Good evening friends! I’m gonna make this a quickie so that I can go kick some booty in Wii Mario Cart – our nightly family time.
We did not end up going to my sis’s house today because they had other plans. No worries, turns out I had the date of the meeting that I am supposed to talk to the girls about healthy eating. I need my material for the next meeting in two weeks. I have such a hard time keeping my schedule straight even though I own a monthly planner. Oh the life of a mommy.
Lunch was a salad – lettuce, red pepper, zucchini and a piece of swiss cheese.
I also had Barilla Whole Grain Penne. Shocking!!! I know, I actually ate pasta. Usually I am not a fan of pasta but I am trying to mix up the grains that I eat and by that I mean not eat so much processed bread products (english muffins, pita, wraps – you get the idea). I actually enjoyed this brand, it is a bit nutty and has a little chew (as long as you don’t over cook it I presume).
I topped my pasta with a bit of Palmieri sauce. The slogan was what really drew me to look at it – “For people who know sauce”. This was the first time I’ve had this stuff and it was TASTY!!! I tend to not be too keen on jarred sauces since they usually contain tons of sodium. This sauce only has 170 mg in 2/3 cup and I did not even need that much to coat my pasta. I bought it at Stop & Shop in case you feel the desire to try it.
I really like the short list of ingredients and NO SOY – yahoo!!! Charlie really likes one of Trader Joe’s sauces but it contains soy so I can’t partake in that one. This one seriously tastes like it was homemade. It does not have all kinds of chunks in it either – I am a not of fan of huge pieces of tomato ends in my sauce.
I ended the meal with an apple and a tbsp of sunflower seed butter.
For a little excursion this afternoon I took D to Borders so that he could buy something with the gift cards he got for Christmas and his birthday. Of course he chose Legos. Looks like I know what I will be doing tomorrow.
Dinner was chicken – yes, I’m giving it another chance. I bought some at Whole Foods the other day – the kind that requires very little trimming. That is one task that turns my stomach and then I can’t even think about putting the chicken on my plate.
I also had some pumpkin oats. I cooked up 1/2 a cup of oatmeal with water, cinnamon and stevia. There was a full cup of pumpkin stirred in at the end. My toppers were PB2 and sunflower seed butter. Nothing like a warm filling bowl of oatmeal to satisfy this girl.
Ok bloggies, I am off to spend some quality time with the gents. I hope you have a great night. See you tomorrow.