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A Buffalo Kind of Day

The morning weather was gorgeous here!

Allison & I share a mutual friend, Frank. When I saw her infamous “Spicy Oats”, I had one of those why didn’t I think of that moments. Although not a fan of fake meat products that are processed and contain soy, there is a box of leftover Morningstar Farms Veggie Patties in the freezer, and hey I gotta use them up! This is a very filling breakfast! (Can you see that I even used a Tabasco mug? 🙂 )

Green Dog Spicy Oats

Green Dog Spicy Oats

After breakfast, the hubby left some coffee for me so I enjoyed a cup with a dab of Half & Half, and half a packet of Truvia.

Wanted to get in a quick workout to get the blood flowing, and tried Exercise T.V.’s “Upper Body Stretch” by Jillian Michaels (under the 10 minute workout section). What a joke! It was only 2 minutes long, and the rest was an advertisement for her DVD. Blah. Next, I tried “Explosive Upper Body” by Patrick Murphy. This was also under the 10 minute section, but was really 23. It had some fun warm-ups that involved balance. The power push-ups (pushing off so your hands are off the ground) were hard! I need to work on that. I would do Patrick’s workout again.

(Warning: more beige food with red stuff on top ahead.)

Mid-Morning Snack

Mid-Morning Snack

We desperately need to go to the market for groceries, so it was slim pickings for a mid-morning snack. So I heated up half of a leftover chicken breast (chicken dipped in Frank’s Buffalo Sauce, breaded with Panko & baked at 350 degrees, topped with more Buffalo Sauce), and the bottom-of-the-bag crumbs from Food Should Taste Good’s Buffalo Chips. I have to be honest, these chips are not nearly as good as their Sweet Potato Chips. I did not get the buffalo taste at all. Pretty disappointing, especially since I love buffalo!

Lunch! Leftover Stuff I Found in the Fridge.

Lunch! Leftover Stuff I Found in the Fridge.

Lunch was the other half of the buffalo panko chicken & a tiny dollop of mashed potatoes (all that was left). It was such a small portion, that I needed something else to fill me up. I found an Amy’s Cheese Pizza Pocket in the freezer, and heated that up. It sort of exploded in the microwave and the sauce oozed out so it looks sloppy. I really like the taste of the dough in this. Everything was topped with a few shakes of aleppo pepper.

Clouds & Roses

Clouds & Roses

Later in the day, I went outside to read my June/July issue of Clean Eating magazine. Such great recipes! Can’t wait to make the orange chia pops!!! While basking in the sun, watching blue jays, I had a Greens+ Yogurt Bar and a “jonic”??? Since quitting soda (will talk about that in another post), I sometimes mix 1 part juice with 3 parts seltzer to make a jeltzer! However, we are out of seltzer water, so instead tried this with diet tonic water. The verdict is still out… having a hard time liking tonic water. Luckily it was the last bottle in the fridge, probably won’t buy more. What do you think of tonic water?

Greens+

Greens+

Later, we went to a BBQ party to celebrate the start of summer, which was all catered. Had a chicken sandwich with a dollop of barbeque sauce, coleslaw, broccoli salad, cajun potato salad (not healthy AT ALL, but tasty in moderation) & strawberries & pineapple. They also had a keg. 🙂 No pics of the party food… I did not know these people that well (hubby’s co-workers) and didn’t want to make a scene photographing food. 🙂

We had a nice bonfire back at home with some coffee. A sweet end to a beautiful day. That changed though when I found out that Grandpa is in the hospital. Nothing too serious, but he will have to be there a few days and it is always scary when loved ones are in the hospital. Mom is staying the night with him, so I know he is in good hands. There is not much that I can do right now, except to send positive thoughts that he’ll be okay.

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