Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Freely Full!

On the way to work today, we stopped at a cute little drive-thru coffee place called Island Bean Company. I had the sugar-free nonfat almond latte, and silly me asked for a Grande when it is a Medium anywhere but Starbucks.

At work I made a French Meadow Sprouted Bagel with pb and jelly. This was the first time I tried the 100 Calorie Pack of Justin's Nut Butter Honey Peanut Butter, and I liked the Maple Almond Butter much much better. The jelly was just a little sample of some sugar free jelly that I wouldn't buy on my own. The bagels impressed me because they have 13 grams of protein. I spotted them in the Frozen Foods Section at Whole Foods.

At 11am I snacked on a Kashi Blackberry Graham bar to fuel my lunch time gym work out. I went around 11:30 and did upper body weights and 35 minutes of intense spin (in 35 minutes I burned 300 calories).

When I got back from a good gym workout I was ready for lunch. I packed about 1/3 cup oats, 2 tbsp flax, 1 tbsp sliced almonds, and cooked it with 1 banana. I topped it off with some fresh berries and a new flavor of yogurt that was on sale and I normally wouldn't buy based on the unnatural ingredients.

This worked as an addition to my oatmeal, but it was less tasty by itself, maybe because it tastes too artificial?? I prefer the Yoplait White Chocolate Strawberry flavor over this one.

Around 4:30pm I ate my snack pack of grapes.

Steve and I ate out tonight because I had received a free entree coupon at any Big Burrito restaurant for my birthday and it expired today. There are 6 different Big Burrito restaurants, which are all located in Pittsburgh besides Mad Mex because the Big Burrito Company opened Mad Mex in other Pennsylvania cities.

We decided to go to Soba, which is described as "Pittsburgh's premiere example of Pan-Asian cuisine." Steve and I started with sharing the avocado maki: "wok seared corn and herb salad."

I also had a Volcano Martini which included montbisou framboise, blue curacao and sparkling wine.
My main entree was corn, green bean and lo mein noodle stir fry: with patty pan squash, chanterelle mushrooms, and garlic chili sauce. This plate was shallow and I ended up eating it all.

Although I was really full, I also had a free birthday cold stone coupon that expired today. So I got the sinless sweet cream with cherry pie filling, chocolate shavings, and whipped cream. If you live near a Cold Stone you should sign up for their Birthday Club and get a free Love It Signature Creation for your Birthday.

I feel like that was a lot of food, but I can't let a free coupon go to waste:)


VeggieGirl said...

Lots of delicious food! Yum! I used to eat the hemp bagels from that same company/brand all the time, before finding out about my wheat/gluten allergy - they had a whopping 20 grams of protein!

Allison said...

Yay for free coupons!! Your day looks like it was filled with DELICIOUS food! I've always wanted to try those little packets of pb...thanks for the reviews! I've always wanted to try spinning at my gym...is there a certain way to do it, or do you just ride it like a regular exercise bike- just sitting higher up?

HeatherBakes said...

I didn't know they made the Justin's nut butters in 100 calorie packs! I'm going to have to find those...

That ice cream looks so good- LOVE cherry pie filling

Anonymous said...

Wowie!! the sushi and stir fry look awesome!! and GO GRAPES... my favorite fruit!!

Aimee said...

Allison - Usually with Spin class the teacher will mix it up with hills (making you add resistance), sprints, standing up and squatting over the seat. Also there may be jumps which is standing for 4 counts and then sitting in your seat for 4 counts. Some teachers may even have you do push ups on the handle bars. So depending on the moves the teacher uses your heart rate is a lot higher than just using a regular exercise bike. I always wear my heart rate monitor so I know that I am working enough!

Anonymous said...

I know I'm a bit late on commenting but I just wanted to say first of all that the bagel looks delicious and I am planning on ordering those Justin Nut Butters thanks to your post!

And I am completely with you on the free coupon to Coldstone. That just looks way to good to pass up!

Caitlin said...

coldstone looks amazinggggg!