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Are you a peanut butter freak like I am?

I realized yesterday that I didn’t eat any peanut butter at all?  WHAT, THAT”S CRAZY!?

So what did I do?  Of course after dinner I had to eat some straight from the Jar. And yes, I went back for a second scoop 🙂

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Lily stared me DOWN while I ate it.  Whose dog doesn’t love peanut butter!

 I think they like it more than humans.  She looks kind of angry actually.


I like Smart Balance Peanut Butter because it tastes great and:

All-natural, peanut butter
Deep-roasted peanuts for extra flavor
No hydrogenated oil
No partially hydrogenated oil
Naturally sweetened
0g trans fat

Excellent source of Omega-3 ALA
(320 mg per serving, 20% of 1,600mg daily value)
7g of protein per serving
0mg cholesterol

Here are some fun recipes for those peanut butter freaks out there:

Granola Energy Balls

Protein Power Balls

French Vanilla PB2 Protein Shake

Microwaveable Peanut Butter Cookie For One

Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal

Healthy Apple Nachos

I never even used to eat peanut butter, and I stayed clear away when I was a kid…Now I love it.

Yesterday’s Breakfast:

Scrambled eggs before I drove to work. (I’ve been eating the heck out of some eggs lately)

At work I had plain oatmeal with stevia, and cinnamon.  Topped with blackberries and walnuts. This was a good one!



My snacks were not that fun …

Beverly International protein shake with some almonds.

Fresh broccoli with yogurt ranch dip, and a granola energy ball (which I am now out of.. tear)  😦



An apple on the way home to hold me over until dinner.


I was supposed to go to crossfit but I didn’t get out of work on time…plus I can barely walk normal since my legs are so sore from the snatches yesterday!  So I took the day off, much-needed.


I snacked on some crab n spinach dip with carrots while I decided on what I should eat…By the time I actually made my dinner I wasn’t even that hungry anymore.  O well I could still eat!

Grilled turkey and bacon wrap on low carb tortilla

Inside:  spinach, laughing cow cinnamon cream cheese, tomato, and chopped hard-boiled egg

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After dinner I had some plain Greek yogurt, which I just cannot get myself to like!

I even topped it with berries,  nuts, and a little honey….

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I still wasn’t a fan.. Maybe if I keep trying it I will learn to love it.  I ate about half and couldn’t finish the rest, sad.

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I went to bed feeling a little frustrated because I felt like I ate way to much right before bed…

Oh well, I guess it happens and I try not to worry about it too much.  I know I am not going to gain a fat roll over night  😉

Does this ever happen to you? 

Whats your favorite flavor of Greek yogurt?

Do your pets love peanut butter?

New Year: New Challenge

30 day challenge

 I have done this challenge before and believe me it starts out very hard, but get’s easier as you go and you won’t even crave sweets after a couple of weeks!

Sometimes I will have major cravings for carbs like pasta, or pizza so you have to be careful  🙂

Whatever you do, try not to give in!  Just think of how great you will feel in a month!  I do eat some food that has sugar in it, but I do not count these as a sweet (such as cereal, protein bars, greek yogurt.) I also have my work holiday party this weekend: It is a beer and wine tasting, so I will be enjoying some of that!

(When I think of sweets, I think of real sweets like cupcakes, cookies etc.)

Some replacements for sweets that I like are:

  • Apples with peanut butter
  • Peanut butter on anything 🙂
  • Fruit with cool whip (2 tbsp of cool whip only has a couple of grams of sugar in it)
  • Protein Shakes
  • Cereal (I like Special K Protein Plus)- It does have SOME sugar, but I don’t count this as a sweet!
  • Protein Bars (try to keep the sugar count under 10)
  • Hot Tea with stevia
  • Greek Yogurt : I know this has sugar, but I don’t count this 😉
  • Apple Nachos (see below)

For breakfast I had leftovers: veggie omelet, surprisingly enough it still tasted great! I also had some cinnamon almond butter oatmeal that my husband helped me finish.



Cinnamon Almond Butter Oatmeal:

  • One packet plain oatmeal
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 packet stevia
  • Cinnamon to taste

Top with Peanut Butter!

I woke up late today, but I still managed to get a workout in:

Starting the new year off on the right foot Leg!

New year leg circuit

I also worked on my butt 🙂

Lay on the floor in a bridge position for 3 minutes:

1st minute:  Feet flat- squeeze buttocks (small tight movements)

2nd minute:  Raise up to toes-and repeat squeezing

3rd minute:  Flat feet, alternate squeezing R and L buttock

This should burn when you are done!!

I wanted to show you my new top from Nike that I got for Christmas. I am absolutely in love with it!


It also has thumb holes!


I drank my cookies n cream protein shake when I got home. This taste so good, it’s almost like a dessert!

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Lunch was weird today…It was about 3:o0 and I just needed something to hold me over because I wasn’t starving. I was craving cereal so I had a bowl of Special K Protein Plus with some string cheese.

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My snack was APPLE NACHOS!

1 Apple drizzled with melted peanut butter. Topped with chopped pecans and coconut!

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So satisfying!

We were supposed to have Skillet sweet potato, sausage, and spinach hash for dinner but I didn’t feel like cooking much so we had Laura’s Lean chili with some whole wheat pasta noodles.   I had my water with lemon (One new years resolution is to drink more water!)

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I also had a Greek yogurt after dinner!

How was your New Year’s Day?

What are your favorite Non sweet treats?

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