Let’s take a break from all the running and injury chatter to look at lovely pictures of something we can all enjoy…FOOD!
Hope you’re not hungry.
You will be.
Let’s start with breakfast!
I love me some carbs. To stay on the healthier track, I chow down on Kashi blueberry waffles topped with fruit. Whole grains & 6 grams of fiber (for 2) give them some staying power to last the morning. (And, two of them are only 150 calories!)
Snack time beckons next…
I try to steer clear of sugary yogurts, and also stick to the 0% fat, but I finally caved and tried the Dannon Greek Coconut Vanilla flavor. OMG. I wish I had tried it sooner. It’s rich, creamy, coconutty, and tastes quite decadent. Each single size container (~5 oz.) has 160 calories, but you get 11 grams of protein with that.
I’ve mentioned how much I like Luna Bars in my last eats post, and I’ve found a second favorite. This flavor is a delicious mix of sweet and salty. The Peanut Honey Pretzel Luna bar is super yummy, doesn’t taste ‘fake’ like some health bars can, and doesn’t upset my stomach if I eat it right before a post-work run.
I love cheese! I do live in Wisconsin, after all. I try to limit my cheese eating because of all the fat in it, but this is a cheesy snack that will still help you stay light on the scale. Pair some creamy Laughing Cow light cheese wedges with crunchy Pretzel Crisps for an easy snack at your work desk.
Now let’s talk dinnertime.
Have you ever noticed how vibrant red tomatoes are from your own garden, or fresh picked at the farmer’s market? I got a couple giant, rich red juicy tomatoes last week and had to find a good use for them before they shriveled up like the end of summer. Enter this BLT made of dreams. Layer multi grain bread, crispy bacon, cheddar cheese, fresh tomatoes, avocado (the secret ingredient!), salt and pepper, lettuce and a smear of Miracle Whip. DE-LISH.
I’ve heard people talk about grilled corn, but I never tried it until recently… I was going to grill up chicken breasts and sweet potatoes, and wanted to throw some corn on to boil. It was a hot day, though, so I didn’t want to heat up the kitchen. I found an easy guide to grilling corn and now I’m hooked. While cooking, the husks burned off my corn for the most part, which I was a little worried about at first—I kept moving them around and literally blowing out the flames. It was probably a site to see. Ha But I realized the husks burned off quickly so there wasn’t too much flame-age, and I finally just let it go. The end result was such a delicious, smoky flavor in the sweet corn. You have to try it!
And to wash it all down…
Mmm. My wine of choice over the last couple years, this sweet Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling. I can never have just one glass of this vino. It’s my go-to!
The plus side of fall’s return: Pumpkin beer! The Southern Tier Pumking beer is truly the King of pumpkin beers in my book. 😉 It’s spicy, has a lot of pumpkin flavor, but it isn’t overpowering. It’s a bit on the strong side (as in after 2 pints, I kinds feel like my head is a pumpkin), but it’s a darker and full-flavored beer, so it’s a good one to savor and sip.
And if that’s not enough…
Get a load of this brownie.
No really, can you get me a truckload of these brownies? The lady at my farmer’s market who makes these is my favorite. Gooey, fudgey, chocolate-y perfection.
What are some of your favorite eats (or drinks) lately?? Leave a comment and let me know!
Otherwise I’m just going to keep indulging on brownies and pumpkin beer over here…