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Good Finds

I love when I find new foods


I started my morning off with some peanut butter toast thanks to Trader Joes Sprouted Wheat bread.  60 calories per slice, 3 g of fiber, and 5 g of protein.  It had a simple ingredient list: Sprouted wheat, wheat flour, water, honey, wheat gluten, yeast, molasses, and salt.  I believe its good to eat foods that you can not only identify all the ingredients but also pronounce them.  


Mmmm the start of a beautiful day!


Only this could make it better.  Thank you Green Mountain Coffee for getting my through my 8 am statistics class!  Did you know you can order K-Cups through Keurig and get 24 per box instead of 18?  Plus free shipping after $50 in coffee (yes I do drink that much coffee…)  Try it out, I’m stocked for A LOOOOOOOONNNNGGG time.  Join their Coffee Club and you get their discounts. 

Classes went fine today.  Jujin and Yumi took my picture on their iPhone today.  They have an app that matches your facial characteristics with famous Korean actresses, actors, etc…  I look like a 51 year old beautiful Korean actress according to the app.   Yumi couldn’t stop laughing!  They’re too cute.

Lunch didn’t disappoint.  It was also a great find and combo:


V8 Golden Butternut Squash Soup + Amy’s Organic Chunky Tomato Bisque

It’s a 1:1 ratio, nuke it, top with crackers, parm, or croutons.


I had some more Great Harvest bread on the side.  The bread may be expensive, but there is A LOT in that loaf 🙂

Charlie had to go see the vet today.  I have battle wounds from trying to get him in his “house”.  I think he was worried I was going to get rid of him.  His previous owner gave him up because the new cat didn’t like Charlie (awful person.)  It broke my heart to see him shake the whole way.  But the vet was super nice and Charlie seemed to like him.  Thank goodness, phew.


The rest of the afternoon looked like this (intermixed with chatting with my Shawna-na-na!  Miss ya sweetie, can’t wait for the Turkey Trot).  Stat homework, reviewing Biochem notes, and Tweetdeck hehe


Stacy’s Pita Chips and a large honeycrisp apple fueled me. 


Can you see all the delicious cinnamon sugar on that puppy?  mmm mmm satisfies the salty and sweet cravings.  Get a bag…you won’t be disappointed.  Trust me 😉


Since I’ve shared, what foods have you recently discovered??? 


Brain Food and Fun

So, yesterday our class was given a take home exam.  You are probably thinking “Oh great!  Take home…open note!  open book!”  And you would be correct in those assumptions, however if they gave us the exam to take home, how hard are they going to make this thing?!?!

Guess how long the exam was?  4 pages!  Yep FOUR!  The first question took me 5 hours to complete.  Needless to say proper fueling was needed 🙂

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Before tackling the exam, I drank the most delicious “green monster”.  Ok so it wasn’t green, but it definitely had green in it.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Green Monster

  • Frozen Spinach
  • Frozen Strawberries
  • 1 container of 0% Chobani Strawberry Greek Yogurt
  • Light Chocolate Soy Milk
  • 1 banana
  • 1 scoop of Amazing Grass Chocolate
  • 1 TBSP flaxseed

Soooo good!  Too bad I was still sweaty from my run and it made me shiver. 


The new Kings of Leon CD and all my books helped me through the exam.  I had a lot of Green Mountain coffee from my Keurig (the love of my culinary life). 


I also love Blue Diamond almonds, the cinnamon brown sugar variety.  They come in these great bottles, which let you know when you have had 1 oz (an exact portion).  Also the cap holds about an ounce so you can just dump and munch.  Almonds are a great go to snack for people on the go.  They keep you full and supply fiber and protein.  I keep these in my backpack or on my desk for when I feel a hunger pang 🙂


Then look what came for me today as I was just starting to complete the exam!?  A wonderful package from Mom and Dad for me and Charlie.  Yes even Charlie got a Halloween treat!


I have never seen these granola bars before, but with my pumpkin obsession, they should satisfy any craving.  I’ll let you now how they are when I pop them open (I’m still full from lunch).

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Sweet Cajun Trail Mix from Archer Farms (aka Target) is addictive, so I don’t pick it up all that often.  I haven’t had this yummy snack since the spring, so I’m glad Mom and Dad thought of sending some…my hands ripped into it immediately.


Mom wraps things up in the cutest way!  Even Charlie’s kitty snacks were wrapped in a sweet pumpkin bag.

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I think that when you take exams it is a free pass for chocolate.  Like a get out of hell jail free card. 


Charlie was very patient and watched over the pumpkins while I completed my exam.  But when he found his treats in the box from home and discovered the wonder of tissue paper….well all “H E double hockey sticks” broke out.

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He pooped himself out. Now he’s napping as I write this post. 


I made the most delicious sandwich for lunch (more brain fuel) and I’m still full from it (2.5 hours later!)

Pear, Asiago, and Veggie Burger Panini

  • 1/2 pear sliced thin
  • shredded Italian cheeses
  • honey mustard
  • veggie burger (I like Morningstar)
  • 1 whole grain sandwich bun

On the bottom half of the sandwich, put enough shredded cheese to cover the bottom, and then layer on the pear.  The heated veggie burger goes next.  More cheese on top of that (as much as you want).  Spread honey mustard on the top of the bun.  Put the sandwich together and put into a panini press.  Cut in half and ENJOY!


SOOO Yummy :) 


Well I hope everyone is having a wonderful week and you’re gearing up for Halloween.  I have my MONSTER DASH half marathon on Sunday.  Still trying to figure out what to wear.


What’s your Halloween costume this year?

Good Morning!

Happy Fall Morning everyone!



Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats

  • 1/3 cup old fashioned oats
  • 3/4 cup milk (any kind you would like)
  • 2 Tbsp canned pumpkin (I used my own)
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 Tbsp raisins
  • 1.5 tsp walnuts
  • 2 tsp brown sugar

Whisk the first 4 ingredients together. Cover and let sit in the fridge overnight.  In the morning add the raisins, walnuts, and brown sugar.  Mix in and devour!


Good morning sun 🙂 Here’s to you!



“Welcome every morning with a smile.  Look on the new day as another special gift from your Creator, another golden opportunity to complete what you were unable to finish yesterday.  Be a self starter, Let your first hour set the theme of success and positive action that is certain to echo through your entire day.  Today will never happen again.  Don’t waste it with a false start or no start at all.  You were not born to fail.”

Begin October Right


A little bit of Fall went into my coffee this morning 🙂


Sooooo good!  I think I like this Pumpkin Spice creamer more than CoffeeMate (sorry CoffeeMate).


How are you starting your first full week of Fall?  Are you whipping out some pumpkin?  Are you snuggling up with some hot cups of tea?  Are you enjoying the foliage?  I hope its a beautiful week for everyone.

Here’s another way to start your first week of Fall – – Catch up on some recent posts that were written over the weekend.

You’re From the Future

Self Love Challenge #2 (really recommend you visit)




Happy Fall  🙂