AB Dip with a Twist

Hey everyone! Sorry Iโ€™m a little later posting today- itโ€™s been go go go all day ๐Ÿ™‚ Finally time to chillax a little. I loved reading your comments on the last post– itโ€™s comforting to know that Iโ€™m not only one totally freaking out about the oil spill, but heartbreaking that we have to think and worry about it in the first place.

I hope youโ€™ve had a fabulous Friday <3


After teaching bootcamp this morning, I did my own weights + cardio workout before my training appointment.

I chugged some Vega after my sesh for protein powahhh:


When I got back to the casa after work, I really wanted to try a sweet omelet like my friend Heaby was raving about yesterday.

In the skillet, I cooked up:

-1 egg + 2 egg whites

Then filled the omelet with:

-1 T strawberry jam

-1 serving of Bucheron goat cheese



H!#@* hd%&ds*#&@*(.

For real.

So, yaโ€™ll know that I donโ€™t blog all of my meals. It works really well for some people, but notsomuch for me. With how much I snack, it would get to be a little OCD and yaโ€™ll would see a lot of random bites and almond butter covered spoons.

Confession: I am a pathological almond butter dipper– I do it almost every day ๐Ÿ™‚


See the jar on the left? Itโ€™s mine and mine only. (Note: If Iโ€™m going to bake with almond butter, it comes from a separate jarโ€ฆ my jar is full of Gina germs)


Iโ€™ll toss some vegan chocolate chips into the jar:

ab jar

And scoop out bites with a spoon so each bite has almond butter and chocolate chips:

ab jar (2)

I know, right??

Itโ€™s an excellent little treat ๐Ÿ˜€

Today, I also enjoyed one of my favorite juice creations before hitting up Target, Publizzle and our sorry mall.

Wheatgrass, apple and ginger



Some fun news:


I donโ€™t have a ticket yet, so if any of you have a hook-up, please let me know. If not, Iโ€™ll be there to meet everyone, chill and shop. I canโ€™t wait!

Have a lovely night <3


Something to think:

โ€œWhen youโ€™re experiencing peace, itโ€™s coming from within you, youโ€™re โ€˜doingโ€™ peace. And this is true of anything else you might be looking for. Love, happiness, contentment, well-being come from within. Nothing external needs to change for you to have what you wantโ€ฆ..If you want to be happier โ€“ be happier. If you want to be more relaxed โ€“ relax. If you want more friends โ€“ be friendly. Sounds simple. It is.โ€ Cheri Huber 

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  1. Carrie on June 18, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    I’m exactly the same with peanut butter and Nutella (my secret, evil addiction). I really should make my own Nutella so at least I can feel a little better about it. ๐Ÿ™‚

    P.S. *Great* idea about the chocolate chips!

  2. Rachel @ WOW on June 18, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    Great, awesome, amazing idea with the chocolate chips! I don’t know if I could handle it, though. I might just eat the whole jar.

    • Fitnessista on June 18, 2010 at 6:13 pm

      yes, it makes portion control a little more difficult ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • Shanna @ Shanna Like Banana on June 18, 2010 at 11:42 pm

        omg…this is my fat kid moment that I call myself out on all the time. it is so freakin’ tasty! rock on girl!

  3. Keri on June 18, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    LOVEEE the quote!!

  4. Heather (Heather's Dish) on June 18, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    oh man, i can’t be a dipper, the portion control is, well, out of control!

  5. Laura J. on June 18, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    How have I never thought to drop a few choc. chips in my AB jar?! What a perfect little treat!

  6. Kat (My Fruity Life) on June 18, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    OMG! I’m so excited to finally meet you, at HLS. I can’t wait, counting the days!!

    PS. I was an out of control almond butter jar dipper and I had to stop because it was taking over my life. ha. Its a hard addiction to break, be strong! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Julie @ Wearing Mascara on June 18, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    Yayyyyy can’t wait to meet ya at HLS!

  8. Marshall on June 18, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    Chicago’s the best city in the whole wide world! That’s where I’m from ๐Ÿ™‚ and luckily I get to escape Valdosta for 3 whole weeks to visit my family. But I won’t be there for HLS!

    BTW, when I come back, I’m going to try that “Cullen” juice creation at The Main Squeeze. I just love that you call it that!

    • Fitnessista on June 18, 2010 at 6:56 pm

      so cool you’re coming to valdizzy!

  9. jenny in new york on June 18, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    I like pb and choc. chips. Reesessss knockoff!

  10. Brittany on June 18, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    I’ve been thinking of recreating Heab’s omlete as well – it looks delish.

    Dangit. I wish I were coming to HLS – I’ve got a wedding in Georgia that weekend. We gotta figure out a way to meet at some point. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Fitnessista on June 18, 2010 at 7:02 pm

      yes we do!

  11. Kim on June 18, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    Oh those eggs look wonderful – will have to try it this weekend! Thanks!

  12. Anna on June 18, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    So awesome that the Healthy Living Summit is in Chicago AND you get to go! I just moved to Chicago this summer, and let me tell you, the weather is crazy! It will be 90 degrees in the am, then storm, drop to 60 degrees, etc…all within a day. I don’t know if it will be the same in Aug, but let’s just say that you’ve been warned:)Besides the weather though, there could not be a more fun place to be in the summer. Every weekend there are different festivals (food, art, music), plus lots of pretty parks, great restaurants…and shopping! I hope you like it!!

  13. Jenny on June 18, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    I love the quote, and I love, love, love the almond butter and chocolate chips!

  14. Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter on June 18, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    Haha almong butter and chocolate chips sounds like a magic combo!

  15. Olivia on June 18, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Yum AB with chocolate chips= heaven!!

    Would you consider doing just one full day of eats? I’d be curious to see how you keep your energy levels up between your workouts, training, and teaching.


    • Fitnessista on June 18, 2010 at 7:53 pm

      maybe on one of my more organized days ๐Ÿ™‚ with the exception of the stuff i post on the blog, it’s pretty hodge podge and scattered

  16. A Teenage Gourmet on June 18, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    Gina, YOU AREN’T ALONE. . . I think everyone here is guilt of AB & PB dipping . . . frequently. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Many of my friends and I have discussed this matter. ๐Ÿ˜€

  17. Christina @ A Beautiful Mess on June 18, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    I loooooove eating AB straing outta the jar :O) In fact the vast majority of my AB consumption occurs on a spoon and sometimes my fingers!

  18. Morgan @ Healthy Happy Place on June 18, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    Awesome, you’ll be in my hometown! I don’t have a ticket either. Hopefully i’ll see you around town!

    • Fitnessista on June 18, 2010 at 10:18 pm

      yes, i hope so! ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. maxinthegym on June 18, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Hahha I too have my own personal peanut butter jar ๐Ÿ˜› and you and HEAB are making me seriously crave the sweet omelets!

  20. Mari B on June 18, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Chocolate chips in the almond butter jar! Why have I not thought of this before? You are brilliant ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble) on June 18, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    Ahhh I NEED to try the sweet omelet now! Looks amazing!!

    And I love nut butter out of the jar… SO freakin’ good. I love that you put choco chips in thre too!!


  22. Chrissy on June 18, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    Oh wow I live in Chicago and had no idea about the Healthy Living Summit. I might have to google it and see whats going on. It sounds interesting. Plus I love your blog and would love to give you props in person lol.

  23. Tyler Ramey on June 18, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    My long, lost, SISTA!!!!!! How I have missed your blogs! I have seriously been running around like a MANIAC!!!!! 25+ classes a week = death!!!! I have missed my blogs so much! Just had a massive update, and now I am catching up on my fave gals, starting with you.

    The spoonfuls of nut butter/chocolate chip lovin’ are making me incredibly hungry….and I just ate.

    • Fitnessista on June 18, 2010 at 10:17 pm

      blog boy! how i’ve missed thee! i’m glad you’re still around- i know you’ve been busy, i’ve been lurking your blog lately ๐Ÿ˜‰
      25 classes a week? how are you alive right now?? the most i’ve ever taught was 15, and i couldn’t walk that weekend
      hope you’re doing well and congrats on the eights to the eights success so far <3

  24. *Andrea* on June 18, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    i’ve totally done that with carob chips in my pb jar!!!! haha i felt so guilty after though because i prob had 10 times more chips and ate like 1/8 of the jar ahh.

    yummy omelet! i must try that combo

    • Fitnessista on June 18, 2010 at 10:15 pm

      haha that was me today ๐Ÿ™‚ sometimes, you just have to go for it though ๐Ÿ˜‰

  25. Deirdre on June 18, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    OMG I’ve always wanted to meet you and I’m going to the Summit. Now I’m even more excited for it!

    • Fitnessista on June 19, 2010 at 11:16 am

      wahoo! i’m so stoked ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) on June 18, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    I love the idea of the chocolate chips!!! I’ve been known to hit up the almond/peanut butter jar occasionally as well.

  27. Lindsay on June 18, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    I live in the chicago area and I was also not able to get tickets to the HLS event so maybe a group of non HLS people could meet up at one of the MANY malls in the area. I know that there is a Seasons 52 in the Area that I am sure all bloggers would love to meet at!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Fitnessista on June 19, 2010 at 11:16 am

      SEASONS 52!!! i’m so there ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. caronae on June 18, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    I am a compulsive pb jar dipper, and ab sometimes. Although now that TJ’s doesn’t have my fave flax ab it’s getting difficult! Wah. Happy weekend Gina! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Fitnessista on June 19, 2010 at 11:15 am

      flax ab? how did i not know about this?!

  29. Maytina on June 18, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    I am totally going to march up to the kitchen right now for a scoop of peanut butter and a few chocolate chips!

  30. Amanda (modernation) on June 18, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    I will be in Chi Town the weekend of the HLS, too. I am going to be there for a wedding so I don’t have a ticket, either. I will be trying to hang out as much as possible! Hope I get to meet you!

    • Fitnessista on June 19, 2010 at 11:15 am

      i hope so too!

  31. sandy on June 18, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    Hey, this is not relevant to your post, but judging by your dashboard, I believe your new wheels are made by none other than Bavarian Motor Works. Am I right?

    • Fitnessista on June 19, 2010 at 11:14 am

      i think you would be possibly correct ๐Ÿ˜‰

  32. Laura @ Backstage Pass to Health & Happiness on June 18, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    Fitnessista! You should totally be granted a VIP pass to the summit.
    If not, I am totally planning to come to Chicago on Thursday and am planning an Indian / Nepalese dinner! There’s a great restaurant about 8 blocks from the hotel. Their Baigan Bharta is off the hook!

    • Fitnessista on June 19, 2010 at 11:14 am

      will you indian again?? i get in on friday afternoon but don’t leave until sunday night

      • Laura @ Backstage Pass to Health & Happiness on June 19, 2010 at 7:19 pm

        Totally! The place is called Chicago Curry House ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on June 19, 2010 at 12:56 am

    “scoop out bites with a spoon so each bite has almond butter and chocolate chips:”—-NICE!!!!

    Nice ride. I knew it. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Healthy Living Summit. Ok this sounds sooo bad…but..I have heard those things can get a little, ummm, catty. I think you’ve been to a few already so you probably know more than me since I have been to none. I can’t believe I typed this but ya know, just wanting to get the scoop on all that estrogen in one room ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Fitnessista on June 19, 2010 at 11:13 am

      hahah i have never been to one before, so we shall see…

      • Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on June 19, 2010 at 1:19 pm

        Well have a ball! I know you will. If nothing else, Chicago has FABULOUS shopping! I grew up there and lived there before I left for warmer climates! If you need any shopping 411, you know I can chat about that all day long ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Fitnessista on June 19, 2010 at 1:25 pm

          haha i’ll definitely be hitting you up for shopping tips ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. Nora@LifeLifeEatRight on June 19, 2010 at 2:44 am

    I’m a persistent dipper too…this happened a lot with my Maranatha chocolate almond spread yesterday haha! BUCHERON IS MY FAVORITE! I’ve never tried a sweet omelet but you’ve inspired me

  35. Romy on June 19, 2010 at 6:03 am

    Wow, you go to the Healthy Living Summit? Great ๐Ÿ˜€ I hope you will post about it!!! I’ve heard about that, it has to be very informative ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m too far away so I can’t go ๐Ÿ˜‰ Have Fun!!!

  36. Sarah @ See Sing Live on June 19, 2010 at 7:40 am

    I can’t wait to meet you at HLS!
    I have to keep my nut butters out of eye sight, semi-hidden in my cabinet ๐Ÿ™‚

  37. Rosey Rebecca on June 19, 2010 at 8:25 am

    I love dipping everything in PB. My boyfriend tells me I eat too much of it. I tell him that he doesn’t know what he’s talking about. I win.

  38. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on June 19, 2010 at 8:29 am

    That sweet omelette sounds really interesting. But anything with goat cheese and you know it’s gotta be good! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  39. Gracie @ Girl Meets Health on June 19, 2010 at 8:58 am

    YAY! Can’t wait to meet you in Chicago! That city better be prepared for some major blogger craziness ๐Ÿ˜‰ Just kidding…but not really… ๐Ÿ˜›

  40. Stacie on June 19, 2010 at 9:23 am

    So glad I’m not the only one who takes dips into the nut butter jar on the regular. My weakness is Naturally More PB though. Ever try it?

    • Fitnessista on June 19, 2010 at 11:12 am

      YES. that stuff is ridiculous! nutritional stats are awesome too

  41. Cassie @ Tasteful Tales on June 19, 2010 at 9:33 am

    Love the chocolate chip AB idea… looks delicious ๐Ÿ˜‰

  42. Marissa on June 19, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Hahah, that’s so cool! I love reading about someone as healthy as you enjoying a nice treat like that. All about balance!

  43. CaSaundra on June 19, 2010 at 10:11 am

    So excited to meet you in Chicago ๐Ÿ™‚

  44. Cassie @ A Very Busy Mind on June 19, 2010 at 10:39 am

    Awwww that picture of Bella is precious!

    Ooooooh I’m a nut-butter-jar-dipper myself. I swear the stuff is laced with cocaine…I can’t stop!

  45. michele on June 19, 2010 at 10:46 am

    I am the same way with peanut butter. Love almonds, but love peanut butter more than almond butter. I also spread pb on dark chocolate all the time.

    On another note, I don’t know if you realize that it is more than just germs in the almond butter jar when your saliva gets in there. It is bacteria and it starts to grow and decompose the food. I never double dip anymore and store food away. Even if my kids bit a banana or larabar etc. I alway break off the bit piece. It is really sceevvy.

    • Fitnessista on June 19, 2010 at 11:12 am

      hahah ok. i’m forever traumatized now ๐Ÿ™‚

  46. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on June 19, 2010 at 11:04 am

    That’s such a great quote – and SO true!!

  47. cmath on June 19, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    Hi Gina,

    So thrilled to hear that you will be in Chi- unfortunately I too am looking for an extra ticket- I was on 5 minutes after the tickets went on sale and wasn’t able to secure one. Any chance there will be events for we non “Healthy Living Summit” goers. I have been a long time reader and I truly appreciate and respect all that you do. Hope to meet you soon!

  48. Krista (kristastes) on June 19, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    Love the quote..I live my life by those words 99% of the time!! And I am a total jar dipper ๐Ÿ™‚

  49. maggie on June 19, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    wow, what a relief! i am not the only one who does that! seriously, i do the same thing with my AB jar, ABC rocks!

  50. Natalie @cinnamonbums on June 19, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    oh my goodness i do the exact same thing with almond butter… the entire day… and i have multiple jars of almond butter too – for baking and for eating! i love scraping the sides of the jar for that extra almond butter haha

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