I don’t want to be a spooner

11 Mar

So…..I may have taken another day off from work. I may not be physically sick but was in total need of mental health days and I feel better. I would love to be a lady of leisure but think I would go crazy after a week with it being just me and Lincoln. Back to work tomorrow though and then the wknd–yay!!

I completely forgot that I had these in my pantry! I bought them about a couple months ago when @ Trader Joe’s when I saw it on the new items rack. I took them out, may have had a few and even took a picture with good intentions but while my oats were cooking just wasn’t feeling it.

I went with a banana, unsweetened coconut, flax and almond butter instead.

Suffice to say, I wasn’t disappointed with the outcome 🙂

 I had a random but filling lunch–3 Chicken Strips from Chick Fil A . Thanks to the free coupon for March in their calendar-does anyone else get this each year? It’s such a good deal and I get it every year from my parents for Christmas.

Salad with baby spinach, mushrooms, tomato and T Marzetti Light Balsamic

And a side of avocado—I love just slicing it and eating it as is.

I went for a short 1.5 mile run on the greenway. I wanted to go some more but didn’t want to hurt or strain anything two days before the 5K because with my luck, I would hurt something. Greenway during the week is so peaceful, I maybe saw six other people on there.

I made a green monster with soy milk, baby spinach and chocolate whey afterwards and it turned out a tad chunky for my liking and for the first time, had to use a spoon with it.

Pretty interesting since Monica from Run Eat Repeat posted an entry  today asking if you use a straw or spoon with regards to smoothie consumption today.Mhy thoughts on spooning? I didn’t like this at all and now know, I am a straw girl at heart.

I caught up on some reading and munched on Kettle Brand  Sea Salt and Vinegar Chips (I could eat these every day)

Then Lincoln and I got comfy to watch Oprah. I cannot stand Oprah but Michael Pollan was on and talking about Food Inc. and I wanted to catch it!

If you would like your own copy of Food, Inc. for super cheap click here–Amazon.com is offering it for $9.99 until 11:59P on March 17th along with a downloadable version once you purchase the DVD.

The little ball of love

He clearly did not want to be bothered.

For dinner, I made Trader Joe’s Mandarin Orange Chicken. I LOVE this stuff!!! It is so easy and flavorful but haven’t had it in a while so decided it was time to bring it back!

 I am not a huge rice person so instead I serve over a bed of veggies and have to eat with chopsticks. When something is super yummy to me, I always use chop sticks to slow myself down. If not, I will down it within seconds.

Veggies cooking with ginger, red pepper flakes, black pepper, low sodium soy sauce and Sriracha

I scooped 1.5 cups (liberal with the orange sauce because it is liquid crack) over the veggies and voila!

Hope everyone is having a lovely evening!

6 Responses to “I don’t want to be a spooner”

  1. Karla March 12, 2010 at 6:36 am #

    Ahh so jealous! I want a mental health day! And chocolate covered pomegranate! That sounds delicious!

  2. kat March 12, 2010 at 8:44 am #

    I know I just had a vacation but I want another one! Like, today!

    Straw beats spoon hands down!

  3. Tami March 12, 2010 at 10:26 am #

    Your food all looks so good.I saw the Oprah show yesterday and it was eye opening to say the least.

  4. Mari March 12, 2010 at 12:47 pm #

    LOL your day sounds very similar to what I am doing today (even the dog)! we all need mental health day =)

    I am finally going to watch Food Inc today…

    G’Luck with your 5K! I can not wait to hear how it goes =)

  5. Kelly March 12, 2010 at 1:00 pm #

    Hooray for Mental Health days…everyone needs one! Good for you! 🙂

  6. Piper @ Crazy Apron March 12, 2010 at 5:16 pm #

    Can I rebuke your blog? That’s not nice is it. You always make me crave stuff, and that’s not nice either!! LOL Other than Chinese food, I’m also now craving time off from work. Just. One. Day. Off! Of course I say this on a Friday….lol. Have a great weekend!

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