So, as inspired by Erin at Care to Eat, I posted a big bag of trail mix I made a few days ago, which was a mixture of a bunch of other trail mixes I’d bought over time. So while I was at work, trying to read but not really concentrating…I started thinking…If I could make my own trail mix, this is what it would have in it (and yes, I’m crazy w/ my mixtures!).
But before I list mine, what would you like in YOURS?!?!
Melissa’s Ultimate Trail Mix:
Dried fruit: cranberries, raspberries, blueberries, mangoes, raisins, dark chocolate raisins, dark chocolate cranberries
Nuts: Almonds, cashews, walnuts, peanuts
Extras: pb chips, semi-sweet chips, chocolate pretzels, pb filled pretzel nuggets, mini caramel bites
See, I told you I’m nuts (hahaha).
Anyhow….Today was an average day. No workout but did a lot of walking around…but did take a walk at lunch…it was nice to get out in the sun after being in the office all morning…it’s one of those moments where you just need a little SUN.
Breakfast had a bit of a twist to it today. I decided to try my new Back to Nature Apple Cinnamon Granola in my yogurt. I added some dried cranberries to the mix and all together with an apple and TJ’s Greek yogurt…with a nice amount of cinnamon. It was really really good. I liked that it was still nice and crunchy at the end and the apple pieces were great too! It wasn’t too sweet which was what I was looking for, but I would have liked a little more cinnamon ;). Overall, very good granola! Try it next time you’re looking for a granola to try!
I never got hungry for my morning snack so I listened to my body and waited till lunch! I had a good lunch packed, but still wasn’t hungry…yet I ate it anyways cause I hadn’t eaten in almost 5 hours. I had the rest of my tofu on a honey wheat kaiser roll w/ tomato, lettuce and my salsa…it tasted absolutely AMAZING! I toasted the roll with the tofu just before I ate it so it was nice and crispy but soft and chewy at the same time.
After a little walk and some more reading my hunger started to kick in and I had my snack. I’m at the bottom of my pb jar so there isn’t as much oil and therefore the pb doesn’t spread as nice..but I was still able to mix in my traditional cinnamon! and I loved the sticker that was on my banana:
I got home and needed to run some errands and could feel my hunger creeping back, so I figured better to eat something now rather than be grumpy later on. I had a smore’s pure protein bar…you all know what it looks like; nothing too exciting…but for some reason a little too sweet for me today. what is up with my taste buds?
Dinner was a lazy one as I was doing my laundry. I mixed together the rest of my brown rice and a can of Muir Glen’s Minestrone soup. I also added in some fresh spinach I picked up the other day to just add some more veggies.
I didn’t end up putting the rice in there, and instead had a snack a little later:
Hopefully you all had a nice Monday (for a Monday…you know…) and congrats to the BSI winners!! (see Gina’s blog for all the details)
I’m off to finish laundry and watch my racey Gossip Girl and One Tree Hill…tehehehehehe!