You guys have some great questions! Keep ‘em coming – I’m looking forward to answering all of them.
Work, work, work, at my mystery job that everyone wants to know about :) Believe me, it’s not that exciting. But it did keep me super busy today.
I had a snack around 3:30 this afternoon and was happy to try my next Chobani flavor.
I had the blueberry today – I think this one is tied with the peach so far, with strawberry in second. Maybe strawberry just doesn’t do well in yogurts?
I liked the flavor of the blueberry yogurt, and every now and then, I would hit a little berry. That was fun. Not too sweet, not too tart.
Of course I added a little almond butter granola – just about a Tbsp or so for some crunch.
This did a good job of holding me over, but this may not be the best snack to have before I run.
I’ll just say this:
If a run could blow chunks, this one would. Agh, it was horrible! I had a side stitch before we even started running! We were walking to warm up and I already had one. I finished and got my 3.5 miles in, but today was not an enjoyable run.
And sometimes, when I get these side stitches, they don’t just stay in my side. They travel into my entire abdomen. Does anyone else get them this bad? I feel like I’m the only one.
Trying to run when your entire abdomen hurts every time you breathe is not fun at all. I pushed through it, but these bad runs make me wonder if I should really be doing this.
Anyway – let’s get to more happy stuff!
Dinner was super sweet and savory tonight. Both of us were sad when we finished eating because there weren’t any extras.
Last night, I cut up my butternut squash to use in dinner tonight.
I’m so happy to have winter squashes in my life again – they are so sweet and rich.
I peeled and diced the “neck” part of the squash for something tomorrow night, and just cut the bulb part in half and scooped out the seeds to use tonight. I roasted all the squash tonight at 425 for about 30 minutes until it was tender.
I bought some raspberry chipotle/monterey jack cheese chicken sausages last weekend and knew I wanted to make a fall-ish dish with them. While the squash roasted in the oven, I sliced up two of them and crisped them up a bit. Then I added in some diced apple and onion and let that cook.
Once the squash was done, Nick and I each took a half of the squash, filled it with the sausage/apple/onion mixture, and I heated up the leftover roasted broccoli.
I also tried my first Zevia tonight.
I’ve actually never had anything with stevia in it, so I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I really enjoyed this. I tried the “Natural Twist” flavor, which is similar to a sprite or lemon-lime drink. Good job, Zevia!
I can’t wait to try the other flavors. The flavor is definitely different than a regular soda or a normal diet soda, but I think I’m hooked :) Is it okay to be hooked on a healthy diet soda? I think so.
Favorite winter squash?