So Simple

All throughout college I tried to grow out my hair. I figured the best way to get the long hair I wanted was to let it grow and grow and avoid cutting it as much as possible. Stooooopid.

Once I realized I should be cutting it every six weeks or so, it finally started to grow! So simple.

I headed off to Great Clips after work today to get my routine snip, snip.

How often do you get your hair cut or done?

After my haircut I headed home to a simple dinner.

I knew I would be home a little later than usual today, so I placed some chicken breasts in the crock pot with low sodium chicken broth to cook on low while I was at work.

When I arrived home, I roasted some broccoli while Ryan removed the chicken from the crock pot, and got to work pulling the chicken apart with two forks before dowsing it in BBQ sauce for BBQ chicken sandwiches.

Everything came together quickly, which was a good thing because I was hungry!

BBQ Chicken

Roasted Broccoli

I made my sandwich using a whole wheat Arnold sandwich thin.

I love how doughy they are!

BBQ Chicken Sandwich

My Plate

Easy dinners are my fav!

Return of the Noodle Bowl

Would you believe I didn’t have pasta for lunch at all last week? What is this!? How could I neglect my beloved noodle bowls?

Well, I showed my favorite Carba Nada pasta some love again today.

Carba Nada Pasta

My noodle bowl returned in full force and included:

  • Carba Nada egg fettuccine pasta
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Portobello mushrooms
  • Tomato basil marinara sauce
  • Parmesan cheese

Parmesan Cheese Pleeeease

Tuesday's Lunch

Is it weird that I love marinara sauce cold, straight from the jar?

I also like Parmesan cheese shaken right outta the container into my mouth. The same goes for whipped cream squirted into my mouth right from the can. 😉

Birthday Wish List

My family has been asking me what I want for my birthday at the end of the month.

I gave my sister some ideas yesterday and some of the items on my list made me feel like the lamest person on the planet:

  1. Glass Tupperware (because I don’t want to get cancer from reheating my plastic Tupperware)
  2. New cute tumbler for hot drinks
  3. Massage
  4. New running shoes
  5. Garmin Forerunner (Why is the Garmin 305 so hideous? To make you cough up $300 for the Garmin 405? Ugh.)

What’s the lamest thing you’ve ever asked for?

For me, it’s gotta be the Tupperware (above) or socks.

Little Teddies for Little Tummies

I know I’ve said it before, but I have a small obsession with the gourmet food aisle at T.J. Maxx and Marshall’s. I always find the coolest foodie fare (for cheap!) that I cannot buy at other places.

Yesterday I picked up a box of organic apple cinnamon Healthy Times Teddy Puffs cereal.

Teddy Puffs Cereal

I was snacking on it while Ryan and I made dinner last night. When he asked me what I was eating, I told him apple cinnamon cereal. He picked up the box and then asked me whether or not it was cereal for babies.

“No,” I said before examining the box a little closer.

The slogan on the box made me rethink my answer: “Little Teddies for Little Tummies” … I definitely do not have a little tummy (I really think I could eat an entire half-gallon of ice cream without a problem), but these little teddies sure do taste good! Turns out cereal for little tykes is pretty darn delicious!

What was your favorite cereal as a kid?

I loved Corn Pops. Other favorites were Honey Comb, Froot Loops and Lucky Charms.

(If you’re interested, back in September I posted about the best and worst childhood cereals. Click here to have a look to see how your favorite ranked.)


Today I included my kid-friendly cereal in a yogurt bowl with fresh strawberries.

Yogurt + Teddy Puffs

With Da Berries

Tuesday Morning Breakfast

I also picked up the place mat in the above picture at Marshall’s yesterday. That store has everything.


My workout today was quite random since I was feeling very antsy and didn’t want to stick to one machine to crank out some cardio.

My cardio hodgepodge looked like this:

  • 15 min. stair master
  • 10 min. run (1.0 incline, 6.5 pace)
  • 5 min. incline walking (7.5 incline, 4.2 pace)
  • 20 min. elliptical

I read Clean Eating magazine while ellipticizing (Is that a word?) and left the gym craving roasted chicken with potatoes and green beans… at 7:30 a.m. 🙂


Hey, good news, Monday is over! 😀 Hope your Tuesday is off to a great start!