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WIAW & My New Nighttime Snack

September 14, 2011

Oh hey-o.  Happy Wednesday to you all.  I’m currently in a lovely mood that most likely has something to do with the gloom outside.

I know, who likes gloom?  Well if it means reading a book curled up in bed and a breakfast of hot comforting oatmeal and tea, then the answer is me?

Plus it’s WIAW, so how could today be bad?

Peas and Crayons

As always, a huge thanks to Jenn for hosting the WIAW party every week.  Head over to Peas and Crayons to check out everyone else’s eats 🙂

Yesterday was weird because I didn’t have my pre-run snack, but I woke up not feeling hungry in the slightest and really wanted to get to the run ASAP.  Sometimes I don’t eat before and halfway through will be hit with extreme hunger, but no such thing happened yesterday.  I was totally okay with it.

Came home and had…


IMG_2800 Hot oatmeal

IMG_2805Topped with raisins, chocolate hazelnut butter, peanut butter and granola.

I was totally like a little squirrel eating granola out of the container after I put it on my oatmeal.  Just can’t get enough.

I was supposed to go into work at 11, but a girl I work with offered to stay late so I went in at one.  Can that happen everyday?


IMG_2808  Damn you, camera cord.


Thai Fried Quinoa.

Please excuse this horrid semi-blurry picture of tupperware.

Just be glad I didn’t share the one I tried to take in the office at work.  Not good.

Mmmm, this was truly delicious.  I only wish Joey would have known to double it when he made it!

Lunch Dessert/Snack:

IMG_2814  Chocolate Peppermint Stick Luna Bar.

I first tried Luna bars a few weeks ago and I can’t remember what flavor it was, but it was not good.  I was about to accept the fact that Luna bars just weren’t for me, but then they were on sale last week, so I did what any normal person would do when they came across something they didn’t like at a crazy cheap price.

Bought 10.


Lucky for me, all the flavors are not as bad as that first one and actually, I really liked this peppermint one!  Tastes like candy.


IMG_2822 Grilled Summer Vegetable Salad.

Meh.  It was okay.


I think my taste buds have officially moved on and all they want is fall foods.

Nighttime Snack:

IMG_2797 Warm vanilla almond milk + a baked good.

Except that last night it was pumpkin bread, not a muffin.

And actually, it’s never been that muffin, because that was an attempt at homemade banana pumpkin muffins that did not go well.

They’re in the trash right now.  I don’t want to talk about it.

If you think warm milk is gross, I assure you, you’re missing out.

I’m off for a nice gloomy 3-miler 🙂

Happy (WIAW)ednesday!


Best thing you ate today?

Favorite bedtime snack?

Any Luna bar flavor recommendations?

27 Comments leave one →
  1. September 14, 2011 10:47 AM

    I have almond milk at home and I think I’d like it warm — maybe with a bit of cinnamon, or even some cocoa mix (just a little). Yummmmmmm!

    • September 15, 2011 10:05 AM

      Ooooh, that sounds delicious! I just ran out of cocoa powder but it’s on my grocery list for next week.

  2. September 14, 2011 11:03 AM

    I’ve been wanting to try that thai fried quinoa! Sounds so good. I used to drink warm milk before bed when I was little, my grandma would put a little honey in it and told me it would help me fall asleep. 🙂 It’s one of my favorite treats, but now with almond milk of course!

    • September 15, 2011 10:05 AM

      My mom used to tell me the same thing when I was younger and my dad (back when he ate dairy) would drink warm milk with ghee. So delicious!

  3. September 14, 2011 11:50 AM

    I love warm milk 😀 Especially with a bit of honey and cinnamon. Talk about ultimate comfort… and having it with a baked treat would probably put me to sleep in an instant. A great way to end the night for sure 🙂 My favorite bedtime snack right now is a bowl of oat bran topped with Greek yogurt, flaxmeal, cinnamon, and maple syrup… helps me sleep like a baby 😀

  4. September 14, 2011 12:16 PM

    Checking out that thai quinoa recipe, sounds yum. Anyhoo, good looking eats! I love granola too–in fact, I never buy it for just that reason, I’ll eat a whole box in a day. I wish that was an exaggeration. And my favorite nighttime snack is plain uncooked oats, nut butter and shredded coconut with a couple splashes of almond milk on top.

    • September 15, 2011 10:04 AM

      I’ve made that quinoa recipe twice this week, ha ha.

  5. September 14, 2011 2:06 PM

    The peppermint is my favorite too 🙂
    Chocolate dipped coconut, nutz over chocolate, and pb cookie are pretty good too.

    Bedtime snack is usually toast. I ❤ toast

  6. September 14, 2011 4:06 PM

    I love raisins in my oatmeal! : )

    You must try the white chocolate macadamia flavor! It is my all time fav! I love it! I think it tastes like a cookie!

  7. September 14, 2011 5:07 PM

    That is seriously my favourite kind of Luna! Score for getting them cheap! Happy WIAW 🙂

  8. September 14, 2011 6:17 PM

    ahh I love getting called in late/getting out early to work. Those two extra hours are totally worth the lack of pay, no?

    p.s. did you ever get my email about a blog header?! I’m totes down if you are!

    • September 14, 2011 6:18 PM

      okay that sounded super pushy. If you don’t want a header no problema! Just didn’t want you to think I was heaving you hanging 🙂

  9. September 14, 2011 7:43 PM

    The peppermint one is one of my favorites… I also really like nutz over chocolate and smores.

    • September 15, 2011 10:03 AM

      I’ll be on the lookout for nuts over chocolate!

  10. September 15, 2011 5:52 AM

    Mmm warm milk is such a comforting snack 🙂 I have never tried that kind of Luna bar… but I personally enjoy the White Chocolate Macadamia and Smores one!
    Happy WIAW!

  11. September 15, 2011 9:41 AM

    I have that same food container! I take it to school 🙂 And pumpkin bread sounds amazing right now

    • September 15, 2011 10:02 AM

      We just bought those containers and love them!

  12. September 15, 2011 5:09 PM

    whoa yum. Where do you find those mini spoons? they look perfect to eat oats with, since I like them to last forever!!
    luna bars are really good. I love the lemon one as well as the dulce de leche one but I don’t know if they make those anymore. the pb cookie one pretty much tastes like pb but I really do love the chocolate pepperment one. Or smores too. haha I think I like them all.
    I love warm almond milk!! I love it with cinnamon 🙂

    • September 16, 2011 3:15 PM

      I got them as a Christmas gift, but happen to know they are from Crate and Barrel 🙂

  13. September 15, 2011 7:46 PM

    I have enjoyed the Luna bars that I have tried, and I have been wondering if that one was any good. I didn’t get it the last time I was in the store. Now I will have to go back and get one 🙂

  14. September 16, 2011 2:23 PM

    oh man! back in the day, there was a Chai Luna flavor…I died a little inside when they discontinued it, but the Caramel Nut Brownie is my favorite now. And your recipes always look incredible…definitely want to try that quinoa!

    • September 16, 2011 3:14 PM

      Awww, I would have loved to try the chai flavor! Bummer that they discontinued it 😦

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