that I tried on a smaller size pants…
and they fit! :) (Do you spy a sleepy puppy?)
I was so excited that these pants fit! Since going gluten free, I have really struggled with my weight gain. The additional fat and calories in GF substitute foods, such as breads and pastas, really threw my for a loop. But exercise (and less GF bread) has really helped!
Also this morning I was a very responsible blogger and took photos of my lunch while I packed! I know right? I’m blogging at normal intervals and actually taking photos of my lunch…who am I? :)
Carrot and celery sticks for lunch time crunching. And because I LOVE dips…but hate calories and fat, I made a tasty batch of
A super tasty dip! This wasn’t my favorite yogurt dip ever, but it was good! My favorite is mixing 0% Greek Yogurt with Simply Organic Dill Dip. I don’t remember which blog I first read that was using Greek Yogurt as a substitute for sour cream, but THANK YOU whoever you are! Cause girl, I LOVE to dip!
I also made myself a smoothie to have for lunch. I hate being super full after lunch at work; I just get too sleepy. In the mix was a new product I clipped a coupon for:
I picked out the strawberries for the smoothie. I’m going to save the bananas for oatmeal! With the strawberries I added the new juice, a hint of vanilla soymilk & three handfuls of:
A Berry Green Monster
I also packed some slices of cheese, but not surprisingly I should’ve packed a bit more food. Around 4:30 my stomach was grumbling! So I searched in the back of the food cupboard at work and unearthed some peanut butter. Perfect! And look what else I found:
I REALLY like the lemonade flavor, so I thought I’d mix it up today and try these. Apparently I bought these almost a YEAR ago. Oops. Guess I was thinking about going chemical free last spring too ;)
I only used 1/4 of the packet and added water. Verdict?
Ehh…not as good as the lemonade. It sort of tasted like liquid smarties. I’m not a fan of smarties. Good thing I know someone who is!
Luckily the peanut butter held me over through my afternoon and commute home. I was excited when I got home and remembered that tonight’s meal involved:
We LOVE this Lundberg Risotto! It’s super easy and never fails to be tasty! PLUS
Oh yeah. That’s how we like it!
We mixed in grilled chicken and topped it with shredded mozz.
Super quick. Delicious!
Ok friends. Me and this glass of vino
Black Box have a date with LOST in 3 minutes! I’m so excited!! Last week’s Charles Widmore cliff hanger had me thinking all week!!