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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


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!


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.


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


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


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!


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


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


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!!


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.


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!


Looks like beef, doesn’t it??


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!


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


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 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!


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!


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!


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. :)


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???


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!


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 :)


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.


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 :)


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!!



11 BroccoliHut October 11, 2009 at 11:57 pm

Love those cute tiny bell peppers!


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!


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!


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 :) )


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. :)


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! :)


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!


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)


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 because I like yogurt the way normal women like shoes.


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!


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

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


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 :)


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


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. ;)


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.


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. :)


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!


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!


29 Jessica October 12, 2009 at 12:55 pm

I’ve also heard that 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 ;)


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 Will have to check it out.


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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