I learned something new last night while eating chocolate
Bats may be the most misunderstood animal in the United States; however, as consumers of enormous numbers of insects, bats rank among the most beneficial of mammals. Bats are vital to their ecosystems and are also wonderful pest controllers. One small brown bat can catch up to 1,200 mosquitoes in just 1 hour! By helping to control many insect populations that attack farms and garden crops, bats allow us to reduce our dependence on pesticides. While natural predators such as owls, hawks, snakes and raccoons do prey on bats, man seems to be the only animal having significant impact on bat population.
Compassionate action for bats:
- provide shelter for bats by erecting a bat house in your backyard
- adopt a bat in need
- make your backyard a wildlife sanctuary by incorporating native wildflowers, shrubs and trees
This little blurb (and more) was on the back of the package of the endangered species chocolate.
The chocolate was not only educational but delicious. The little cacao nibs inside were great. In fact it was so delicious, I forgot to take a picture of the actual chocolate. I had 4 little squares.
Before chocolate, there was real food…
2 Food for Life millet toasts with peanut butter and cherry preserves + a pear & coffee
Peanut butter choc chip granola bar – mmm
I took a pilates class during lunch and it was LAME. The was a sub and seriously I didn’t even break a sweat. We “stretched” for like 20 minutes at the beginning (and it’s only a 50 minute class). I guess I need to take it easy anyway if I’m going to fight off this cold but I still couldn’t help but be annoyed at the snail’s pace this woman was leading the class. Oh well, you win some, you lose some.
Eating Well fettuccine alfredo (recipe can be found here)
I was *this* close to having another meatless day, but threw in some grape tomatoes and bacon in at the end. The bacon really made this dish, I’m not going to lie. Overall the dish was quite creamy and delicious. My only complaint is how calorie dense it is. This was a small portion and I was still hungry after finishing it.
Super charge me cookie to the rescue…
And then a bit later, a Doctor Kracker “flatbread” and chocolate (see above)
Not a bad day of eats, even if I did get the munchies in the evening. Are you ready to adopt a bat yet?