Question About the Coating

Shout out to the cheese booth at the downtown Orlando farmer’s market!

I usually do not buy certain types of cheese because they can be so darn expensive, but when I saw a decent-sized block of Brie on Sunday for only $4, I immediately whipped out my wallet.

I paired the fresh, flavorful cheese with a sliced pear in a cheesy, fruity sandwich.

Behold Brie

Are you supposed to eat the outside coating of Brie cheese?

I dunno, but I like it!

Cheese 'n' Fruit Sandwich + Carrots

On the side of my sandwich, I enjoyed a big chopped-up carrot (No, not the crazy carrot).

Carrot

Brie + Pear

I also nibbled on the remaining pear slices.

Pear Slices

(Side note: I bought five pears at the farmer’s market in case you were wondering why the fruit is popping up all over this blog. I think I have one more left…)

This lunch was great. I’ve found that I really, really enjoy meatless sandwiches. Throw some cheese on that bad boy and I’m a happy girl! 😀

What’s your favorite way to add some protein to your sandwiches?

Mine is cheese… no doubt about it!

Of Possible Interest

In honor of Cinco de Mayo tomorrow, here are three articles I found interesting, all framed around five different ideas!

Unsolved Mystery

I know I’m in the middle of a deep sleep when the alarm goes off and I’m mid-dream.

I really wanted to finish my dream, but I had to get up to make it to BodyPump, so my dream ended up being an unsolved mystery.

(In case you were wondering, in my dream, Sadie was a human baby and was missing! By the time I woke up I was pretty convinced she had been abducted. I attribute this dream to the stupid show on E! last night about the top women murderers of all time. There are some creepy ladies out there!)

Workout

Despite feeling like I had an unresolved issue looming over my head, I managed to have a decent workout. BodyPump was a great challenge, and I finished up my workout with 25 minutes of light cardio on the elliptical.

Breakfast

Breakfast was a tasty pb & p sandwich!

I made my peanut butter and pear sandwich using a fresh, juicy pear I bought at the farmer’s market yesterday.

Farmer's Market Pear

You know I just had to have a peanut butter finger while making this sandwich. 😉

Monday Morning PBF

I spread creamy peanut butter on half of a honey wheat Arnold sandwich thin.

PB

I topped the other half with thin pear slices before smooshing the two halfs together.

Pear + Peanut Butter

Peek-a-Boo

Breakfast is Served

This really is a great way to satisfy a peanut butter and jelly craving without all the sugar! Fresh fruit = aweeeesome.

Question of the Day

Do you typically dream about people you know?

I always dream about people I know.

25

Exactly 25 years ago today, I was born!

My mom gave birth to a little red-headed baby and I actually had a natural mohawk for my first year on this planet!

Eventually my red hair turned blonde, but I still think it’s crazy that I was a little red-headed baby. 😀

Breakfast

My birthday started out on the perfect note.

How is a Peanut Butter Finger lover supposed to kick off her birthday?

With a peanut butter finger (or two), naturally!

Birthday Peanut Butter Finger

Nom, nom, nom.

Peanut butter was the star of my breakfast!

Peanut Butter Bagel

I topped a toasted sweet wheat Alternative Bagel with creamy peanut butter and a freshly sliced juicy pear.

On the side I munched on a small serving of roasted peanuts.

Birthday Breakfast

PB & P Bagelwich

It was a great birthday breakfast!

Workout

Today’s workout was all over the place!

I wanted to take Sadie for a run to test out my new Garmin now that I think I figured out how to get it to report my statistics in miles vs. kilometers, but I forgot to charge it!

Bummer.

Instead of a run, I hit the gym for quite the random cardio hodgepodge:

Jessica’s At Home Cardio Blast workout is so entertaining! It’s perfect for those days where a typical cardio workout on the treadmill or a machine simply won’t do.

Age Old Question

In honor of my birthday, I figured I would turn the tables on you and ask you the age old question:

How old are YOU?

Impressed

Apparently you guys are well-versed in your ’90s Nickelodeon television shows because a lot of you knew exactly  where my t-shirt was from! 

LEGENDS OF THE HIDDEN TEMPLE!!! 

Go Blue Barracudas!

 

I must say, I am thoroughly impressed (and I’m sure Olmec would be as well). 

If you’re feeling a little in the dark, Legends of the Hidden Temple was a game show on Nickelodeon in the 1990s. It was pretty much the jam. 😀 

For all you Nickelodeon game show fans out there, of the following game shows on Nickelodeon, which was your favorite?   

  • Legends of the Hidden Temple
  • GUTS
  • Figure it Out
  • Double Dare

I must admit, I always wanted to be on GUTS. I needed  a piece of the Aggro Crag

Workout + Breakfast 

Today I hit the gym for BodyPump and actually got my spot in class! For some reason BodyPump has been packed for the past several weeks, so my coveted spot has been taken by the time I arrive. Not so today! Woop, woop! 

After zee ‘Pump, I did 25 minutes of light cardio on the ellitpical while reading the lastest issue of Clean Eating magazine. This may be one of my favorite magazines at the moment! 

Post workout, I was ready for breakfast. 

Pear + Strawberries

 

I am loving the ongoing sale on strawberries at the grocery store lately! I chopped up several large strawberries and a fresh pear to enjoy along with a cup of Chobani Greek yogurt. 

The pear in my mini fruit salad was deeelish. I am so picky with my pears and this one was perfectly ripe. 

Wednesday's Breakfast

 

I also downed a handful of peanuts, but that went undocumented, as does nearly every Peanut Butter Finger I enjoy. 😉 

Hope your Hump Day is off to a fantastic start! 

Go Blue Barracudas!

The Perfect Pear

It’s no secret that I think Greek yogurt may be one of the world’s most perfect breakfast foods. Not only is it ridiculously creamy, but it’s full of satiating protein that really keeps me satisfied until my mid-morning snack.

Today's Breakfast

Today's Breakfast

I was thrilled when Oikos contacted me and sent me a wonderful package in the mail with coupons to try their yogurt. I usually stick to plain Greek yogurt, but with the coupons I also purchased honey and blueberry which I cannot wait to try.

Thank You Oikos!

Thank You Oikos!

This morning I topped a plain Oikos organic Greek yogurt with a handful of Kashi Go Lean cereal and a package of Brothers-All-Natural Asian Pear crisps.

The Goods

The Goods

The pear crisps were the perfect addition to the Greek yogurt and added a sweet crunch to the thick mixture.

Brothers-All-Natural Asian Pear Crisps

Brothers-All-Natural Asian Pear Crisps

The crips are 100 percent freeze dried Asian pear (nothing else!) and each packet contains approximately 1 1/2 pears. At only 40 calories a pack, I’m in love!

The Breakfast Spread

The Breakfast Spread

The breakfast was complete with a hot mug of Yogi Goji Berry Green Tea.

Yogi Goji Berry Green Tea

Yogi Goji Berry Green Tea

This breakfast was a great start to a new week. I actually like Monday mornings because I often fill my belly with more treats on the weekends (hello peppermint Oreo dessert!), and I like getting back to healthier eating.

Question: What is your favorite part about Mondays?