Friday, August 17, 2012

Quality Junk Food. No Fancy Stores Needed.

I woke up about 5x last night. Not sure if my back was the cause but it felt more and more sore every time my eyes opened. I think it may have been the million push-ups I did this week. I'm no doctor, but I feel like it's a fair guess.
For this reason, and because of motherly obligations (Kaitlyn had a doctor's appointment) today was a rest day. Seeing as though I feel like I haven't had one in two weeks and I have an active weekend planned, I'm going to say it was a good idea.

**On a side note, I have problems taking rest days. Like doing nothing at all. No yoga. No swimming. Nothing.  It drives me crazy! At least I got a bit of walking in during/after work. I digress.**

Another thing about today was different. I was starving!! I am usually a pretty hungry girl, but a snack every few hours keeps me going. Today, when I finished eating, I was still hungry. every.single.time.

Since I have no workout to talk about I'll show you what I had:-)

Yummy egg sandwich. Wondering what's on it??.....

Apple Jalapeno Jelly! I scored this awesome jelly in New Jersey last week. It's a tad sweet with a little bite to it. If you know me at all, you know I love anything spicy!!

Since I have this meal around 4:45, I am ready to eat again around 8:30. I have the same thing everyday at this time. Chobani plain yogurt. I top it with different things. This weeks obsession. Pureed pumpkin with a ton of cinnamon and a sprinkle of cereal or granola. Unfortunately, no phones at work so no pictures of the goodness that is such a delicious combination.

Lunch was just leftover dinner. Nothing exciting.

Kaitlyn and I had to go to Target this afternoon. Nothing good happens there. I felt like we were there FOREVER and spent a ton of money. This is expected when I step into that red palace though.

I scored a couple good things though and it composed my random, effortless dinner.

Archer Farms Organic Blue Corn Chips with Flax and Hot Caribbean Salsa with Mango, Peach and Passion Fruit.

Along with a can of Albacore Tuna (topped with Spicy Brown Mustard) and Utz Organic Whole Grain Pretzels with a side of Supremely Spicy Hummus.

I'm actually quite impressed with some of the finds at Target. They have some pretty sweet options. I always look at the ingredients when I buy something and these two items had WAY less and they seemed to be pretty preservative, weird ingredient/chemicals free.

If you're going to eat junk food, make it quality junk food:-)

Plus, when you can buy it at Target, not a Trader Joes or Whole Foods or anything expensive or fancy, why not??


  1. Your meals look totally like things I'd throw together for myself if I wasn't also cooking for the rest of my family. Does your daughter eat that?

    1. Yep! Shw is sitting next to me eating the blue chips now!

  2. I LOVE Trader Joe's "junkie/snackie" items! they taste exactly like their high-fructose corn syrup grocery store inspirations, but better because I don't feel sick after eating them!
    I am the same way about Rest-days...I do not like them at all, and will sneak my way around them by easy-running or cycling!
    I hope you have a great weekend ahead!

    1. I do too, but when you don't have one near you, you get really excited to find these items at Target!