Today was such a LONG day which is never good when you are in a “funk”. But, the “work” part is all over so it has to get better from here, right?!
I had fun with my morning snack today ~ I made a fruit, cheese & cracker plate.
1 nectarine & 1 sugar plum, chopped and mixed
1 Low-Fat Sargento Colby Cheese, cut into bite size pieces
And then, the bunnies wanted to play too, so I added them to the plate
My workout plan for today did not go as planned. I had a meeting that went over at lunchtime so I missed Body Pump. My co-worker talked me into “de-stressing” by heading to Trader Joe’s & Whole Foods. I should have gone on my walk, but, how do you resist going to two of my favorite places ever!
I decided to give Synergy one more try and grabbed the bright orange Mystic Mango. I poured out a cup and you know what ~ I am still not a huge fan. It tastes like a cross between wine and beer and there is nothing sweet or mango-y about it.
I also traded in my leftover Buffalo Chicken Salad that I prepared last night for lunch for some FUN new treats from Whole Foods. Check out the “Fruity Aloha Roll” I found. Have you all ever seen these?! They come in Mango, strawberry, tofu, ahi, shrimp, etc. I picked the Strawberry with Peanut Sauce to share with my co-worker!
I grabbed 3 pieces……LOOK at ALL that crunchy goodness ~ strawberries, avocado, carrots, lettuce, cucumber…nom, nom, nomm…..
And of course topped them with some peanutty sauce – YUM! Sweet, crunchy, savory with a little spicy nuttiness. I LOVED the combo and how you can taste ALL the flavors!
I am sure you all are not surprised I HAD to pick up sushi too ~ A brown rice Spicy Ahi Roll with avocado!!! I am not a big fan of the spicy sauce WF’s uses – it tastes like mayo ~ bleh!
All together with my square plate ~ this was a fun lunch that can make any day better!
I also picked up some “Just Apricots” at Whole Foods. I have had several of the other flavors and thought they were ok, but, the APRICOT is AMAZING!!! It is sweet and tart and crunchy and just delicious!!!
The entire container is only 3 Weight Watcher Points!
I had a small handful of these for “dessert”.
I have been wanting to share this trick for my afternoon snack with you all for a LONG time now but, I always seem to forget to bring my supplies. So this morning I made sure I packed a bunch of bags, popcorn, powdered sugar, salt and my olive oil mister.
CLEAN KETTLE KORN!!!!!
Yup, you read that right! I LOVE popcorn but I do not like the ingredients on the microwave version and honestly who is going to bring their popcorn popper to work (other than me LOL!). Here is all you need to make HEALTHY, NATURAL, CLEAN EATING Kettle Korn!
1 brown lunch bag
3 Tbsp popcorn kernels
Olive Oil Mister or Nonstick Spray
1 Tbsp Powdered Sugar
Dashes of sea salt
NOTE: get creative with your toppings here. You can add 1 tsp cocoa powder for chocolate popcorn or cinnamon or make a salty version using chili powder with powdered cheese. The options are endless. I also think drizzle hot caramel sauce over this would be fantastic!
2.5 Weight Watcher Points for the entire batch!!!
Place your popcorn kernels in your brown bag and fold the top over 2-3 times like you would if you were packing your lunch leaving room for it to pop.
Microwave for ~ 2-3 minutes, listening for the popping to stop. If you can count to 3 and hear no popping it is done. You definitely want to stop it before it stops popping or you can burn your popcorn.
Pour your popcorn out of your bag on a plate or bowl and “mist” with your olive oil mister/nonstick spray. You can also leave it in the bag and do the same. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and sea salt and Enjoy!
I threw in a few Just Apricots for added fun in another dish since my co-workers shared the other dish I made up.
So amazingly good ~ sweet, salty, crunchy and totally CLEAN AND HEALTHY!
Alright all, I am off to figure out what to do with the rest of my night. My todo list is overwhelming and I do not feel like doing any of it – bad, bad! I know I “should” workout, the farmer’s market is going on and I need cook dinner since The Husband is home eating the kitchen….yet, NONE of it appeals.
All week I have been struggling with my exercise funk ~ nothing appeals and I have no desire to do it…..even when I start, I am ready to stop. Usually the hardest part is just getting started and then I love it. Maybe it’s not my week?
So, I am asking you all for advice. What do you do to get out of any funk you are in?