Love at First Bite…Times Three
What up party people! That’s my nod to the fact I’m ready for the weekend! Although I’ll be home in Cinci, any time spent with my fabulous family is certainly a party.
Wednesday was one of those days where I loved every single thing I ate. Seriously, everything was delicious.
My first case of “love at first bite” occurred at 9:15 am. As I was dressing for the gym I tried half of this:
With 20 grams of protein and 20 grams of sugar, this was basically a protein candy bar…and I LOVED it! The Clif people have their stuff together! There was a layer of Thin Mint-esque cookie topped with a fudgy chocolate layer, all coated in chocolate:
Bars get a bad rap for being processed, but this worked perfectly for me. Beyond being delicious, eating half before my workout gave me incredible energy without a rumbly tummy and without my burping it up the whole time. Enjoying the second half post-workout helped me make it through choir and home just before my stomach started to growl.
As mentioned above, my workout today was killer. Fifty minutes on the elliptical was used for intervals and assigned reading. Holla to multitasking! After that, I did a ton of ab work, including the always painful planks.
Once sufficiently coated in sweat, I chilled in the library for a while and then headed to choir. We worked on “Ave Maria,” “A Short Alelujah” and “Invocation.” My voice is finally back! It was missing last week, which is beyond frustrating when you’re trying to sing.
By 1:40pm I was showered, dressed in my favorite Herbivore tee and hungry. I’d been toying with a sandwich idea throughout the morning, so I did tha damn thang:
The Honeycrisp was juicy and sweet, the green beans were snappy and the pickle was obviously delicious (pickles can’t help it; it’s a guarantee they’ll be good everytime). The sandwich, though, was bossy. Layered in-between a toasted Arnold thin:
-avocado mashed with pepper and TJ’s Chile sauce
-three TJ’s balls
-mustard (on bottom thin, avo was on top thin)
I’m not normally a sandwich person, but I will be repeating this:
I got dolled up after eating and went to Online Journalism. We discussed the article I mentioned yesterday and then we got to work on our blogs. My second blog will be more focused and probably not as personal, but I think it’s going to be great! I’ll announce its debut when it’s ready!
After class I visited Muffin, and then I went to the cutest little health food shop in Athens, The Farmacy. I gasped when I spied one of these new findings:
New holiday CLIF!!! Clif, Co., how did I not know about this flavor? Cranberry Orange Nut Bread sounds divine! I cannot wait to savor this baby! I’m hoping it’s going to be moan-worthy. (I was also so excited I had to text K and my homegirl to share the joy!)
Instead of digging into another Clif product, I whipped together dinner:
Surprise, surprise. I had yet another “love at first bite” meal. I’ve been wanting to try this flavor of tempeh for a while now, and I am smugly pleased with the flavor. The curry reminded me of the numerous curry lunches I had over the summer. The rest of the mix: romaine, spinach, 1/2 orange pepper, cherry toms, broccoli slaw, balsamic and Parma!
It was a delightful dinner, emphasis on the light. This led me to eat multiples of what you see here:
Now that it’s two hours after I’ve eaten everything you’ve seen, I’m now eating granola and puffed wheat. I’m feeling a tad bottomless today! (Edited to add: I’m now eating mushrooms with Sabra! LOVE.)
I’m off to finish homework and read short stories, but I hope everyone had a delicious hump day and is daydreaming about the weekend already!
Ciao for now,
QUESTION: What do you think of bars? No, not the kind where men try to win you over by buying you drinks. I mean Clif’s, Luna’s, Pure’s, Lara’s, whatevah! If you love them, what’s your favorite? If you don’t like them, why not?
I love bars and I think they work particularly well for college students who are constantly on-the-go. My favorite bars depend on my mood! If I want something small, then a Z-Bar is perfect. If I want something dessert-y, then a Lemon Luna works wonders. For something a bit more substantial, I’m all about the Clif’s and now the Builder’s. Shooo, if Clif needs a model or spokesperson, I’m their woman!
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