Monday, February 23, 2009

National Banana Bread Day

I have been enjoying smoothies most mornings, which is a little weird being that it is so cold outside. I use 1/2 cup skim milk, a carton of yogurt, 1 tbsp flax meal, 1/2 tbsp wheat germ, 1 scoop of protein powder, and frozen and/or fresh berries.

Around 11 am I had a morning snack of a Hot'n Healthy Pure Protein bar. I have been looking for the chocolate chip brand of these, but no luck yet.

The pure protein bar held me off until 2pm! I think part of my lack of hunger was stress that I talked about in my morning post.
For lunch I packed a salad in one bowl with just lettuce, spinach, and arugula. Then in another Tupperware container I smashed with a fork 1/2 cup of chick peas and mixed them with 1 tbsp Dijon mustard, 1 tsp olive oil, a few splashes of balsamic, 1 tbsp flax meal, tomatoes, and celery. I pack it separately so it doesn't make the lettuce soggy.
I read this morning on the Hungry Girl newsletter that it is National Banana Bread Day. And on my drive home I passed a Bob Evans with a sign that it is National Banana Bread week, so I thought that it was only appropriate that I have some banana nut with dinner.
Last week I received a shipment of VitaMuffins that I bought off of the VitaMuffin website. One of the flavors that I ordered was the Banana Nut.

I had an unconventional dinner (my husband had a test for his MBA program tonight). I had a bowl of oatmeal topped with the Vitatop. I had 1/2 cup oats with 1 tsp almond butter and 1 tsp honey.
Sorry for all the white in this photo...it is so hard to even see the oatmeal.

I am off to my Monday night Pilates class. I will be eating a snack after that. Most likely some grapes, because I have way too many in my fridge.

9 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

I read that in my daily Hungry-Girl email too :-)

Enjoy pilates!!

Erin said...

I'm tempted to have oats for dinner too!

Betsy said...

Do you go to Pilates class in the strip? One of my knitting friends was telling me about a great class and I think she said it was there...

jenngirl said...

Where are people finding those amazing pure proteins??!! I want some!

Yummy I've never tried that Vitatop but it sounds amazingg :)

HangryPants said...

Banana bread week!!!!

Your smoothies look great.

Nicole said...

Mmmmm, the smoothie looks ahhhmazing!

thecleanveggie said...

that sounds so good - the oatmeal + vita muffin. I never would have thought of that!

NatNibbles said...

The banana vita-top looks great! I'll have to try it, love the chocolate ones.

Sarah (lovINmytummy) said...

I thought that was a Gardenburger atop oatmeal in that last pic. Phew. I was a little worried.