Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Daily Eats ~ July 29th

I can hardly believe it's been 3 months since we got Peanut! The picture at the top of the page is from April 29th, the night we got him. He's grown SO much since then. Although he still looks pretty small at times. :)

I had 2 slices of Trader Joe's french toast, topped with their own maple syrup, sliced almonds, dollops of whipped cream, and a few strawberries alongside. I also had an Apple & Eve apple juice box with it.

I had a can of Annie's All Stars Pasta in tomato & cheese sauce, and added in a sliced up Yves veggie dog for added protein.

I decided to make a yogurt parfait with a vanilla Oikos greek yogurt. I added in some berries, TJ's granola with almonds, and instead of my usual drizzle of maple syrup, I used Madhava's agave nectar. I chose the dark amber one, because I heard that it's most like maple syrup. I figured that this would be a nice alternative to maple syrup in my yogurt parfaits, and it was. I'll definitely be using agave nectar more often in my yogurt parfaits and other foods!

Oikos review (part 2): Once again, I found this yogurt to be a little on the sour side. It tasted really good once it was sweetened with the agave nectar and granola though. I really do like the texture of Oikos yogurt, and I may buy the vanilla flavor again in the near future.

In other news, I haven't been feeling very well today. I swear this weather is making me sick! :( It is just terrible (VeggieGirl will back me up on this since she is also experiencing this lovely NY weather now too! lol). I've had a headache and stomachache all day. I was planning on going out, but the weather is literally so bad, I can't! It's just pouring rain, thunder & lightning... the works!

Peanut and I had a nice cuddle this afternoon on the chaise. :)

By dinner I had a full blown migraine, and the only thing I could choke down was some peanut butter ezekiel toast (with some peach preserves spread on top). I had a Naked Juice with it.

I feel too sick to eat anything else tonight, so that's it for today! I HATE it when I get migraines like this. That's probably the worst thing about getting my periods back and having hormones again! Because when I was anorexic, I didn't get periods and my hormone levels were so low, I didn't get many headaches at all! But this weather isn't helping. Even back when I was a kid, hot & humid summers like this always caused me problems-- lots of headaches! :( Is anyone else like me?


Jenny said...

aw happy 3 month anniversary to you and peanut :) here's to many more happy memories - and pictures, i hope!

Anonymous said...

Aw sorry you're not feeling well, the weather's certainly effecting us all.


Madelyn Nance said...

I hope you are feeling better. I have been reading your posts lately and really enjoy them. I used to be a veggie and now I only eat chicken or fish. I was wondering if there was a reason that you use maple syrup in parfaits and on your breakfast. Also I live in the south and some of the things you get are not available or I haven't seen, like the agave nectar. I appreciate the fact that you list brand names and where you shop. I have seen things on your blog that I wanted to try and knowing where you got them is very helpful.

Anonymous said...

Ugh, I'm sorry about the migraine... I get them too and they are AWFUL. :( :( Hope you feel better!

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She-Fit said...

Awh, I'm sorry you aren't feeling well. I really hope you start to feel better soon!

Marina said...

Hi Madelyn! To answer your question, I use maple syrup in yogurt parfaits and on my breakfast a lot mainly just to sweeten it. Maple syrup isn't half bad for you either, when you consider a lot of other artificial sweeteners on the market... I use the real, pure kind. I got the agave nectar just yesterday from company called "Organic Direct" ( They are a grocery delivery service for the NY area. But you can get agave nectar at most health food stores. One of the most common agave nectars is Madhava ( Check out the "where to buy" section, because they list stores in the South that have it. Hope that helped! I would have e-mailed you this info, but I didn't see a contact e-mail in your profile. Take care!

Madelyn Nance said...

Thank you for getting back to me. That information will help! Hope you have a great day.