Busy Day, Quick Dinner

Today was busy! I got most of the stuff done that I needed to and everything else can wait!

 

Lunch was out with Nick, but  I forgot to take my camera! I had a Salsa Gardenburger on  Honey Wheat bread with lettuce, tomato, and red onion. I also had water and one of the best chocolate chip cookies ever.

 

After lunch, I did grocery shopping and then met him at the gym to go running before we went home. Once we got back, I whipped up this quick dinner:

 

Chipotle Shrimp

 

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I love making taco salads! They’re filling, easy to make, and I can get in a few  veggie servings, too!

 

This one had:

  • fat free refried beans
  • chipotle shrimp
  • romaine
  • tomato
  • avocado
  • La Tortilla Factory whole wheat tortilla cut into wedges and toasted for “chips”

 

Short, sweet, and to the point!  I’m off to watch What Not to Wear. Have a great rest of your Friday!!!

From my head down to my legs…

Morning!

 

Does anyone remember that song from the old egg commercials? “I love eggs, from my head down to my legs”. I have it stuck in my head after making eggs again for breakfast. At least it’s true! I. love. eggs.

 

Today I’m home from work – working for the state, we get a few days of the year that are the “smaller” holidays and we can choose if we want to go in and bank those hours for later or just take the day off without having to use any leave. So…I took today off. We’re pretty sure a friend is coming through town for a conference and staying with us tonight, so I figured I should get a few things done. My plan for the day is:

  • Try the Morning Flow 20 minute yogadownload.com class
  • Clean house
  • Shower
  • Laundry
  • Lunch
  • Groceries
  • Go to the gym to workout with Nick
  • Home for dinner
  • Watch What Not to Wear   :)

 

Breakfast today was nice; we thought we really slept in but we got up at 7:30! I guess that’s later than a normal workday, but it felt so much later! Since we had a bit more time this morning, I made omelettes! I made them with 2 eggs, some diced up ham, and cheese.

 

I also had a slice of Arnold 100% whole wheat bread, toasted, with about 1/2 Tbsp of almond butter.

 

Add on to that a cup of coffee with some skim milk and a banana, and you’ve got a great breakfast.

 

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Enjoy your day! It’s FrIdAy!!!

The Chocolate Spike

Dinner tonight was a little random and out of the ordinary – but fun! And something we don’t do often enough. Nick and I went to a new restaurant, Bull & Bones, for snacks and a few pool games with some of my coworkers. I had 2 smoked wings (SO good! They’re not fried at all!) and a few nachos. Once we started playing pool, I wasn’t really hungry anymore. No pictures – sorry! My coworkers don’t know about the blog yet, and I didn’t want to explain it tonight.

 

In place of a dinner post, I wanted to review this awesome chocolate shop in Blacksburg, VA called The Chocolate Spike.  They are local to Blacksburg, but you can order from them and they are definitely worth it!

 

Last week, I tried their Lavender/Berry Truffle, which is described as “bittersweet chocolate, lavender flowers, (berries), and lavender oil dipped in white chocolate with lavender flowers or berries”.

 

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This was some of the best chocolate I have ever had. The mix of lavender and dark chocolate was amazing; it was really rich, but the flavors were so well balanced! I had never had any dessert with lavender in it before, so this was a real treat.

 

Earlier this week, I tried another truffle. This time I had the Cranberry Raspberry, “dark chocolate with cranberries and raspberries dipped in dark chocolate” and it was just as good!

 

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Both of the truffles were beautiful, but this one also had some pink-gold dust on top and was shimmery! How could you not want to eat that?  :)

This one was really good, too. It was a nice balance of dark chocolate (can you tell I’m a fan of the dark stuff?) and sweet/tart with the cranberry and raspberry flavors in the truffle filling.

 

The ganache filling was so creamy and decadent – I did manage to stop eating it…just long enough to snap a picture!

 

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If you’re ever in Blacksburg or just need some good chocolates, check out The Chocolate Spike.  As you can see from their website, there are plenty of other flavors I still need to try. I’m pretty impressed so far, so I’m sure everything else is wonderful.

 

I’ve been reading Fit From Within by Victoria Moran, and I came across a quote that goes perfectly with this post. I had never thought about it this way before, but it makes sense after eating these truffles!

Surprisingly perhaps, even one lovely piece of pricey chocolate can be quality food…If you’re going to eat chocolate, have the kind you’d take home to meet your parents. You’re not likely to find it in a vending machine.

 

Yes, they were more expensive than a butterfinger, but worth it! One truffle may be a lot less in quantity than a 3 Musketeer, but the quality is so much better. This was seriously the best chocolate I’ve ever eaten, worth the money, and felt like more of an indulgence than a normal candy bar. Plus, one is so rich that you’re really satisfied after just one.

 

Enough about chocolates – The Office is on!  I hope you’re watching   :)  Nite!

Mish Mosh

Sorry this might short and/or random!  I’m posting with the last few minutes of  my lunch break.

Dinner last night was leftovers of the apricot stuffed pork, so I didn’t take another picture  :)

Today’s breakfast was one of my favorites – this is typically what I have when I don’t have oatmeal.

2 over easy eggs on plain grits with some fat free cheese mixed in.

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A fruit of some kind.

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And usually a glass of milk, but I didn’t get a picture of that.

I also found a really good article on the importance of breakfast last night! I love big breakfasts, so I was happy to find this article.

Lunch was a mish mosh of things from the fridge:

Leftover bean and kale dish from Jenna‘s with a veggie burger, some mixed steamed veggies, and an apple.

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Don’t forget to check out Oh, She Glows for the Honest Food giveaway!

I also thought I’d show my Office quote of the day:

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Enjoy your afternoon!