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Sticking to bland

This morning, my stomach was still feeling a little weird (probably) from something I did or ate yesterday. So I decided to stick to bland foods for the most part.

For breakfast, my second attempt at a Chocolate Cherry Bomb 🙂

001 This one was much better. Adding the half banana is crucial. This smoothie contained: 1 cup Silk almond milk, 1/2 frozen banana, 1/4 cup frozen cherries, 1 (generous) tbsp cocoa powder and 2 cups of spinach. Yum!

I drank this really early this morning and then went to the gym, so by the time I got to work I was totally hungry again! Note to self: need to invest in some protein powder.

003 Coffee with coconut milk creamer and mixed nuts.

Since I was sort of afraid to eat leftover falafel today, I stuck to easily digestible oatmeal for lunch 🙂

006And more coffee?!


This is getting out of hand. I’m seriously considering a cut back or giving up caffeine for a while. I go back and forth. This is usually the time of year that I quit and then end up heavily addicted again by Fall!

I also had a few sips of this to try and get some more veggies in, but I decided to save it for another day. I like carrot juice a lot, I always get weird looks 😉


Later in the afternoon, I got pretty hungry so I had a Tropical Fruit Tart Larabar. I love this flavor, you can totally taste the orange juice in it, which I like.

007 I added a little PB on the last little nub.

I walked 17 minutes to my car after work (which I also did this morning, plus a 15 minute break walk) and took Suzie for a 45 minute walk when I got home.

This really worked up my appetite! I had a couple of snacks at home before dinner.

Carrot chips + hummus.

009 Leftover popcorn (about 1/3 of the bag).

Someone else noted my snacks besides me 😉


It’s about time to go to girl’s night potluck!

I love Wednesdays. We are having vegetarian chili and I made something awesome to go with it, which I will share with you all later 🙂

Hope my stomach is getting back to normal. I don’t like having anything unsettled in that area!

National Sweet Potato Day

Do you guys know that April 5th is National Sweet Potato Day? That’s cause for celebration…more on that later!

This morning, I tried a new green-ish smoothie that I’d seen all over the blog world: the Chocolate Cherry Bomb!

002 My version contained: 1 cup Silk almond milk, 1/2 cup frozen cherries, 2 tbsp cocoa powder, 1 tsp agave, and about 2.5 cups of spinach.

I actually had a little trouble with this one. My blender was dirty and I didn’t feel like cleaning it out so I used my food processor, which did not “process” this as well as I would’ve liked. I also think I used too much cocoa powder.

001BUT…it was still really good and I can’t wait to tweak it and make it again.

Mid-morning, I snacked on some nuts with coffee 🙂

003For lunch, I made a salad with carrots, a leftover chickpea patty, and some pine nut hummus.

004I loved how green this lettuce was. So much better than some of the others I’ve had recently.

I also ate a juicy orange with lunch. I just realized I got quite a bit of orange in my diet today!

005 Oranges are quite a pain in the butt to peel but so worth it. Yum!


Then later, before my workout, I had my first Larabar since I gave them up for Lent back in February!

007 It was delicious!

The whole experience allowed me to learn how to live without something and now that it’s back in my life, I don’t need to eat them so much that the special-ness wears off. I only bought two bars to have this entire week!

For dinner, I had only one thing on my mind. Couscous!


I love couscous and every now and then I get a big craving for it, which is usually when I go ahead and buy some. It doesn’t have as much fiber as other grains, but it sure it tasty!

010And of course, I had a sweet potato in honor of National Sweet Potato Day (thanks Lindsay for letting me now about this important food holiday)!

012 Oh yeah, and some kidney beans for protein 🙂

009 After dinner, I sipped on a Pom + Seltzer.

013 I’ll probably have a snack later but I’m not sure what yet. Dinner was so good, I don’t think much could live up to that 😉

What was the best thing you ate today?