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A Lazy Dog Afternoon

by Meghann on September 14, 2008


The rest of my Sunday just flew by. I opted to just sit in front of the TV and watch the second disk to the second season of Dexter for the afternoon. I never veg out in front of the TV, so It was nice and relaxing.

I had a craving for something sweet and refreshing around 3:00 so I opted for a short trip to Tropical Smoothie.


I ordered the Sunrise Sunset with no sugar and no splenda. It’s made up of mangos, strawberries, oranges and pineapples; basically all of my favorite fruits in a cup.

On the side I had a cup of Kashi Go Lean cereal just for a little crunch to enjoy with my smoothie.


A couple of weeks ago I saw Kath make a Smoky Black Bean soup. I had half opened cans of both black beans and refried beans, so I decided to give it a shot. I did make a couple of slight alterations to the recipe.

·         I left out the green peppers (not a fan)

·         Added a sweet potato (yum)

·         Added some left over mushrooms I saw in the fridge and thought would make a good addition.

 The end result was delicious.


I had a small amount of plain fat free yogurt left over from a smoothie I made last week so I decided to try it as a topping on the soup. I am not a fan of the taste of yogurt so I try to find ways to incorporate it into my meals to still get all the benefits from the yogurt. As a topping, the yogurt complimented the soup perfectly, almost like sour cream would have. I will definitely remember this for the future.

On the side I had my last piece of whole wheat oatmeal bread. Which is sad I’m really going to miss that bread. I also broke out the pomegranate sparkling water I got today at Fresh Market.


The pomegranate flavor was a little strong, but still very good. I would probably buy the flavor again.


For dessert I decided to try this 100 calorie Peanut Butter Brownie I got from Publix last week. It was nice a chewy like a brownie should be. I was sad to discover that the peanut butter flavor was not as strong as I was hoping. Oh well, it was still good for a so called ‘healthy’ brownie.

I will definitely be calling it an early night tonight to rest up for another exciting week ahead. J

Sleep Tight.



1 caitlin (seebriderun) September 14, 2008 at 9:11 pm

your soup pictures looking pretty… and i love using yogurt instead of sour cream!

2 Christie September 15, 2008 at 7:57 am

I love those 100 calorie brownies… i use to heat them p and top them with PB hahah

3 ttfn300 September 15, 2008 at 9:49 am

ooh, i, too was disappointed with the pb part of that brownie! That soup sounds yummy though 🙂 thanks for visitig

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