Friday, August 28, 2009

Hungry Friday

I had a hungry day today! I got up and immediately ate a piece of Rudi's Organic cinnamon raisin toast with a very light spread of Lee Iacocca butter (yes, he makes heart healthy butter now!). After digesting for a bit I laced up and hit the pavement for an eight mile run.

Three miles into my run I got the shakes. My blood sugar dropped too low so I hightailed it back home for more food. I threw together a bowl of 0% Fage, a diced plum, a sprinkle of Honest Foods granola plank and a drizzle of raw honey for an extra glucose boost. As soon as I was done eating I continued my run and logged another three miles, for a total of six, with my plum dancing around my stomach. I cut my run short of the planned eight miles since my mid-run pit stop put me behind schedule. I had to get out the door to yoga class for a nice stretch.

I stopped by Starbucks on my way home from yoga and got a small latte. I love starting my day with a good workout.

Several hours later I was hungry for lunch. I decided on a loaded veggie burger with raw veggies and a few pretzel sticks on the side.

This may have been the best veggie burger I've ever made. I used my last sprouted grain bun and topped it with swiss, avocado, onion, lettuce and spicy brown mustard.

I drank a 10 calorie vitamin water with lunch for a change of pace. I usually drink water. I love this flavor, it reminds me of jello.

Around 5:00 pm I was hot and antsy. I wanted a pina colada but I was still working and I don't have any liquor in the house so I settled on what I'm calling a Cherry Lime Cooler. It hit the spot!

I blended the following ingredients...

- lots of ice
- small scoop of 0% Fage yogurt
- large squirt of key lime juice
- dollop of black cherry preserves
- large splash of 1% milk
- large splash of water
- sprinkle of raw sugar

And I topped the result with some organic whipped cream and a maraschino cherry!

It was cool, creamy, guilt free deliciousness.

I enjoyed my Cherry Lime Cooler on the couch while my dog stared at me.

Chris and I went out for a late dinner at a local Thai restaurant. Of course I forgot my camera, so Chris graciously snapped these dinner photos on his phone. I started with a glass of Chardonnay.

And for a starter I got the vegetarian tofu fresh rolls with peanut dipping sauce. I also ate two pieces of Chris's tempura broccoli.

And for my entree I ordered tofu green curry with brown rice. It was pretty good. I ate most of the rice and about 1/3 of the curry. Some of the veggies had a strange fishy flavor.

When we left the restaurant it was POURING rain and we did not park nearby since we had planned on taking an after dinner stroll. Chris was sweet and ran to the car and pulled it around for me. What a guy!

When we got home I made Chris a Cherry Lime Cooler for dessert! He loved it, but requested more cherry next time. As I heard his straw hit the bottom of the cup he asked "How bad is this for me?" I was pleased to report that besides the bit of sugar it's actually GOOD for you! That's the kind of dessert I like!