Check out this article from the LA Times – What We Eat When We Eat Alone by Deborah Madison. Obviously, my go-to home alone meal is pb & banana on toasted bread!
Wednesday morning started off with the usual coffee, plain Oikos greek yogurt, a big pile of strawberries, and about 1/2 cup of Bare Naked banana nut cereal. The cereal is a very interesting mix of wheat flakes, dried apple, banana chips, and oat pieces. It’s pretty good, but I think I like Bare Naked granola better.
Lunch was a lovely salad from the cafeteria – mixed greens, red onion, mushrooms, shredded carrot, tomato, zucchini in pesto sauce, kidney beans, hummus, feta cheese, pita chips, and some balsamic vinaigrette. Holy yum!
During my lunch break, I headed to the grocery store to use a coupon for free FiberOne yogurt. The yogurts have 80 calories each and 5 grams of fiber, so they seemed like a good find. However after I bought the pack, I looked at the ingredients: aspartame, high fructose corn syrup, modified corn starch, potassium sorbate. Umm…no thanks! I actually ended up returning the yogurt. Lesson learned: Just because something seems “healthy”, doesn’t mean you should eat it! To satisfy my sweet tooth, my afternoon snack was 1/3 bar of organic dark chocolate with sea salt and caramel.
Before yoga class, I had 1/2 peanut butter think thin protein bar that was hanging out in my desk drawer. These bars are just ok, you can definitely taste the sugar alcohols and I don’t think I’ll be buying it again!
I met Katie for a hot power yoga class at 6pm. I love this class! I always feel so de-toxed and limber after its over. Of course, it also leaves me a sweaty mess! I headed to my gym to shower, but my tummy seriously needed some food ASAP. I re-fueled with some watermelon…while checking my BlackBerry. They don’t call it the “CrackBerry” for nothing…
Dinner was late and quick – OJ, toasted hemp bagel, peanut butter, banana, and honey. Such a delicious and reliable combo! The banana slices are pretty haphazzard – I was starving and could not wait to eat. No time for food styling!
Dinner was another bowl of Edy’s slow churned French Silk. One of Nate’s Chips Ahoy! cookies also may have hopped into the bowl. As I was chowing down he said “If only your blog readers could see you now…” Hehe, I keep no secrets. I’m very open about my love of ice cream :-)
Check out this article about label-reading from Runner’s World.
Question: Have you ever bought a “healthy” sounding product only to read the label and discover otherwise?