When I awoke this A.M., I was feeling something warm for breakfast. So I heated up a packet of Kashi Instant Honey and Cinnamon Hot Cereal. I topped it with a sliced banana, a handful of blueberries, and a teaspoon of almond butter. I had some hot chai tea on the side. It hit the spot though my oatmeal wasn’t very warm once topping with cold nut butter and frozen blueberries, oh and snapping a couple of photos.
Lunch was similar to dinner last night– a turkey wrap. But I did not go the mexican route. I had two slices of Hormel Oven Roasted Turkey, L.C. Light Swiss Wedge, and spring mix all rolled up on a whole wheat tortilla. On side I had some grape tomatoes and Chobani Non-Fat Greek Yogurt with Honey.
I bet you thought my title had to do with my hubby. Nope, I was actually talking about my Chobani Greek Yogurt with Honey. Side note: I do not call the hubby “honey.” Generally, he is either babe or boop, or Chris/Christopher. He really hates when I call him Christopher though. But seriously, where is the honey? I do not taste it! I do not see it! I want more of it! I need to contact the Chobani peeps and let them know they can’t call it “with Honey” if there is no inkling of honey. If not I am going to have to stick with Fage Honey. It makes my experience so much more tastier when I can scoop up some of that sticky, thick honey on the tip of my spoon and then scoop some of the yogurt on top. Then I have to use my teeth to scrape the honey off of the spoon due to its gooey texture. Mmmm, it is making my mouth water thinking about it.
After work I enjoyed a couple of snacks–a Kashi Dark Chocolate and Cherry Chewy Granola Bar and a handful of sweet, crimson-colored cherries.
After snack time and a short visit to the computer to catch up on some reading, I headed to the gym to pump some iron. I did 15 minutes on the elliptical machine, 30 minutes of strength training on the weight machines, and ended with 15 minutes on the treadmill. Felt good to get a full hour. I feel like I’ve been slacking since going back to work last week.
Tonight I intended to fix beef fajitas with a corn and black bean side salad. But I decided not to use my store-bought fajita kit and instead make up a Mexican Fiesta Bowl for dinner.
I started by browning the thinly sliced angus beef chuck in a tbsp. of olive oil. Once browned I drained off the liquid/oil and added half a packet of store bought taco seasoning and 3/4 cup of water. I also added 1/2 of a sliced onion and a small sliced bell pepper from the garden. That simmered away until the veggies were tender.
Meanwhile, I cooked some whole grain brown rice. Once the rice was cooked I added a bag of frozen corn that was sitting out for about fifteen minutes or so and a can of rinsed reduced sodium black beans. Next I added a diced hot, red chile pepper from the garden and some grape tomatoes cut in half lengthwise. Naturally, some seasonings were needed. I used approx. 1 tsp. of ground cumin, 1/2 tsp. of chile powder, and salt and pepper to taste. To be honest no measuring was done, but I did taste a couple bites as I added the seasonings.
For my Mexican Fiesta Bowl, I layered a large cooking spoonful of the rice mixture, a few slices of beef, a spoon of onion/bell peppers, about a tbsp. of Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Mexican Cheese Blend, and a dollop of light sour cream. I was satisfied with how well and easily this meal came together.
Question of the Day: First, what is your favorite type of yogurt? Secondly, have you ever contacted a food company to make a suggestion about their product?
My favorite regular yogurt is Yoplait Light White Chocolate Strawberry ( probably not the greatest due to the aspartame) and my favorite Greek Yogurt (which I am currently on a Greek Yogurt Fix only) is Fage Honey. And I have never contacted any food companies about their products.