It is the middle of Semptember!!! How? When it was just July, 2 days ago?
"Sinus" friend is gone (relieved sigh). Honestly, if she was here without the drama and the sickliness it would have been great, but it just doesn't work like that with her, ever, ha. Trust me, I've known her 7 years now... (smiling) So anyway, I am returning back to peace and harmony, and well wishes to her. However, bad news is that I am indeed sick. Although I caught it and my body translated it into a mild cold, I DON'T LIKE IT!!! Grah! I don't get sick, ever. So this is truly annoying. If I had caught it from my everyday-ness, that's one thing, but instead I got it from chica who basically just wishes it upon herself (she's a classic hypochondriac BTW), (sigh) and now I have it. Uncool. Whew!!! Ok, "woosah" there on that one too. (lol)
BTW - My last blog with so many comments was like a great big "WOOSAH" moment (laughing)! So, indeed I'm taking everyone's advice... upping the water, focusing on pulling my stress back down and ditching the scale until my weigh in NEXT week. I did weigh myself Wednesday morn before the "weigh in fast" and I still have that 6 pounds on me. Boo...(sigh)... But now my stomach doesn't feel fat anymore so maybe that really was water retention which is now coming down. "We fall down, but we get up"... so do that, I shall. BTW, who sings that song anyway?!?!? (curious) Anyone?
The increasing my water load is funny because boy, I am going to the ladies every two seconds! Seriously! And it is so suddenly urgent that I truly pity the person in my path at those numerous given moments...I don't mean to run people over, I swear it...(laughing). Hopefully I'll be back to 100% by Sunday which I have scheduled to pick back up my running. Still hunting for a next 5K. I'm officially hooked, lol.
Food Blog #3
Kashi Chicken Florentine Entree
So besides my Morningstar Farms aficionado (see previous food blogs), I love Kashi. I am repeatedly so impressed with their products. One of my favorite things from Kashi is their dinner entrees. And since I'm sick this week, I haven't even looked at my kitchen to cook anything. N-O, you know? So healthy frozen dinners it is.
This week I saved the Chicken Florentine for a quick lunch.
Nutrition Values::: Fantastico (for a frozen dinner, that is.)
First of all, sidenote, I love the package. It's so environmentally friendly and pretty (less packaging, friendly dyes), make me feel like a "green" person already...ha.
I tear into the package, and voila. Food! And a whole bunch of it. Enough to make me happy with a full stomach, I can already tell.
The main things I immediately see are yummy spinach, lots of red bell peppers and chicken everywhere.
I heat it up in the microwave per the instructions and I catch a whiff of something. "Hmmm, what is that?" My nose is slightly assaulted. It smells pungent, like spoiled cheese. I look back at the package and low and behold is the list of the culprit, parmesian cheese. As the microwave timer counts down, the smell just gets worse. So I suffer through it and finally pull it out the microwave.
All the spinach and peppers are bright and fresh-looking. The chicken strips look like solid pieces of chicken breast and they're everywhere... so good. Also their signature Kashi rice pilaf is all over the bottom of the dish. And now I even see mushrooms too. It looks scrumptous.
I dive in and... "yum, yum, yummers, yum-to-the-yum-yum, yummmmmmmmmy."
It is uber good.
Chicken tastes firm and simple, you know, no fuss, just grilled... because the flavor from the red bell peppers and the spinach, and especially the garlic white wine sauce is already perfect enough. And the rice pilaf even though it was heated down, has this excellent chewy crunch texture against everything else. And then the final hurdle was the parmesian cheese which just added the right punch. So while it didn't smell at all good... (laughing) it all tastes FANTASTIC. Oh, and did I mention the little bits of mushrooms? Really good.
Overall, this stuff is the bomb. Complete winner. Tastes fresh, healthy and simple. Those are my favorite meals... fresh, healthy and simple. And dare I say... nothing was left on that plate, nothing.
Funny thing... I'm writing this and already want some more...
So try it out. I am so getting more at the store.
Hope you enjoyed it. And don't forget your free Kashi snack too if you haven't gotten it.
Everybody have a happy and a healthy...and don't get sick!