Surprisingly Filling, Flavorful + Delicious!
Pan-toasted tortillas topped with leftover kidney beans and tofu, microwaved with some cumin and hot sauce accompanied by a mango-cilantro-jalopeno-avocado-lime compote and a dollop of greek yogurt!
I looked at this plate and thought “There’s no way that’ll fill me up” but didn’t feel like preparing any sides (likely carrot sticks or a baby spinach salad) but once I was finished licking my fingers – I was pleasantly full and my palate was happy with the variety of flavor!
No wonder – these guys came out at about 475 kcal, 21 grams of fiber and 30 grams of protein!
I was on Meringue Cloud 9 while eating this dessert creation: Soy Delicious Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream with a crushed Vanilla Meringue! I nuked the whole thing for about 15 seconds to get the ice cream melted…..mmmmmmmmmm! The combo of the creamy peanut butter chocolate with the crunchy and smooth melt of the meringue was perfect!
I had to have a cup of hot tea to keep me warm though!
On a whim, I emailed my new friend and nearby neighbor Ally of Vegan Eats to see if she wanted to meet me for a walk. It was the perfect opportunity to try out this new trail near my house that I had NO IDEA existed! I’ve been looking for a dirt trail for running and this is absolutely perfect – a hidden gem in South Charlotte! It’s 4 miles one way, so could potentially be an 8-miler (not that I can run that far!) but is far longer than any of our other dinky “parks.”
Ally and I did about 2.5 miles together chatting up a storm and enjoying the sunshine 8)
I also took the opportunity to try my very first Clif bar after Couch Cubicle’s Arielle recommended the Peanut Toffee Buzz. I had very mixed feelings. The first bite tasted like fake protein bar, then it got better, then it got worse. I’m very sorry to report that my experience was not that great and I don’t think I’ll be having another. I ate half of this guy and will probably feed the rest to the husband. Sorry Arielle! Maybe I’d like another flavor better?
So that’s my afternoon! The weather tomorrow is supposed to be fabulous and I am saving all of my studying for Sunday and using tomorrow to have a “Girl’s Day Out” with me, myself and I