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!