Wednesday, February 1, 2012


Happy Wednesday...and first day of February!  January absolutely flew by with lots of healthy cooking (well, some treats definitely snuck in there too lol) and some great new experiences.

Two weekends ago, I went up to Mount Snow in Vermont to go snowboarding for the first time and surprised myself by liking it, especially since I HATE the snow and cold.  The first two days went pretty well, considering I was a complete newbie.  :P  However, on my first run on the last day, I wiped out pretty badly and ended up spraining my wrist.  (Another first!  My worst injury to date.)  Luckily, it was not my favored hand so I could still function decently enough.  Despite the fall, I can't wait to get back on the slopes and practice, practice, practice!  Anyways, my wrist is feeling a lot better and I'm looking forward to what February brings!

Enough of my babbling, let's get to the eats!  [Click the button for more great WIAW menus.]

Breakfast: Oatmeal with PB2 and cinnamon; egg whites with lotsa cayenne pepper

I love PB2 in my oats.  Regular peanut butter sometimes adds a strange gummy or "too creamy" texture.  PB2 is powdered, so it eliminates that issue AND it is lower in fat and calories.

Lunch: White chicken chili with whole wheat penne (from 400 Calorie Fix)

This was leftover from the previous night's dinner.  I liked the chili recipe but the pasta seemed unnecessary.  True, the recipe called for elbows but I think I'll just omit the pasta altogether next time.  Save the calories for something else!  ;)

Dinner: Bahamian-Spiced Chicken Breast with Yogurt-Cilantro Sauce; salad

The yogurt-cilantro sauce was deeeelish!  And healthy, too, since I used plain Chobani 0% Greek yogurt.

Snack: Forelle pear; blood orange

Oh. My. God. This Forelle pear was so tiny and adorable! :)  And I'm so glad blood (Moro) oranges are back in season - they are my favorite.

Dessert: Plain Graham crackers spread with homemade dark chocolate pumpkin butter

Yep - dark chocolate pumpkin butter.  Recipe to follow in a few days, so make sure to come back!


  1. That dark chocolate pumpkin butter looks so good! I definitely want to see that recipe :)

  2. I've been so curious about PB2- def need to try it. Did you have to buy it online or did you find a store that sells it?

  3. Jen - I am still tinkering with it but it will be posted soon!

    Becca - I went on their website and searched for stores near me & found a couple locations. It has been great to have on is finding its way into everything!

    Thank you both for reading! :D

  4. I just ordered my first jar of PB2 and can't wait to try it!

  5. I've never tried PB2 in oats!! That sounds delicious. I would love an overall nutty flavor that it might add. When I try mixing PB in, the flavor just disappears!

  6. Candy - Hope you enjoy it! Let us know about your experiments!

    Tara - Totally agree that the flavor of "normal" PB just disappears and when I put more in, it creates a unpleasant texture. PB2 eliminates both problems - with less calories and fat, to boot ;) Hope you get a chance to try it out!

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

  7. Hii there just found your blog through WIAW!
    I am excited for that dark chocolate pumpkin butter... it sounds wonderful!

  8. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! Yay for 3 weeks of WIAW! :) Your blood orange looks just as good if not better than my grapefruit and that dark chocolate pumpkin butter looks UNREAL! Did you make it yourself?

  9. I have been hearing so many good things about PB2, but I still haven't tried it! I need to!

  10. Tessa - Thank you!

    Toni - You're so welcome, I enjoyed reading :) Yup, I made the pumpkin butter & will be posting about it tomorrow!

    Jessica - I totally recommend it! As a fellow oatmeal fan, I think you'd love it :) There's a chocolate version too that I think needs hunting down lol

    Thank you all for checking out my WIAW post!

  11. The pumpkin butter post is up! Enjoy :)