jay robb's vanilla PP, flaxseed, bloobs, 1 big TBS raw chunky AB

1/3 C oatbran, 1C water, cinnamon, pack of jay robb's vanilla PP, flaxseed, bloobs, 1 big TBS raw chunky AB

DSC_0003Breakfast in Paris! OH I wish!!!!!!!

Now off to start the next thing on my list….laundry. Ugh I hate having to go all the way down to the basement, paying a shit load for a load of laundry, then waiting around, but hey it’s keepin the girl busy!!!!!!!

What should I cook for dinner tonight? What are you having?

Hope I haven’t already posted this song…

June 1st Beauty of a Day

Today was beautiful! Finally June 1st marks some real summer weather. I’ve been patiently waiting around here in Boston for the weather to match the season. Today was terrible when it comes to taking pictures of everything I ate. I ventured to the post office this morning to send off my secret blogger package, did a few more things around the house, then all of a sudden I ran out of time and had to rush to class.

Before I headed out I made sure to pack a sandwich: turkey, cabbage, tomatoes, pepperjack, dijon –> no picture because I was rushed. I did manage to take a quick pic of my snack before heading out the door.

Mid-morning Snack

skyr plain yogurt, 1/4 C Go Lean, 1/4 C Cinnacrack, 3 Island Vanilla Shredded Wheat

skyr plain yogurt, 1/4 C Go Lean, 1/4 C Cinnacrack, 3 Island Vanilla Shredded Wheat

I know I said my stomach has been acting up when I eat yogurt, cottage cheese, or too much dairy, but I really missed my yogurt snacks so I had to try one last time…guess what? NO STOMACH ACHE TODAY!!! I am so happy about this. I really hope it stays this way, but just to be safe I’ll limit my yogurt snackage to every other day.

this yogurt mess was truely missed and I’m so glad it didn’t bite my stomach off today.DSC_0002

1-4:45: Advertising class

Ate my sandwich and made a quick pit stop in Starbucks to pick up an Iced Unsweetened Green Tea. Love this stuff!

During class I recieved a confirmation email regarding my interview with Holley Johnson, Food Editor for Myrecipes.com. The interview is set for Wednesday and I can’t wait to post it for you all to read.

When I finally got home after a not so eventful class discussion I was tired as hell. I snacked on this lovely foodage while I waited for Joey to get done working on a school project. FYI he is in Construction Management.

Fuji with Naturally More AB

Fuji with Naturally More AB

I’m on a major apple and nut butter kick these days. I basically gotta have it everyday. Thank god it’s healthy hahah.

Dinner

Fin’s Sushi & Grill

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Great sushi, fresh fish, decent prices, yummy combos = def visit this restaurant on the reg

After Dinner

Joey and I went on a lovely stroll through the neighborhood and peeped into the townhouses we wish we could live in (wayyyyy toooo freckin pricy, but someday) I love looking in other peoples living rooms to see how they are designed…is that creepy?

On our loop back home we stopped at the best ever JP licks for some very much needed FROYO!!

I got a kiddie cone of vanilla and coffee froyo. Scrumptious.

Most often I usually get a yummy flavor mixed with this…yogx3…just like Pinkberry tart flavor!

Tonight I got some reading to do and some more lounging. Tomorrow morning, well more like noon, I’m off to Club Strength, but not before a delightful bowl of oat bran!

Tonight TV: DINERS DRIVE INS AND DIVES. Come on..everyone loves this show! I saw my aunt on the show a couple weeks a go!!!

Goodnight I hope you all had the perfect summery June day and hopefully the weather was up to your summer standards!

In honor of Phish playing in Fenway last night…

Very Relaxing, Delish Sunday

This afternoon has been super relaxing. My friend Sydney came over and we relaxed on my rooftop deck for a bit. I could hear Phish warm up for their concert in Fenway tonight. The weather today has been crazy..super hot and sunny, then all of a sudden thunder and I just saw some lightning. I love this kind of weather on Sunday nights when all I’m doing is watching the MTV MOVIE AWARDS!!!

Actually right now I am about to watch The Hills finale and then after the awards start. Good line up of TV watching this evening. Should keep me preoccupied while Joey enjoys the concert over at Fenway. I wish I could have gone, but there wasn’t another ticket.

Today after Total Body Conditioning I had a pure protein shake, took a shower, wrote some emails, then made lunch with Joey. I didn’t take pictures, but I had some cottage cheese with flaxseed and 1 egg + eggwhites wrapped in a WW tortilla. Joey made a turkey and avocado sammie with some really yummy flaxseed tortilla chips on the side.

Afternoon Snack

Fuji with tsp of Naturally More and tsp of raw chunky AB

Fuji with tsp of Naturally More and tsp of raw chunky AB

more relaxation…..

Dinner

shmorgasboard of veggies with grilled chicken, pesto, and cottage cheese

shmorgasboard of veggies with grilled chicken, pesto, and cottage cheese

This dinner was super satisfying! I got some major veggies in since I’ve been lacking in that department. It was a big salad, almost too big, but I always finish my din dins.

I am going to watch the Hills finale….well I am right now…but later I will be relaxing more more more while watching the MTV movie awards. You all should watch!!!! I haven’t seen it in a couple years so should be good!

May have some dessert later….which will prob happen, along with some tea!

Cheers!

Fresh Pesto Movie Night

Today ended up being just the nice relaxing day I had planned. After hitting up the gym for Club Strength I came home to see Joey still home, he was headed off to play some hockey. Right away I made some lunch because all that weight pumpin made me starving.

Thomas Light English Muffin with cottage cheese and flax on one side, and 1 egg + 2eggwhites on the other

Thomas Light English Muffin with cottage cheese and flax on one side, and 1 egg + 2eggwhites on the other

After I headed to Whole Foods to pick up some SECRET BLOGGER GOODIES!!! I of course ended up spending more than I wanted, as always, but I picked up some nice fresh pesto to use for tonights dinner….I am making Joey Pesto Pasta with Chicken.

On the walk home I ate a fuji apple.

When I put away all the unnecessary groceries and started my secret blogger package, I went to whipping up a batch of Angela’s Raw Granola Bars at Oh She Glows.

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DSC_0004I put these in the freezer right after making them…can’t wait to try them out!!!!

Pre-Dinner Snack

Skyr yogurt with Kashi Golean + 2 Island Vanilla Shredded Wheat, scoop of Pumpkin butter (SO GOOD) and Raw almond butter

Skyr yogurt with Kashi Golean + 2 Island Vanilla Shredded Wheat, scoop of Pumpkin butter (SO GOOD) and Raw almond butter

For some reason I have been getting bad stomach aches about 30 min after eating a big portion of yogurt or cottage cheese. I think I need to cut back on the dairy a little bit to see if it helps…I bought some hemp milk to try out for the first time!

Do you get any side effects from dairy when you eat it too much?

Have you ever tried Hemp milk and do you like it?

Dinner

Pesto Salmon filet ontop of a bed of mixed veggies, arugula, spinach, and mozzarella

Pesto Salmon filet ontop of a bed of mixed veggies, arugula, spinach, and mozzarella

Joey's Pesto Chicken Pasta with Pre-cooked Chicken and Pepper kabobs (off the kabob)

Joey's Pesto Chicken Pasta with Pre-cooked Chicken and Pepper kabobs (off the kabob)

Mixed Olives in Chili Marinade

Mixed Olives in Chili Marinade

This dinner was so nice, healthy, and summery. I keep forgetting how good fresh pesto is!!!!!

Tonight Joey and I are going to watch a movie from On Demand. Maybe some dessert will be involved….as always…

Oh right! Dessert is a def. because the lovely Brooke over at Home Girl Can Eat has been having the most delish looking ice cream cones. I forgot to get me some cones, but I got some yummalicious ice cream in the freezer. Cones are the grocery list!!!

Bonsoir Mon Amis!!!!!

Quick Dinners = Perfection

Quick fix meals are so perfect during the week when you just don’t want to put forth all the effort into an extravagant meal. It’s the end of the day, you’ve been busy with work, school, running around, and you just want some good tastin fooooood in your belly! There are sooo many quick fix meals and I really need to broaden my recipe collection and ideas for creating healthy mid-week meals. My go-to is rosemary chicken with any sides that don’t take too long to prepare and cook. I need to find more ideas for the main part of the meal (something other than chicken). So basically I need to stop being quite so lazy because there are endless choices of delish alternatives….

What are your staples for mid-week quick fix meals?

Before I get to dinner, my mid-afternoon snack was a lovely, flavorful fuji apple with 1 TBS of Maranatha’s Raw Chunky Almond Butter. I was so happy to find this in the store today, b/c I am a crunchy butter girl and I have been wanting the raw stuff, but I have only found creamy, until now!DSC_0002

Dinner

DSC_0003Rosemary Chicken, Caprese Salad, and Grilled corn with Poblano Pepper Butter (courtesy of Whole Foods Chefs)

DSC_0005Add around 2x more caprese

Joey has never tasted Super Charge-Me Cookies so while he was in classes today I whipped up a batch, but I forgot to buy coconut so theres none in this batch…hopefully their still just as good.

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I’m off to do some reading and catch up on other blogs (my fav thing to do).

Tomorrow I start my summer class so I have to make sure I get up, pack my lunch, and get there a bit earlier to buy some supplies. I love that my class doesn’t start till 1 so I have the morning to myself so I can get other things out of the way.

Do you like busy mornings where you have to go-go-go, or do you prefer to slowly ease into your days?

I think for me I love my mornings slow so I can really get things done that I need to, but busy mornings are good on occasion.

Have a lovely evening Bloggers!