Coffee.... duh. Pre-breakfast, post-breakfast, coffee all day. I'm currently lovin' this s'mores flavor from Target. Actually, I love all of their flavors. Besides this "buttery caramel" may be my favorite.
After a cup of coffee I went for a run outside. I haven't run outside much this summer. I haven't actually run much at all this summer. I'm one of those weird people who actually loves running, like loves it, but I've been trying to focus more on strength training so running been put on the back burner as far as workouts go. Plus, I hurt my foot a couple weeks ago and haven't been able to handle the pounding in a running shoe. But, the fiancé's car broke down yesterday and since I'm still a "lady of leisure" for the next two weeks I oh-so-generously gave him mine for the day. With no way of getting to the gym I went for my first al fresco run in a while. So, how does a planned 5-mile run turn into 7 miles? Well, you lose your apartment keys part way through and have to back track to find them of course...
Breakfast of Champions: After my impromptu 7-miler I blended up a protein shake... I'm calling this bad boy a "Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Protein Shake" and I made it with a scoop of chocolate whey, a cup of frozen strawberries, and a cup of almond milk. Not the best picture, but I think it looks like a big frothy milkshake! I also had some almonds on the side for some good fats.
So this week I'm heading down to Norris Lake to go boating and wake boarding. I spent the whole morning/early afternoon cooking up some enchiladas for dinner one of the nights down there. Needless to say, when I cook I snack so I munched on some of the enchilada filling throughout the day. But, more on the enchiladas another time...
Lunch: After snacking on enchilada filling I wanted something light. On sunday the fiancé and I made sushi for dinner and had an asian salad with it. There was some left-over salad so I cooked up a chicken breast and threw it on top of the asian salad for lunch. Besides chicken the salad had shredded lettuce, shredded cabbage, red onion, red bell pepper, broccoli, scallion, and mandarin oranges in it.
Snacks: Let's talk snacks. I've done it..... I've officially made my first Quest Bar pop tart. While there are some tweaks I would change for next time, it was everything I had hoped for and more! Most of the recipes I've seen call for two bars, but that just seems like a LOT to me, so I made mine with one bar. To make a pop tart that doesn't end up being tiny with only one quest bar you need to roll it out pretty thin. I popped a strawberry cheesecake Questbar in the microwave for a little less than 10 seconds.
**note!** you ONLY need to put it in the microwave for long enough to soften. I destroyed one bar in the process by putting it in there for 20 seconds and it was so melty I couldn't handle it (well, I didn't destroy it, it's sitting in my fridge, slightly deformed and waiting to get in my belly tomorrow, but it was un-poptartable). 10 seconds in the mic people!
After warmed I rolled it out very thin using a jar of salsa (what? I don't own a rolling pin). After rolling it out it should be about twice as large as a normal pop tart, so cut it in half. One piece is your top and one is your bottom. Spread a tablespoon of sugar free strawberry jam on the bottom half and place the top over it. I used a fork to crimp the sides together and put it under the broiler for a minute (if you have a toaster over, this would be the time to use it). After it came out of the broiler I topped it with a tablespoon of vanilla whey powder mixed with a tablespoon of almond milk. This is what I would change next time, the "frosting" was delicious but very thin. I would use less milk and let the heat of the pop tart melt it. Oh, and of course there are rainbow sprinkles on there to make it pretty :o) so good guys, so good.
Dinner: Dinner was supposed to be stuffed peppers made with left over vegetable enchilada filling and ground turkey, but by the time I drove the fiancé to pick his car up from the shop it was way to late to start making that. Instead we stopped at Firehouse Subs. He got a big 'ol italian sub and I got the "Chief's Salad" (no, I didn't misspell that, it's called the Chief's Salad). It had romaine, sliced chicken (chicken lunchmeat... I was hoping for chicken breast), tomatoes, cucumber, green bell peppers, hard boiled egg, and red onion. All-in-all pretty good for a fast food salad, so I can't complain. Topped it off with balsamic vinegar and a bit of EVOO and it was actually a pretty good dinner. I'm not usually a two-salads-a-day kinda girl... I like having a hot meal, but ya gotta do what ya gotta do. Stuffed peppers will be tomorrow.
Well, there ya have it. A day in the food of Kylie. p.s. I took The Goober over to meet my friend's dog since she will be staying with them while I'm at the lake this week. They whipped out some carrots to snack on. Did you know dogs like carrots? At least these two new best friends apparently do. Why have I been buying treats this whole time???
Do you have a pet? What's their favorite "human food"?
Have you made any yummy Quest Bar creations I should try?