You guys never cease to amaze me. Honestly!
Thank you all for your incredibly kind and supportive words regarding my “Debbie Downer” situation. You’ve just further proven my point as to just how incredible the blogging community can be. I’m already feeling more positive about things and am excited to see what’s to come! Some of you made some very interesting and intriguing suggestions that I will certainly be keeping in the back of my head for the future…
But for now, let’s talk about the present…starting with today’s lunch.
Check out that rainbow of colors!
For a little sweetness, I enjoyed a lemon Chobani mixed with blueberries and more chia seeds (loving this combo, especially with the chia seeds!).
And for my savory? A nice, colorful strip of veggies.
Yes, I know, I added carrots. I’ve been gradually adding them back into my diet here and there and really haven’t noticed any negative side effects. I’m planning on continuing to enjoy them sparingly, rather than to the point where my skin turns orange from beta carotene. Because yes, it has happened. I love my carrots.
Since I usually like a little dippage with my veggies, I traded out my usual hommus for this Otria Spinach Artichoke Greek Yogurt Veggie Dip. I nabbed this baby at the grocery store last week for only .99¢ and I am totally pumped about this purchase.
I really contemplated just sticking a spoon into the peanut butter jar a few dozen times and calling it a night. Yup, it was one of those nights. So you should be impressed to see I actually worked up the effort to put together a full meal.
I started off with a side of some last-minute garlic toast. This stuff is seriously da bomb. Yes, I said it…da bomb.
Then I cooked up some of my gluten-free pasta and topped it with marinara sauce and some roasted zucchini and yellow squash.
Carb-a-licious & super delicious!
The flavor of this sauce is, by far, the best jarred sauce I’ve ever tasted. Having grown up with homemade sauce all of my life, I’m not afraid to admit that I’m a bit of a “sauce snob.” But this sauce easily passes the test!
So far, Jay and I have only tried the regular Marinara, which already has quite an amazing garlic kick to it. But I’m very interested to dig into a couple of the other flavors that we have awaiting consumption:
Thank you, to my friend Dan who hooked me up with these delicious jars of Italian goodness. I owe ya one!
For now, I’m getting ready to settle in and hopefully get started on a new book I’ve been waiting to read…
Last summer, I read both “Something Borrowed” and “Something Blue” by Emily Giffin and I LOVED them! They were very light-hearted and easy to read (aka, my kinda book!). My friend Mal just brought the book over on Friday for me to borrow, so I’m excited to get into it.
Hope everyone’s week has gotten off to a great start!
Questions for the Evening:
What’s the last good book you read?
What are some of your favorite reads?