Well good morning to you all! Long time no chat, huh?
You’ll have to forgive me…lately, the creative juices for posting just aren’t coming to me as easily as they usually do. Top that with the fact that after I finish working a full day I am pretty much exhausted and don’t feel like doing much more than sitting on the couch…that is, when I can! On Tuesday, we had another prenatal appointment (all is going well!), followed by our final childbirth class. We’re official graduates!
I’m definitely glad that we decided to take the class, and although I have no idea if I’ll even remember anything when I’m actually in the midst of labor, it’s nice to know that at least Jay should! It’s crazy…it all starts to hit home more and more with each passing day, but I think one of the biggest “woah” moments was at our appointment when my doctor said, “well, it’s basically just the waiting game from here on out!”
Holy crap. I guess it is?!
So although I didn’t get a chance to post yesterday, I did manage to snap a few photos of some of the goods…starting with lunch.
All of this wound up getting spaced out a bit throughout the afternoon, but it included a turkey sandwich with Swiss cheese, pickles, spinach, and honey mustard, some leftover couscous salad, baby carrots, and a white peach. Yum, yum, yum, and yum.
For dinner, I honestly would have been happy just snacking from the cereal box…I was pooped and in the process of trying to clean up all of the new baby stuff in our living room, but I figured I should have something more than dry cereal. Plus, Jay was working hard out on the back deck, and I wanted him to have something good.
I roasted up a couple of zucchinis that were on their last leg and paired that with some simple chicken sandwiches (made with leftover chicken from our shower) – mine topped with provolone cheese. On the side, I also had a random bowl of mixed greens and balsamic dressing. Yes, only mixed greens…
The greens actually came from a sample bag of farm fresh veggies at the beginning of the week; I had a meeting with a guy from a veggie delivery service that is going to be coming to our office (different from the other one!) and he brought in a sample bag for me. I know it’s just mixed greens, but they were GOOD.
Shortly after dinner, I followed up with a little sweet snack that I’m super excited to share with you guys.
I was recently invited to participate in a campaign with Glam Media and Naked juice, highlighting their new Power Garden juices. The Power Garden products come in two flavors – tomato kick and berry veggie – and although they both sound equally intriguing, it was the berry veggie flavor that stood out the most.
So we were asked to come up with a recipe using one of the Naked juices…immediately, my mind went to “smoothies!” Sure, that would be easiest. But then I thought that was too predictable, so I tried to think outside the box a bit and incorporated it into a creamy, delicious fruit and snack dip.
Creamy Berry Garden Fruit & Snack Dip
- 3 oz vanilla or plain Greek yogurt
- 1 wedge (a little less than 1 oz) cinnamon cream cheese (or regular)
- 2 tbsp. Berry Veggie Power Garden Naked Juice
Mix everything together and enjoy!
When I first put everything together, I was initially thinking it would just be good mixed with fruit, but as I was standing at the kitchen counter snacking on it, I quickly discovered that it’s also delicious as a dip for lots of things…pretzels, graham crackers, you name it.
Even still, my favorite way to have it was with lots of berries mixed into it.
And I will tell you that I actually liked it MORE after it was able to sit for a bit in the fridge, since that gave it time to harden back up a bit. It’s definitely a quick, easy little snack to whip up…give it a try! And if you do, please let me know…because next Monday, be sure to check back for information on how you can enter the Pinterest Sweepstakes contest with Naked Power Garden by voting for my recipe! :)
Alright friends, that was a wordy post this morning…aaaand it’s about that time to do the work thang.
Hope everyone is having a great week so far!
Power Garden is Naked Juice’s new veggie drink lineup with 1lb. of veggies in every bottle*. With delicious flavors that only Naked could blend, Power Garden offers one of the easiest ways to get your daily servings of veggies and fruits, along with good sources of fiber, vitamins and minerals. Learn more at http://www.nakedjuice.com/veggiedrinks.
*weight of vegetables, prior to juicing
Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Naked via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Naked.