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Monday, February 9, 2009

Danger Danger!!

Oh No She Didn't!!!! Oh yes she did. The roomie made a purchase that made my eyes open REALLY wide when I saw the bag:Dear Cadbury, how do you create the cutest, pastel, delicious, milky, chocolaty, melt in my mouth, candy coated little miracles known as Cadbury Mini Eggs???

Probably as means to torment with me. Now most of the time I am a Dark Chocolate lover...but this is one of those great exceptions...it just doesn't get much better that this. So far I have retained control packing only FOUR of these little babies up in plastic wrap to take to work with me (okay maybe 1 more while packing lunch this morning) :)

Screw Valentines Candy...Gimme the Easter shiz!!!

I also broke open a new bag of TJ's Tempting Trail Mix to grab a few goodies for my oats. The Mix du jour:
  • 1/3 cup oats, 1/3 cup milk, 1/4 cup water, salt
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 tsp Pumpkin butter
  • 2 dried cherries, 3 choc. chips, 3 PB chips, 2 peanuts, 1 almond from Tempting Trail Mix
  • Zoe's Granola
  • unsweetened coconut
  • White Choc. PB spoon

I just had an AMAZING revelation: Plot 1 of those gorgeous cadbury eggs in my oats!! Oh yes this is so on the menu this week :)

HOT...yoga that is

Because I missed Hot Yoga this past Saturday, I planned to go last night. MAN, these evening classes are SO much sweatier. There is a class right before ours so the room is already steaming away...although I LOVE the sweat!! The instructor seemed to like my dancer pose last night ( I don't think I've mentioned to her that I dance hehe).

Before yoga I ate an apple and some trail mix. After Hot Yoga I always crave 1 thing...CEREAL!
I had a mini bowl with PB Puffins and Kashi Go Lean Crunch! I think because I'm still hot from yoga this is nice and refreshing...plus I'm ALWAYS up for cereal.

Then even though it was getting late I wanted to roast a pan of veggies to eat this week!
I used:
  • 2 carrots
  • 1/2 head cauliflower
  • 1/2 large head of broccoli
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 summer squash
  • 1/2 red onion
Chopped all up, tossed with some Extra Virgin Olive Oil, a splash of balsamic and a sprinkling of Nana Salt (a mixed herb/salt that my aunt makes...its kind of a family recipe that I NEED to get!!)

Beauties
Almost done...
These smelt heavenly roasting at 400 for about 45-50minutes! I split them all into three containers and had 1 with my lunch today...AMAZING! I love how roasting brings out a natural sweetness...mmmm.

Product Review - Quaker True Delights Dark Chocolate Raspberry Almond

I didn't think I was going to like this one as much...I'm usually not a fan of berries in granola bars. However, this was my FAVORITE!! I still think these are more of a healthier sweet treat rather than a regular snack though.

The raspberry gave a delicious fresh tart berry pop of flavor which was complimented nicely by the dark chocolate! I also love the chewiness. Couldn't taste the Almond much, but they were still great!

20 comments:

  1. hahahah those little eggs are the devil! They are SOOO good!

    Love roasted veggies- Yours look gorgeous!

    Glad you are still loving the hot yoga, I have to get back in there and take another class!

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  2. I just LOOOOOOVE roast veggies, I never thought of roasting cauliflower I will try it tho.

    Mini eggs are the second best thing about, nothing beats a cream egg, Im drooling thinking about it :D

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  3. Roasted Veggies, Cereal, Oatmeal, Granola Bars....GOOD EATS!

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  4. I ALLLLWAYYS crave cereal but unlike you, I have lower self-control when it comes to pb puffins. They're just sooo tasty!! I'm gonna have to take your lead and make sure I don't snack with the bag and pour it into a bowl like you instead. :P

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  5. i forgot about those eggs! they are so addicting! i am also a dark chocolate girl, but those eggs are delish!

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  6. I love those eggs! They make dark chocolate ones now you know. I don't if that's your thing, but I love them.

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  7. damn u target for having candy for every holiday ALL the time!!! :D My weakness are the reeses hearts/eggs/christmas trees/etc.! And I totally agree with ya, I love how dance makes some yoga poses a little easier!

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  8. Those veggies look perfectly cooked. Yum!

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  9. Flower - your right the cream eggs are like crack too!! I just hate the sugar overload feeling you get after eating one of those bad boys!

    Heather - I have seen the dark cadbury eggs, but when it comes to these I always go for the milk :)

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  10. omg delete the picture of those eggssssss!!! they are evil and so delicious!!! i agree, screw valentine's chocolate, bring on the easter stuff!!! hahah!

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  11. Haha, dangerously delicious ;-)

    PB PUFFINS!!!!!

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  12. cadbury chocolate eggs are so AMAZING. now I want some!!

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  13. i cant wait to try zoe's granola. amazon has them for sale, but only in packs of 6. ugh, thats a lot!

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  14. Hi Bridget,

    If you like Zoe's Granola, try www.mixmygranola.com -- custom-made granola anyway you like it. Choose from over fifty ingredients.

    Cheers,
    Matt

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  15. Roasted veggies look so yummy !! The cream eggs are my favorite, I try so hard to stay away from them.

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  16. Hehe, you're hilarious with those easter eggs! :D

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  17. Those roast veggies are gorgeous!

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  18. Hells yes to the Mini Eggs! I was just thinking as I was reading your post that Mini Egg oatmeal is a must!

    And I love me some Kashi GoLean Crunch + Puffins as well! It's one of my fave cereal mixes.

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  19. Those Cadbury eggs are so freakin' addictive.

    I love them so much and have to stock up before Easter so I have a stash to last me until Christmas, when they have that version out.

    Just discovered your blog and love it!

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