It’s 10:40 and my poor husband is still working. We had plans to go out to dinner tonight and I was so excited about it that when he had to cancel, I briefly considered going out on my own. Have you ever done that? If so, how did you feel? If not, why not? Are you that social that you always have company? 😉
I’ve dined solo many times, mostly while traveling. It’s actually kind of relaxing and weirdly empowering. I like bringing a book with me otherwise I just eat too fast. 😆 Tonight though, I ended up just throwing a quick dinner together. Hopefully we can go out together with Adam some other night, once his work crisis is averted.
Before we get to my average dinner and some other “business,” let me quickly announce the winner of the CSN Stores giveaway. I had 230 eligible entries, and the winner is…. #119 (Blair).
Sorry mom, you can’t cheat the system – you’re going to have to buy that crockpot yourself. Perhaps at cookware. com? 😀 Blair, please email me your address asap – firstname.lastname@example.org
Those of you who didn’t win, you will be happy to know that I have ANOTHER giveaway for you. Through my amazingly persuasive powers (kidding), one lucky reader will receive an Oikos package that will include – 4 free 5.3 oz coupons, 2 multipacks, and one 16 oz oikos coupon + an Oikos tote bag. I’m pretty excited about this one. I’m a giant fan of oikos and I want you to taste it (if you haven’t already) or get a little more addicted if you’ve already tried it.
So here are the rules (they are a bit different this time so read carefully):
1) Leave a comment on this post telling me a random fact about the dairy or organic industry. Here are a few resources for you:
- My last post about the Stonyfield luncheon
- The importance of organic farming (from the Stonyfield website)
- The organic center
2) If you have a blog, let others know about the giveaway and link back to this post. If you don’t have a blog, tell someone about this giveaway and let me know that you’ve done so (after they enter the giveaway by commenting). You can also tweet about this giveaway *Either one earns you 2 bonus point* Please come back to this post and tell me you did so (twice).
I will announce the winner of this giveaway next Tuesday, June 1st.
All right, let’s talk about food. I had a good day of official healthy living checklist err checking.
BALANCED BREAKFAST – check!
I got a few Siggi’s coupons in my Healthworks swag bag. I’ve seen Siggi’s yogurt all over the blog world but to be honest never cared to buy it because it’s not organic. Like I said, I’m a pretty die hard oikos fan. I buy TJ’s european style organic yogurt too because oikos is so expensive. I kind of alternate between those 2. The free siggi’s coupons made me purchase a few and this morning I tried the grapefruit kind.
… with a zucchini spelt muffin + coffee
I was surprised at how thick siggi is. Almost thicker than greek yogurt. I liked that. What I didn’t like was that it was a bit grainy and I was definitely not a fan of the grapefruit flavor. I actually don’t even like grapefruit but for some reason I thought this yogurt would be awesome. Maybe it’s the pretty picture.
What I did like… all of these things:
Milk from grass fed cows (weather permitting)? No artificial stuff? Music to my ears. What’s also cool is that Siggi’s is lightly sweetened with agave nectar (the plain variety is not sweetened at all). And then there is this super cool label recycling option:
Love it! 😎 Let’s hope their plain yogurt tastes good because I really like what they’re doing here. I also plan on meeting Mr. Siggi soon and find out why his yogurt is not organic. Changing the world one yogurt at a time 😉
SNACK #1 – check!
Chocolate cherry granola bar
MOVE FOR at least 20 MINUTES – check!
It was brutally hot in Boston today and I knew I would have a terrible run if I attempted it. So for the first time in months, I treadmilled it. It was actually a great 5 miler. I alternated between 5.5-7.0 mph at 0.5-2.5 incline. I cooled down with a 1/2 mile walk and stretched a bunch. Great workout!
Leftover slice of grilled veggie + fromage blanc pizza
Potato slices sauteed with 1t EVOO, garlic and dried thyme (yum!!)
Simple salad – mixed greens, pea shots, grape tomatoes
BALANCED DINNER – check!
Canned salmon salad with hummus, carrots and tomatoes
Snow peas, carrots, pickle
SNACK #2 (unpictured)
An orange + somersaults
This is 1/2 piece – I ended up eating the other half too – they’re good!
All right, I want to hear about your dining solo stories and if you’re interested in some free oikos coupons, you gotta follow the rules. 😎