So, this morning Chipper and I went on a lovely walk. It was a bit foggy, as you can see.
I love walking along the peaceful water. The path is mostly grass and dirt, so it’s easy on my old-lady knees.
There’s always a “perfect photo” moment on the path, too.
We came upon some vultures. These birds freak. me. out.
You do know what they eat, don’t you?
I guess it’s just how nature works, though. So what am I complaining about!?
After our 1 hour walk, I hurried home because I was a starvin’ marvin’. (<–who came up with that anyway?)
Allison over at King Arthur Flour sent me some awesome goodies (you’ll hear more about these in the coming days) in the mail the other day!
I couldn’t wait to try the oat bran that I’ve heard so much about (especially from Heather) but can’t find anywhere!
The oat bran is the outer husk of the oat grain. It contains dietary fiber and lots of nutrients of the oat grain.
The Nutrition Facts stated that one serving was 3 Tbsp. Apparently they don’t eat oat bran as hot cereal! I measured out Tbsp.’s until I got to a 1/2 cup oat bran and, if I measured right, there’s only 100 calories in 1/2 cup oat bran. That’s 50 less than rolled oats. Awesome.
I cooked a bit less than 1/2 cup oat bran in 1 cup water. Stirred in 1 1/2 Tbsp. chia seeds, more water, some canned pumpkin, cinnamon, vanilla extract, unsweetened shredded coconut and 1 scoop of chocolate protein powder. I didn’t add any sweetener, so it was pretty bland. After the photo I stirred in some frozen blueberries. That did the trick.
Just this afternoon, I received a pack of Pure Bars in the mail! It’s like Christmas in February around here!
Only better, because it’s foooood. I tried the Trail Mix Bar as an afternoon snack. I just couldn’t help mah-self.
It was pretty tiny for a 200 calorie bar. But the Ingredients list is totally excellent.
The bar was on the sweet side from all the dates and agave. It tasted super yummy, though! I gobbled it up in seconds, I’m not one to prolong the existence of bars. Get in mah belly!
I needed a quick sip of water, sweet things make me thirsty! I haven’t been drinking enough water lately. So today I kept my Tinker Bell mug (from DisneyWorld!) full of water on my desk all day with me. It really helped me drink more water and I realized that water helps me feel fuller and eat less. Oh, and pee more…
Well, I hope you enjoyed this rather post full of photos!
Currently there is no more nut butter in the house and I’m freaking out and having heart palpitations because of it.
I must get to the store and get some Smucker’s Natural Peanut Butter, pronto!
Here’s a random question:
Do you wear earrings? I got my ears pierced when I was 11, but I never wear earrings!