Wednesday Eats

This morning I went to the gym for some ‘New Rules of Weight Lifting for Women.’ When I got home I had some breakfast that included a Gnu Mini Bar from the January Bestowed package. The flavor was oatmeal raisin and it was very delicious. I had it with a sliced apple, greek yogurt, and trail mix.

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yogurt and trail mix are underneath

After that I went back to Costco. Remember the banana hunt? That same day I bought some contact solution there, but when I got home it was revealed that the box had already been open and the contact containers removed!!

Lunch is unpictured since it was not aesthetically pleasing at all (more tofu curry salad), but I had two snacks in the afternoon:

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Why are honeycrisp apples so delicious but so expensive?! There may have been some chocolate too that I couldn’t manage to snap a pic of. 🙂

I am having dinner with friends tonight, so expect an update later that involves pizza.

Where are the Bananas?!?!

This morning I threw together a quick breakfast before heading to work. In the mix: a few spoonfuls cottage cheese, 1/2 cup kashi go lean, 1/4 cup trail mix, coconut milk, sliced apple. Yum!

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I packed up my lunch and snack to bring to work with me for the day:

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yes, those are chocolates next to my apple 🙂

This is probably my #1 healthy eating rule: always bring a healthy lunch and snack to work! If I don’t bring good food to the office – or I bring too little food – then I end up finding my way back to cookies and candy in the break room all day.

First thing on my agenda for the day was to pick up some stuff at Costco. On the shopping list:
– toilet paper
– contact solution
– apples
– bananas
– spinach

Finding the bananas took me about 30 minutes. Although I’m a big Costco fan, one big drawback to the store is that there is absolutely zero signage and the location of regular products is constantly changing. The bananas are typically kept with the rest of the produce, but today they were nowhere to be found! I searched all over and was just about to give when a miracle happened. What appeared in front of my but a…

the motherload

the motherload

…banana cart! This led me straight to the source. They moved the bananas into the cooler section by the yogurts. Weird?

I LOVE FREE STUFF

I think I can safely say that among the most underused Minneapolis community resources are the Minneapolis Community Education Adult Enrichment courses. With offerings of everything from Zumba to The Life and Time of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Community Ed really does have something for everyone.

Winter Class Guide

Winter Class Guide

The best part? THEY ARE PRACTICALLY GIVING THE LEARNING AWAY!! I registered for a 6-week watercolor class for $46. THIS IS MADNESS!! And, if you are a total cheapskate, there are some classes that literally are free. Examples: Understanding the Middle East Conflict: A Hope for Peace and Minnesota History! Read Local!

In addition to hundreds of class listings, the catalog also provides information on upcoming community events (races, festivals, celebrations, etc.). I think I am most looking forward to the Lake Harriet Winter Kite Festival on June 19.

After spending the morning marking down all events that piqued my interest, I migrated into the kitchen for some breakfast. I have been consuming this trail mix from Costco at a rapid rate the last week:

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Yeah, I’d never heard of greek yogurt chips prior to this either. Bottom line: this stuff is super addictive and delicious in yogurt, in oatmeal, with cereal, eaten out of the palm of your hand like a neanderthal…you get the point. My creation this morning included yogurt, trail mix, banana, and a splash of coconut/almond milk.

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