Burgers and Battle #2

The weather was in the 80s today!

During our afternoon walk around the lake with Sadie, Ryan and I decided that the weather was perfect grillin’ weather and picked up some lean ground beef at the grocery store to throw on the grill for dinner.

Ryan prepped our burgers while I sliced zucchini and sprinkled the veggies with garlic salt. We threw everything on the grill and had an easy clean-up meal in no time!

Grilled Zucchini

I used an Arnold whole wheat sandwich thin as the bun for my burger, which worked perfectly.

My Plate

Grilled Goodness


Ryan and I weren’t the only ones who enjoyed the burgers.

"Feed Me!"

Enjoying Burgers

 Sadie waited patiently for a few bites and licked our plates clean.

Ryan and I may have a new epic battle to test out: If given the choice between a chicken breast and a hamburger patty, which would Sadie pick? I’m thinkin’ the burger… In the last epic battle on Sadie’s birthday, she picked a McDonald’s cheeseburger over vanilla soft serve. Stay tuned for battle number two!

Which do you think will win?

My money is on the burger.


After dinner, Ryan and I both had a tasty dessert of freshly sliced strawberries and a Lindt white chocolate truffle.

Chocolate + Strawberries

Now we’re off to watch our latest NetFlix movie and straighten up the apartment a bit.

See ya in the mornin’!

Post That Nutritional Info!

Hooray for HoneyBaked Ham!

Ryan’s mom sent us home with a large bag of leftover HoneyBaked Ham from yesterday’s big Easter lunch. Ryan enjoyed a big ham and cheese sandwich for dinner last night which inspired my lunch today.

I wanted a ham sandwich!

Monday's Lunch

I enjoyed my sandwich with a side of roasted turnip fries and ketchup.

Turnip Fries + Ham Sandwich

For dessert I dug into my Easter candy and enjoyed two Dove dark chocolate eggs.

Dark Chocolate Eggs

So smooth and so creamy!

Free Chavrie Goat Cheese

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Chavrie Cheese

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Posting Nutritional Information

How did I miss this!?

Apparently a couple weeks ago, a new health law was passed that will require chain restaurants with more than 20 locations, such as Starbucks and McDonald’s, to post calorie information on their menus and drive through signs.

Additionally, nutritional information must be displayed for foods sold in vending machines.

This information should be available as soon as 2011.

How do you feel about restaurants posting nutritional information?

I think this is awesome. With the growing rate of obesity in the United States, I think it is so important for people to have adequate nutritional information to make educated decisions about what they choose to put into their bodies. Whether they choose to ignore the information is up to them, but at least it’s out there and visible.

Back in Action

My cake coma finally wore off before bed last night and I slept like a baby.

Mmm, Cake

I only woke up once in the night (in quite the romantic embrace with Sadie), and was ready for a good workout when the alarm went off.


Ryan and I headed to the gym and I took my typical Monday morning BodyPump class. My gym is launching the latest BodyPump release on Saturday (Yay!), so the instructor selected an easier release for us to do today. It still made me sweat!

I then completed 25 minutes of cardio on the elliptical while listening to the awesome playlist I made for Saturday’s 5k race. (Gotta love Let’s Get Loud by Jennifer Lopez!)


On Friday I received a free sample of a Kashi dark chocolate coconut TLC bar. I was excited to try it for breakfast today and figured it would be pretty good since I like granola bars and Kashi products for the most part.

Greek Yogurt + Kashi Bar

Monday's Breakfast

This bar was really good! The dark chocolate on top of the bar was really rich and creamy. I was thoroughly impressed and would definitely buy these again.

Kashi Dark Chocolate Coconut TLC Bar

I ate half of the bar before crumbling the other half on top of my Greek yogurt.

It was g-o-o-d.

Do you like granola bars? Any favorite brands?

I really like granola bars a lot. They were a staple in my lunches growing up and my affinity for the chewy (or crunchy!) goodness lives on!

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