Friday, March 29, 2013

A new favorite treat!

Tonight I was looking for a bite of something sweet for dessert.  My first thought was some greek yogurt with fruit, but I really wanted something a little more indulgent.  I was standing in front of the pantry, scanning the selections, which can be a little dangerous.  But I landed on a single serve packet of chocolate-flavored almond butter.  I fell a little short on my protein today so this seemed like a pretty good idea.  

Oh. My. God.

It was so delicious!  I'm sure I could have come up with something a little more creative than just, uh, squeezing it directly into my mouth.  But that's exactly what I did.  And I loved every little squeeze.  

I also want to say "squoze" as the past tense form of squeeze.  I know it's not correct, but it's way more fun than "squeezed."  ...And now that word no longer sounds like an actual word because I've said it so many times.  Does that ever happen to you?  Why am I allowed to have a blog?

Anyway, here is a picture of the goodness:

This is some tasty stuff, people.

Dinner tonight was a stir-fry packed with veggies and chicken with garlic, ginger and crushed red pepper.  It was my first time having chicken but I cut it into WLS-sized bites, then marinated it so it was juicy and easy to handle.  I had about a cup and ate slowly and carefully, chewing each bite to a paste...success!  I felt great afterwards--not too full, but very satisfied--and it was reeeeally good.  Today was a great food day...I met my protein goal (with the careful addition of the aforementioned chocolate almond butter) and stayed under on my calories, fat, sugar, carbs and sodium. I also managed to take in about 70 ounces of water and walked around the building at work for a total of a mile and a half.  

Dinner of champions!!!  (And me)

Oooooookay, I think it's time to hang it up.  Just one last thing--and yes, I'm asking for yet MORE advice from you guys--the BF and I are going to Chicago on Monday, and the friend we're staying with is planning for us to go out to a pub/grill for dinner.  Anything that jumps out to you as good idea for something I could order off a standard bar/grill-type menu?  Maybe chicken strips and pick off some of the breading?  Chili?  Club sandwich minus the bread?  Fish & chips minus the chips?  

I know, I know...I'm very demanding.

Good night, you crazy internet pals!


  1. I ❤ Justin's Nut Butter!!!

  2. The nut butter looks deeeevine! Wtg on such a great day of meeting all your goals - delish and nutrish!

    Is there any chance you can get the name of the pub in advance so you can look at the menu online? (It seems like just about everyone has an online menu these days, even local places.) I'm sure you can figure out a good plan when you see the menu, but it would make you feel more confident to plan in advance I imagine.

  3. Great blog! I love the color of your page, my fav! :-)

  4. i would suggest checking the menu online first if possible. if not, i would think they might have a spinach artichoke dip sans the chips/bread. it would be warm and filling. and everywhere usually serves a soup of some kind. soup, it seems, will always be a fall back choice. barring that, stick with a grilled chicken breast and veggie in small bites. or see what is offered on the kids menu.

  5. That nut butter is so good! Starbucks puts it in their protein box and mmm. The best!

  6. That stir fry looks great! Mine never turn out how I imagined.
    And I second? third? the online menu thing. It's awesome for planning in advance. But winging it is okay too. I'm usually of the opinion that one meal won't kill you! If you stick to the right portions, you can nearly eat anything.

  7. Mmmmm, I'm going to have to find some of that nut butter~

    And you're din din looks amazeballs. I want me some of that!

  8. I too am impressed by the nut butter. I haven't tried it, but I was just trying to think of good hiking snacks that would be band-friendly at high elevations, and that looks like a great possibility.

    I can usually find something at a bar & grill. Could you eat a salad with grilled meat or fish on it, dressing on the side?