Thursday, November 20, 2008

Chocolate Fix.

I switched it up a little today and had 1 cup Kashi puff cereal and 1/3 cup chocolate granola mixed with Oikos honey flavor and some berries. This was the first time I tried the honey flavor, and it was good. My favorite is still blueberry though.

I had grapes for my afternoon snack.

I went and got a latte for lunch, because I wanted to meet up with my husband for a little bit and my lunch seemed to be lacking in the protein department. The milk in the latte sounded like a nice addition.

I packed a nice salad and a serving of soy crisps for lunch. I added dried cherries and almonds to all the veggies in the salad. I really love the flavor and the texture.

Close up...

Around 3pm I ate my fuji apple.

My husband wanted to go to the gym before going to his MBA class, so around 4pm I took a break and ran 20 minutes on the treadmill.

On the way back to the office I grabbed Pita Pit with Steve, because he needed a grab and go dinner before class. I had the falafel with almost every veggie they offer on a whole wheat pita with honey mustard. We bought a ton of gift certificates during a 1/2 price promotion a radio station here was doing for Pita Pit, so we may need to eat Pita Pit at least once every 2 weeks to use these up.

I got home around 6:30 and decided I had time before my 8pm Pilates class to make Tina's Chocolate Pumpkin Loaf. I made a few minor alterations. I used 1/2 cup brown sugar instead of 3/4, I used 1 1/4 cup of whole wheat pastry flour instead of the flour combo that Tina used, I also only used 1/2 cup of chocolate chips. Also both my cocoa powder and chocolate chips were dark chocolate, so this Loaf was very rich, but so wonderful. My husband couldn't believe I cut back on the chocolate chips. If I bake something when he is home he takes care of adding the chocolate chips or m&m's and basically adds double what is called for! He still loved the bread!

I had a slice when I got home from Pilates, and it was such a great recipe. I really love all of the creative baked goods that Tina comes up with. I was so happy that I had all the ingredients for this loaf and was able to make it last night!

Happy Thursday! Steelers play tonight : ) People at my firm are selling their tickets like crazy because it is going to be freezing and snowy!


VeggieGirl said...

Hooray!!! You know I love the daily grapes, haha ;-)

Love the loaf!!

Enjoy the game tonight!!

Rose said...

While I was out sick - you started blogging again! What a happy surprise :) I have missed you!

Glad to see your daily eats.

Tina said...

Yummmmm! I'm glad you made the loaf! Looks delish!

just me said...

wow, that looks soo good!

dark chocolate=love!

have a great day!

Steve said...

That bread was very delicious hunny!!! You are such a good baker. (Even w/o the extra chocolate chips it was very good)

Jess said...

Yay!! Thanks for the Pittsburgh reference!! Go Steelers!

Question for you:
Can you find Chobani yogurt anywhere in Pgh?? We have it everywhere in Virginia and my mom is DYING for some, but can't seem to find it.

Aimee said...

Jess - I randomly found some at Penn Mac in the strip! I don't remember if they had every kind, but I bought a few to try. That is the only place I have seen it so far.

Lorraine E said...

What fabulously healthy food you eat! Even the chocolate cake is a chocolate and pumpkin cake :o It looks so darkly gorgeous, I should really try that recipe :)

Teenage Veg Head said...

that chocolate loaf looks sooo good!

Anonymous said...

mmmmmmmm pita pit! it's been too long since I've had a yummy pita!

the loaf looks so decadent and chocolatey!

HangryPants said...

I love how you got all the veggies on your pita. I always do that, too. Tina's cake/loaf looks wonderful!