Chocolate & Cheese

Hello there blog readers – including my mom and family friend who have discovered my little piece of cyberspace! Sorry no post last night, but by the time I got home from work, all I wanted to do was chill. Plus I’d used up all my witty charm on my customers – I even had one lady tell me that I should be a comedian, and I think she was serious. And possibly a little crazy.

The unintended theme of my eats yesterday seemed to revolve around two of my favourite food groups – chocolate and cheese. But not necessarily together.

I decided to test out some of my Victoria purchases, starting with breakfast.

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I actually prepped this the night before – I mixed 3 tbsp of the Chocolate Chia Goodness cereal (chia, buckwheat, hemp) with 1/2 cup of almond milk, plus some frozen blueberries.

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Then in the morning I topped it with 1 1/2 tbsp of Barlean’s Essential Woman Omega Swirl. It’s chocolate raspberry flavoured. Yum!

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Oh, and a few sliced almonds.

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With some more black currant/elderberry juice on the side.

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This flavour of Chia Goodness cereal is great. Not too sweet, nice chocolate flavour, and it has little bits of dates in it, which make for a nice surprise in the bowl. But I think the serving size is out of whack. It says 2 tbsp equals one serving. Even with the three I had, I don’t think it was quite enough food to satisfy me for breakfast – I would definitely double the amount, or add more berries and nuts.

Shortly there after I was changed and off to the gym. Speaking of the gym – the night before there had been a gang shooting in the parking lot right out in front of my gym. Just minutes after my sister left that evening actually. Scary stuff. When I got there, they still had half the parking lot closed off, and a police car was parked in there, with people out cleaning up.

After all that excitement, and a sweaty weight session, I was back at home, getting ready to go to work. My shift was from 12:30 – 9 pm, which sucks major ass when trying to plan for meals. It’s almost like you have to pack 2 full meals with you, because you are there over lunch and dinner. But instead, I had a small lunch/snack before I went.

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It started with a frothy Choc-a-Lot Vega Shake & Go Smoothie mixed with almond milk. So good – like chocolate milk!

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I also toasted up a cheese scone, and topped it with more cheese. Because you can never have enough cheese. 

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Apparently chocolate and cheese do go together.

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Then I organized my assortment of eats in their respective tupperware containers to take to work.

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Mom had made homemade mac & cheese the night before. It was a no-brainer that it would appear in my lunch.

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There were also more of the usual suspects – carrot and cucumber (hummus for dipping).

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And some leftover tomato soup. It made for such a colourful & attractive meal.

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Weird thing while I was eating my soup and mac & cheese – one of my coworkers asked what I was eating, then asked me if I was a vegetarian. Because obviously if I eat a meal without meat that means I’m a vegetarian? It’s weird how people come to assumptions.

After my epic shift, I made my way home, and put my feet up to give them and my knees some much needed rest. Something about standing all day just does them in. I think if I were moving around more, they wouldn’t be so bad. I blame my advancing age for it.

Whilst relaxing, I enjoyed a little snack. But you knew that was coming.

It involved a chocolate chip pecan cookie, that was just so appealing, it didn’t make it to the photo shoot intact.

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I also sliced up a fuji apple, and added a giant blob of peanut butter for dippage.

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A snack to tantalize the taste buds!

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Other notable items from the evening – I made salad dressing in the food processor at 10 pm. Because that’s what people do, right? You’ll have to wait to see said salad dressing until later though. I’m such a tease.

I then struggled to keep my eyes open so I could watch the Daily Show, much like my furry friend.

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Sienna was too tired to even swat at me and the camera. Lazy!

Off to enjoy the rest of my Friday. I hope you are too!

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8 Comments on “Chocolate & Cheese”

  1. June 4, 2010 at 4:25 pm #

    yay for momma reading ur blog and a family friend too. good to have some fans from home hehe.

    im suprised to hear the chocolate chia wasent that great! but i can understand cuz when i saw it at Lifestyles i thought it was kind of a weird thing to combine in a bag…. i only ever had the original one which was good with some almond milk.

    i feel like ur kitty right now… hehe

  2. June 4, 2010 at 4:37 pm #

    You really need to get back on the MPP train, ma’am 😀

  3. June 4, 2010 at 4:39 pm #

    I’ve seen that Chia Goodness around but man, 3 TBSP does not a breakfast make! I like really voluminous breakfast and I think 2 TBSP is like 140 calories? Thats almost as dense as nut butters! I am totally craving cheese after your reading your post – I cant remember the last time I had it as it really sets off my lactose intolerance issues, but I do miss it sometimes!

  4. highonhealthy
    June 4, 2010 at 9:08 pm #

    How did your mom and friend find out about your blog? My two friends found out because I got a little sloppy – for one I left my blog up when she was over which resulted in her seeing it and then the other friend found out when I posted on her sister’s private blog while signed in to my own. Dur. My mom, dad, and sister know because I told them.

    I don’t eat cheese but it seems like something that would go very well with chocolate! Chocolate, in my opinion, goes with pretty much everything.

  5. June 4, 2010 at 9:56 pm #

    Chocolatey omega 3s?? I want!

  6. June 5, 2010 at 6:13 am #

    That swirly stuff on your breakfast? Um, hello? How amazing does that look/sound???? I’ll have to keep an eye out for the chocolate chia but I agree that the serving size is pretty puny.

    Scary shiz at your gym! Good thing your sis left safely!!

  7. June 7, 2010 at 10:30 am #

    The picture of the Fuji apple and peanut butter is making me really hungry right now.

  8. June 7, 2010 at 2:29 pm #

    I have been trying and trying to find a way to make that chocolate chia goodness taste good and it just hasn’t worked for me! But your blend of stuff looks yummy.

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