A girl walks into a bar…

Hi friends!

What a productive and fantastic day.

Lots of errands, helping the Pilot get everything together to get his new wheels (and going out for a joy ride!), hanging out with my nana, lunch with a friend, conference call, and quality Snoogle time with Bella. You know 😀

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Since I was in the Whole Paycheck neighborhood, I stopped in to buy a couple of things for dinner the next two nights –guess who has been meal planning! Kapow- and found these little gems:

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New-to-me bars.

I’ve kind of strayed from bars because a lot of the gluten-free ones are nutritional garbage, except for Larabars, which I love with all of my soul but they don’t have very much protein.

Check out the stats on these babies:

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15g of protein + chocolate. Winner. I’m excited to try one at work tomorrow.

For dinner tonight, I rolled with a classic:

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Snobby Joes.

This recipe uses lentils instead of meat, and non-veggies enjoy them, too. They’re also super easy to make, but prepackaged boiled lentils from Trader Joe’s transformed it from a 20-minute meal to a 10-minute meal. I’m ok with that 😀

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The Pilot enjoyed his with on bread, with sweet potato fries + an organic hot dog on a bun with sweet pickles

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and I had my Joe’s atop greens with fries and a sweet pickle 🙂

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Hit.the.spot.

While we munched our dinner, we watched extremely intellectual TV programming… like Wipeout.

Falling is hilarious. I’m really mature like that.

I love short weeks because they go by faster, but also because they go by faster [if that makes sense?]. The exciting thing is that my friend Mara is coming to visit this weekend!! Lots of shenanigans to look forward to 😀

We’re off to take Bella for a rainy weather walk and then hit the gym. I think I’ll do the Schweaty Elliptical workout again 🙂

Enjoy your night and I’ll see ya in the morning!

xoxo

Gina

Something to talk about: Do you rely on bars for snacks/meal components, or not a fan? What’s your fave?

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71 Comments

  1. Melissa on July 6, 2011 at 11:25 am

    Those Snobby Joes do look great. I’m going to the store anyway, so I’m going to make them for dinner!

    I thought you might like this: http://tinyurl.com/6kks66r

    It’s a link to the site Hairpin, and it’s an article titled “Things I Have Cried at Due to Pregnancy Hormones: The Best-Of Edition.” The comments are even better than the list. So funny. I’m not pregnant, but I am hormonal, so even I can identify. hah.

  2. Jordan @ food, sweat, and beers on July 6, 2011 at 11:53 am

    Must admit, when I read this, I couldn’t help but think of the scene in Billy Madison when the lunchlady comes over and says,

    “Have some more sloppy joes. I made ’em extra sloppy for yous. I know how yous kids like ’em sloppy.”

    I think she could’ve used that snobby joe recipe!

  3. Allison @ Food For Healing on July 6, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    i’ve been eating Clif Bars most days now for breakfast, its been a quick thing to grab on my way out the door. Although I think i’d prefer some Overnight oats, i think i need to prepare ahead of time more.

  4. Beth (well ill be) on July 6, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    I don’t always love bars because they don’t fill me up, but in a pinch I do love Larabars. I’ll be waiting to hear what you think of this one!

  5. Meg @ One Love Meg on July 6, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    That is hilarious that you call it Whole Paycheck. It really is! My favorite bars are the RAW bars and the chocolate coconut. Yumm! I am trying your elliptical workout today! Yay!

  6. Joelle (On A Pink Typewriter) on July 6, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    I don’t love having to rely on bars, but I totally do.. Maybe one day I’ll have the time to plan my snack precisely and have lots of mini meals already cooked, but until then, Lara and Luna are sticking with me. 😉

  7. Jess@atasteofconfidence on July 6, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    I get those bars at school sometimes, they are pretty good!

  8. Ann @ Running With Chopstix on July 6, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    Bella’s such a sassy cutie in that pic! 🙂

  9. lauren@hungryspinner on July 6, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    I LOVE wipeout!!! Its HUULLarious!!
    Snobby joes look really good.. maybe i’ll test them out of the boyfrand 🙂

  10. Laura (Cookies vs. Carrots) on July 6, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    The ingredients in that bar look great!

    Snobby joes sound phenomenal right now! They might go on my meal plan for next week 🙂

  11. Jen on July 6, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    I’m a fan of clif bars. I can eat them and exercise soon after without any trouble. And–bonus–they satisfy my sweet tooth at the same time. 🙂

  12. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on July 6, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    I love bars for a snack but I don’t think I’d enjoy one as a meal. I like the satisfaction of eating real meals! 😛

  13. Danielle (Shrinking and Studying) on July 6, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    I used to eat clif bars as a quick snack/lunch all the time but they randomly started really upsetting my tummy. Then I started eating larabars instead but they also started upsetting my tummy! So sad, because I love larabars! So I’m off the healthy, convenient snack bars for a while until my stomach decides it likes me again!

  14. Annie@stronghealthyfit on July 6, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    I’ve backed off from eating bars so much because I’m trying to avoid processed soy and so many of them rely on that for the protein. I do still buy them occasionally, and I usually go for Odwalla 🙂

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