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Target Ain’t Got Nothin’ On Me

by Courtney on July 22, 2010

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:

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1 peanutbutterfingers July 22, 2010 at 3:06 pm

reese’s!!!!!!! yes, i’d say i’m intrigued. :D

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2 Heather (Where's the Beach) July 22, 2010 at 3:07 pm

Oh wow, that bread looks fantastic. YUM. Way to go at Target. That place gets me every time! Um – peanut butter cupcakes?

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3 Jess Masters July 22, 2010 at 3:09 pm

Their granola is FANTASTIC!!! enjoy :-)

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4 Michelle July 22, 2010 at 3:14 pm

what are the stats on that bread???

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5 Courtney July 23, 2010 at 2:29 pm

I just featured it in this afternoon’s post! :)

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6 Megan July 22, 2010 at 3:23 pm

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!!

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7 lisaou11 July 22, 2010 at 3:26 pm

your salad looks great. so so colorful.

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8 Amanda- The Nutritionist Reviews July 22, 2010 at 3:28 pm

I love Manna bread! Also, your salad looks awesome!

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9 Tina July 22, 2010 at 3:30 pm

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.

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10 Jen is Green July 22, 2010 at 3:43 pm

is it going to be PB Cup Cupcakes?!

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11 Shanna, like Banana July 22, 2010 at 3:50 pm

He bread sounds so fantastic!

I can down a whole bag of RP cups. So yummy. Can’t wait to see the recipe ;). Good luck at the game!

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12 Holly at Greek Yogurt and Apple Slices July 22, 2010 at 4:07 pm

Chocolate & peanut butter, you can’t go wrong with that ;) I was going to guess some kind of cupcake..or maybe cookies..?
& whoa- that bread does look SO good. Banana Walnut Hemp- how good does that sound?! mmm

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13 suki July 22, 2010 at 4:45 pm

that box of bread looks amazing. :D

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14 Amy @ Second City Randomness July 22, 2010 at 4:59 pm

Reese’s are my favorite. So um… whatever you’re making, I want some!

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15 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine July 22, 2010 at 6:46 pm

You did way better than me at Target today! I spend $35 on sports bras :( Can’t wait to see what you’re making with the Reese’s!

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16 Meagan July 22, 2010 at 9:04 pm

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.

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17 Lauren (Healthy Delicious) July 23, 2010 at 12:07 am

That bread looks so good! The carrot raisin would have been my first choice to try too.
Good job at Target!

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18 CK July 23, 2010 at 1:34 pm

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!

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19 Courtney July 23, 2010 at 2:23 pm

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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