Happy Weekend!

The first long week after a bunch of short ones is hard!

Thursday night’s snacks:

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  • 1 cup TJ’s high fiber cereal
  • 1.5 walnut BSI muffins

I just wanted to share two really sweet posts that I read recently.  This is why I love blogging so much – there are tons of truly inspirational people out there.

  • The first was Madison’s (just found her blog recently) – she reached 100 days of not bingeing!  So fantastic.
  • The second was Angela’s post @ Oh She Glows – she has such positive energy and she wrote about how happiness is contagious.

Yesterday morning I got up and did 2 20-minute yoga sessions – Power Vinyasa Flow #4 and Solar Flow #1.  They are both from yogadownload.com and I hadn’t tried either one before.  Both were great.  I plan on checking out yogatoday.com at some point this weekend so be sure to stop back for a review of that as well.

Breakfast yesterday was something different!  This mix was…

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  • 1.25 cups of TJ’s high fiber cereal
  • 1 cup of vanilla almond milk
  • a big banana

I also had the apple, but had to wait almost 2 hours before eating it – the cereal was so filling!  I think it may replace the oats for a while because oats have been failing me recently on the fullness factor.

For lunch I was supposed to have free lunch at work… but by the time I got back from my walk it was all gone!  Instead I grabbed some stuff I happened to have on hand:

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  • Chocolate Jocolat bar
  • Dannon yogurt (I don’t really care for these but it was all I had…)
  • an apple (free from work)

Confession: this is the first time I ever had a Larabar!  (Well, Jocolat bar.)  It was decent!  Very very filling.  I think I might prefer my Zbars just because they are more like a cookie/brownie.  But it was still good.  I used to eat the Clif Nectar Bars all the time and I would say those are similar – but I actually prefer the Nectar Bars over this Jocolat bar.

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I had another Larabar for a snack – Peanut Butter Cookie!  This one was quite delicious.  I like it better than the Chocolate one.  I love the ingredients: Dates, Peanuts, Salt.  How awesome is that?  I also had an apple on the side.

For dinner we went to Vietnamese (Pho Vi Hoa – best Vietnamese place ever).  Bobby and I shared these two salads:

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  • Papaya Salad
  • Lotus Root Salad with Fried tofu

I also had some of his (unpictured) pho, which is beef noodle soup.  I had lots of broth, veggies, and a few bites of the lean beef.  It’s quite delicious.

For dessert I went all out again:

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  • 1 chopped apple, 2/3 of a mushy banana
  • lots of whipped cream
  • 1-2 T of pumpkin pecan butter from Williams Sonoma

And I went back for another apple with some whipped cream and a tablespoon of almond butter (unpictured).  I’m kind of sad – I finished the can of whipped cream in 3 days so now I have none.  I’m kind of a whipped cream addict when I get it, so it always goes very quickly.

Happy Saturday!  Today I’m going to do our Christmas cards and I’m SO excited because this is the first year that we’re doing them!  Do you guys send out Christmas cards?

20 Comments on Happy Weekend!

  1. VeggieGirl
    6 December, 2008 at 12:46 pm (6 years ago)

    Great posts, for sure.

    LARABARS!!!!! :-D

    I ALWAYS send out Christmas cards – ’tis the season!! :-)

  2. Jenny
    6 December, 2008 at 1:53 pm (6 years ago)

    Mmm I really want to try the Jocolat Larabars, I enjoy the regular ones, but only occasionally…that chocolate sounds like a real treat though!

    Oh Christmas cards, I love Christmas season, but I hate fighting with my mom over the gross pics she chooses to send out to EVERYONE…haha one of these days I’ll have my way!

  3. Michelle
    6 December, 2008 at 2:18 pm (6 years ago)

    Thanks for the Jocolat Larabar review! I love the PB cookie Larabar! It’s my favorite so far!

    You dinner looks delicious!

    I love sending out Christmas cards! This is my favorite time of year!

  4. Bridget
    6 December, 2008 at 3:29 pm (6 years ago)

    All your different Asian foods always looks SO good, makes me think I should branch out more in my Asian foods :)

    I think the PB Larabar is one of the best! The chocolatey ones just arent as good in my opinion either…I either want chocolate itself or a dried fruts/nut combo…not them together.

  5. polly
    6 December, 2008 at 4:04 pm (6 years ago)

    Hi Maggie!

    I really like your blog. I found you via another blog and I love that you do YOGA! I am a yoga teacher and a food blogger. :) Maybe we can chat down dogs and delish almond butter recipes. ;)

  6. Melissa S.
    6 December, 2008 at 4:12 pm (6 years ago)

    i send out a few christmas cards but not too many…but they’re always hand made!

  7. carolinebee
    6 December, 2008 at 4:59 pm (6 years ago)

    i never do :( but i LOVE getting them- esp. pictures ones! Too bad your free lunch was gone!

  8. Kim
    6 December, 2008 at 5:10 pm (6 years ago)

    I’ve never had a Larabar either..they’re apparenly hard to find where I live, though really I’m probably just not looking hard enough.

    That Vietnamese food looks delicious!

  9. Brittany
    6 December, 2008 at 5:17 pm (6 years ago)

    I’m not a big fan of the Jocalat bars either, but I think peanut butter cookie and coconut cream pie are my favorite!

    I love send and receiving Christmas cards. I just sent mine out yesterday!

  10. Sharon
    6 December, 2008 at 5:21 pm (6 years ago)

    Thanks for sharing the links – definitely going to check those out!

    Have a great weekend Maggie!

  11. Madison Song
    6 December, 2008 at 6:33 pm (6 years ago)

    You are so so sweet =). It feels awesome to have that accomplishment be acknowledged like that. THANK YOU!

    OOH I love papaya salad!! and PHO! yum, that would be so good on a cold day like this.

    Have fun with the Christmas cards! Some years I am really into them, and some years I am not. But when I get into it I get really into it and it is so fun!!

  12. K
    6 December, 2008 at 6:54 pm (6 years ago)

    Great eats and great posts you linked to!

    Hooray for your first larabar :)

    We only send out a hand full of Christmas cards, definitely don’t get crazy with them over here!

  13. Sagan
    6 December, 2008 at 8:41 pm (6 years ago)

    Christmas cards? What are those? :P

    I’ve never had a larabar. Or a clif bar. But I love the looks of the ingredients lists and I’m dying to try them!

  14. HangryPants
    7 December, 2008 at 5:52 am (6 years ago)

    Of course I send Christmas cards! Have fun w/ yours. :D

  15. Lindsay
    7 December, 2008 at 7:16 am (6 years ago)

    i enjoy the larabars much better than the jocolat bars – something about all the chocolate for some reason bothers me even tho i love chocolate!

  16. Simple Meditation Techniques
    7 December, 2008 at 7:57 am (6 years ago)

    You have some excellent content and a compelling writing style – keep up the great work!

  17. Erin
    7 December, 2008 at 8:25 am (6 years ago)

    I stopped sending paper cards last year – now we do e-cards!
    Those are some great posts that you linked. Thanks!

  18. Julia (Santa Barbara Dreaming)
    8 December, 2008 at 3:38 pm (6 years ago)

    Thanks for the yogatoday.com info! I definitely need to check it out!
    The dinner photos are gorgeous! And your dessert photos inspired me to go get some whipped cream yesterday. MMMmmmm. A new addiction.
    Happy Monday!

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