Running on 4.5

April 18, 2011 at 6:50 am | Posted in Breakfast, Dinner | 7 Comments
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Good morning and happy brand new week to everyone! 🙂

Before heading out to teach a Hot Power Flow yoga class, I put together another take on my hummus plate:

Organic red peppers, organic baby carrots, sliced and toasted Kangaroo Whole Wheat with Honey pitas, Athenos Black Olive Hummus, and a glass of unsweetened organic soymilk.



Yup, this is definitely a Make It Your Own kind of dish!


The yoga class last night was packed and high-energy – I love teaching that kind of class!  I’m usually back to my apartment around 10pm, but I stayed after and chatted with a friend who took the class.  As much as I loved catching up with her (she’s got my sense of humor, so obviously we could talk for hours on end), I didn’t get back to my place until 10:30pm and was exhausted.

I had planned to finish up some reading for my Stats class, but decided instead to set the alarm for 5am and get everything done this morning.  That would have been great if I would have fallen asleep right away, but my mind would NOT turn off last night!  I’m assuming it had to do in part from the energetic yoga class and chat with my friend.  I finally drifted off at 12:30am – leaving me with 4.5 hours of sleep this morning. I’m tired, but I’ll live. 😉


I started off this morning with a bowl of Nature’s Path Optimum Banana Almond topped with unsweetened almond milk and an organic banana on the side.


Of course, I made a coffee run to Starbucks Tall Komodo Dragon Blend with an inch of steamed soy.



My to-do list is packed this morning – reading a chapter in Stats, dropping off a package at the Post Office, AND grocery shopping at Whole Foods… all before 10:00amTime to be productive!!!










Make It Your Way

April 17, 2011 at 12:17 pm | Posted in Dinner, Other | 12 Comments
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Remember this?


Last Wednesday I went to a local coffee shop and ordered their “Deluxe Hummus Plate.”  I was IN LOVE!!!  The only downside was that, with my own added carrots and drink, this cost me about $5.82.  That seemed incredibly steep to me!

So, being the savvy and creative person I am, I decided to make my own version, AND use only the foods I actually wanted!

Here’s what I came up with:


Two sliced and toasted Whole Wheat with Honey Kangaroo pitas (note the whole grain upgrade), organic baby carrots, Athenos Black Olive Hummus, and a glass of unsweetened almond milk.


Total estimated price?  $1.85!!!

I’ll admit there’s something about having it made up for me that’s nice, but it’s definitely not worth the extra $4.00.  And by making it myself, I get to choose the specific foods that I’m craving and know exactly what’s going into the food I eat! 

Do you ever like to recreate what you order at restaurants, whether for saving money or just for fun?







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