Daily Archives: September 16, 2011

DAY 16: My product review of Peeled Snacks!

Friends! Today has been an exciting day for me! I’m just happier than normal, and that’s pretty dang happy! Let me tell you about it… Just the simplest things!

First off, I got to go to Step Class this morning, which I have missed SO much since school started! I love the elliptical, but nothing beats a class full of awesome people with great music, all workin our butts off by DANCING! I got SUCH a good workout and swear I was smiling the whole way through. I was so happy! I drank my probiotic smoothie before class, and it gave me good energy!

Second, I came home from the gym with my Dad, and my Mom made us breakfast! I had one egg, one white, one piece of turkey sausage, and a very little portion of potatoes. I would call it about 1/4 a serving.

After breakfast I got lots of organizing and studying done. I love feeling like I’ve got everything in order, getting all cleaned up, and being ready for the next thing coming my way. It’s a good feeling! For lunch I snacked on an apple pear with Yogurt & honey. Yes, I dipped the apple pear in the yogurt & honey. It was soo good! I LOVE doing this now!

After lunch I worked for a while, and then came home to switch cars with my Momma! We’re switching for a week! She has a super nice (fast) Volvo that I just love, and were switching just for fun (don’t worry Mom, I’m not speeding)! ๐Ÿ˜‰ What a sweetie she is, right?! It’s so fun to drive! After getting her car, I got my snacks for school ready, went over to Coffee Bean, grabbed my latte, and went to my Anatomy Lab. Tonight was our “eat food and study night” in Anatomy. It was actually totally fun! Everyone brought way TOO much food, and had such a good time! There wasn’t anything on my diet there, except for watermelon and Starbucks Coffee (yes, someone is that amazing) so I had those. I was perfectly happy with that, too! I had so much fun studying with my friends. Anatomy is different thanย anyย other class I’ve ever taken. I have made the best friends, and studying doesn’t feel like work when I am with them. It’s just like hanging out! I am very happy with school to say the least ๐Ÿ™‚

When I got home from class, I walked inside to my package fromย Peeled Snacks! Remember the review I told you all about?! Here it is!

I opened it up and there was a little note ๐Ÿ™‚

They gave me soo many different things to try, so I’ll be posting all throughout the week! I’m SUPER excited about this! What a blessing! You have probably all seen Peeled Snacks at Starbucks or Whole Foods. If not, look for it so you’ll know what I am talking about! ๐Ÿ™‚

Tonight, I decided to open up the Cherries, because I wanted to let you guys know my opinion. First of all, I love that they’re organic! The ingredients are “Organic Cherries,” nothing else! No added sugar or any of that junk. Secondly, they taste SO fresh and they’re super plump! I am VERY pleased with this company, and will now buy my dried fruit from them (especially since they were nice enough to send me all of this stuff!)

I ate a few cherries and am saving the rest for tomorrow. I think I’ll have some greek yogurt with cherries for breakfast! Stay tuned for more of my opinions! I hope all the other flavors are just as good- I’ll let you know!

Anyways, I hope you have all had a wonderful day! I am off to bed, I have another busy day tomorrow! I’m babysitting from 6am-12pm, then meeting my friend Emma to study @ 3, then heading over to the gym with her when we’re done! I look forward to posting again after that! Have a great Friday night y’all!

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DAY 15: My first real Indian food experience had me “cheating” a little

Hello friends! Wow, these past two days have been BUSY! With my Dad’s Birthday on Thursday, and everything going on with school today I haven’t even had a chance to get on!

Yesterday morning I had my usual probiotic smoothie for breakfast, then I went to school until 3

At school I ate this. Lunch consisted of 1 small green apple (sliced), yogurt & honey, and pecan LARABAR. Okay, so this was SO simple, but SO GOOD! I actually forgot to take a spoon, so I was forced to dip my apples in the yogurt. Turns out- it’s my new favorite thing! The yogurt and the honey had sat together for a little while, and turned SO extra good! The apple dipped in it was amazing! YOU MUST DO THIS!

Later in the evening around 5, I had this small snack of cottage cheese and pineapples. Another favorite of mine right now. At about 6 we left to Van Nuys to meet my brother and his wife for my Dads Birthday Dinner, and we ate dinner at about 8:30. Good thing I had that snack!

Here is me & the Birthday boy (who was convinced that it was everyones Birthday, haha). We had such a great time!

Wait… is that grain…? Well… YES! It is! Now don’t freak out, it’s okay… I had a piece of grain last night at dinner, because it was my first real Indian Food experience, and I was not going to miss out on this little taste of something. That would have messed up my mindset more than staying on the diet would have helped! Haha. I had one small piece and skipped the rice and bread (because clearly I’ve had rice and bread before).

On the cracker we put these delicious sauces. Some were fruity, some were minty, and the other was pickled carrots and jalapenos. SO good! I was seriously impressed!

With dinner I had this yogurty-mango drink. It was soo good, and perfect to eat with the spicy Indian food! It cooled you right off!

This was my dinner plate, I sampled a bit of each of the curries. Every single one was outstanding!

And guess what else I did to celebrate with my Dad? I ate sugar! I’m such a bad, girl… I know ๐Ÿ˜‰ I did not stop my diet or anything, nor was I freaking out that I ate sugar. I had one VERY little piece, because it was my Dads Birthday, and I wasn’t going to get this experience back again. I am still on my diet, and probably won’t go off it again (I didn’t need to last time), but last night I wanted to enjoy my first Indian Food experience, and I sure did ๐Ÿ™‚

The people at the Indian food place were SO GREAT and they even gave us VIP cards so that we could get 15% off EVERY time we go there- which means I will definitely be returning! If you live in LA, please try Anarbagh!

I hope you guys enjoy the post! You’ll have to write me and let me know your thoughts on Indian food! I was sooo pleased! I could see it easily becoming a favorite of mine!


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