Happy Tuesday! I started the day off with a rather odd bowl of grits. Do you ever have an idea that sounds good in theory, but isn’t the best in reality? I love a fancy cheese course. My ideal cheese course involves some sort of jam or jelly, interesting cheese, nuts, bread, fruit… the usual. This morning I thought I’d try to create a bowl of “cheese course” grits.
If you’ve read one of my posts about grits before, you might remember that I like my grits sweet rather than savory. Since I had a cheese that was studded with fruit, Trader Joe’s Apricot and Raisin Amaretto English Cheese, I thought it might be the best of both worlds. I decided to mix some jam into my grits, and then top it with some crumbled up sweet and savory cheese and some chopped almonds. Ok. Pretend the grits count as bread. We’ve got jam, cheese, nuts, “bread” and…
… fruit. This is just like a fancy cheese course, right? Um, not so much. It was ok. It was certainly edible, but it isn’t an experiment that I plan to recreate any time soon. I do love cheese and grapes together, so breakfast earned some points for that combo, but otherwise, meh. Ah well. You win some, you just eat some anyway.
Speaking of winning some… my little morning snack was a winner!
I ate the last six little Cadbury mini eggs. I’m making my way through my Easter treats, and I’m kind of glad that it will be awhile until the next “candy” holiday. In fact, when is the next candy holiday anyway? Christmas?? That can’t be right. How can that be possible? I meant to have them after lunch, but I was craving something sweet and decided it wouldn’t hurt to go ahead and break them out pre-lunch. Speaking of lunch:
I had a bowl of Trader Joe’s Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup, another salad tossed with my soybean succotash, feta and chicken sausage, and a new little pudding I found at the grocery store this weekend topped with a crumbled vanilla wafer.
Kozy Shack has come out with several flavors of 100 calorie puddings. I believe the packaging mentioned something about probiotics and other such things. I bought it because of the flavor: Green Tea Chai. It didn’t disappoint. I’m happy that I have three more in the fridge. This is certainly no official product review, but I will say that I enjoyed it.
After that, I was still a bit hungry, and I had a peanut butter Gnu bar. I think the cinnamon raisin Gnu bars are still my favorites, and, as far as peanut butter flavored bars go, this one just isn’t my favorite. It does earn points because of the little bird saying “it works!” on the package. Oh dear. Thanks, for the reassurance, bird.
Late in the day, I finally got around to having the snack I had packed. This morning, I fixed up this little cup of Greek yogurt, and topped it with some honey and a ton of cinnamon. By the time I got around to eating it, the honey had all sunk to the bottom. It was just like a “fruit on the bottom” sort of yogurt. Wow! I didn’t know I had the ability to make one of those. Ha! There is some Zoe’s granola on the side, as usual. I stirred up the yogurt and started eating it, but it just wasn’t doing it for me. I realized that something was missing. That something was…
… a pretty chopped up pink lady apple. This snack went from “so so” to “fabulously awesome!” I ended up dipping my apple slices in the yogurt and granola, and it was SOOOO good! I love Pink Lady apples. 🙂
When I got home, I wanted something quick. I was tired and hungry and I needed food ASAP! When I feel that way, an omelet is often the answer. Mine is a bit over cooked, but mine usually are. There is also some chipotle Tabasco on the top. Inside the omelet, I put smoked mozzarella, turkey pepperoni and a couple of tablespoons of Trader Joe’s bruschetta sauce. I love having a jar of that in the fridge. It’s so helpful when you need just a tiny hit of tomato goodness. I had some of the beautiful farmer’s market lettuce on the side drizzled with a mix of balsamic vinegar and coarse dijon. That lettuce is SO good. I don’t know why it took me so long to try it. It’s beautiful and delicate and so very fresh. It’s also nearly all gone. 😦
After dinner, I had another half of a shortbread cookie, courtesy of my friend, BDK, with a bit of ice cream. These cookies are so good!! Then, I went to the gym.
I just had this Chex turtle mix bar as my post gym dessert. I sort of feel entitled to an extra dessert each evening after I get home from the gym. Do you have a favorite post gym snack?
Thanks for telling me about your favorite “snacking” cereals yesterday, by the way. I should get some cocoa puffs! Several people are fans of them. Golden Grahams, TJ’s Honey Macadamia Grainfest, PB Puffins (one of my faves), TJ’s High Fiber O’s and Honey Almond Kashi also made the list. I used to love golden grahams. I may have to visit the cereal aisle for some retro-snacks after I work my way through my current supply!
So that’s about it for me today. Work was busy, and aside from going to work, going to the gym and eating, I haven’t really done anything else. In other words, you’ve heard all about my day now! I do like busy days at work. It’s nice when the day sort of zips by. I definitely prefer that to the days where the clock seems to crawl along at a snail’s pace!
Now, I’m going to make a cup of bee pollen tea, mix up a breakfast cookie since I’ve missed them the last couple of days, and then I’m going to call it a day. I hope you are all doing well, and having a great week! Ciao for now!