Pantry Scroungin’

During our early evening walk with Sadie, Ryan and I realized we didn’t have anything on the horizon for dinner. Uh oh!

Time for some pantry scroungin’!

I wanted pasta (surprise, surprise) but Ryan was in the mood for chicken, so while he unloaded the dishwasher, I got work making two separate, but equally tasty dinners.

My dinner:

Clammy Pasta Bowl

Parmesan Cheese Fo' Me

My pasta bowl contained:

  • Carba Nada egg fettuccine noodles
  • Marinara meat sauce
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Broccoli
  • Clams

Ryan’s dinner:

Chicken with Red Beans and Rice

Ryan’s rice bowl included:

  • Brown rice
  • Kidney beans
  • Chicken strips

The million dollar question… Which dinner would you chooose?

Five Cheese Pasta

Yes, five different cheeses made it into my pasta bowl today.

Six Cheese Pasta Bowl

Count ’em:

  • Asiago
  • Parmesan
  • Romano
  • Goat
  • Feta

If I had more varieties of cheese on hand I would’ve added them to the mix. Fifty cheese pasta sounds great to me!

Though cheese and noodles sounds like the perfect lunch to me, I added a whole bunch of broccoli to to get some veggie vitamins and color into this dish.

Wednesday's Lunch

As always, I enjoyed a sugar-free Jello cup for dessert. I eat one of these every day after lunch.

Elusive Snack

I managed to snap a picture of my elusive morning snack today. Whadda ya know… it featured cheese, too!

Egg White & Cheese Sandwich

I enjoyed melted colby jack cheese and an egg white on a whole wheat sandwich thin. I cooked the egg white on my griddle at home this morning and packed it up for quick reheating around 11 a.m. Sadie enjoyed the yolk. 🙂

Bread Lovers Unite!

I’m thrilled there are so many bread lovers out there! Woohoo for carby, doughy goodness! If you haven’t already, click here to enter my EarthGrains giveaway.

EarthGrains Giveaway & Healthified Brownie Batter

Giveaway fun in un momento, but first, breakfast!


I am officially addicted to my big bowl of chocolate goodness.

Cocoa Breakfast Bowl

If you love chocolate and have a sweet tooth that kicks in first thing in the morning, you should give this breakfast a try!

  • 1/4 c. dry Flax-Z-Snax chocolate cream hot cereal (I buy this at
  • 1 scoop All the Whey chocolate peanut butter cup protein powder (I buy this at
  • 1 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • Water

I mix everything together before heating the mixture in the microwave for about a minute, stirring it up and heating it again for another 20 seconds or so. It “grows” in the microwave and becomes really thick. It really does taste like “healthified” brownie batter.

Wednesday's Breakfast

Ryan tried it this weekend and gave it a thumbs up, but said it was a little too chocolatey for him first thing in the morning (Ha! Too chocolatey… What is that?). Nothing is ever too chocolatey for me… at any time of the day.

EarthGrains Giveaway

Are you a bread lover like me? If so, than this is the giveaway for you!

EarthGrains 7-Grain Bread

I was contacted by EarthGrains and informed of the company’s new product and initiative to “plot to save the earth, one field at a time,” by introducing Eco-Grain wheat into its 100% whole grain, 100% natural line of breads.

According to EarthGrains, “Eco-Grain wheat is grown using innovative farming techniques that benefit the environment because they promote more sustainable agricultural practices.”

One giveaway winner will receive EarthGrains bread made with Eco-Grain! EarthGrain will send the bread to the winner and the winner will receive one of the following breads:

  • 100% Natural Whole Wheat
  • 100% Natural 7-Grain
  • 100% Natural Wheat Berry with Honey
  • 100% Natural Multi-Grain
  • 100% Natural Oat
  • 100% Natural Double-Fiber Whole Wheat

The winner will also receive an EarthGrains reusable shopping bag. Go green!

To enter this giveaway, simply comment on you favorite way to enjoy bread. Are you a sandwich lover? Can’t get enough of French toast? Let me know! 😀

A winner will be selected randomly and announced tomorrow morning. Good luck!