I feel like there’s a dinosaur in my belly sometimes!!! Yesterday was one of those days and I have to practice super-restraint/self-control to keep from noshing all day long because I kept getting hungry. But I think I did OK and didn’t go overboard?! I wonder if the insatiable appetite comes from working out…
Break my faaast
Dang I was hungry in the morning. I whipped up some oatmeal with kiwi lime yogurt, half a banana, and a whole bunch of frozen blackberries & grapes. NYUUUM! I love regular yogurt in oatmeal!
I snacked on some of these cinnamon brown sugar almonds in between breakfast and lunch. This flavor is AWESOME!!!
Dinner for Lunch
Lean Cuisine’s don’t fill me up. Dinnertime selects PLUS some extra peas and home-baked teriyaki chicken helped to make my lunch delicious!! I’m actually super impressed with this particular Chicken Tuscan Dinner meal.
After combining peas and chicken into my “dinner”, I decided that this frozen meal exceeded my expectations!!! I tried to put my chicken and the tuscan chicken next to each other so you can compare.
My verdict of this frozen meal is that it is a BUY!!! The dinner was only 280 calories and I really loved the flavor of the chicken! The meat was definitely grounded up and recombined with spices, so it was more like chicken patty fingers? I also enjoyed the flavorful sauce. I guess I just wish there were more veggies, but otherwise, nYummmm!
I definitely wasn’t hungry after my main course, but the apple was VERY necessary. The popcorn? I probably could have skipped, but I reaaally wanted to try this product. Surprisingly, it had more than 10 kernels of popcorn. muahhaha. Sponge cake I COULD NOT skip. 😛
Clearly, this once was a giant, gorgeous German Chocolate cake. It was a co-workers birthday and the firm ordered this just for her! (awww) I resisted the temptation to cut myself a slice and walked by it about 4 times before I took this picture. And then I caved.
LUCKILY, I hate dried, flaked coconut in all shape and form. So I only ate the moist chocolate spongy cake and left all the icing. muahahahaah
I heard my tummy grumble. IS something wrong with me? Is there a beast in my stomach?? Or maybe frozen meals don’t cut it on the satisfaction scale. But I had a Clif Kid Z bar in apple cinnamon.
I must say, I loved how moist the bar was! Just picking it up pretty much squished it out of shape. Great snack to fuel a workout!
I don’t like cooking when I’m tired, but this just TOO EASY. I threw a whole Cauliflower, a pack of shirataki noodles (authentic Japanese stuff, as you can see), spinach, and a can of Amy’s black bean veggie soup into a pot and cooked it for 20 minutes.
There was SO much food in that pot I actually packed some for lunch. MWAHAHAHHA And because I’m so proud of this delicious creation, I will unveil it in my lunch post tomorrow so you get a double dose of awesomeness. OK. Actually, I just devoured dinner to quickly for a picture.
For a sweet dessert, I KNEW I had to try another Gnu bar flavor! So here was my banana walnut bar that really was quite fabulous. It’ll disappoint if you’re expecting banana bread, but I did like the lightly banana-ed, not too sweet, and walnut studded bar. One turn-off though: there are little round bits of an unknown ingredient throughout that gave the bar a strange texture – a mix between crunchy and chewy, but not in a pleasant way. I wonder what that could be??
Kick of the day!
Muhahahah get my post title? It’s a pun!!! Mwhahahah.
I got Barney Butter in the mail today and I’m SUPER SUPER excited to use it…but I don’t really have any ideas on how to eat is apart from an Almond Butter & Jam Sandwich!?? 😦
HELP! Anyone have suggestions on how to eat my Barney Butter? (I’m kinda scared of this in oatmeal to be honest)
What do you do with your Almond Butter?
Oh wow, that slice of cake is amazing! Delicious eats!
I haven’t tried Barney Butter sorry! =D
BARNEY BUTTER!!! OH MY GOSH! I’m in love with that stuff fer realz! I eat it smothered on an English muffin 🙂
I’ve never put grapes in my oats before! Sounds interesting!
I always bulk up my frozen meals with extra veggies. That really helps to stretch the portion out. The almonds sound so good that if i ever see that flavour around here I’d better just leave them in the store! I think they’d be a huge trigger food for me!
I like to dip apple wedges in almond butter….
I can’t believe you held out so long before diving into that cake. Good job exhibiting such self-control. I would have just just picked up the cake and stuffed it into my mouth!
Snack-all-day syndrome is the worst! Poor us.
eat it with my spoon…
I eat my almond butter on everything, but on apples in one of my favorites!
That cake looks SO good!!
Ha, I try not to eat too much almond butter, that’s what I do with mine ; ) lol. It’s just WAY to good!
J eats his almond butter on his sandwich, just like peanut butter.
Sometimes I’ll put it in recipes, just replace where peanut butter would normally go.
We also LOVE it on fruit!! Cut up some bananas, apples, etc. and spread on some almond butter. Mmmmm.
That dinner looks so good! I definitely have to find those shirataki noodles. I can just find them on asian markets? Use almond butter on everythinggg…oats, fruits, banana sammies haha
all your eats are healthy and yummy, not the crapy food that we usually get when we have a tiger inside us! 😀
Why BB sent u a T-shirt? I didn’t receive that in my last order! I’m jealous! 🙂
that cake looks SO GOOD!! wow!
love the gnu bar too!
I am going to order Barney Butter tomorrow!
I agree with everyone else…Barney Butter and Apple! So delish!
hey! Thx so much for your sweet comment- love your blog 😀 I JUST bought AB too! Maranatha i think?? Let me know your verdict…I’m sure it would be delish on toast with honey?? or an english muffin?? SPOON??
I’m boring and eat almond butter with banana on toast. I also love it right off the spoon. 🙂
Love Zbars, especially the apple cinnamon flavor!
And I’ve never tried Barney butter, but I would think you could use it like PB?
Looks like we both enjoyed our dinners at lunch time! Hehe. I love all your eats today… especially that German chocolate cake! There was some of that in the cafeteria today but it looked NOTHING like that- for one, it was all one color!
To answer your questions: Coconut water is DELICIOUS. It’s high in electrolytes, fat free and relatively low in calories. I know you said you don’t really like that coconutty taste, but this taste is pretty light. Try it!
I’m a “pescatarian,” I guess you’d say. I eat seafood but no other poultry or red meat. I stopped eating fish for a year in high school, but life was hard without sushi!
Too bad I wasn’t at that party–I am a total icing girl and could care less for the actual cake. We could enjoy the dessert, tagteam!
Your taste buds really are lucky. That German Chocolate cake looks heavenly. My mom makes a homemade one that would knock your socks off.
I love that your initials are written on the Lean Cuisine. I had to do that for years!
Happy Thursday, Michelle!
barney butter! ahh amazingggg. well definitely it is my FAV in oats, seriously it makes them to die for. but i love them in sandwiches, with apples, with ANYTHING 🙂 so gooood
I would use almond butter on steamed asparagus or fish. That slice of cake looks delicious!
those oven roasted almonds are great. i steal them from my coworker all the time.
love all the different eats- i still havent tried barney butter but i like eating nut butters with apples or carrots!
Oh my, that German Chocolate Cake looks amazing! Growing up we got to pick our birthday cake, and that was always my go to – love coconut!!
I love almond butter with apples – can’t do it with carrots though!
that cake looks glorious!
and i’m a little jealous of your barney butter shirt- so cute!
i like AB straight outta the jar 😀 spoon is optional
have a great day!
Oooh, Smartfood White Cheddar popcorn. I love that stuff!