No babbling/whining/venting today… I’m just gonna get straight to the eats!
Breakfast was a Breakfast Cookie and a big strawberry. In the cookie: 1/3 cup old-fashioned oats, 1/2 scoop Jillian Michael’s Vanilla Creme Protein Powder, cinnamon, pinch of salt, 1 Tbsp crunchy raw almond butter, 1/2 smashed banana, splash of almond milk. I really liked the texture of this cookie (it was “wetter” than my previous cookies). I’m not sure if I liked the banana in there, though, which is probably what it made it more moist, but yeah. I just kept thinking of the mushy, gloppy texture of the banana as I was eating…
Lunch was pretty much a clone of yesterday’s salad. Everything was the same except the leftover salmon instead of chicken and Annie’s Light Honey Mustard Vinaigrette instead of homemade balsamic vinaigrette. I have to say, yesterday’s combination was better! I think the balsamic would have paired much better with the salmon. This was still really good, though.
After lunch, I decided I needed to wander around Super Target for a few things. Good idea / bad idea. Of course I spent waaay too much money, but I made some great foodie finds! I’ve been drooling over these two items that I constantly see in blogs, but haven’t been able to find them till now: Cookie Dough Luna Protein bars and Greek Olive Sabra!!! I haven’t tried the hummus yet, but you can bet I tore right into one of those bars the second I walked in the door. The inside reminded me of the nougat inside a Three-Musketeers bar, and the chocolate coating wasn’t overly sweet. There were also a few little crunchies inside with the nougat and chocolate chips. YUH-UMMM. Best part is they’re under 200 calories!
Dinner was a new chicken recipe I found over on Macaroni and Cheesecake. Click the link for the recipe. I followed the recipe exactly. Hoooly crap, this was the best meal I’ve made in a long time! The sauce was extremely flavorful, and the taste was spot-on to the real thing that you’d get in a Chinese restaurant. It was a teeeeny bit on the hot side from the cayenne, so I would cut down on that next time. There will be a next time for this dish, believe me!! Please, do yourself a favor, and go make this!!