Back to Business

After four glorious days off work, it’s back to the grind today. Fortunately we’re easing our way back into the work week since we are only working four days as New Years Day falls on a Friday this year. Yay!

Today started off like a normal Monday with a good workout and a nice walk with Sadie. Ryan was able to join me and Sadie on our morning walk since he has the whole week off of work. Lucky boy, huh?

Meringue Breakfast

I was anxious to break into one of the three boxes of  Divine Meringues I received for Christmas, so I jumped at the opportunity to incorporate them into my breakfast.


I opted for vanilla bean  meringues and crunched them up to stir into my Greek yogurt.

Yogurt with Vanilla Meringues

I also enjoyed a clementine that I swiped from my parents’ house. 😉

Monday's Breakfast


Foodie Gifts

I got several yummy food-related gifts for Christmas this year including:

  • Merinuges
  • Soup mix
  • Atkins chocolate caramel bars
  • Peanut butter M&Ms
  • Ferrero Rocher chocolates
  • Reese’s peanut butter cups
  • Grapefruit knife and spoons
  • Food processor (!!!)

Delicious Hazelnut Chocolates

Did you get any foodie gifts this year?

Dessert Breakfast Bowl

My breakfast this morning tasted more like a dessert bowl than a healthy breakfast.
I think the addition of cocoa meringues to my morning yogurt made it taste indulgent and delicious.


I topped a bowl of Chobani Greek yogurt with several crunched up meringues and a crumbled Atkins caramel double chocolate crunch bar.

Chocolate Crunch

I served my yogurt with a hot cup of Yogi Mayan cocoa spice tea to keep the chocolate theme goin’.

Mayan Cocoa Spice

Wednesday's Breakfast

What are your favorite yogurt mix-ins?

I just loooove the taste of chocolate in the morning. Adding several chocolate mix-ins really kicked my yogurt up a notch.

Miss Sniffles

This week my morning walks with Sadie have been saturated with sniffing. A food and wine festival took place last weekend around the lake we circle daily, and I think the remnants from the event are providing Sadie with a sensory field day.

Miss Sniffles Herself

Sadie has even managed to pick up some of the smelly treasures to show me. Usually she’ll just pick up a stick or two to hold in her mouth on our walks, but this week I’ve had the pleasure of removing several stinky goodies (like a half-eaten roast beef sandwich) from her mouth… all before 7:30 a.m. Yummy!

I’ve found myself quoting How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days (great movie!) to little Sadie numerous times: “Nobody likes a Mister Sniffles!” (Except I actually do love my little Miss Sniffles. She’s pretty darn cute.)