Daily Archives: December 13, 2012

In Love with New Food Finds!

Last night after fro-yo I mentioned that I stopped into the grocery store to pick up a few items. While wandering through the yogurt cooler, I was intrigued by a new to me product that looked so good!

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Alpina Revive Honey greek yogurt with granola and pistachios!

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Holy lord this was so good, although when I first opened the yogurt, I was worried when it looked like soup.

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With a little stirring, the yogurt turned into the desired yogurt texture, and I just left it to pretending it was like the peanut butter that you have to stir the oil into.

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My only wish was that they put more than 4 pistachios in the granola, but the bites that I enjoyed sure did add a lot of flavor and punch to each bite.

There was even a brief story on the back of the container which gave a brief glimpse into the speciality of the yogurt.

“Married to Zeus, and defender of marriages, Hera always had a lot on her plate. Luckily, being Queen of the Gods had its perks: her helpers brought her combinations of chai spices with ginger, cloves, honey and cardamom to soothe and relax her.”

I could definitely taste the chai spices in the yogurt and I think because of that, this would be a great night-time treat! After browsing their site, I’m extremely excited to try their other flavors, and if you can find this product in your store, print out this coupon for a “buy one, get one free” deal!

Another new discovery came tonight at Target when I happened upon a new flavor of almonds.

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All I can say is holy shit, go buy these right now. I made a pretty large dent in the jar and I have no shame. It’s flavors like this that make almonds so god damn delicious!

Have you guys come across any new products or flavors that you’re addicted to?

I always love trying new versions and flavors of products I already love, my wallet however doesn’t like that! 😉

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Peppermint Fro-Ro Date

Last night Lindsay and I met up for our bi-weeklyish “fro-yo for dinner” date. We emailed throughout the morning dreaming and talking about fro-ro.Catch that slip up? I actually typed that without looking and couldn’t stop laughing when I said it out loud, so for laughs, the typo is totally staying.

I mentioned that I was hoping they’d have several holiday themed flavors, especially peppermint, so I was thrilled when we walked in and they had Candy Cane yogurt! They also had Eggnog, but that just disgusted me, so I stuck with half Candy Cane and half California Tart. A winning combo! I was hoping for graham cracker toppings but had no luck, so I stuck with a few Oreo crumbles, and then played it safe with my fav, rainbow jimmies!

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After talking for about 20 minutes, we called it a wrap and each finished up our evenings full of laundry, cleaning, cooking and grocery shopping. We’re fun girls!

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I headed next door into the grocery store to pick up a grapefruit since I was so depressed without one yesterday morning, and an avocado for a little healthy fat to include in today and Friday’s meals.

After prepping food I hopped on the treadmill for a quick 1-mile walk while I read my new book, What Happens at Christmas, which unknowingly to me, is set in 1886. Total fail! Not the type of romance I want in a book. I’m giving it a shot, who knows, maybe I’ll like it. In fact, yesterday Jaime and I were just discussing books and how she’s reading a classic, East of Eden. I mentioned I wanted to read a classic too, and I know this one isn’t necessarily a classic, but I should get a little credit since it takes place so damn long ago!

Thursday


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This morning I enjoyed THE juiciest grapefruit, along with a peanut butter protein shake, and enjoyed a clean egg scramble later in the morning. Into my scramble went 1 egg and 2 egg whites, half of an avocado, a handful of spinach, and a spoonful of pineapple salsa.

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This scramble was so good and the addition of pineapple salsa really added a nice touch. Yum!

Morning Workout

  • 4.1 mile run
  • 3 sets of 15 stair push-ups
  • 1 minute plank hold
  • 50 heel touchers
  • 50 scissors
  • 50 crunches and 50 side-to- side crunches
  • 30 toe touches
  • Stretching

Not a bad morning workout, although my legs started to feel a little heavy at times, but it might just be overuse.

This afternoon I have a fun workout full of Smith Machine squats, lunges, and arm work. I’m continuing on my goal to eat as clean as possible today. I do so well during the day, but after dinner, all hell breaks loose. I think I might have to save my Chobani bowls for a nighttime dessert.

Do you guys have any tips on eating healthy at night or healthy treats you enjoy after dinner?

This girl needs help!

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