After an invigorating bike ride this morning, I was craving yogurt. But I know my metabolism, and yogurt doesn’t usually cut it until lunch time, so I added some fun things.

  • About a cup of plain yogurt
  • 1 handful (about 5) grapes – cut in half
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • 2 tbs. Nature’s Path pumpkin flax plus granola

Oh it was soooo good. The perfect combination of textures – creamy, crunchy, juicy…yes! It kept me full all morning, too!

Lunch was un-photographed because there was no time. It was a boring sandwich and some more yummy/ juicy grapes.

I also licked the frosting off of a chocolate birthday cupcake. I threw away the cake.

I missed my husband so I came home while my kids were at PE (I live 3 minutes from my school) and had another yummy treat!

Iced coffee cubes and milk!

I like to freeze my leftover coffee into ice cube trays, and then combine them with some good ole’ milk, a little sugar and a sprinkle of cinnamon. It is so delicious.

This held me over until 7pm! (Or it could have been the sandwich and the frosting ;-))

At the end of the day, a certain kiddo asked me to edit a story he had written. We are working on having very set characters in our story, rather than just rambling on about random things. Before I read it, I asked him “Who are your characters” and he said Salt and Pepper and Ginger.
I though…Okay, probably pets. But when I read it – I realized he had actually written a story about salt, pepper, and ginger – the spices! Hhaha! Who would have thought an eight your old boy would know what ginger is?! Much less write a story about it as a character. Kids = the best.

I came home, took Punky for another long and tiring bike ride and then dug into something so lovely and simple and satisfying:

The carrots and cucumbers are self explanatory, but the blobs are (1) roasted red pepper yummy hummus and (2) a sour cream dip Meeker made.

This is just what I wanted! I enjoyed every bite. Next I HAD to have some more of this granola that EVERY blogger I follow has been raving about. I had about 3/4 cup.

It lives up to all the hype. It is hands down the best granola you can buy. Homemade is obviously the best – but this is fantastic for a store bought thing.

And I rounded out my dinner with some old school heel-of-bread-broiler-toast with butter.

Ain’t nothing wrong with toast.

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