Posts tagged ‘snacks’

August 25, 2011

Eat, Think, Smile… and Eat Some More!

The awesome people at Eat. Think. Smile sent me goodies. Actually, they sent lots of goodies!

The boxes held individually wrapped baked nutrition bars in 3 exciting flavors, many boxes of different chewy bars, and numerous bags of various other munchies.

Yesterday morning, I ate half of a peanut chewy bar before my workout instead of my usual rice cake. It was much more filling! The bar tasted like baked oatmeal with a hint of chocolate – and of course there’s peanut flavor too! I really enjoyed this this one, though I didn’t find it particularly sweet or salty.

The orange & cranberry baked nutrition bar was only mediocre. The bitter taste reminded me of an overly bitter, dark chocolate bar without the chocolate awesomeness. (This is probably because they use “the natural antioxidant power of cocoa” in the bars. Seriously, check out that link; it’s interesting.)

The oatmeal raisin baked nutrition bar was much better. This bar also had that bitter cocoa taste, but it wasn’t as overpowering. The texture was like a mix between a cookie and a very dense bread.

Sadly, I did not have time to try all the Eat. Think. Smile products before writing this review, but I am sure I’ll try more goods once it’s time to announce the giveaway winners.

What did that say? You read correctly; it’s time for a giveaway! Yew! I’ll send 5 randomly selected readers a little bundle of goodness. The giveaway ends Monday at 5:00 p.m. ET, and I will announce a winner the following Tuesday, August 30. Here’s how to get in on this; you can enter up to 4 times!

  1. Leave a comment telling me which product intrests you the most.
  2. Follow my blog and/or subscribe via email. Leave a comment letting me know you did this.
  3. Follow me on Twitter @LoveSweatBeers, and leave a comment to let me know about it.
  4. Tweet something along the lines of, ” @LoveSweatBeers is giving away healthy treats at http://wp.me/p1xLfG-i7” and leave a comment letting me know you tweeted.

Good luck! And I’m sorry, but there are no bonus points for commenting about “world peace.” ūüėČ

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June 9, 2011

What’s Up Doc?

Here’s a little post about the general things going on in life.¬† It’s the little positives that make us happy, and hopefully it’s the little negatives that we learn to ignore.¬† Well, I am in a good mood, and that is really helping me focus on all those little positives.

I’ve been hitting the gym regularly this week, and I even went for a walk with Kevin Monday after work.¬† It was incredibly hot and humid outside, but I’m not generally one to turn down a good stroll.¬† Today, my running buddy and I enjoyed another Three-mile Thursday, which I mention in my June workout post.¬†

That covers fitness, but what about nutrition?¬† This week has been all over the place.¬† I’ve been munching like crazy!¬† Does anyone else go through phases like that?¬† I just seem hungry all the time, and trust me, it’s super frustrating!

My three-part breakfasts have included a pre-gym rice cake, a post-workout egg (organic and hardboiled for easy transportation), and an at-work parfait.  The parfaits are great!

parfait

Beautiful!

Non-fat, plain Greek yogurt with peaches and toasted maple oats make for a winning combination.¬† Heaven in a bowl… or a Rubbermaid container.

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Miss Mix-A-Lot

Lunch hasn’t been as pretty, but it works.¬† It’s 1/2 a can of tuna on an English muffin or in a wrap with dressing or kalamata olive hummus.¬† I couple that with a little side salad.¬† The dressing is Annie’s Light Gingerly, which is a new fav of mine.¬† I’m on a never-ending quest to find the same ginger dressing used by Japanese restaurants, so if you know the brand, please share!

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Plain, Boring, Yet Healthy

¬†Snacks have been all over the place this week.¬† Granola bars, apples, and/or hummus with broccoli or summer squash have all made one or more appearances.¬† Hopefully I’ll get all this snacking under control soon.¬† I think I’ve been eating a little more than necessary due to stress and boredom.¬† I¬† know, who is stressed and bored?¬† This girl.¬† Work’s a drain, I tell ya!

Dinner last night was pretty awesome though.¬† I’m American, but I swear my tummy’s German.¬† Chicken brats with Brussels sprouts are an amazing combo.¬† Deeeelish!

dinner

Dinner is a Winner

Sadly, because my hunger is as controlled and predictable as a tornado, I wanted a little something extra in about an hour.  Whole wheat bread with peeb (peanut butter) to the rescue!  I think there needs to be a peeb super hero.

Lastly, another small positive that made my day…

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Action Shot – Sense the Excitement

My Amazon order finally arrived!¬† Woohoo!¬† I’m such an Amazon nerd, it’s not even funny.¬† Well… that picture’s kinda funny, but that’s not the point.¬† I got 4 packages of organic red quinoa and a new armband for my iPhone.¬† Now I can finally run with tunes!¬†

yay

Presents from yourself are still presents!

Now that I can jam out while jogging, I need some jams.  What are some of your favorite running/workout tunes? 
 
PS – I’m featured on Fitblogger today, so check it out!
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