I Must Have Had Temporary Amnesia…

…Because I suddenly remembered that I don’t like raw tomatoes. Seems like something you should know about yourself doesn’t it? 🙂

Lunch was a Caprese “Pita.”

Okay, that is not a pita … It’s a whole wheat tortilla. Food Lion also didn’t have pitas… *sigh*

It was somessy without the Pita! I took a bite into it and my first thought was mmm, until I bit through a tomato! Ugg … insert gag reflex. I have a sister who eats tomatoes like apples. Not me!

I guess the combo of tortilla, tomatoes, mozzarella, pine nuts, and LF Italian dressing sounded pizza-ish to me. I think if I liked tomatoes, I would have liked this combo. But, for me, this recipe is out. 😦

I had an afternoon snack pretty early because I only ate half the pita (& only a few of the tomatoes.) This was the recipe I was supposed to have silken tofu for, to mix it with the PB.

Green Apple & PB is a good snack standard minus the tofu. Although I do wonder what it would have tasted like? Maybe I’ll know one day when I move to a less rural area.

Not that anyone noticed, but I actually posted the wrong meal planner last night. Here’s the correct one:


May 30, 2009 at 6:48 pm Leave a comment

Most Important Meal of the Day

& it was yummy.

Two whole wheat waffles with 1/2 a banana, tbsp of chopped pecans, & a tsp of 100% grade A Maple Syrup.

So what did I think of my first Flex breakfast? It was really good, once I got over the this-is-really-different part. 🙂 I am used to not being able to taste the waffle due to the amount of syrup, so drizzling 1 tsp of syrup seemed minuscule.

I was surprised how much sweetness the bananas added and how strong that little bit of syrup was. I’ve never had grade A; it definantly packs a lot of flavor.

Unfortunately Food Lion does not carry whole grain anything.

Yes, whole grain is better for you. My question is, is whole wheat better than white?  I’m thinking yes & hoping I’m right. 🙂

In other news, Maddie says, “Good Morning!” 🙂

“Each of you must turn from your wicked ways and reform your actions; do not follow other gods to serve them.” -Jeremiah 36:2

May 30, 2009 at 3:05 pm Leave a comment

It was a Dark and Stormy Night

…The first time Ashbee went Flexitarian grocery shopping.

In all seriousness, it was that kind of night. I can see now why it is so hard to switch to a healthy lifestyle. American Dietary Association makes it look so easy with their brightly-colored triangles, but there not around when your standing in the grocery store not sure what Frozen Edamame is, are they?

The trip was pretty terrifying. I haven’t consistently “grocery shopped”, umm, ever. On top of that my list called for several things I had either never heard of or didn’t know where to find. Like Silken Tofu for example. Where do you find Silken Tofu?

After going through the isles three times … no, really, three times … I gave up. I took what I had on my list exhausted, terrified, and ready to throw in the towel and hit the first fast food window where all I had to choose was numbers.

I was so terrified by the experience of feeling lost in a familiar place that I wasn’t even shocked when the (very nice) lady rung up my total.


Yes, that’s 3 digits … count them 1, 2, 3 digits. My total bill was $126.96 and I walked away without tofu or whole grain flat bread. *Sigh*

Once I made it out of the store the adrenaline rush wore off and I felt a little better. Woo-hoo! I did it!

Here’s the grub:

 About the time I pulled onto my road it began to rain, storm, pour. I gave up sitting in my car after 5 minutes and carried everything in.

You can’t be too unhappy when you have a face like this to greet you:

IMG_0573Thank goodness she knows how to ‘sit.’ It’s hard to tell an overexcited little girl “Could you please hang on a minute until I get these ten sopping wet grocery bags sit down? Thanks!”

About half way through putting away the groceries I couldn’t find the milk I was sure I had bought. I had left some groceries in the car. So back out into the rain (did I mention I broke my umbrella?) and back in with these:

Edamame are soybeans, come to find out. 🙂

Yes I know, I do buy bottle water. In all fairness I 1) recycle and 2) have Pur filter that is broken. I know, buy a new one. It’s on the list.

Despite all the awkwardness and frustrations it has been a great night and I am excited to get started tomorrow.



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