Ahh Sunday. It’s never *quite* as enjoyable as Saturdays, because I have that little voice in the back of my head whispering: “tomorrow is Monday, tomorrow you must go back to work. Tomorrow you cannot lounge around in your jammies all day.” Saturday, I’m like “hells yeah! I can do whatever I WANT for the next two days! yeeeah! 🙂 ”
However, I DO like to make the most of my Sundays. It’s only 9am still…. whatever shall I do today? Here is a wish list of the things I want to do;
- Study for Personal Training Exam (!)
- Go to Borders, and read cook books for free (hey, I’m not a millionaire yet, OK? haha)
- Paint my toenails
- Do Yogadownload.com
- Do some light weight/resistance training
- Study some more.
- Wash towels
- Mop kitchen floor
Fairly exciting, huh? I wonder how many of those I will get through today?
*Edited to Add* It’s now 2:30, and I have done two loads of laundry, mopped kitchen, studied, and an hour of yoga. I think I’m gonna go for a stroll outside (even though it’s SUPER windy) for a nice change of pace.
Now onto another energy bar / Protein bar review.
I had the Chocolate Coconut Flavor. The package explains that this bar is 80% raw, “great taste, alkaline forming, no trans fats, no preservatives, no junk food.” It is gluten free, dairy and soy free, no peanuts, and no refined sugars.
I was extremely surprised at first of how it tasted. I guess it’s maybe because I didn’t know what to expect. The first two bites kind of reminded me of dog food. It’s slightly chewy, very moist (for a bar), and beige colored with specks and chunks of stuff mixed in. As I started eating more of it, the dog food taste went away, and it now reminded me *faintly* of a Cashew Cookie Larabar. (emphasis on the faintly) There were a few good sized chocolate chunks in there, which lent to the overall moist-ness of the bar, and tasted yummy. However, I couldn’t get over the fact that I kept getting distracted by its texture. After each time I swallowed, there was a fibrous feeling left in my mouth. I’m guessing it was either the coconut or the bio sprouts in the bar. Either way, I just had this weird feeling in my mouth. By the time I got to the end of the bar, I actually kind of enjoyed the flavor, but not the texture. It’s not something I think I will eat again unless I was starving.
Organic Cashew Butter, Organic dates, Organic Agave Nectar, Organic Brown Riice Protein, Organic Dark Chocolate Chips -Non Dairy (Organic Evaporated Can Juice, Organic Chocolate Liquor, Organic Cocoa Butter, Non-GMO Soya Lecithin), Organic Coconut, Organic Bio Sprouts (Trademarked), Quinoa, Organic Bio Sprouts – Flax (trademarked) and Lots of Love!
Nutrition: (per 50g bar)
230 calories, 11 g fat (Saturated fat 5g), 20 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrates, 5 g fiber, 19 g sugar, 5 g protein, 4% Calcium, and 8% Iron.
I like how it has a lot of fiber, but I don’t really like the sugar content, and how it’s low on the protein content. For a not-very-nutrient-dense bar, it’s very high in calories and fat (even though it’s mostly from nuts and other healthy sources). I think I’ll stick to Larabars for now.
I hope everyone has a super lovely day!
And in case you were wondering, this is the cook book I’ve been eyeing…
Question: Which Food Network Star would you want as a part of your family?
Miss Jess from Jess in Check says she would love to have Ellie Krieger (photo above) as a big sister. I would love to have Paula Dean as a grandma.