Happy Saturday! I hope you are having a great weekend so far :)
So it was just a matter of time when I was going to hop on the band wagon and try this new yoatgurts inspired from the newly engaged Janetha ;) I have seen them on some many blogs like these lovely ladies...Shelley, Holly, Katie, and Kristie, I just knew I had to see what it was all about ;)
Who else has tried this popular new recipe of "yoatgurts"?
I was excited to try yoatgurts, I mean hot oats with cold yogurt topped with bananas and pb? Sounded good to me :)I cooked Plain Quaker Oats with 2/3 cup water in the micro for 1 minute and a half then topped it with Vanilla Brown Cow yogurt, Crazy Richard's creamy peanut butter and a very mushy banana.Look at that yummy pool of peanut butter! Mmmm. I gave the yoatgurts a nice mix as I do with my yogurt messes. I am not sure if you are supposed to do this...but I did. Overall I thought it was just okay. Nothing can compare to my yogurt messes ;) But I think not being a big fan of oatmeal had a lot to do with it. However I did like the combination of the hot oats and the cold yogurt together but I did not like how the peanut butter disappeared in the mix :( I am glad I gave it a try because ya never know if you will like something unless you try it :)
Any suggestions on how to make the yoatgurts better?
This morning I got some work done (yes, I am still catching up on work I missed from the beginning of the semester! It seems like it never ends!) and also did some laundry. After my lil chores around the dorm room I fueled myself up with some lunch. I had a turkey and swiss cheese wheat wrap with pretzels, an apple, and milk.Last night the girls and I went to Hannaford's and CVS. We go out shopping at least twice a week, but this girl ain't complaining! I picked up some new Luna Bars, a Clif Bar, and a Kashi Roll Bar.I got a few bar reviews for ya before I head out to the mall with the chicas. Wednesday afternoon I tried the Peanut Butter Chocolate Harvest Power Bar.This bar had a great soft consistency and I loved the oats in this bar. I could taste the peanut butter and loved the chocolate chips coated on top :)
I also had a Carrot Cake Clif Bar yesterday afternoon and I really enjoyed it. I have had this flavor before but this time around was just delicious. I love the little pieces of carrots in it! Since I returned back to school this past Monday I made a goal for myself to have dinner with my girls in the dining hall every single night no matter what! And well I must tell you I accomplished my goal :) Like I said in my post earlier this week I love eating with my friends, it is so much fun.
But there is one thing I want to talk about with you all. As I have been dining with the girls this past week have often been comparing my meals with my friends. Eating with them, it is something that is just unavoidable. I always glance around the table to check out what everyone is eating. But most of the time I just keep telling myself my body needs the food and it is good for me! I am lucky I get to indulge in all of this yummy food my body needs :)
Tonight for dinner there was a total of seven of us girls eating together and 5 of them had salads for dinner. Which left myself and my other friend the only two girls at the table not having salads.
Now a days so many college girls are concerned about what they look like and what they eat. I think so many of them believe they should eat salads to stay or be skinny...which is so not true!
It is sometimes frustrating and triggering when I see girls just getting salads to eat all the time!
But I must say one of my friends did a nice job making her salad. As you can see I snipped some pics of my friends while at dinner (gotta love the iPhone!) She got a salad with chicken, dressing, a roll with butter, and a glass of milk. She was probably the only girl who made her salad into a well balanced meal. While the other girls just got a salad with chicken and water.
What I found interesting was what my other friend (who didn't get the salad) said to the rest of our friends. Since they were complaining they were all still hungry after their salads, she told them they have to eat more at dinner! I was glad she told them that! Me and her are very much alike with regards to a lot of things and she is a great friend :)
She was not mean at all when she told them they needed to eat more besides a salad for dinner. She is the girl who always gets a well balanced meal and eats very well. Tonight for dinner she had a PB & J sandwich on wheat bread, Blueberry Brown Cow yogurt with granola, a banana, and chocolate Silk Soymilk. She had some protein, carbs, fruit, and fat. Perfect meal and sounds like a great breakfast to have as well ;)
Well that is my post for the day! Now I am peacin out to get ready for the night :)