Keeping It Short & Sweet

Hello my favorite blog readers! Looks like the favorite Superbowl commercial is hands down “The Force” by Volkswagen. If you haven’t seen it, check it out here:

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That little boy is SO super cute!

I had a great time at the Predators game last night, even though they totally punked out and lost to the Edmonton Oilers (the lowest standing team in the entire division)! I have officially declared myself the team jinx. I have NEVER been to a game where the Preds have actually one…so sad! 🙁

I’ve been in a bit of a haze today due to staying out too late and having to get up early for work this morning. It’s 8:00pm and I can barely keep my eyes open! Needless to say, this post will be “short and SWEET“!

I wasn’t sure what to expect out of my first day after Sugar-Free Week. I half expected to go on an all out sugar binge, but surprisingly I haven’t really had any cravings. I woke up this morning and was excited to try my Silk Soy Eggnog that I’ve hoarded for months with a bowl of eggnog oats. After my first taste, that idea went out the window! Is it just me or is that stuff like THIS sweet?! Holy cow! Guess my taste buds have changed a bit over the last week?

I finally decided on a warm bowl of  strawberry & banana oats topped with some 18 Rabbits Granola. It was maaaaaaaarvelous! AND totally decked out for V-Day! 😉

I so wish I could take the creative credit for these oh-so-cute banana hearts, but I totally stole it off a newly discovered blog, Ten Things That. If you haven’t seen it, go check it out! Serena has some beeeee-utiful pics!

In the bowl:

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 cup water
  • splash of vanilla and a dash of cinnamon
  • 1/2 “whipped” banana

Throughout the day, I found myself reaching for the same naturally sweetened snacks that I’ve munched on for the last week. I didn’t even crave chocolate! Hmm…

And then came dinner…all I wanted was a TJ’s Masala Veggie burger and the Masala Lentil Dip I was drooling over today (both contain added sugar) so I whipped up A Huge Heather Salad and savored every (minimally sweetened) bite!

Masala Veggie Salad:

  • HUGE handful of spinach
  • TJ’s Masala Veggie Burger
  • 1/4 cup garbanzo beans
  • shredded carrots
  • zucchini
  • peas
  • tomato
  • 1 hard-boiled egg white (to make up for the protein-lacking veggie burg)

Drizzled with balsamic vinegar and served alongside whole wheat naan “bread sticks”, TJ’s Lentil Dip and sweet mini peppers. Mmm, this salad had it ALL going on in the flavor department!

Not a bad transition back into the world of the sugared, huh?

One last thing before my head falls onto the keyboard I sign off for the night. I was going to wait until I got the hang of it, but it’s been a bit of a slow process so I figured I’d go ahead and tell you guys…I got a Twitter account!

My very first tweet:

Now…somebody tell me how to use the darn thing!! Follow me! Help me! Love me! 😉



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