I’ve been failing pretty miserably at my clean out the pantry challenge in the past 24 hours. What can I say, sometimes life gets in the way!
First, last night, I scrapped my plans for eggs and yoga when Hanna invited me over for dinner.
(I’m kind of bummed you can’t see the super-cute french braid pigtails Mark did in my hair!)
We went to Whole Foods to get our dinners.
Because I was craving Kombucha but a woman took the last one right before I could get to it (!), I decided to try this coconut probiotic drink.
Thumbs down. It tasted like carbonated coconut vinegar. What you see missing from the bottle above was all I could stomach.
The dinner, however, was a huge thumbs up!
I got a base of brown rice, on top of which I layered roasted vegetables and black beans. YUM! I also got one little plantain. You know, for good measure.
The vegetables were insanely good. Seriously, I want to know their secret.
It didn’t seem like a lot of food, but it was so filling. I couldn’t even finish it!
I failed at my challenge again this morning.
Well, I didn’t fail at breakfast.
Into the mix went:
- 0% Raspberry Chobani
- CranBran VitaTop (I’ve had them in the freezer and this is the first time I’ve tried one)
- spoonful White Chocolate Dreams Peanut Butter
It was good, but I was kind of underwhelmed by the VitaTop.
I got a package of VitaTops because other bloggers rave about them, but I didn’t think the one I tried this morning was anything special. Maybe I need to try a different flavor?
I realized this morning (AKA too late), that I hadn’t thawed or prepared anything for lunch today (kind of crucial during a clean-out-the-fridge/pantry challenge), so I was SOL. The good news was that I had to run an errand right next door to a grocery story anyway, so I picked up a frozen Amy’s dinner.
I didn’t love it at first, but it actually grew on me a lot. At only 290 calories, it packs a lot of good ingredients and even more staying power.
I ended up being pretty impressed! I’d buy it again.
Oh, it’s also Coffee Bean Friday today. I haven’t mentioned this in a while! I moved away from ordering anything interesting lately, not wanting my afternoon snack to consist of sugary (or fake sugary) lattes. I much prefer simple lattes from Starbucks, anyway. (Sorry, Coffee Bean).
Today, I just got a Pomegranate Blueberry Tea.
Keeping it simple, ya know?
I have super fun plans tonight… Claire and I are cooking a multi-course dinner for a friend date! Woo!
What are you doing this weekend? Any fun plans?