Its been a cold and rainy day in NY. Loren is feeling under the weather, so we’ve just been lying low, and I’ve been feeling kind of down all day. I think it’s the mix of crappy weather, too much time spent inside, lots of stuff on my to-do list, and the 3 large glasses of red wine I had last night. I don’t feel hung over or anything, but drinking a lot always makes me feel a little depressed the next day… very fun to let loose and throw them back, not so fun the day after!
I woke up and had the BEST breakfast sandwich this morning… sort of a healthy take on the usual greasy breakfast sandwich. Still looks “bad for you” but I swear, it wasn’t!
This was as easy to make as it was delicious! I just toasted 2 pieces of quinoa bread, one with a slice of cheddar cheese so it would melt. I made a sunny side up egg and heated a morningstar sausage patty in the microwave. Then, I just put it all together!
This was the first time I’ve heated the “sausage” patties in the microwave and I definitely learned my lesson about sticking to the pan. They were much too chewy when microwaved!
I was curious about the protein count in this sammie because each of the ingredients, including the bread had protein. I calculated it and it came out to an astounding 28 grams. That’s a lot! Too much for one meal? I’m not sure. It held me over for a looong time, though.
We went to the Farmer’s Market and ran errands all morning, and I came home to a package!
I ordered a variety pack of Angela’s bars from her newly opened online Glo Bakery! Ive been reading Angela’s blog for a while, and this is such a milestone for her. I was really happy to support her in some small way- and to try her delicious looking healthy treats!
All of her bars are vegan, 100% organic, dairy free, and refined sugar free. And she sent them in the nicest package!
She even sent a really sweet note thanking me for my support.
The variety box I ordered came with all these yummy flavors:
- Classic (Chunky Peanut Butter)
- Revive (Dark Chocolate Chunky Peanut Butter)
- Renew (Post-workout, high protein hemp)
- Endure (Cranberry Apricot Spelt)
- Run (Pre-workout w/ energizing raw maca)
I was really excited to try one, so I decided to turn lunch into a weird two-part meal. I had the Revive- dark chocolate and PB bar. It was delicious, obviously!
All natural, good stuff.
I was REALLY impressed with this bar. It was chocolatey, but not too sweet, and the PB flavors weren’t overwhelming at all. It had the perfect balance of chewin-ness and crunchin-ness to it. I guess it’s the brown rice syrup that makes it nice and chewy. I can’t wait to try more!
Since this was a little too light for lunch, I had a half of a tomato from the fresh market topped with black pepper, feta, and balsamic vinegar.
A weird lunch, but I really enjoyed it! The bar kept me fueled and full to work and then workout this afternoon (I did 35 minutes on the bike, 15 minutes of weights).
I also took a few pictures of our farmer’s market purchases because they were too pretty to not be photographed!
Alright guys, I’m off to relax on the couch. I will be posting all about tonight’s (slight) dinner (fiasco) tomorrow morning with breakfast. Have a great night!