A Whole New BowlPosted: April 11, 2011
Good morning, good morning! How’s everyone’s Monday going?! I was pretty darn pleased when I saw that it’s supposed to reach 80 degrees today. Hello, wearing a skirt to work! 🙂
I slept so well last night. Like, so well that when my alarm went off at 5:30, I felt like I had slept in. I was ready to go. I jogged over to the gym and completed 20 minutes of speediness on the stair master and 12 minutes on the elliptical. 12 minutes? I had to leave the gym by a certain time, so that’s just how the cookie crumbled 😉
As I was making my oats this morning, I may have been signing “a whole new bowllll” to the tune of the timeless hit, A Whole New World from Aladdin.
My oats were all kinds of new this morning. Well, the same – only a little different 😉 I finally picked up some chia seeds that I keep reading about all over the place. But to be honest, I was quite disappointed. I don’t get the hype. I could hardly noticed them once they were mixed in. Maybe I did something wrong? I’m not sure!
The other new addition to my oats? Artisana almond butter! 😀
Let me tell you, this almond butter totally made up for the chia’s slack.
The lovely people from Artisana sent me tons of their yummy nut butters to try out. All of their nut butters are raw and organic. I’m not a 100% “clean” eater and I certainly cannot afford to buy all organic food, but I truly appreciate it when I can!
I love these packets. You can bet your sweet buns that these will now be a staple in my lunchbox. They’ll be so easy to use with apples, veggies, or if I make oats in the office. I also love that I don’t have to measure out a serving size. That’s key for me, because PB calories can add up quickly!
I may or may not have eaten the pecan butter straight out of the jar. The consistency is the perfect combination of nutty and smooth. Mmm good!
I have a day full of work and pre-cana meeting. Cory and I are having an “interview” of sorts with a priest tonight to ensure that we’re compatible (the Focus test, for any Catholics out there). Jesus, after almost five years – I hope we pass! 😉
One more thing – I want to give a HUGE shout out to my dear friend and sorority sister, Ashley, for running her first 5K this weekend! I’m so, so proud of her! She’s amazing. She also writes a blog that’s so funny you will cry from laughing so hard. Every time.
Let’s chat – Chia seeds. Love em? Hate em? Have no idea what they are?