New Snacks and Quinoa Flakes

Remember these sneakers?

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So cute, right? Yeah well, appearance is their only positive attribute at the moment for me.

Since I became all adventurous with changing my running route, I decided yesterday to throw real caution into the wind by switching up the sneakers as well.

Bad move. I barely made it a mile before running myself straight into the gym and hopping on the elliptical machine.

Sure, I could have gone home and switched my shoes but I didn’t feel like it. Besides, I have been trying to alternate my run days with cross training days to keep myself feeling super fine and injury free.

So far it is working.

I guess we can’t base all things on appearance. Including this new snack.

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I thought by the looks of the package that this new squeeze fruit/veggie applesauce thing would make for a good snack for the little boy.

He really likes the novelty of the squeeze snacks and I like the novelty of hiding vegetables in his food.

But don’t get excited – he said this Del Monte Fruit Burst was disgusting.

You know  what he does like though that is squeezable?

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Chocolate pudding in a squeeze pouch that is made without the funky ingredients.

I don’t know why the kids like these squeeze snacks. I recall the emergence of the squeeze yogurts and I also recall him squeezing and it landing on my ceiling.

Speaking of chocolate, I really do love the new Double Chocolate Chunk Quest Bars.

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I know we have discussed them already but they are worth mentioning again. For a protein bar, they are quite delicious, as are most of the Quest Bars. I really don’t eat protein bars often at all and I don’t eat these every day either but I have been making them part of my evening snack on occasion.

Don’t worry, I haven’t gone insane and given up my favorite dessert.


See, here it is, all pretty and fresh and inviting.

Can you even tell that I mixed PB2 in with regular Crunch Time peanut butter? You can’t from the picture and you really can’t tell when you eat it either. So delicious.

You know what else is delicious? Dinner. Last night. In my house.


Meet my new favorite baked eggplant parm made with an incredible “breading” using Quinoa Flakes.

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Over the best spaghetti squash I have ever made. Delicious dinner to say the least. I will have to figure out the measurements for the Quinoa Flake breading so that I can share the recipe with you.  Stay tuned – it is so worth it. No bread crumb involved.

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Now, to be fair, I can only take partial credit on the above plate. I had leftover linguini and garlic knots from dinner the other night so all I made was the chicken parm and roasted carrots.

I think though that it is safe to say that I was semi-homemade Italian Queen for the evening though.

I can live with that title.

Have a great Wednesday!



Do you switch up your sneakers often?

New favorite snack?

Quick – Eggplant Parm or Chicken Parm?


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