Target Ain’t Got Nothin’ On Me

Today is a date that must me marked on the calendar:

I walked out the doors of Target today and only spent $21.00! YES, isn’t that wild?!? Who would have thought such a thing would be possible! I conquered the demon. mwaahahaha ;)

Considering I am still only human, I did wind up grabbing a couple things not on the list…hey, what did you expect?

I don’t know about you guys, but I think I’m magnetically attracted to any of their red “SALE” tags on the shelves, so when I saw one perched under this bag of this Bear Naked Fit granola, I decided to grab it. It was on sale, plus it’s a vanilla + almond combo, so in my book, it’s totally worth it.

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Yikes, blurry photo! I was pretty impressed with the ingredient list too, compared to many other granolas I’ve checked out in the past. I’m super psyched to give it a go. :)

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After my Target trip, I made a quick stop at my favorite coffee shop for a little caffeine pick-me-up. Today’s flavor choice totally rocked my socks: Hawaiian Coconut! Once I got home, I added a some vanilla almond milk and 1/2 a packet of PureVia to it, and HOLY COW was it amazing! I mean, considering I’m an absolute Malibu rum fanatic, I shouldn’t really be surprised that it tasted like da bomb. ;)

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It turns out, the PureVia wasn’t the only thing waiting for me at home…check out the package that was hanging out on my front steps:

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Manna Bread!!!

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I had remembered seeing this bread a while back on Tina’s blog, and was absolutely thrilled when the Manna Organics company offered to have me do a review of their breads. My box came loaded with 9 different flavors of Manna Breads:

Whole Rye, Fruit & Nut, Millet Rice, Multigrain, Sunseed, Fig Fennel Flax, Cinnamon Date, Carrot Raisin, & Banana Walnut Hemp.

I immediately popped 8 loaves into the freezer, but left the Carrot Raisin to incorporate into today’s lunch.

Lunch

After lacking on the veggies yesterday, I found myself with a strong craving for them today. Luckily, leftover dinner veggies make for a quick & easy lunch salad. LOVE that!

I started with a base of romaine & spinach, and topped it off with some grape tomatoes, sliced baby carrots, some diced onion, dried cranberries, leftover green beans, & leftover grilled zucchini & yellow squash.

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I heated my slice in the micro for a quick 15 seconds…

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…just to make sure it would get the PB topping all nice and melty. ;)

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All I can say is…this bread is going to be trouble! It is SO GOOD. Plus, I love the fact that there are so few ingredients; the Carrot Raisin bread only has 4: (sprouted organic wheat kernels, filtered water, organic carrots, organic raisins.)

The texture of the bread totally reminded me of a muffin: slightly dense, moist, & chewy. It’s definitely going to be addicting. I’m already thinking about going back for a second piece. :shock:

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I’ve been hard at work in the kitchen this afternoon, baking up another fun treat to bring to share tonight with my softball team. We have a double header tonight, so I won’t be posting a dinner post. Instead, I will be posting the recipe of my latest creation, so make sure you’re definitely going to want to check it out. ;)

Ok ok, I’ll give you guys a little preview…

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Do I have you intrigued yet?!? :mrgreen:

Comments

  1. says

    That bread looks amazing, especially with PB! And I’m so impressed you only spend $21 at target. I need to learn from you! Oh and I love that granola too!!

  2. says

    When PB cups are involved there is always intrigue. LOL

    That bread does look addictive. I think you should share. :D Oh – I can’t believe you got out of Target that cheap. I never can do that.

  3. Meagan says

    I LOVE Bear Naked granola. Their “fit” line is my favorite, so hopefully you will enjoy it as well!
    I haven;t wanted to try Manna bread since seeing it on Tina’s blog as well. It gets so many good reviews!! Must. Try. Soon.

  4. CK says

    Can’t help but notice your manicure is looking a little less pink in the iced coffee photo. How would you sum up your Shellac experience?

    BTW- I am going to attempt your Lemon Strawberry Cupcakes with Cream Cheese icing for this coming Wednesday (a coworkers birthday.) Wish me luck!

    • says

      That’s awesome! Definitely let me know how they come out!
      Yes, I actually ended up peeling off the manicure. My right hand was still almost 100% full in tact, but I was just getting bored with it. I had it on for a little over a week, with only a couple chips, so I was definitely still impressed by it (considering a manicure usually won’t last more than 30 minutes for me!) ;)

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