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Gorgeous Day

 

Yesterday I received a package from Teri at Amazing Grass!  

Check out Amazing Grass’s mission statement from their About Us page:

To help people lead healthier more active lives by achieving their full potential through better nutrition. We strive to educate the world by spreading the word about the amazing benefits of cereal grasses. Amazing Grass will spare no resources or expense to produce nutritionally superior products with the highest quality organic cereal grasses available anywhere in the world.

They were generous enough to send me TWO samples of each superfood and one of each bar, you can just guess how excited I was to try all of these!

It’s definitely going to take me a while to get through them all but I had a chance to try TWO packets thus far.

As I was making my overnight oats last night I had a brilliant  ingenius idea to incorporate the CHOCOLATE SUPERFOOD into my oats!

I combined:

  • 1/3 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 packet of CHOCOLATE GREEN SUPERFOOD

and then added:

  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 banana, 1/2 sliced thick and 1/2 pureed
  • 1 tbsp flax
  • pinch salt
  • 1 tsp agave

It was DELICIOUS!  The chocolate superfood make it taste like dessert for breakfast!  I’m definitely making this combo again, and might mix it with just yogurt for dessert.

I think I’m going to call ’em Chocolate Cream Pie Overnight Oats!

I also tried the KIDZ SUPERFOOD Wild Berry Flavor straight up with 4 – 6 ounces of water in a wine glass:

The flavor was good and I think it would have tasted better with juice or in a smoothie.  It wasn’t the tastiest thing I’ve ever dranken but for something so dang healthy it was GREAT!

Ingredient List:

Amazing Grass Kidz SuperFood phyto-nutritous fruit and vegetable blend: organic wheat grass, organic barley grass, organic alfalfa, asparagus, lima beans, green peas, kale, kiwi, organic spinach, organic broccoli, brussel sprouts, green beans, zuichini, apricots, organic carrots, mangos, pineapple, sweet potatoes, tangerines, yellow squash, organic yumberry, pomegranates, raspberries, guavas, cranberries, red cabbage, cherries, tomatoes, beets, plums, purple grapes, blueberries, organic evaporated cane juice, organic inulin, organic oat fiber, natural flavors, organic guar gum, stevia, probiotics (L. Acidophilus) and vegetable juice for coloring (from carrots and hibiscus).

I have yet to try the rest but will be posting reviews as I do!

Company values 10/10

Taste – Chocolate superfood 10/10

Taste- Kidz Wild Berry 6.5/10

Nutrition (both) 10/10

For lunch, in honor of St. Patty’s Day I took HEAB‘s idea of green eggs & blended 3 cups of spinach and 1/2 cup egg beaters in a blender and then cooked them in a pan:

(This almost looks like something that is also GREEN but illegal, no?  hehe.)

I’ve never made spinach & eggs like this but I’ve read that blending greens makes them easier to digest so I suppose this was much needed after my 5 mile run outside 🙂

It is so gorgeous outside today, I’m quickly posting this and then going to enjoy the day outside 🙂

By the way:

Here’s the answer to Yesterday’s post with the 7 things- one true:

1.  I’ve never had an unnatural color in my hair. Nope, I’ve had PURPLE in it when I was in high school!

2.  I like to drink coffee, but I’m in no way addicted to caffeine.  I am TOTALLY addicted to caffeine.  Talk about caffeine headaches..

3.  I love all sorts of melons. Melons are the only fruit that I don’t like.

4.  I’ve never been to Europe. I’ve been to Poland, Austria, Germany, & Italy

5.  I have 7 sisters and 2 brothers, all older than me! I have 1 younger sister and 2 older half sisters.

6.  I’m Irish, French, & 1/8 Native American. 100% Polish Princess right here

7.  Nothing scares me more than the LSAT, tornadoes, and spiders.  Yep I’m planning on going to law school and am terrified of the LSAT & have always been scared of tornadoes and spiders….yuck!


What are you scared of?  Something interesting and unique or a typical fear like mine?!


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I’m A Total Eggslut

On the radio yesterday the DJ was talking about how there’s this sound at such a high frequency that only people under 25 can hear it:

I’m 21 and I can hear it.  Click here for the sound and let me know if you can hear it and how old you are!

As Anthony Bourdain would say, I’m a total eggslut.

In lieu of ripe bananas for oats this morning I opted to make scrambled eggs with spinach

A guilty pleasure of mine is filling out questionaire things for blogs, much like this one that I got from Jen:

So – HAVE YOU EVER….

1)  Walked out of a movie in the theatre?

 Yes!  My freshman year of high school Texas Chainsaw Massacre came out and I went to go see it with a few friends, needless to say I was a scaredy cat and spent the entirety of the movie in the hallway.  I’m still not much of a scary movie fan!

2) Spontaneously bought/watched a movie that was out years ago…but brings up “sentimental” feelings?

Ohhh man, there are many movies that bring up sentimental feelings.  Clueless was a movie that I loved growing up and it was funny watching it recently because there was so much that I just didn’t get in the movie when an elementary-schooler.  10 Things I Hate About You and Drive Me Crazy (gotta love Adrien Grenier), also. 

3) Had a major celebrity/athlete/singing crush “back in the day”?

Justin Timberlake from NSYNC, Kevin from Backstreet Boys, & Leonardo DiCaprio because of Titanic and The Beach!

4) Called in “sick”/made an excuse to work or cancelled an appointment/meeting/get-together with friends, co-workers, etc. (but you weren’t actually?!)…

Of course, everyone needs a personal day for one reason or another.

5) Just come home from work – when you should be going to the gym/doing some activity/being productive…and instead plopped on your butt with FOOD and a book/TV, a bath, some music….and just completely VEG OUT and become a LAZY BUTT…but not give 2 damns’??

YES.  & I am not ashamed. 🙂

6) Had a HORRIBLE hair-cut that made you want to cry or hide out for, well, a year until it grew out?

Hasn’t everyone?  Haha.

7) Had your Heart broken? How did you deal with it?

I’ve had what I thought was my heart broken at the time but looking back, it was just me being overdramatic about something that really wasn’t important.  I’ve never actually had my heart broken.

8)Wanted to look like or BE another celebrity?

Guilty.  I’ve wanted to look like  Zooey Deschanel, Kate Moss, and Keira Knightley.  I don’t think I’d enjoy being a celebrity, I’d hate not being able to go anywhere without paparazzi present and body guards near.

If you’ve stumbled upon my blog please stop and say “Hi!” and/or answer all or any of the above have-you-ever’s!

Want to know something else random about me?  Ask it in a comment!

One healthy Apple is having a giveaway here, also a books & bars giveaway here!  & another  Chia seed giveaway here! & a naturally nutty giveaway here!

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TGIF B-Fast & Pancake Roll-Ups

Today has been a good day so far!

I’m planning on participating in an archaeological field school in Peru this summer and I got a letter from the Anthro department at my school that I was awarded a $500 research scholarship! I am incredibly happy about it- field schools are expensive and this will be tremendously helpful with funding.

Also, I went to a really cool lecture today about Underwater Archaeology in Ghana. I decided last minute to go and I’m very glad that I did. While underwater archaeology is something that I would NOT want to pursue (it involves scuba diving and I would not be comfortable doing field work under water!) it was very interesting to learn about because I really knew nothing about it before the lecture. The archaeologist that came to speak, Dr. Kira Kaufmann, is involved in historic archaeology and the time of European colonization in Africa, which is also something I’m not too familiar with. Most of the archaeology classes I’ve taken have stopped at the historic period and only cover prehistory.

I fueled this day of classes & lecture with overnight oats for breakfast!
A little different than my usual, they contained

  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup Oikos
  • pinch salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp agave
  • 1 banana
  • 3 tbsp flax

Twas DELISH!

I eat a lot of fruit a day and rarely post pictures of it.. So here’s a couple oranges that I had with breakfast 🙂

Katie is having a Pancake Roll-Up Contest and I was thinking long and hard about what kind of pancakes I wanted to make…..

After hours and hours a while of thinking, I finally decided what to make for a late lunch/early dinner.

Egg White Pancakes Roll Ups with a Portabello-Spinach-Onion-Garlic filling 🙂

For the filling, (I don’t measure out vegetables when I’m cooking them, so I’ll just list the ingredients I used):

  • a hell of a lot of spinach, washed
  • copious amounts of mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 small onion, chopped (the tears were flowing!)
  • 1 clove of garlic, smooshed and mashed
  • lots of curry
  • lots of paprika

I first sauteed the mushrooms, onion, and garlic in EVOO and then added spinach, curry, and paprika.

Then once the filling was well on it’s way, I measured out 1 cup of egg whites, took 2 small pans with EVOO and put 1/2 cup of egg whites in each pan.

I flipped the eggs over when they were finished on one side & then prepared them in roll-up fashion 🙂

Okay so they’re not technically pancakes, but they’re pancake-like and delicious so who cares?  right?!

Whenever I think of different ways of making eggs (sunny side up, scrambled, poached, over easy, over medium, over hard….etc) I always think of The Runaway Bride and how Julia Robert’s character, Maggie, always said her favorite eggs were the same as whoever she was dating/engaged with and eventually, with Richard Gere’s character’s help I’m sure, figures out how she really likes her eggs:

 “I love Eggs Benedict, I hate every other kind. I hate big weddings with everybody staring. I’d like to get married on a weekday while everybody’s at work. And when I ride off into the sunset, I want my own horse. “

How do you like your eggs? I like them over hard or hard-boiled 🙂

 

By the way, the one truth about me in my “4 lies & 1 truth” post last night was unfortunately #3…  it eventually happens to every runner sooner or later 🙂

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Dinner & a Getting-To-Know-You Game

Whenever I say “getting to know you” I immediately think of Julie Andrews in The King & I

Anyone else or is that just me?  Well, I decided to do a little game with my dinner post today:

Four Lies & One Truth

I’m listing 5 things about myself, one of which is true.  Try and guess which one is true, and list your own four lies and a truth in a comment 🙂

I’ll also post the answer tomorrow morning but try and guess & I’ll try and guess yours!

1.  My favorite food while growing up with a PB&J sandwich

2.  I was once left behind by accident at a truck stop bathroom in Tennessee home-alone style.

3.  I’ve had an experience with runner’s trots.

4.  I lived for 3 years in a Cambodian Buddhist Wat

5.  My favorite food is bacon flavored everything, bacon cupcakes, bacon ice cream..etc

If you’re stopping by to read some of my blog, please comment 🙂  I’d love to “meet” you!  


Now on to the delicious meal I made for dinner:

On Tuesdays & Thursdays I have class from 7 am to 4 pm, without a long break between any of my classes so I usually eat a ridiculously large breakfast and then snack on 2 or 3 granola/larabars/or clif bars, and then come home to an earlier dinner.

Today I felt like eggs after seeing an egg sandwich on Ashley‘s blog earlier today.  Unfortunately I had no bread 😦

So I roasted brussel sprouts and asparagus with EVOO, lemon pepper, and sea salt and scrambled 5 egg whites (I need my protein!)

I then combined the roasted veggies with the eggs in the pan and added a bit of soy sauce.  (soy sauce = love)

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Who Says You Can’t Have Eggs For Dinner?

For dinner today I had sauteed spinach and portabellos, with 3 servings of egg beaters with curry & paprika on top of 5 roasted red potatoes.  Nom nom nom..

Here are the potatoes on the bottom of the bowl:

& the finished product:

Well, I’ve got lots of studying to do tonight:

  • Reading Ancient North America textbook
  • Cajamarca regional culture project for my Archaeology of the Andes class
  • Reading articles on the Phillipines for my Peoples & Cultures of Insular Southeast Asia class
  • & I’ve also got to hit the gym tonight! 

also… Eat, Move, Love is having a Luna Bar Giveaway!    Luna bars taste like such a guilty pleasure but there’s no guilt involved!

How do you like your eggs?

What’s your favorite breakfast food to eat at a socially unacceptable time? 😉

Do you eat non-breakfast food for breakfast? 

What’s your favorite Luna Bar?

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Early Sunday Morn’

I woke up quite early this morning, 7 am, and couldn’t get back to sleep.  So, instead, I decided to brew a pot of coffee and make breakfast!  (I’m always hungry for breakfast!)

My first choice was to make oatmeal but since my bananas were still green, something with eggs seemed to be more fitting.

I decided to make a Sauteed Spinach Scramble.

First, I sauteed spinach (spinach is so low calorie that I don’t ever measure it, I just put a tablespoon of EVOO and pile as much spinach as I can on top)

I saute the spinach until it is wilted down and then proceed to add 1 cup of Southwestern Egg Beaters (the type of eggs depends on what I have in the fridge, I prefer the carton of egg whites but ordinary eggs or egg beaters works, too)

I also toasted a hearty piece of TJ Whole Wheat Naan, which is my absolute favorite.  Great flavor, texture, and goes well with everything!

After plating the eggs, and topping them off with some paprika, the end result looked like this:

& a closer look:

Bon appetit!

250 calorie Naan, 100 calorie eggs, 100 calorie spinach = 450 breakfast!

Well, I’m off to do some studying, here is a glimpse of what I’ll be reading today:

“The Cities of the Ancient Andes” for my South American Archaeology course!

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