First off, happy New Year to all of you! I can’t believe 2012 is already over. Time is flying so fast that it will be summer in no time- as Zazu is hoping;) He hates the cold!
We just made it back from our ski trip, which was a blast:) It was 5 degrees, snowing, and breezy in this photo with the sis, but the background was too pretty not to take advantage of! We stacked on a million layers and headed out:)
The scenery was gorgeous, too!
There were plenty of amazing eats during the trip, as well as on the way back. Heading home, we drove past a little acai bowl shop called Truberry, and decided to check it out:) I got the TruGreen with plant protein, and the owner was so sweet to top it off with free extras like honey, granola, and bananas. Normally I’m not a huge acai bowl fan (since they’re generally a sugary juice base and overpriced) and but this one was amazing! It wasn’t overly sweet and kept me full for hours, too.
Next up was a packed tupperware lunch of this leftover Lentil Meatloaf (recipe to come!). It didn’t look quite as pretty as it does when I made it fresh in this pic:
…but it still tasted great!
A 3:30 Starbucks snack- I couldn’t resist one of these bars:
Dinner was more of this veggie-packed soup. The more I make it, the more I love it! I will be posting the recipe shortly:)
And a dessert of Blueberry Siggi’s with frozen blueberries and this Erewhon cereal that I won over in Danica’s generous giveaway! I’m actually glad this yogurt has a hefty price tag, because when I buy it occasionally as a splurge, it’s always better than getting to have it every day:)
But before all of this, there were some stand-outs at our holiday parties that I thought I should share-
We put pomegranate arils in sparkling water at Christmas dinner, and found that the carbonation makes them constantly float up and down- definitely a cute party idea to keep in mind!
And then there was Wild Salmon Lox, wheat crackers, and dip at New Year’s- so good!
And what’s a WIAW without product loving?
1.) Larabar Uber Bars– Made for the perfect ski fuel! Love that they have lower sugar, too. My mom brought home this giant box from Sam’s Club- of course I was ridiculously excited;)
2.) Kombucha in Gingerade: My new favorite *gasp!* Just a little bit better than the MultiGreen.
And a new try this week was these Brown Rice Tortillas from my beloved Trader Joe’s:
(pic from SugarFreeMom)
I wasn’t a huge fan of these, though. They were crumbly and very tough- although they did have good stats! They would probably be great for quesadillas, however.
Last but not least, I had to include cosmetic loving this week, because I am obsessed with this Giovanni Hot Chocolate Sugar Scrub. I think if heaven had a smell, it would be this!
Wishing you all a year of health and happiness!