Feeling Picky

Posted on July 20, 2009. Filed under: Daily Update, Product Review, Recipe | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Clearly my taste buds are still asleep because they dreamed up this post-run “breakfast”

Breakfast

Breakfast

A parfait with Plain Chobani, blueberries, and Maple-Agave syrup, and an Angry Tropical Tuna Sandwich(see recipe page for details). Yeah, pretty random, right? Oh well, it’s what I wanted, and I’m happy I didn’t have to waste the other 1/2 of a can of tuna. Anyway, today was a really quick 6 miles. I feel like I ate sooo much after dinner last night that the fiber and protein were still digesting when I woke up and that gave me some great energy for the run(the coffee might have helped too ;-)).

Back to yesterday, the day was full with plenty of fun as you will see. Our original plan was to take my grandmother to Foxwoods for her birthday present. Well, she was pretty tired from spending the week gambling with her sister, and I wasn’t feeling so hot after 2 days of high-mileage running and eating out(probably all resulting in undereating). SO, we settled on having her over for lunch. Again, the plan was for grilling, but I had some avocado and mango going bad that I wanted to use up so I dreamed up a DELICIOUS sandwich that apparently my forefinger prevented me from getting a picture of 😦

Ingredients:

1/2 can tuna

2 tablespoons Greek yogurt

1.5oz mango, cut and cubed

1oz avocado, cut and cubed

1 tablespoon tropical jam(banana or pineapple)

2 slices of bread

Spread the jam over one slice of bread. In a bowl, mash together the tuna and Greek yogurt. Fold in the chunks of mango and avocado. Scoop and sandwich between the two slices of bread and cut down the middle. Like I said, delicious. The creamy avocado and yogurt go great with the sweet jam and mango.

After we drove my grandmother out the door finished lunch, we wet to a local farm called Tougas for some blueberry picking.

Blueberries

Blueberries

Bucket #1

Bucket #1

Picking fruit can be such a fun way to spend the day and enjoy the sun. And it’s definitely something you can only do this time of year so seize the moment and get out there! It’s also great because you get just the good ones(I do not hesitate to take the imperfect ones out of my bucket and toss them to be fertilizer). In the end I think we got about 4 1/2 pounds of blueberries. We could have gone for 10+ but we don’t have much freezer space at the moment. needless to say, if you have any blueberry recipes please send them my way.

After blueberry picking we did a little grocery shopping. I found some homemade pumpkin butter at another local farm(thank god because my TJ pumpkin butter is almost all gone :-() We had to hit up TJ for some of my favorite sandwich bread(5g insoluble fiber and 3g protein per slice–that’ll get you moving!) and Price Chopper where I found this:

Pineapple Chobani

Pineapple Chobani

The second of the new Chobani flavors. The first thing I noticed about this was that it’s the 2% variety, unlike the other fruit Chobani which are 0%. I ain’t afraid of no ghost fat, and I was hoping the added cream would make the product more thick and dessert-like; ultimately, I think they have to use it because of an enzyme in the pineapple which thins the yogurt. It was still good, but I definitely prefer the tart pomegranite flavor.

While my mom was picking up some paint at Ace Hardwares I ran in a little Deli & Grocery and was surprised to find these:

Indigo Rabbit Cookies

Indigo Rabbit Cookies

Indigo Rabbit is a health-food company based out of Northborough that makes 5 cookies using onoly the purest and simplest ingredients. They use vegetable puree as the base for the cookie making them quite healthy. Some of their varieties such as the peanut butter cookie are also vegan friendly. I decided to go with their Gingerlicious flavor. These were really good; they were soft and had a strong molasses flavor(they should, it was the first ingredient!). You would never have known these cookies were healthy or only 50 calories each. They seriously taste fresh out of the oven and I couldn’t recommend them more(as proof by the 4 that are missing from my box already).

Sunday night has turned into one crazy night for television if you ask me. First there’s Big Brother which I’ve already expressed my enthusiasm for. Then of course at 9 there’s The Next Food Network Star. I really don’t like Jeffrey and I don’t know why but I hope he doesn’t win. Jameka I feel was better at the beginning of the season but since had crashed and needed to get booted. And then at 10 I completely forgot Ace Of Cakes was starting their new season! What an entertaining show; I was getting tired of the repeats all the time though.

Dare I say I was not feeling the peanut butter cookie sandwich at this time of night? It’s become somewhat of a ritual to have that as my last thing of the night because my runs the next morning have always felt great(I swear this is the magic combination of fiber, protein, and fat). But, like I said, I was just not feeling it; SO I worked my brain and made up the sandwich’s close cousin, the chocolate chip cookie sandwich.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwich

Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwich

Just as simple. Just as delicious. The same thing except using Dark Chocolate Dreams instead of White Chocolate Wonderful. I’ve tried combining cream cheese with some of the other flavors like cinnamon raisin but it just doesn’t work the same. I think the slight sugar content in these two flavors is what really makes the sandwich creamy and dreamy.

Up for today I hope to be making something with blueberries, so look for some baking photos tomorrow. Besides that there’ll be a quick trip to the doctors for a check-up(here’s to hoping no shots!). Also, I’m practically waiting by the mailbox for my first paycheck. I’m thinking of celebrating by buying some naturally nutty peanut butter or other gourmet nut butter. Any suggestions for a brand/flavor?

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chocolate chip cookie sandwich? ummmm YUMMM!

can’t wait to try the new chobanis – everyone is loving up on the pomegranate – i must find me some!

happy monday!

I went to the Crumpet Shop in Pike Place Market and got a Nutella and Cream Cheese crumpet. It was a great combination! I can totally agree with your chocolate chip cooke sandwich idea being amazing!

Blueberry picking sounds so fun. I’m always up for blueberry scones, blueberry muffins, blueberry pies, blueberry jam… there are tons of recipes online that you could use. I tend to go to the food network website for those πŸ™‚ Have fun with your blueberry experiments!

I don’t think I’ve ever had a crumpet. Maybe I’ll need to do some research and find a good crumpet shop in Boston lol. And I got way caught up in making larabars today but tomorrow I’m thinking about http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/blueberry_maple_muffin.html

I’m with you on the pomegranate over the pineapple chobani! Although I had my second pineapple one today and loved it much more than the first…fickle taste buds!

That looks like the perfect amount of food to fuel up after a good run, get those proteins and sugars in there! Hahaha I’m sure the chocolate chip sandwich helped πŸ™‚

Im obsessed with the pineapple chobani! Im sorry to hear it wasn’t your favorite :\
mm the chocolate chip cookie dinner looks great!

Pineapple chobs! They never have cool flavors like that near me! .. jealoussss lol

loving the chocolate chip sandwich!!

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