Oh hey there! Missed ya yesterday because some handsome little man decided to take an hour and a half to get to sleep on Monday evening. By the time he finally went down, this momma headed to bed herself. Sleep > blogging. True story. Last night was considerably shorter (yay!), which I’m happy about because it means I get to come here and tell you about some tasty food I’ve been eating lately. So here we go:
Breakfast: Heart-Shaped Pancake in Honor of Valentine’s Day
In the mix for the pancake: Love Grown Foods super oats with quinoa and chia, two eggs, flax seed, cinnamon, milk, and baking powder. For the topping I microwaved frozen strawberries with a little water, mashed them up, mixed in Mamma Chia seeds, and let it sit to thicken up. I slathered coconut oil on my pancake, topped it with this strawberry mixture, and then drizzled syrup on top. It was fantastic.
Lunch: Chicken, Sugar Snap Peas, Orange, and Babybel Cheese
My mom made the chicken and sent me home with a couple. She makes the best baked breaded chicken. I steamed a bag of sugar snap peas, and every time I do, I am reminded just how much I love them. I think they are a very underrated vegetable. I seriously love them. I made them in the morning as I was getting my lunch together, and kept eating them. It was seven o’clock in the morning, and I hadn’t even had breakfast yet! I literally eat the whole bag in one sitting. My grandma gave me a few Babybel cheeses, and the white cheddar flavor definitely doesn’t disappoint.
Yes, my family always gives me a lot of food. I guess they know how much I like to eat. 🙂 Dinner was courtesy of my sister.
Dinner: Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches and Asparagus
There is a little dollar roll underneath all that meat. I went back for seconds. Jacob, my nephew, couldn’t believe how much he liked the sandwiches, too. I feel like everyone loves barbecue chicken sandwiches.
Dessert: Hot Chocolate and Special K Brownies
The Special K brownies are supposed to be a healthy snack because they are pre-portioned in reasonable 80 calorie sizes. However, after taking so long to get William to sleep, I needed a major chocolate fix. So I had two. And some hot cocoa.
Snacks: NuGo Fiber d’Lish Apple Cobbler Bar
You might have seen that Gnu Foods FiberLove was recently acquired by NuGo Nutrition, and renamed NuGo Fiber d’Lish. Same great bars, same great taste, same great flavors, same great fiber, just a new name. These are honestly the best fiber bars I’ve ever had. They’re so soft and chewy and the flavors are amazing. Quick facts:
- Entirely natural
- Heart healthy
- Promotes natural regularity with 12 grams of fiber per bar (48% of your daily needs!)
- Only 140 calories per bar
- Contains 6 grains and seeds
- No trans fat, no high fructose corn syrup, no hydrogenated oils
- Soy free
- Vegan friendly
- Flavors: Chocolate Brownie, Peanut Chocolate Chip, Cinnamon Raisin, Banana Walnut, Blueberry Cobbler, Orange Cranberry, Blondie Bar, Apple Cobbler, Coconut Macaroon, and Carrot Cake
And now, to help spread the word about their new name, NuGo Fiber d’Lish wants to send TWO of you a box with 16 bars of your favorite flavor!
To enter the giveaway, visit NuGo Fiber d’Lish and comment on this post with which flavor sounds best to you (mandatory). For additional optional entries:
- Follow Itz Linz and Fiber d’Lish on Twitter, and tweet the following, “I want to win a box of the new @NuGoFiber bars from @ItzLinz! Enter here –> http://wp.me/p2WMfo-2WE”
- Follow Itz Linz and NuGo Fiber on Instagram.
- Tag two friends on my Fiber d’Lish Instagram post.
Be sure to leave a separate comment on this blog post for each entry. This giveaway will be open until Thursday, February 19th, 2015 at 8:00 pm CST. A winner will be randomly selected and announced on Friday, February 20th, 2015. CLOSED!
Congratulations to #14 Maggie and #46 Sabrina @ Nutritiously Sweet! We will be in touch to get your flavor of choice shipped out! Enjoy!
Disclaimer: NuGo Fiber d’Lish sent me a box of bars, free of charge. All thoughts and opinions are my own.