Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Big Eats!

Morning is no fun! I'm still having a hard time getting up at 6 a.m. in the dark. When I get big daughter off to school, I just want to crawl back into bed. As a matter of fact, big daughter asked me what I do after I drop her at the bus stop and I told her that I go exercise. She said she would go back to bed if she were me! I just love her so much!!! Some mornings I wish I could :) But, the princess life is not for me, so I headed to the elliptical. About 5 minutes into it, I realized something felt different. Whoops, I forgot to put on my sports bra! The girls were dancing up a storm, free to fly this way and that with nothing holding them back! Shear laziness and fear that I may not return to the frigid basement kept me from running up and retrieving the proper attire needed for bouncing. It was an interesting workout for sure:)



Then, it was time for a hearty breakfast of Ezekiel Sprouted Grain English Muffin (I bought the plain flavor in addition to the Cinnamon Raisin) topped with a wedge of Laughing Cow Light and a Yerba Mate Latte for a great 3 POINT breakfast...








I met up with Mom and Gram to do some shopping for Gram's new apartment. We made a mid-shop pit stop at Panera Bread for lunch. I went with the "you pick two" of black bean soup, a half Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich and an apple. I realized when I got there that I forgot my camera! Bad Food Blogger!!!! So here's some tiny pics that I gleaned from the internet...



The black bean soup is a standard for me (I love it!), but the Mediterranean was new to me and absolutely yum! It was a sandwich made with peppadew peppers, lettuce, tomato, onion, cucumbers, feta and cilantro hummus. It was a big, flavorful lunch for 10 POINTS!





This big lunch kept me full for the rest of the afternoon, although I did have a few real kettle chips when the daughters came home. Then I got to work making some marinara sauce for tonight's dinner: stuffed shells! I decided to indulge in some for dinner, too. I had 3 shells and a big salad with olive oil, vinegar and topped with some chick peas. I also had a whole wheat roll to round out this 9 POINT dinner...





The big finish was a 1/2 c. serving of Turkey Hill Chocolate Marshmallow Frozen Yogurt for 2 POINTS...



And now for the Biggest Loser!!!!! See you all tomorrow!

15 comments:

healthydelicious said...

yum! the stuffed shells and ice cream look delish! and I'm going to have to try ezekiel products some time soon. They look great but they're so pricey and I'm scared of getting hooked!

do you have a good sports bra recomenation? I can't seem to find one that hold me in to my liking.

Heather said...

The shells look AWESOME! Did you make those? Yum. Try the Ezekiel cinnamon raisin bread toasted with some WW whipped cream cheese (the kind in the tub - not individual). It's like a cinnamon roll....only creamier. Oh, I forgot to tell you I tried the Guiltless Gourmet spicy black bean blue corn chips.....YUM!

Sharon said...

Oh my gosh, love your eats! And I need ice cream now! LOL!!!

Manderz said...

I've totally done the working out without a sports bra thing - not fun for sure!

I love panera <3

theskinnyplate said...

I've never tried any Panera sandwiches before, just their bagels and cream cheese. The Mediterranean sandwich sounds like a good option for next time.

Melissa said...

I've yet to try the ezekiel bread. I keep looking at it. One of these days...

Very funny about your workout this morning!! HAHA

MizFit said...

the time change is killing me as well.
I used to be up every am at 430 WITHOUT an alarm...not so much any more.


thanks for all the lovely EATS PICS. now Im half awake and hungry :)

TJ said...

UGH! I know what you mean about wanting to go back to bed. Can't get motivated when it's dark out.

I've totally done the elliptical without a sports bra. Fun times! hehehe

d.fine09 said...

I am hating the dark mornings too! Yuck. Too funny about your workout. You are good not to be climbing back in bed. I think it sounds tempting.

Kelly said...

LOL Your post about the elliptical cracked me up. :)

Those stuffed shells look so darn good. I made some like that from The Most Decadent Diet Ever book. They are yum!

I really want some of that ice cream. And those cute dishes.

Angie All The Way said...

I currently have the cinnamon raisin and the plain in my freezer as we speak...they are SUCH a perfect food! I've never felt full from an english muffin before!

Hey check out my blog, I linked you and called you on for the PB2 video contest challenge ;-)

Bring it on sister ;-)

Katie said...

Good for you working out in spite of your setback. The black bean soup at Panera is one of my favorite, too.

katecooks said...

love panera! i was going to get that sandwich this weekend but had the bacon turkey bravo instead. same bread tho..that bread is awesome!!

how sad was tbl?! i didn't want either of the sisters to go home...

Kyle and Darci said...

Hey! Thanks for the comment today! Always love to see new people! So I had to read up on your blog...love all your eats! I've never had tofu and kinda wanna try it now!

Those shells looks YUM!!

Oh and the sred dvd KICKS my butt every time!! Great workout for only 20 minutes!

Marisa (Trim The Fat) said...

healthydelicious - I think I got my sports bras at Walmart and they have done a great job of keeping the girls reined in! Don't remember the brand name - maybe Danskin??? But they cross in the back and then clip with a metal clasp and I have to pull them over my head. Hope that helps! Btw, Ezekiel is expensive, but are so worth it!

Heather - didn't make the shells this time! Bought a store brand called Sevirolli. Really good - like homemade! I will def try the cinnamon raisin bread - thanks!!

Kelly - I have that cookbook, too! Her recipes are awesome!