Feed a Small Country

Let me preface this post by saying that I ate enough PB puffins to feed a small country today! ;) Well, the box is gone now at least! It's funny because in my last post, Anna commented:
And I'm impressed with your restraint around PB puffins... they don't last more
than 72 hours around me!
She just didn't give me enough time! haha!

Breakfast this morning was a banana, Odwalla Berries GoMega Bar (I LOVED IT!) and a homemade latte in a recycled Starbucks Cup! Yep, If I bring them home, I wash them out! Doooo it! For lunch, I was craving something fresh! So I piled my oblong blue plate with juicy Gala Apple slices, seedless cucumber slices, carrot chips, a LC for dipping and 4 turkey/cheese roll ups (Boars Head Smoked Turkey and 1oz Mild Cheddar). It was great! :D

I also tried a new water! Unsweetened Owater....it was refreshingly not sweet! There was simply a peach essence in the background. Pretty darn good!

Then I got crazy...baking crazy! These Oatmeal and Date bars are flipping amazing spectacular nutritious and delicious eats! OMG! PLEASE PLEASE try them! I wish I could claim them as my own, but I can't! Find the recipe here. I made quite a few changes...

  • I omitted the skim powder and wheat germ (I didn't have any on hand).

  • I added about 1/3c sliced almonds (GREAT addition)

  • I used scant measurements of sugar and molasses (still came out plenty sweet).

  • I used rolled oats (I don't know what "large-flaked" are, but I didn't have them!)

  • I used 5 chopped medjool dates

  • I poured in quite a bit of Almond Extract instead of vanilla and it smelled awesome!

I had about 1.5 or 2 of these bars throughout the day! One of them was plated up all nice and pretty....I took that big dallop of "frosting" (leftover from the filling of my mom's mother's day cake) off because this bar was CRAMMED with flavor that I did not want to disguise! This is where my "no-carb" lunch back fired! I don't care what Im craving, my body needs carbs! ENTER PB PUFFINS! haha I also had a toasted Kashi Heart to Heart Waffle with a bit of Promise Butter Spread.
Then I went to the gym and got my bootay kicked! I attended a class called "Body Pump" and it was basically weights, weights, weights...working different muscles! Let's just say that my legs were shaking! I need to work with more weights along with cardio! That was made VERY apparent tonight!

I came home and had a light dinner of shrimp salad! However, in all honesty, the shrimp got dunked in cocktail sauce and the salad was eaten alone! Shrimp Cocktail is the ONLY way in my book!

Wish Bone Romano Basil Vinaigrette :D

Then I had a 100 calorie bag of Popcorn, a bowl of Luck Charms (note to self: buy a healthier cereal and stop eating your brother's!) and this BEAUTY!
KEMPS Frozen Yogurt Parfait-Wild Blueberry Style

Well our History test got pushed back until Wednesday because he added a bit more material, which is fine with me because now I can hold off on studying! ;) I start work as a FroYo Girl Tommorrow! I wonder if we get free samples?! That would be BiTtErSwEeT!


  1. ACK what is it about Puffins that is sooo addictive? They must be laced with crack, because I face the same snack over-do problem with them!I tried O water and liked it too! Refreshing indeed. Wow oatmeal date bars? Yours look legit!

  2. I love the variety of foods on your "blue plate" I love the soft cheese spread on apples, delish.

  3. Those date bars look super delicious. As for the PB puffs, it happens :) Better than a bag of chips!

  4. I love the spread you made for lunch! Looks like fun to eat.

  5. Haha PB Puffins are DANGEROUS...very very dangerous. So good though ;)

    Ahh your bars look amazingly tasty! I should copy down the recipe. I hope you enjoy every last bit of em'

    Have a wonderful Tuesday!


    p.s. I'm having a Holey Donuts giveaway if you're interested :)

  6. Yummy eats! Those bars look delish! You have some wonderful eats lined up on the blue plate of yours!

  7. those bars look delicious!!!!

    The chocolate and raisin oatibix is definitely worth looking out for- if you can't find it, I'd be happy to do a trade for some puffins!

  8. Hahahaha oh those PB puffins. They're practically like crack.
    Those oat bars look awesomely good.

  9. Ahh yes, PB puffins. So incredibly addictive!
    Those bars look so good! Yum!

  10. Puffins!! I HAVE to go get more today haha. They're INSANELY addicting :)

  11. Great job working out at that class, sounds like a real calorie burner!

    Your bars look great too. I don't know what large flaked oatmeal is either!

  12. Puffins! And mmm everything looks delicious!

  13. That tasting plate looks A-mazing!! :)

  14. WOW, that recipe looks so dang good! I will definitely try that sometime, but currently our freeze is overflowing with baked goods that I need to eat up!

  15. Good luck at your first day on the job! Whoo! Trust me, PB Puffins last like 48 hours around me. Sooo dangerous. :P

    The Owater looks really good to me, since I like anything peach! And your Oatmeal & Date bars look brilllllz. I love all the edits you made to the recipe; fiddling with recipes is totally the best part of baking. ;)

  16. oooo, dont you just love odwallas! have you tried the super protein yet? its GREAT!


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