Hello My Peanut Butter Cups! 😀
I want to thank you all for all of your college tips and tricks and such. I’ve had some worries about going to college, but now, I know I won’t have any problems. YOU GUYS ARE AMAZING! 😀
I finished Great Expectations this morning! That was SUCH a great book. Long, but SO GOOD!!! And now that I have FINALLY finished it, I can get back to Physics and PreCal CLEP Prep. Haha, I have a lot to catch up on, but I am determined.
With all of this craziness, I have still managed to eat lots of yummy things — some of my eats as of late include are shown below.
Me digging into one of my Spiced Chocolate Chip Oat Bars – topped with Peanut Butter. 😀
A bowl of Chocolate Heaven – Oatmeal, TONS of cocoa powder (not the dark kind, but the regular – I find the dark chocolate cocoa powder tends to make things turn black), strawberries, egg whites — I think, and a big dollop of my Chocolate Almond Butter.
A big bowl of oatmeal (this one I had this one again this morning) with cinnamon and frozen strawberries (more on the side that were eaten before the photo was taken), and topped with soy vanilla protein powder and more of my Devilish Chocolate Dream Almond Butter. Kind of like my Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal, with a twist.
I used to use the whey vanilla protein powder (oh my gosh, that stuff tastes good), but I have stopped eating dairy all together. Aka, I eat a plant-based diet that does NOT include any kind of dairy. I can explain why if you would like.
I made dinner last night for my family (well, 3/4’s of my family), and I made spaghetti! Not hard in the least, but I wanted to try making my own spaghetti sauce in the way I’ll be making it in college – 1 can of tomato paste, 2 ¼ cups water, and 1 packet of spaghetti sauce mix. It was really good! Now I know a easy way to make spaghetti sauce and not have to buy the big glass bottles of it! Pictured above: whole wheat spaghetti topped with my spaghetti sauce that I made (I like to dip my breadstick into it too), meatless meatballs cut up – I always do that, and lots of green beans.
My dad didn’t come home ’til late last night (it’s the end of the fiscal year for the military, and since he works in the financial/accounting area for them, they have been working him like CRAZY to make sure everything is done by a certain date. And if he’s not busy enough, he’s also getting ready for tax-season for this next year). I do get to see him a little bit on the days I wake up at 4am. I know that he is busy with stuff, but I still miss him.
I received a sample-sized version of the Fiber One 80 calories Honey Squares cereal.
I have always wondered if the strawberries were in there or not. They don’t say if the strawberries are included that on the package at all! They just say the “strawberries add 25 calories.” Ok, so are they IN there and you have to add 25 calories to the nutrition label, or are they not included, but recommended to add? I was very confused. Anyways, I’d heard a lot about them and couldn’t wait to try them.
Yep. One serving. It looks so small. L
I ate it with some almond milk. I must say, it wasn’t very filling. Maybe if I had used soy milk…. But then again, I don’t really find cold cereal like this to fill me up, with the exception of the shredded wheat. The fiber in this Fiber One cereal (and is the typical form found in the Fiber One products) is from inulin – a fiber found in chicory root, It does have one benefit – it feeds the bacteria in your colon. Other than that, it isn’t as good as eating fiber from WHOLE foods, which is always the better way to get your fiber.
As this was my snack in the afternoon, I had a bowl of cheerios on the side to fill me up the rest of the way. But still, I DON’T find cold cereal to be very filling like oatmeal and cream of wheat is. (oh, and btw, they didn’t pay me to review this — I just signed up to receive a sample and they sent it to me free of charge. I didn’t even have to review it, but I wanted to share what I thought about it).
A frozen bananner with more of my Devilish Chocolate Dream Almond Butter on top.
Whole grain cream of wheat with cinnamon, vanilla, frozen strawberries, and peanut butter.
Another one of my Spiced Chocolate Chip Oat Bars with Peanut Buttah on top – that is by far my favorite way to eat them! My mom likes them without anything on top, and she says that they remind her of a no-bake cookie.
A big bowl of chocolate oats – same as the one pictured above, but topped with peanut butter instead.
A PB and J frozen bananner. 😀 Oh, and I had another one of my faces for lunch today. They are just so much fun!
And that’s my round-up for the last couple of days.
Favorite food pictured? I’m loving all of the oatmeal and nut buttah I see. 😀
Do you eat dairy? Nope! If you want to hear why I don’t eat dairy anymore (as mentioned above), I can explain if you like, though it would probably take a whole post. Please, just ask and I will!
Does cold-cereal (like cheerios and fiber one) fill you up? Not really for me, unless it’s the Kashi w/ protein or the shredded wheat!