As usual, I did some snacking while I got my lunches ready for the week. Among other things, I had a dried Newman’s apricot while I was chopping them for my yogurts:
I ate the pretty one in the middle 😀
I also broke into these spelt pretzels from Newman’s because they seemed like they would pair nicely with the guacamole I’m planning as a snack for tomorrow. I ate two just to make sure I liked them 😛 I couldn’t really taste any difference between these and regular non-spelt pretzels, but I’m not really a pretzel connoisseur, either. I do think it’s worth noting that these pretzels are not whole grain, as they are made with plain spelt flour and not whole spelt flour:
Dinner was more leftovers from Friday’s shower. I mixed Maria’s pasta with a similarly-seasoned whole wheat pasta that my roommate Tara left behind this weekend. Careful inspection seemed to indicate that the pasta included tomatoes, spinach, pine nuts, olives, sun-dried tomatoes, and non-fat feta. Perfecto! I had a cup of the pasta mix on top of a giant bowl of Maria’s green salad:
Plus four tamale slices (two spicy and two plain chicken) for garnish.
Ooh, I almost forgot to mention that I mixed in the stems from Tuesday‘s caramelized onions.
Yum, perfect sweetness!
Speaking of perfect sweetness, Yasmin from It’s a Wrap! has passed this sweet Friends award onto me. I felt so touched after reading the award description:
These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and to be friends. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated.
Awwwwww, exceedingly charming?? Thanks, Yasmin! I’m so glad I’ve “met” you.
The next part of the award, of course, is that I need to deliver it to eight other deserving bloggers, who should then pass it to eight more (until everyone ends up with it :P). I’ve gotten to know so many great ladies in the short time I’ve been blogging … and these eight are just a few of them.
- What’s For Dinner?
- Banana Cabana
- yum. run. !!!
- Bites of the Day
- Heather Eats Almond Butter
- Healthing It
Thanks for your support and for coming back to see what I eat (and what I find) each day! You all inspire me to be a better scavenger, and you’re all invited to come over and help me with leftovers any time 😛
For dessert tonight, I defrosted the small and slightly mangled inaugural slice of the healthy(er) cheesecake I made Friday night:
I also got this genius idea to stuff a giant strawberry with homemade cashew-almond butter and a little chunk of Hershey’s:
Wowwwwwwwwwwwaaaaa. I will be doing this again.
Meghann put her Baker’s Spotlight on these goodies last week, and you can see it here if you scroll down to the bottom of the page. Not to toot my own horn (ok, yes to toot my own horn), these bites are sooo good. I keep forgetting just how good until I take one bite and want 300 more. And they’re healthy 🙂 So head over to The Inner Workings of a College Graduate tomorrow to place your bid!! 😀
Tomorrow morning, I’ll be going back to the gym for the first time in over a week (the longest week ever). I am hoping that my ruined leg has had enough “quiet time” to support me in this endeavor because the rest of my body is desperately craving some heart-pumping activity!
Do you have any fresh starts planned for this week?