I am staring at the chipped nail polish on my fingernails right now wondering what I should say to you all this evening. For some reason my brain is a little mushy at the moment. I am really in the mood to crawl in bed and read - my new book has me quite intrigued.
Well at least I can recap the rest of my eats for you.
My afternoon snack started with cottage cheese (less than 1/2 cup - that was all I had left) and a Z Bar. I was still feeling hungry so I sliced a golden delicious apple and ate the whole thing - it was so sweet and yummy (yeah, no picture - sorry- it was a typical golden yellow skinned, round, about the size of my fist).
For dinner I was really in the mood for a sweet potato - one of the best things on the planet in my opinion. I sliced it into rounds then baked it in a 400 degree oven for 40 minutes or so - I really just kept checking till it was browned. My, my, my - it was sweet and crispy. AND I didn't even season this baby - mother nature at her best.
I ate my sweet potato with a piece of whole wheat swiss cheesy toast. A very simple, clean and satisfying meal.
If you haven't noticed by now, I don't really keep a lot of "dessert" foods in my house. My huz & D like to indulge in a piece of dark chocolate most nights. Right now they are working their way through the Halloween candy bowl. That is why I often create "dessert" out of healthy ingredients that I always have on hand. Cereal and yogurt are usually the stars of the dish. I really enjoy a nice healthy and not too sweet ending to the day. Don't get me wrong, I love ice cream, frozen yogurt and sorbet, but I would feel so crummy if I ate that stuff EVERY night. I don't eat packaged cookies - most contain milk ingredients - and I have never really been one to eat those sort of things. I would much rather have a homemade cookie/ brownie. If I am going to indulge I want it to be worth it. With that being said here is what I threw together as my "happy ending" to the day; 1/2 cup greek yogurt, a few tablespoons unsweetened applesauce, TJ's High Fiber cereal, Kashi Heart 2 Heart, Cinnamon Puffins and a 1/2 tablespoon each of Naturally Nutty Butter Toffee PB and Chocolate Sunflower Seed Butter - I love my nut butters.
I am off to remove my yucky looking polish - my fingers look a bit ragged like this. Nail polish never lasts on my nails because I wash my hands a billion times a day - that is mommyhood for you.
I hope you all had a great day. See you in the AM.