Whoo hoo!! I made it another week! Another 5 work days without the help of Mr. Joe Starbucks getting me through the day!! And you know what? I actually feel much more energized and “clean” (after the initial caffeine withdraw symptoms, natch). I have to admit, I did feel the temptation to cheat some days (especially during meetings where everyone had a Starbucks mug…), but I STAYED STRONG. Ok, so I was totally helped out by my visit to the Natural Products Expo, where the healthy and organic snacks samples helped fill my drawers with fun (yet good-for-you) snacks during the week! My snacks last week as follows after the jump...
Day 1: 230 calories
One serving sized bag of Food Should Taste Good Blue Corn chips (210 calories) and 2 tbsp picante sauce (20 calories)
Food Should Taste Good’s wholesome products for a long time now (I usually get their Multigrain chips from au bon pain for lunch) so I was glad to test drive their new Blue Corn offering. Why? Because all food should taste good, duh!
Day 2: 190 calories
One Think Thin Chocolate Covered Strawberry nutrition bar (200 calories for the bar – but I only ate half) and one can of Izze Sparkling Apple Juice (90 calories)
Think Thin bars because Gwyneth Paltrow is a huge fan and has raved about them on her GOOP.com site. Lesson learned: never trust a (super skinnnnny) Hollywood actress for food advice. This bar tasted nothing like a chocolate covered strawberry – the consistency was slightly cardboard-ish and there was a strong medicinal after taste. I could barely eat half (and I remember being really hungry this day). Luckily, I had my Izze drink to wash that hot mess down. This all natural fizzy apple drink really “perked” up my afternoon – hello happy hour in my cubicle!
Day 3: 210 calories
½ cup Roba Dolce Pistachio Gelato (210 calories)
Day 4: 240 calories
1/2 cup Fiber One Honey Clusters cereal (160 calories) and 1 cup Earth Balance Unsweetened Soy Milk (80 calories)
Day 5: 250 calories
One box of O.N.E. Fruit Punch coconut water (60 calories), Pirate Booty’s homestyle bbq flavored potato flyers (90 calories), and one Clif Kids Strawberry fruit twist (70 calories)
Do you think I can make it another week? Taking bets now : -)
Congrats #28! - Chief Family Officer
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