When weeks are long it makes the weekends even that much sweeter. I do have to work most of today but at least I have a fun day with the team tomorrow. Nothing beats that.
I’ve seen this Coffee Chatter around and you know, I like my coffee, so why not. Let’s not though, if we were having coffee it would have to be Dunkin Donuts or home brewed. Just to making sure we are on the same page here.
If we were having coffee… I would talk about my race next weekend. I am trying to not over think this one. Again, I am running it not racing it just because I have two races in April I want to race well in. I need to keep reminding myself I love this distance, I love just running with a crowd, and I love just running, period. No stress.
If we were having coffee… I would tell you I need the date tomorrow with the girls more than ever. Call me needy or what not but chatting with friends is the best reliever of any funk. Even if they make fun of how you pronounce things. And the way you like your candy. I mean I think we are friends…
If we were having coffee… I would tell you my parents were hit hard with snow which was completely unexpected. I remember talking to my mom saying ‘oh just an inch or so’ which turns into a text from her today saying they got a foot. Hey snow, peace out before I head home in two weekends. Ok?
If we were having coffee… I would admit I do a lot of ‘if I could only be her’. It’s a terrible game and always one I lose. I am still trying to come to the facts that I can’t be anyone but me.
If we were having coffee… I would tell you I will probably be wearing shorts for my runs this weekend. Hello 50 degree weather.
If we were having coffee… I would tell you Chobani hooked me up like whoa. I have never tried their Bites or Champions before but these are some tasty little treats. I dug the Coffee Chocolate Bites. Drool. Even the Caramel Pineapple one totally blew me away. Best eaten right from the fridge but for an extra treat – pop them into the freezer! I also made some killer healthy mini donuts using them.
Founded in 1992 after the founders traveled to Australia, this organic yogurt has become a thriving business in California’s Napa Valley. This yogurt gets its unique texture from a slow cooking process, unlike most yogurts that add gelatin for thickness. This process creates a naturally smooth and creamy Australian style texture and a mild taste. Their yogurt is cultured after pasteurization so that it contains living and active probiotic cultures. The organic milk in their yogurt comes from small family farms in nearby Sonoma and Marin counties. All of their products are gluten free and contain no eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish or soybeans. In addition, you will find no artificial sweeteners, colors, MSG or gelatin.
Their product line includes Organic Blended Lowfat yogurt, Blended Nonfat Yogurt, Down Under Fruit on the Bottom Lowfat yogurt, Greek Lowfat Yogurt, Greek Nonfat Yogurt, Wallaby & Joey and European Style Sour Cream. I have to say, I dug their Plain 0% Greek Yogurt. It was thick, creamy and totally filling. I have to say probably one of my favorites out there. Their yogurt was equally as tasty with a Maple flavor that blew me away. Sometimes yogurt that is flavored can be too sweet but this was perfect. I wish I could have found the Sour Cream but I couldn’t for the life of me find it anywhere! Overall though, this is a company I would totally buy from again.
I am slowly turning into a sweet lover. Or at least a dark chocolate lover. The founder of this company went through a transformation himself. After suffering a major heart attack due to his unhealthy lifestyle, he lost weight and reinvented himself with new healthy habits. His project, Original Melzy Creations, was a way to make healthy candy. Melzy Creations are made of two product lines – Figamajigs and Whatsonutso – both that are nutrient dense, lower in fat, lower in calories, higher in fiber and support blood and digestive health. Figamajigs are a blend of figs and high quality cocoa which make a naturally sweet but lower fat chocolate covered candy. Whatsonutso are a blend of creamy peanut butter, peanut flour and chicory root that is covered in milk or dark chocolate.
Guys, these were BOMB. I am telling you I could not get enough. The Figamajigs were a chewy burst of sweetness that had just the right amount of bitter chocolate kick with a sweet bang of fig. Plus the little snack pack was a perfect on the go treat. Whatsonutso surprised me too. I was not sure how the peanut butter would make me enjoy them but I was basically drooling as I ate these. What I loved were that they were not too sweet, like knock you off your feet crash sweetness. Instead it was a subtle sweetness with a peanut-y undertone. Delicious. Down right delicious. Even better? Freeze those bad boys. Holy yum.
I need to find these near me. Either that or order more online. I am hooked. Check out their website to learn more!