Posts tagged ‘grocery store’

June 16, 2011

Mini baking kick

If you read this blog regularly you know I am pretty much obsessed with peanut butter… Like SUPER obsessed. If I could marry peanut butter, I would. But I haven’t craved peanut butter in 3 weeks. 3 WEEKS!? I told myself this morning if I didn’t want it by the end of the weekend I was clearly sick and needed to see a doctor.

When 3 pm hit today I had a craving… A sweet intense craving for my one and only.

Finally… It was just as good as I remember 🙂 After a couple of finger dips into the jar and a couple of crazy looks from the girls I nanny for we decided to make a treat with the couple of drops I left in the jar 😉

Unfortunately I only had my iPhone today so you will have to deal with these pictures and trust me that when I say this is DEFINITELY my new favorite snack.

Peanut Butter Granola Balls

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup natural peanut butter
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 cup rice krispies
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1 Tbsp. flax seeds
  • 1/4 cup raisins

Directions

  • Add honey, peanut butter and butter to sauce pan and heat until melted
  • Pour into oats, flax, rice krispies and raisins.
  • Mix well
  • Spray a mini cupcake pan with non-stick spray
  • Spoon mixture into pan

(This should have made 24…but someone must have eaten some “batter”)

  • Chill for 15 minutes until set
  • Store in refrigerator

I want to figure out the calorie count for these babies. Or maybe I dont…because I had 4? All that matters to me is that my love for peanut butter is BACK! I’m clearly loving mini sized baked treats lately…

None of my other meals were blog worthy… Cereal, Salad, Fish Tacos w/ veggies, fruit…  you know. I woke up at 5am for Body Pump and we did the newest release. I really liked the music and everything about it besides the man next to me who is an extreme grunter. He also takes the Bootcamp class I take on Tuesday mornings… He grunts there as well Super. Awkward.

After work I hit up Trader Joe’s – What I always fear of happening…happened.

OK, so it’s nothing crazy or traumatizing… But I don’t appreciate having to cart my groceries around like a baby.

I spent Around 55 dollars and got all of this

Noteworthy items from this shopping trip include:

Huge Watermelon for $2.99

Mini Ice Cream Cones – Gotta get my dessert in! 70 calories each 🙂

Chicken-Less Stuffed Cutlet. This looks verrry good to me? Anyone ever had them?

Lentils and Spiced Soybeans

anddd that’s about it. The rest of the items were my normal buys: fruits, vegetables, yogurt, mojo bars and rice cakes. My life is exciting.

Something that is exciting?? I MOVE IN TWO WEEKS!!!! I guess I should start seriously packing??

Something else that is exciting?? This Saturday I’m going out with my girlfriends for one last night in Baltimore. We’re having sushi and then heading to a local club. Sunday I will be with my family for one last family get together before I move. Lots of good food, good company and hugs going on this weekend 🙂

I have to work an Absolut Event tomorrow night so I won’t be posting until Monday! Have a great weekend.

QUESTIONS: What was your favorite buy at the grocery store this week? Any grunters at the gym??

December 28, 2010

Blueberries galore

I think I’m finally feeling back to normal! Especially after my ridiculous 12 hours of sleep last night…

I woke up too late for a workout – so it was another quick breakfast. I had shopping to do!

Headed to a few of my favorite stores – South Moon Under, J. Crew & Nordstrom to name a few. Below are the items I received… I don’t want to say bought because I got it all for free 🙂

Hmm.. I just noticed everything was black. That’s not like me! The dress is for New Years… It’s the total opposite from what I posted before. But, at this point I really don’t have time to be picky. Sooo that’s that.

Can my shopping count as my workout? Just kidding… But you do burn 137 calories PER HOUR while shopping! That’s why I do it so much..Duh. When we got back from the mall I jumped on the elliptical for a pathetic 35 minutes. I also did a Pilates ab video for 10 minutes. I need to step it up!

Lunch was leftovers – Turkey Chili with Greek Yogurt & VitaMuffin Cornbread

Not to toot my own horn – But i make really good chili. Beep Beep.

After work I headed to the grocery store… I know a lot of people despise this chore – But I absolutely LOVE it. I live for it. On average I spend about 2 hours there each time I go. I enjoy reading the labels and going up and down every single aisle…at least twice. You never know what you might miss the first time around! No matter what store I go to I ALWAYS and I mean ALWAYS get the broken cart. If I didn’t I would think it was my lucky day and run to play the lottery. It was so bad this time that at least 5 people commented on it. “Wow that noise has to be annoying you”, “Oh you poor thing, how did you get stuck with that one?!”. It doesn’t bother me anymore. I’m quite used to it. I got a lot of goodies at the grocery store but I couldn’t decide between these 3 which one of these was my favorite.

Chocolate Whipped Cream, Adult Gummy Vitamins & Organic Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter? How is a girl to choose. First of all…How did I not think of Chocolate Whipped Cream. Ugh, I could be rich by now! Secondly, you should know that I busted open the Gummy Vitamins in the car in the parking lot on my way home. Is there such thing as taking too many Vitamins? Because with the way these taste I could definitely eat the jar in one sitting. And last but not least…There really is no better combination than Peanut Butter and Chocolate so I can only imagine that this tastes amazing. Unfortunately, I will have to wait until tomorrow to find out. So the winner for now is the Vitamins.

Dinner took about 4 minutes to make. A leftover piece of grilled chicken with some melted mozzarella on a sandwich thin topped with spinach and drizzled with buffalo sauce. I REALLY wanted sweet potato fries with this but decided to reach for the veggies since I can guarantee I wont see much of those in Boston.

Anything with buffalo sauce gets the stamp of approval from me. I also had some dessert – I crave something cold or chocolatey every night as my last meal. Tonight I was craving both…So I made this!

Triple Chocolate Dairy Free Pudding…topped with blueberries of course. It’s possible that I might turn into a blueberry shortly! You may or may not know that I am lactose intolerant…but that doesn’t stop me from eating ice cream, yogurt or anything else dairy. The only problem is i definitely pay for it… So sometimes I switch it up to avoid the excruciating pain (see what i do for you ice cream!!). This is beyond tasty – it’s delectable, luscious, sumptuous, and mmmm I’ll think of more once I’m finished licking the bowl. Enjoy 🙂

Triple Chocolate Dairy Free Pudding –Yields 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • Pinch salt
  • 3 cups cold Chocolate Soymilk
  • 1/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract

In a large pot, whisk together the sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and salt. Add the Soymilk, whisking until smooth. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, whisking continuously. Lower the heat and simmer gently, whisking continuously, for 5 to 10 minutes or until the pudding is thick. (Consider this a workout and give yourself an extra scoop of pudding) Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the chocolate chips and vanilla. Serve the pudding warm, or scoop it into a bowl, press a piece of plastic wrap onto the surface of the pudding (to prevent a skin from forming) and refrigerate until ready to serve.

This recipe was from a cookbook I got this Christmas called “Go Dairy Free” – I wanted to substitute Stevia for the sugar but I wasn’t sure the exact measurements – Maybe next time! If anyone knows how that works, feel free to fill me in 🙂

Goodnight! Can someone roll me to bed?

Questions:

Have you done any after Christmas shopping?

Do you enjoy or dread the Grocery store?