Today was the longest, much grueling day of the semester. Every class went over time and I was crammed with lots of new information. My back aches! But the great news is I am done until Sunday (although I am going to try to get some stuff done tomorrow AM).
The Pear Apple Strudel? AWESOME!!! I loved the texture and flavor. Just sweet enough, and crumbly, and heavy, and oat-y! And best of all – it was very filling! At 240 kcal with 9 grams of PRO and 5 grams fiber, it packs a lot in. This was the least hungry I’ve been coming home from Clinical all semester. I am not sure how I feel about soy protein isolate, brown rice syrup, and inulin. They are all natural, yes, but not really real food. However, I felt that the benefits of the bar’s flavor and satiety may be worth it, and “all natural” is a pretty good award. I’d definitely like to try some more flavors! (Come to think of it, I did try the Peanut Toffee Buzz a while back since I love toffee and was not impressed.) I would like to try the Iced Gingerbread, Maple Nut, Carrot Cake, Pumpkin Pie, Cinnamon Raisin and Banana Bread. Surprisingly I’m not interested in the chocolate ones! I do have a lot of LaraBars on hand, though, so I doubt I should spend my money on new bars yet.
I came home to a package from Joleen, who sent me some PB2 she had leftover to sample. Of course I had to try some right away. (Here’s their website for all the questions you want to ask me but can find there 😉 ) It’s all-natural as well – peanuts, sugar, salt. It’s kind of like dehydrated PB (or maybe it is dehydrated PB?!)
I put a tablespoon in a bowl and added half that in water and stirred – magic!
I don’t think I’m ready to give my opinion yet. It tasted like peanut butter, but it lacked that “roof of your mouth” pleasure that we all love so much. On first thought, I’d say this would be good for
1) People who can’t keep their spoon out of the jar
It will be involved in oatmeal soon 🙂
So I wasn’t that hungry for dinner, but I did have the PB2 on a small end piece of Dakota bread with blueberry preserves
And for some veggies, I heated up my brussels, shrooms, and leftover rice and topped that with yogurt + peanuts. (Yogurt + rice is amazing, by the way, if you haven’t tried it).
This was carried by tray to the couch for some House Hunters, Nate Style.
Tomorrow Barbsies and Cliffsies arrive after lunch for a 2.75 day visit!!!