((Geez, I’ve been working on this post since 8am. Can you believe that? It’s been one of those days…))
I went a little different with breakfast this morning. If you can’t tell, I’m more of a oats, yogurt and/or fruit kind of gal to start off my day, but every once in a while will have eggs, pancakes, french toast or bagels.
I was excited for my breakfast this morning because I was going to try a new product, with the addition of another product to make it an old favorite!
I toasted up a Cinnamon Raisin Bagel by Rudi’s Organic and had half of it with some Publix Natural PB and Crofters Fruit Spread…
and the other half with some Brummel & Brown Butter and Crofters Spread. This is flashback to when I was a kid and stayed at my grandma’s house. Most mornings, if we weren’t having pancakes, she always had toast with margarine and strawberry jam on top. I’ll never forget the flavor combo…family love.
But what about you?
Are you a BUTTER person? MARGARINE person? OTHER person?
I grew up using margarine, specifically Country Crock, for as long as I can remember. We mainly used it on our banana bread, toast and grilled cheese, but otherwise that was about it.
I have never been much of a butter fan not having had it very much and actually, never used it in my baked goods either, but margarine sticks by companies like Imperial. I might have had Land O Lakes a few times in my life but in reality, I couldn’t tell you if I liked it or not. I don’t remember.
But I still do have a coupon for this KerryGold Butter…and I might consider getting some next time I’m out. If I don’t like it as a spread, then I suppose I could use it for baking. We’ll see…I’m not much of a butter for spread person.
Otherwise right now I have this Brummel & Brown Butter made with Natural Yogurt. My coworker Brit uses it often in both her food and baking so I thought I would give it a shot. It seems pretty healthy at 45 calories a tablespoon…
until I took a closer look and noticed it had partially hydrogenated soybean oil. Boo. I try to stay away from that stuff, but now that I have two small containers of this…well, I can’t waist my money! But, I will say that it had a nice creamy and smooth texture and tasted very similar to butter (if I’m correct in even recalling what butter tastes like!).
I spent the morning doing a whole lot of data entry and when lunch finally came around I was freak’n hangry. I think I was still calorie deficit from that swim and run yesterday! Yeep!
For lunch I had an open faced sandwich with Laughing Cow Light Cheese, some chickpeas mixed and smashed with roasted corn and black bean salsa, diced tomato and mini portobello mushrooms. On the side I had some lettuce leafs that I used almost as a sandwich top to eat this beast!
I ended the meal with two TJ’s Jo Jo’s, and a handful of peanut m&m’s. They are going to be the death of me. Or all things with chocolate…and sugar. Damnit…I swear clean eating will come to me one day…
I spent the afternoon working outside and finally got a break for a snack a few hours later. I still have some of those PB and Carrot Cookies so I had three of those with some Crofters Fruit Spread, along with quite a bit of this Trail Mix, AGAIN.
I just kept eating it because in reality, I could have had an early dinner and worked with that, but wanted to go for a run and didn’t want to eat a filling meal. Ergo…a bigger than needed snack, dangit. Oh well.
Shot off for a sweet 4.0 run in the DARK, which actually somehow makes me go so much faster…or maybe it just feels that way because it’s dark. It’s the exact opposite when I’m driving through, I feel like I’m going pretty fast but really, it’s the speed limit or slower. Yeep.
I got home and cleaned up, was informed of more of tomorrow’s crazy plans, and cleaned up to ready for a fast dinner. Nothing special, just one of those veggie hummus sandwiches I’ve been having this week…seems to be my meal as of late huh? It works well after runs when I don’t feel like eating anything but need to get in some protein (hummus) and nutrients (veggies).
And of course I had dessert…three more PB and Carrot Cookies…Thank god they’re almost gone. At least they’re not too calorie dense (80-85 a cookie!).
Ok, I have to get ready for a very long day tomorrow. They’re finally doing the burn we’ve been waiting for so work is going to be insane. I can’t wait for it to be over…I just want to get it done! The anticipation of exhaustion is just killing me!