Merry Christmas!! &First FOOD Post

Merry Christmas!!!
Ahh first post with food (from the 23rd) woo! Let’s see… I started off the day with Berry Oats with Trader Joe’s Almond Butter and some yummy Gingerbread tea🙂

Berry Oats with Almond Butter

3/4 cup oats, 1 1/2 cups milk, 3/4 cup frozen berries, ~1tsp. honey, a little plain yogurt, vanilla, and ~2 Tbsp. almond butter, ~1 Tbsp. each of Flaxseed and Wheat Germ

Thennn I cleaned my room and did a few other things around the house and had this about 2 hours later:

Small Plate with a Granny Smith apple, Baby Carrots, and Almonds

(…about triple the amount of shown almonds) This apple was weird, it was supposed to be a granny smith but tasted NOTHING like one, not bad, but not what I was expecting.

Immediately followed by this:

AMAZING.

It’s a Thomas’s Whole Wheat TOASTED Bagel with a plain yogurt(just a little!) and cinnamon sugar. Probably one of my favorite things ever:)

Attempting to be artistic while zooming in on a bagel:)

After this, I went to go do my workout at the local community college

& I packed these with me:

Banana and Cool Mint Chocolate Clif Bar

Workout>>>
6 min. jog/skip
~20 min. warmup
2(3x200m) @ 34sec, 1.15′ rest (between each) /3′ rest (in between sets)
5 min. jog/skip cooldown

*I miss running with the team though, it’s so much easier to pace myself

THEN, I drove over to my high school (I ate a banana on the way) to go lift weights for about an hour, then did ABs and stretched, and Afterward, I had the Clif Bar

I came home, showered, snacked on a sliced up cucumber

Not a great pic, but I'm still learning (I figure you all know what a cucumber looks like:) hehe)

While smelled the wonderful aroma of one of my most beloved home cooked meals that my dad makes: Pea Soup:) sooo delicious, I had a nice big bowl…

Okay, it doesn't LOOK that amazing, but believe me, it is:)

Besides peas, he infuses potatoes into it, and chops up carrots, and little bits of ham (sorry vegans!:/)
Followed by this…

Covered in pepper... totally fine.

Salad with a gorgeous Roma Tomato and Red onion (Olive Oil/TJ’s White Balsamic Vinegar) for Dressing
And A Thomas’ Whole Wheat English Muffin

Close-Up Artsyness;)

Which I dipped into the salad… very yummy!

THEN… My friend Erin and my cousin(one of my best friends), Catie came over and we made a Gingerbread House:) Well, we didn’t exactly make it, my dad set it up with this really easy instructional kit, and we just decorated, but whatev, ’tis the season!

Erin and I sipped on some Celestial Gingerbread tea (sensing a theme here?)… I lovee the seasonal teas (the Candy Cane Lane is my fav- I’ve been drinking it since October:))

Our cute matching Santa and Reindeer mugs:)


PS- Please ignore my “Sweatpants, Hair tie,Chillin’ with no makeup on” Look I have going here while my friends look cute, I was in a sweatshirty mood(as always…), btw i love that quote for some reason so if I use it again, please don’t hold it against me.

While I had the tea, I also enjoyed some pumpkin yogurt:

My Little Concoction


~1 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup pumpkin
TJ’s Pumpkin Butter
Cinnamon
Topped with Oats

We then continued in the Gingerbread Spirit creating Gingerbread Men based off characters from The Jersey Shore (incorporating pop culture into our everyday lives!)

Catie and J-Wow...She worked hard on the POOF


Erin and The SITUATION: Note the spikes


Me and Snookie...I got the little one (granted not that Snookie-ish but there wasn't enough cookie to work with)


Pauly D- (highlights necessary, oh and hes holding weights in his hands)

Clearly, we are easily amused:)… We then went to the mall for some last minute Christmas shopping, because It was open until 12 and we of course needed to embrace the opportunity:)… I came home and got ready for bed and was of course hungry again (no surprise) so i grabbed one of these…

Clementine: Ain't he a cute little sucker?

+A Handful of pretzels

Okay, I think that’s all. Woo! First food post done (It was Christmas Eve when i started it earlier today, but now its Christmas yayyayay!)

While visions of sugarplums dance in my head, I’ll be awaiting Santa’s Arrival Tonight 🙂 I hope everyone has a wonderful day tomorrow and enjoys whatever goodies lie ahead:)

Merry Christmas to all and to all a Good Night!
Michelle

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2 responses to “Merry Christmas!! &First FOOD Post

  1. Dana

    YESSSSS honestly i cannot tell you how entertained i was by the gingerbread men…you make me so proud with your artistic skillzzzzzz…and i know i already texted you this but merry christmasss 🙂

    oh and funny thing guess what i had on my oats this morning? tj’s almond buttahhh (yes we share a mind)

  2. Michelle I love reading your blog!!
    Cool mont choc clif bar= heavenly delicious!

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