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Almond Butter Delight

by Meghann on October 3, 2008

Happy Friday everyone! I hope everyone has an exciting weekend plan. Mine actually looks a little tame compare to my previous weekend outings, which I’m actually looking forward to. I might actually have time to rest this weekend and MAYBE even spend some time by the pool!

This morning I did a fairly short run, due to my desperate need to find a bathroom halfway through it. Nothing like hearing nature’s call make a good run come to a sudden end.

Stats:

Duration: 3.52 miles

Time: 34 mins 20 secs

So basically I ran a 5k this morning. Not bad. Tomorrow I’m going to try some speed work and time how fast I can run a mile. I’m really interested to see how that goes. J

For breakfast I tried something that has been on my mind for a while. Mixing almond butter with my cereal! I have been thinking about for some time but when I saw Kath add it to her Cereal Surprise I knew the time had come for me to actually try it.

Since I don’t drink milk and am not the biggest fan of yogurt I had to think long and hard on how to make a tablespoon of almond butter evenly coat a bowl of cereal. Then, it hit me. Apple Sauce! I mean I usually use it in place of milk anyways, why not use it to blend with the almond butter? So I mixed in 1 tablespoon of almond butter with ½ cup of applesauce and microwaved for 30 secs to that the two would blend easily. I then added that to ½ cup of Kashi H2H and ½ cup of 365 Brand Peanut Butter Puffs. I sliced three strawberries and added that on top for a little color.

 

I have to tell you this was the perfect combination!

The almond butter mixed perfectly with the applesauce and just brought the whole cereal together. And I can definitely feel the difference on how much fuller I am with the addition of the protein from the almond butter. I don’t know why I waited so long to do this combination!

 

So just a few more hours until the weekend! I know I have really been downing going out to eat lately, but a friend of mine (who I haven’t seen since I moved down here) invited me to Chili’s and I feel too bad saying no. I know they have some healthy options on their menu, but I’m still feeling very blah about it. Anyone have any good suggestions on what I should get that won’t leave me feeling so icky afterwards?

1 fitnessista October 3, 2008 at 9:06 am

what chili’s are you guys going to? my cousin works at the one on apopka vineland by 1-4 😀 i usually get the garlic and lime shrimp with a side of veggies and black beans- it’s perfect! the black bean burger without a bun it also very good!
have a happy friday!

2 VeggieGirl October 3, 2008 at 9:08 am

Love the breakfast, as always!! Yum!!

TGIF!!!

As for Chili’s, did you check out THIS section of the menu??:

http://www.chilis.com/menu/default.asp?catID=7&tierID=161%20&menuType=Dine%20In

3 Meghann October 3, 2008 at 9:46 am

Gina – We’re going to the Chilis in Oviedo. I’m not sure what the exact location is though. I’m carpooling with a firend. 🙂 Thanks for the reccomendation!

VeggieGirl- I checked out that part of the menu and am still considering. None of it is jumping out of me at the moment, so it will probaly be one of those situations where I have no idea what I want until the waitress is staring me down. 🙂

4 Erin October 3, 2008 at 9:58 am

I like the applesauce idea!
Why not try the buffalo chicken salad? It’s only 1,000 cals.
Ha!

5 caitlin (seebriderun) October 3, 2008 at 10:11 am

bletch! eating out sucks. 🙂

6 Megan October 3, 2008 at 10:19 am

Wonderful breakfast combination!

7 MizFit October 3, 2008 at 10:29 am

ok I would never have thought of that.

and I do have a ton of Barney Butter up in herre….

8 Allison October 3, 2008 at 10:42 am

You can find the figamajigs at Target! They are anywhere between .97 and 1.07 depending on the week! They are usually over by the pharmacy – in the aisle with all the luna/clif/soyjoy bars!

9 Melissa October 3, 2008 at 10:45 am

Awesome creation this morning, YUM!

Have fun at Chili’s – I’ve never been there 🙁 Those are the downsides of living in a small down!

10 Melissa October 3, 2008 at 10:45 am

I mean Town 🙂

11 Jordan October 3, 2008 at 11:29 am

I’m craving carbs right now, so that looks pretty yummy.

12 biz319 October 3, 2008 at 12:05 pm

Here are my go-to items at Chili’s (my kids love Chili’s and Fridays!)

Guiltless grilled chicken sandwich with black beans and steamed seasonal veggies:
490 calories/8 fat/63 carbs/11 fiber/39 protein

Guiltless grill chicken platter, with sides
580 calories/9 fat/85 carbs/5 fiber/39 protein

Lettuce Wraps with dipping sauces
580 calories/35 fat/55 carbs/8 fiber/14 protein

If I’m not that hungry:

Bowl of Chicken tortilla soup (no crackers)
270 calories/14 fat/19 carbs/4 fiber/15 protein

HAVE FUN! 😀

13 maggie October 3, 2008 at 1:21 pm

I like Chili’s salads (I think the asian chicken one?) as long as I ask for dressing on the side. And their light menu is good 🙂

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