Hey blog friends. I hope you have been enjoying your day. D and I ventured out of the house in search of a Foam Roller and he really has his heart set on finding a Snow Trooper – Rocco has one so he NEEDS one too. We were unsuccessful in the search for the Trooper but I did find a Foam Roller. It came with an instructional DVD so I might try it out tonight. A little evening stretching sounds really nice right about now. Of course my little man did not come home empty handed. Toys R Us is now selling a 6 pack of Battlefront Clones – yeah the kid is spoiled – don’t judge.
Here is the eats for the day.
My AM snack was 2 Raw Donut Holes – these things are delicious. D asked if he could have a bite – I think he thought that they were real donuts but then he knows that I don’t eat donuts and asked what was in it. I confessed that they were made of dates and almonds – he then refused to try a bite.
For lunch I made the usual salad – lettuce, cabbage slaw, zucchini, 1 hard boiled egg, 1 hard boiled egg white, TJ’s salsa verde and Rice Crisps. I also had plain Greek yogurt with lots of cinnamon. My sweet ending was 2 Crispy PB Balls – they are insanely good and I must refrain from gobbling them all up.
This afternoon I snacked on a Cocoa Mole Larabar. I love the heat and sweet that this bar delivers.
When it came time to make dinner I did a little experimenting. I wanted to use the Nutritional Flakes that I bought a while ago so I decided to make a dressing with it. Into the Vita-Mix went 1/4 cup water, 3 tbsp Nutritional Flakes (thankfully the container I purchased was Gluten Free), about a tbsp raw cashews, a splash of Apple Cider Vinegar and a little shake of Garlic Powder.
I poured the dressing over a bed of lettuce and baby spinach. I also added pumpkin and Tortilla chips to the salad. This dressing had a whopping 10 grams of protein. You can still see little chunks of the cashews – it was really tasty.
I had 2 Corn Thins with a piece of melted Swiss cheese. There was no way that the salad was going to fully satisfy me.
Dessert was an apple and 3 Crispy PB Balls. Would it be naughty if I went and had another? :) I just might before the night is over. I would really like to have a nice warm cup of tea with it – my house is feeling a bit chilly at the moment.
My guys are having a little bonding time while playing their favorite Lego Star Wars Wii game. Those 2 are addicted to that game.
I will give you a report on how the Foam Roller works out when I post in the AM. I am really looking forward to the IT Band Stretch. It is really going to feel good after one of my long runs. I was reading that as you get older your flexibility decreases so that is why it is so important to stretch. I have admitted to being bad about my stretching but the last few weeks I have not worked out without beginning or ending with a little bit of a stretch routine. I guess that I am just getting old - I will be 30 this summer – ugh!!!!
Well I hope you have a lovely evening. See you tomorrow.
EDIT: I know that I said I would report in the AM but I wanted to let you know that I did use the Foam Roller for 40 minutes – yeah, my muscles needed stretching. It was great and sometimes painful – that darn IT Band. I am opting for a pear as a snack instead of the Crispy PB Ball. Have a good night.