Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Out With the Old

This is the LAST frozen Healthy Choice meal that I will eat and post about on this blog. I have nothing good to say. As the picture shows, this was gross. A sticky mass of pasta, paper thin piece of chicken...blah!

I needed to please my palate. I can't believe I forgot about the bag of candy pumpkins in my desk.

Today's outfit!

I walked on the treadmill for the first 5 minutes I was at the gym. My hip was bothering me so I found a foam roller. Once I felt better, I went back to the treadmill and walked for another 30 minutes. Titanic was on the HealthWorks movie channel. Jack and Rose's love story was a nice escape from my workday!

I snacked on a PB&J Dipped Mojo bar. At first I couldn't taste the jelly and it seemed like the bar was just going to be peanut butter. But as I continued to chew, the jelly taste slowly developed. I swear it was magical! Clif Mojo bars are awesome!

Since it was so cold out, I drank a cup of tea to warm up. I've been a big fan of Celestial Seasonings for a while. I've had this box since last Christmas and I can't believe I waited so long to try it. It tasted like a melted candy cane, minus all of the stickiness and potential for cavities. Plus it had a subtle vanilla flavor. I need to incorporate more tea in the afternoon at work.

My stomach was going crazy so I snacked on this Bear Naked bar I snagged at the race last weekend. Another flavor/textre success! The fruit and nut combos usually work out well.

I had been planning this meal all day! I googled "how to cook spaghetti squash." So easy! I poked holes in my squash and baked it at 375 for 1 hour.

I made some chicken marinated in Italian dressing and boiled water to cook a bag of frozen edamame.

The spaghetti squash, hot out of the oven! I removed the seeds and then used a fork to scrap out the "spaghetti."

I topped my chicken with feta cheese, added sauce to the spaghetti squash, and sprinkled some sea salt on the edamame. Twas a wonderful dinner. I'm really proud that I am taking teeny tiny baby steps towards becoming a good cook.

Big changes are going to be happening to Crunches for Cupcakes. I'll keep you posted!


  1. Those little pumpkin candies are my favorite! I don't really like candy corn, but I like those. Weird?

    Yay for becoming a better cook, baby steps at time! That's exciting. Super cute outfit too! I love that its boot weather.

    I've been wondering - do you workout in the morning, or on your lunch break? I'm trying to figure out the best way to fit mine in, especially with winter coming!

  2. Erin:

    I'm trying to get up earlier but I'm NOT a morning person. I workout over my lunch break almost every day. After this week, I'm going to try to plan my workouts instead of randomly hopping on machines.

    I also run after work with my boyfriend a few times a week. With the cold weather coming and the Half Marathon over, I'm sure this will happen less often.

    From 2001-2006 and again in the fall of 2008, I had cheerleading practice at night. I'm still in that mode and I always get a burst of energy around 7:30 pm! I either clean for cardio, do ab work, or yoga in the comfort of my apartment. :)