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February 16th, 2010 · 17 Comments · breakfast, dessert, pizza, running, snacks

I wanted to start this post by reminding you guys that I will be donating 100% of my blog proceeds to a Haiti relief program, so please continue to click around and maybe even spread the word about it on your blog if you can. I just want to be able to donate as much as possible, but I can’t do it without your help. Thanks! :mrgreen:

Speaking of donations to good causes, a friend of mine emailed me a few weeks ago about Taste of the Nation, a culinary benefit in Boston. I was lucky enough to get a few tickets. 100% of ticket sales from Taste of the Nation are granted to the most effective anti-hunger organizations working to end childhood hunger in America (click here for more event details). I think this will be a really spectacular event, so if you are in Boston, please consider purchasing tickets. Donations that reward you back with yummy food are my favorite kind. :)

Now onto today’s eats…


2 Nature’s Path organic flax waffles with Barney Butter and pear slices


[387 calories]


Clif Mojo mountain mix bar


+ tea :)


[180 calories]


I had 5 miles on my training schedule for today, and I really had a hard time talking myself into going to the gym. I realized that as much as I LOVE my long weekend runs with friends, I have a hard time with mid-week runs on the treadmill. This is not a physical constraint, btw, I just really have to continue convincing myself to keep going (it starts with getting to the gym, and then actually staying at the gym). All in all, the run was hard, but it was actually really good. I planned on staying at 6.8 mph and varying inclines. 6.8 used to be my warm-up/”resting” speed. I am not there anymore, but I hope with continued training to get back to this level of running fitness and even exceed it! I completed my planned 5 miles and stayed right around the target speed, speeding up at times when I had more energy and slowing down when I needed a little break. I felt fantastic after finishing! Hopefully I will remember this wonderful feeling on Friday afternoon (my next planned run). 😀


I had no time to make a real lunch this morning so that’s why you see a very ugly collection of ingredients here. The truth is, it was actually quite tasty.

TJ’s roasted chicken patty with laughing cow cheese and mustard on a FFL english muffin + baby carrots and an orange


[431 calories]


Oikos with 1/2 apple and Barney Butter


[221 calories]

Man, this was GOOD (and also filling)!


When you’re low on groceries and want something quick, make a tortilla pizza!

TJ’s flour tortilla with whole wheat, TJ’s organic tomato sauce, organic pizza cheese blend, roasted rosemary chicken + avocado


I know I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again. TJ’s organic tomato sauce (in a can) makes the best pizza sauce! It is so flavorful. I love love love it. The roasted chicken was courtesy of my PILs. Also, have you ever had avocado on pizza? It’s pretty awesome! 😀


Open wide!


While eating dinner, I was watching the Food Network ice cream challenge. Instead of 2 little truffles I planned on having for dessert, a frozen chocolate covered banana seemed more appealing. Can’t wait for some truffles tomorrow though. :)

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[all together = 436 calories]

While typing this post, I also had a mini pack of somersaults (70 calories).

Total calories consumed: 1,736


We are getting SO close! Over the weekend we had the cabinets installed and today the countertop went on. I am counting down the days until I can cook in my own kitchen!!!

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So excited that it’s already Wednesday tomorrow AND I have a fun lunch date planned and a dinner out. The weekend will be here before we know it. :)

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17 Comments so far ↓

  • #1 - Run Sarah

    Your kitchen looks great so far! Chocolate covered frozen banana? I need to try making these!

  • #2 - *Andrea*

    love the kitchen progress! my resting speed is 6.0 haha but i love intervals and usually go up to 8.5 starting at 6.0 and change every .10 mi. your dessert looks amazing! love chocolate :)

  • #3 - Sophie @ yumventures

    It looks like you had the same tortilla pizza idea I had tonight! It was so good, I had never made one before. I love your version too =)

  • #4 - Tiffany

    The kitchen looks great! I can’t wait to see it in person!

  • #5 - Cara

    I totally hear you on the lack of motivation to run on the treadmill. So much better outside! Your kitchen is looking great, can’t wait to see what wonderful things you whip up in it!

  • #6 - Husband Adam

    Those pictures aren’t doing the kitchen justice! I can’t wait to see the finished product either though :)

  • #7 - MelissaNibbles

    The kitchen is coming together quite nicely. Can’t wait to see the finished product!

  • #8 - Madeline - Greens and Jeans

    Your kitchen is going to look incredible! I have to constantly play around with the speed on the treadmill or I can barely make it to 15 minutes!

  • #9 - eatingRD

    taste of the nation sounds great, love things like that! So glad your kitchen is coming along, it looks gorgeous. I think I could eat avocado on anything like peanut butter :)

  • #10 - Miriam

    Frozen banana + chocolate!! Where? how? Let me know!! 😉

  • #11 - Dutchessroz

    OMG those chocolate covered frozen banana’s look amazing. Can you do a post on how to make these??????!!!! Please share :) xoxo

  • #12 - Jenna

    Avocado on pizza?! So intrigued.

  • #13 - Elina

    Miriam + Dutchessroz – the bananas are store bought! I took a picture of the box – will post it tonight :)

  • #14 - Lele

    This guy I briefly went out with made me homemade pizza with avocado on top, and now I looooooooove it! The boy didn’t last, but the avocado love did!

  • #15 - Diana (Soap & Chocolate)

    Your kitchen is lookin’ good! I am all over tortilla pizzas–I always keep tortillas in the freezer for just that purpose. Top em with whatever you’ve got and dinner is served 5 minutes later.

  • #16 - Kerstin

    Mmm, I wish I had one of those bananas right now! Your kitchen looks so great – yay for almost being done!

  • #17 - Lara (Thinspired)

    That is so wonderful, Elina! I must have missed that the first time you announced it. I’ll click around :)

    The Oikos creation looks SO good. The Barney Butter kind of looks like caramel!

    Never had avocado on pizza, but I don’t see how it could possibly be bad!