A Can of Whoop Ass

Since I opened up a can of whoop ass chickpeas to include in my lunch today, I wanted to use the little guys in my dinner, too.

Side note: Who remembers the “open up a can of whoop ass” days? According to UrbanDictionary.com the saying is “one of the most over used and lamest of all sayings. Bears little meaning anymore. In the same outdated category as terms ‘don’t go there’ and ‘talk to the hand.'”

I also enjoyed this definition of a can of whoop ass: “Something Chuck Norris never has to open because he makes his own.”


Chuck Norris

Those Chuck Norris “facts” entertain me for days. Some favorites include:

  • Chuck Norris can divide by zero.
  • Chuck Norris can touch MC Hammer.
  • It takes Chuck Norris 20 minutes to watch 60 Minutes.
  • Chuck Norris can win a game of Connect Four in three moves.
  • Chuck Norris can slam a revolving door.

Feel free to share your favorite Chuck Norris “facts.” 😀

Okay, I think I got a little off track there… a can of whoop ass and Chuck Norris will do that to ya, I guess.


Dinner tonight incorporated the aforementioned chickpeas into a pasta bowl.


Along with Carba Nada egg fettuccine noodles, I added scallops, yellow squash, spinach, chickpeas, marinara sauce and Parmesan cheese to my noodle-y meal.

Pasta + Scallops

Sizzlin' Veggies

Marinara Sauce

Parmesan Cheese, Please!

To me, pasta is one of the most satisfying meals in the universe.

Monday Night Dinner

Free Fresco Taco

As you may have heard, Taco Bell recently launched a Drive-Thru Diet ad campaign, featuring one woman who lost 54 pounds while eating select Taco Bell menu items.

The Drive-Thru Diet contains seven menu items with 340 calories or less.

Taco Bell's Fresco Taco

As part of the campaign, Taco Bell is offering a free fresco taco! Click here to read my latest Examiner article about the Drive-Thru diet and receive your free taco. Yum!

Sure… Throw That In, Too!

That was my motto when creating my lunch today.

I knew I wanted tuna salad, but I also wanted chickpeas and sweet corn. What’s a girl to do?

Throw them all into the salad and hope for the best, of course!

Tuna Salad

Today’s tuna salad included:

  • Tuna
  • Light Miracle Whip
  • Dijon mustard
  • Relish
  • Sweet corn
  • Chickpeas
  • Sliced baby carrots

I also enjoyed a snack sized baggie of carrots on the side.

Monday's Lunch

I wasn’t sure how I’d like my random ingredient tuna salad since I generally limit tuna salad to the fish, mayo, mustard, relish, celery and onion. Fortunately this was an experiment that turned out really well. Everything tasted great and I got to enjoy all the foods I was craving.

Well… almost everything I was craving. Chocolate didn’t make the cut, but including chocolate chips in the tuna salad would be barf-inducing, I believe.

What little extras do you include in tuna or chicken salad?

I love adding in fun foods and flavors to kick tuna or chicken salad up a notch. I’d love some creative suggestions!

Toasty, Nutty Breakfast

Yesterday’s adventure to the dog park was lots of fun.

"Play with Me!"

The weather was perfect and Sadie had a blast!

Ryan and I met our friend Dru at the park.

Dru and Ryan

Dru brought his roommate’s dog Khari along to play. Khari is such a sweetheart. Her energy level is the exact opposite of Sadie’s. Sadie is a non-stop kind of dog. Khari… not so much. Dru had to chase after her to get her to run.

Run Khari, Run!

If you have a pet, are they lazy or a go-go-go kinda animal?

I think you know which category Sadie falls into. 😉

Both dogs enjoyed lots of trail walking and play time in the lake.

Walkin' the Trails

Water Dog

Shake Your Booty!

After saying goodbye to Dru and Khari, Ryan and I were hungry, but didn’t feel like going to the grocery store. Since the food at our apartment was not sounding good (nor was there much of it), we decided to stop at Subway for dinner.

I ordered a black forest ham salad with lots of veggies.

Subway Salad

For dessert I blended two pretty large bananas in the food processor to make myself a big ol’ bowl of banana soft serve.

Banana Soft Serve

This stuff is so dang delicious!

Ryan and I hit the sack early last night. We were both really sleepy and got nine solid hours of sleep. Sch-weet!


This morning we woke up and went to the gym. I did BodyPump, but skipped my normal cardio routine to go on a long walk with Ryan and Sadie. It was a little chilly outside, but no where near as cold as last week. Thank goodness!

Breakfast this morning included almonds that I toasted yesterday. I bought a big bag of raw almonds a while ago, but I really do prefer toasted nuts. Yesterday I toasted pecans and almonds to enjoy throughout the week.

Toasty Nuts

This morning I sprinkled toasted almonds on top of my Greek yogurt, along with a gingersnap cookie and chocolate chips.

All Topped Off

Creamy 'n' Crunchy

The gingersnap cookie was the highlight of this yogurt concoction.

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!