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On the Right Foot

by Allie on October 11, 2009 · 35 comments

in Breakfast,Dessert,Dinner,Fitness,Oven Lovin' (Baking),Recipes,Snacks

Today started out on the right foot. Figuratively and literally…cuz I went on a run immediately after waking up tee hee :) I did the Galloway method of 4 min run 2 min walk 5 times and then busted out a 10 min. run at the end.

Run=30 min. Walk=25 min. with warm up and cool down   Shins=in lots of pain :(

I’ve been taking it so slowly and they are not showing any appreciation….guggggh

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For breakfast late lunch (woke up late, really late) I broke out this big guy. European Style has 2x the amount of Greek Style for the same cost. That’s like buy one get one free!

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It’s organic and it tasted pretty creamy and up-to-snuff in my opinion. The nutrition facts are pretty similar too! Still high in protein!!

I think I’m going to start getting this tub from now on.

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…With some wheat berries, Kashi Puffs, banana slices, thawed frozen berries, and what’s that ball of goodness?

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What is it?! You’ll just have to wait and see!

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I had to go volunteer at Greek Week, so I brought half of this bar for when my hunger came around. It was hiding big time post-run.

I’m not a huge ginger fan but this bar was still very tasty and Fall-ish!

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I came back and had a Green Monster w/ frozen spinach, frozen berries, and kefir.

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I also had 2 of these guys that I made yesterday: Pecan Pumpkin Butter Cookies. They are no-bake, vegan and gluten free.

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I modified this recipe using pumpkin butter instead of apple butter and pumpkin pie spice instead of cinnamon and nutmeg.

  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1/2 cup oat flour (ground up oats in Magic Bullet)
  • 1/8 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 TBSP agave nectar
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin butter

I put it all in my Magic Bullet and shaped the ‘dough’ into cookies. I then placed them into the freezer and left them there. It was super duper easy to make and very moist and sticky!!

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By the time dinner came along, I wasn’t too hungry so I kept it small. I made a Tempeh, Brie, and Cranberry Panini w/ a side of mini-peppers.

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I marinated the tempeh in Pom Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice for a couple hours first. This seemed to help minimize the quirky flavor of tempeh!

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Looks like beef, doesn’t it??

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These mini-peppers you can honestly eat like french fries. I cut one open to show you all! The seeds are cut out with the stem! So convenient and easy!

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I’ve got another meeting tonight and I’ve packed a Spooky S’mores Z-Bar. I can’t believe it’s already Sunday night!!   I really got zero work done today, yikeserama! I really need to make tomorrow productive (don’t I say that every day?).

**BSI submissions due 9pm tonight!! Thanks to those who have already submitted their entries! The almond butter creations are looking scrumptious!!

**Enter my Oikos Giveaway by Tuesday 12 midnight EST

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Quirky Q’s

1) When you were a youngin’ what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be a grocery store cashier (ironic much?) because I liked the idea of scanning products across the check-out counter and seeing the light go from green to red. Later, I wanted to be a divorce lawyer because I was always curious about why people got divorced. Ohhhh how things change.

2) If you eat yogurt, what’s your favorite brand, style, and flavor? I like Greek style yogurt because of the thick and creamy texture. I don’t have strong preferences for a certain brand although I did try Skyr.is from Whole Foods ONCE and it was out-of-this-world (too expensive though!). Has anyone tried this brand!?

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1 coco October 11, 2009 at 7:40 pm

that european style yogurt is really sour… I like it! :)
when I was a child, I wanted to be diplomatic…. now that I speak four languages, I hate translation! :)
favorite yogurt? greek… either fage or oikos!

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2 Erica October 11, 2009 at 8:02 pm

Hey girllllly! Glad you got in a nice run…hope the shin pain goes away quick. Those cookies sound awesome. I love no bake options. When I was younger, I wanted to be a vet. And my fav yogurt is chobani!

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3 Lauren October 11, 2009 at 8:05 pm

Lovely day. Started off right and hopefully ends just as nice.

I am a Greek Yogurt fan all the way. Once you go Greek, you can’t go back. Really, I don’t think I could ever have Dannon again. Nothing compares! :)

Have a great meeting sweetie!

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4 Susan October 11, 2009 at 8:14 pm

I wanted to be a mailman when I was little…not a mailwomen because in my book, the mailmen wore pants and the mailwomen wore skirts, and there was no way I wanted to wear a skirt!

Once that passed, I wanted to be an astronaut. I even went to space camp.

Then I wanted to be a doctor. Got over that.

Now I’m a nurse and I have no clue what I want to do. :)

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5 Julie @ Peanut Butter Fingers October 11, 2009 at 8:29 pm

wow food looks delish & i’m dying to know what that yummy ball of deliciousness is in your yogurt!!

also, when i was younger i wanted to be a dolphin… how fun would that be???

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6 Julia October 11, 2009 at 9:19 pm

Great job on the run!

Those cookies look really yummmy!

I don’t really remember what I wanted to be when I was young…I think I entertained the idea of a vet, and maybe a doctor, and like Julie I definitely wanted to be an animal at times!

I’ve never tried the kind of greek yogurt you mentioned, but I definitely favor Greek Yogurt. I love how thick it is, and the nutritionals are impressive!

Have a great week!

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7 elizabeth October 11, 2009 at 9:29 pm

mmm those cookies look great!!
and i love the fall season-especially holiday flavors in clif bars :)

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8 Cate O'Malley October 11, 2009 at 9:34 pm

Sounds like a great food day – love the yogurt with granola and berries, perfect way to start the day – yum.

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9 Errign October 11, 2009 at 9:56 pm

Yum food as always, though I don’t think I can bring myself to try tempeh – just sounds too nasty to me, haha :)

My favorite yogurt is Greek style definitely, since regular yogurt’s (other than whipped varieties) texture to me is wayyy to runny! I have to try the Euro yogurt, so I’ll add that to my TJs list too :)

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10 Glidingcalm October 11, 2009 at 11:06 pm

oh no! im so sorry about your shins!! stretch and rest girl!! i find protein helps too!!

i wasnt a huge fan of the ice gingerbread either!!

love the panini and no baked cookies though!

and my mama bought a ton of pepz today at costco! YES!!!

jealous of your campus points!! i was just impressed that the full bar kept you FULL! maybe someday i’ll try them…though i havent spotted them in a long time!!

HAPPY MONDAY!

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11 BroccoliHut October 11, 2009 at 11:57 pm

Love those cute tiny bell peppers!

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12 Maria October 12, 2009 at 12:01 am

Sorry to hear the shin pain is back, Allie :( Hopefully they will heal quickly!

When I was a youngin’ I wanted to be a teacher, doctor, and a dermatologist. I may be a teacher someday (???), or would like to be. I could never be any sort of doctor since I become woozy at the sight of blood.

I prefer a Greek yogurt that has a little more fat in it (low fat, not non-fat), since it’s less tart. I like to flavor it with pumpkin :) I tried a fig Greek yogurt once and it was amazing!

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13 Nicole October 12, 2009 at 12:17 am

I think I might know what those ‘balls’ are – they look quite similar to the Aprican Balls you made for the HLS! Am I right? I have a version of that recipe in my head that I’ve been dying to make. You were my inspiration! And those no-bake cookies look so good. Your roomies must looooveee you! I like how you marinated the tempeh in the POM – do you like it better now? I sorta like that ‘tempeh taste’. It’s unique and makes it distinct. But then again, I liked the taste of Kombucha, too! HAHAHA! Those pepper are the cutest! I love how you said you eat them like french fries – too cute!

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14 Marina October 12, 2009 at 12:31 am

First, I wanted to be a doctor just like my mom. Then, I wanted to be an astronaut because I was fascinated by stars and space. And then, I decided I want to be a vet :)
I don’t know how greek yogurt tastes like :( But I imagine it would be my favorite :) )

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15 Sheila B. October 12, 2009 at 12:58 am

Hey there Allie! My name is Sheila & I found your blog through another healthy blog :) I must say, I’ve never seen a purple GM before – it looks good! I think i’ll try it out. And I’m also going to start doing the Galloway Method this week for my runs. I’m currently training for a half marathon and as I increase my distance the more my knees doesn’t like it. Plus I would like to be injure free during my training so I think this is definately the BEST way to train smart. :)

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16 Tasha - The Clean Eating Mama October 12, 2009 at 1:42 am

“If you eat yogurt, what’s your favorite brand, style, and flavor?”

I used to be a Yoplait fan, until I tried Greek yogurt. But believe me, I hated it at first! It was sour and tasted too much like sour cream for me to think it was yogurt. I tried it a few more times, adding almond butter, fresh fruit and I loved it! I love the creamy texture and how think it is. Now that is all I eat. The other yogurts taste fake and way too sweet! My one year old loved it too! :)

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17 Kristine October 12, 2009 at 2:12 am

ive never seen mini peppers before! i need those in my life!

my favorite yogurt is chobani! i had it for the first time last week and hooked! strawberry would have to be my favorite flavor!

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18 Julia October 12, 2009 at 3:26 am

Love the cookies and those mini peppers!
My yogurt taste differs now and then…from greek yogurt (with honey!) to thick cream yoghurt with apples and raisins, to something else again;)

xxx Julia (Taste of Living)

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19 Nicki October 12, 2009 at 3:47 am

1) Paleontologist or astronomer. I guess I wanted to look down or up.

2) Fage, but I’m running out the door to try skyr.is because I like yogurt the way normal women like shoes.

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20 Bri October 12, 2009 at 4:36 am

Woohoo for finding a cheap greek yogurt! I’m totally on the greek yogurt bandwagon after trying fage last week. I’m in love haha =) Yay quirky q’s (seriously these questions make my day!) I wanted to be a teacher and a figure skater when i was younger but i definitely had the cashier dream to I loved how they got to beep all the items! I have to be careful with yogurt because I am lactose intolerant so I have Source yogurt at home (I know everyone thinks its totally artificial) because my stomach can handle but as of trying fage last week I will be putting some more greek yog. in my shopping cart!

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21 Lesley Living Life October 12, 2009 at 6:30 am

Yum, girlie, those look like my mind of cookies!! : )

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22 Abby (Abby's Vegan Eats) October 12, 2009 at 8:39 am

Those cookies looks amazing.. and sooo easy, as well! I need to try them out asap :)

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23 Dawn October 12, 2009 at 10:14 am

When I was younger I was convinced I was going to be in the WNBA! :) BUT if for any reason that didn’t work out I’d be a doctor instead.

Omg your cookies look delish–maybe that’s the method I need to use…no bake! lol

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24 Krista October 12, 2009 at 10:36 am

Great eats today! Those bell peppers are too cute. That European yogurt is yet another reason for me to shed a tear that Canada has no TJ’s. I LOVE greek yougurt. Fage and Oikos rock but Chobani comes a close “second”!
I always wanted to be a physiotherapist when I was a kid. Then I realized I sucked at the whole chemistry/biology thing. ;)

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25 peanut butter bliss October 12, 2009 at 10:38 am

I am so glad to see that Clif brought back the gingerbread flavor because that cranberry flavor is not cutting it for me.

my favorite yogurt of all time is Fage 2% with some granola and peanut butter. heaven in a bowl.

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26 Whitney @ Lettuce Love October 12, 2009 at 10:58 am

I wanted to be Whitney Houston when I was little. I didn’t want to be a pop star or singer, I wanted to be her. I don’t think that goal has really changed. :)

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27 Paige October 12, 2009 at 11:00 am

I’ve never even heard of European Style yogurt! I’ll have to see what it’s all about:) That panini you made sounds delicious!

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28 Biz October 12, 2009 at 11:44 am

I was so pissed because I made my trip to TJs to get almond butter ($5 a jar!) and when I got home it was unsalted – I hate unsalted nut butters – sorry I couldn’t submit a BSI entry – hope you got lots though! :D

And I love those baby peppers – I buy mine at Sam’s Club! Happy Monday!

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29 Jessica October 12, 2009 at 12:55 pm

I’ve also heard that skyr.is is superr expensive but incredibly delicious! I will always be obsessed with those strawberry chobani’s and fage 2 % !! Oikos is pretty good, AND CHEAP too :)

Ahh seasonal clifs are here! So adorable. I have got to snag one of those pear ones from last year, tasted like pie! haha!

And that tempeh sandwich sounds AMAZING! You are so creative!! Have a good, PRODUCTIVE day girl ;)

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30 Meg @ Be Fit Be Full October 12, 2009 at 2:38 pm

Sorry to hear about your shins!
As for your Q’s – I wanted to be a flight attendant so I could fly anywhere I wanted for free (or so I thought)

And my favorite yogurt is Oiko’s! I have never heard of skyr.is? Will have to check it out.

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31 Marta October 13, 2009 at 1:52 pm

The pecan pumpkin butter cookies look delicious! I can’t wait to make them myself! :)

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