Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Health Week and Muscle Nog

Did you guys know that it is Health Week?  Well at least it is Health Week here in NYC.  I feel like most of the time I am pretty healthy but yes I am only human and slip up sometimes.   So I wanted to share what I have been eating this week.  A lot of pictures, sometimes I think I take too many but I just can't help myself.

The breakdown...I got this delicious recipe from Bites and Bliss!  Her Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bread. It is so good.  And actually not that bad for you, or so I think.  It is made with whole wheat flour and 2 tbs of brown sugar and 2 tbs of white sugar.  Other stuff too but not nearly as much sugar that is in most banana bread. 

Since I never make banana bread, I have to enjoy it.  So this morning after my workout I toasted it with Almond butter and sliced banana.  So good!


Now to MUSCLE NOG!  Do you guys like egg nog?  Well I don't!  At all, so I was skeptical when my husband brought this home.  He loves egg nog.  Muscle Nog is actually made by a family friend.  It is the only nutritionally complete 100% bioavailable egg protein on the planet.  Basically it is just like a protein shake only better.  One serving is 2 scoops which equals 110 calories, 2.5 grams of fat, 0 sugar and 20 grams of PROTEIN.  The flavor that we have is called 'Nilla Nog.  Yes, I was very skeptical but gave it a try this morning.  It was de-lish!!

See how happy my husband Scott is after drinking it!  It just makes his day!!  He wanted me to make sure I took a picture of how he mixes it.  Do you have a frothier??  If you don't and you drink any kind of protein shake or vitamin drink this is way better than using a spoon.  Add powder, half milk, start to mix and add the rest of the milk.  Voila!  No lumps!!

We both had a great morning really.  Scott had to get his motor bike inspected because we are going camping this weekend. Can't wait! And so he got to sleep in a little which meant more time to hang in the morning.  So after I work out I take my Advocare supplements.  I like taking them and because they are great for your body and Heather is a rep so I get a killer deal.  Oh and I love SPARK!!  Yay for Advocare.  Spark is what helps me get out the door for my morning runs.


Back to being healthy, I made turkey burgers with sweet potato fries and a tomato mozzarella salad.  The burgers were so good.  I put crumbled blue cheese on top with sliced tomato and avocado on a whole wheat english muffin. I know sweet potato fries are not the best for you but portion control right?! Plus it is tough to get my man to eat those sweet things so if I want them, its gots to be a compromise.  See my plate.  One burger and small amount of fries....then below that would be Scott's.  He is 6'4" and is a lean mean muscle machine so I guess he needs more fuel for his body.

Oh and today I hit up Trader Joe's!  Watermelon for 3.99! I know this sounds crazy but heavy things cost a lot in NY so if I were to buy this watermelon at my local grocery store it would have cost around 15-20 bucks!  Holy Moly, right??  Anyways, I think I could eat my weight in watermelon.  Just sit me down with a salt shaker and this bag and it will be gone by tomorrow :)

Last but definitely not least.  These are my two most favorite desserts from Traders.  Chocolate covered banana slices and Mochi mango ice.  If you live near by a Trader Joe's you must try these.

Ok so I am kinda healthy.....

My workout schedule for the week.  (I am now tapering, Woot! So I cut down to 3 days running a week)

Sunday- Rest
Monday- Ran 10
Tuesday- Tracy Anderson Design series disc 2 (about 50 mins)
Wed (today)- Yoga 75 mins
Thursday -17 miles
Friday- 8 miles
Saturday Sunday Monday- Rest Gone Camping!!

Do you guys salt your fruit??
Yes I totally do, I just love it.  I even salt my ice cream!!! 

What is your favorite thing to buy at the grocery store?
Besides desserts from TJ's I like to buy cereal.  Cereal just makes me happy.

Yay or Nay to protien shakes??
I am all for it if they taste good.

Oh and PS...If you are interested in trying either the Muscle Nog or Advocare stuff just shoot me and email at

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  1. Ok I have a few things to say here:

    - That banana bread looks ridiculously good!
    - I wish there was a Trader Joes in Toronto. I hear about so many awesome things there!
    - $15-$20 for a watermelon?!?! That is absurd.
    - I love buying fresh fruit and veggies at the grocery store :)
    - YAY to protein shakes, except I use hemp protein!

  2. Love, love, love Trader Joe's!! Those chocolate covered bananas look amazing. I.Must.Try.Them

    I love buying greek yogurt at the grocery. Correction I like having the yogurt, I do not like how expensive it is.

    I use protein after a hard weightlifting workout but not usually after running.

    Muscle nog sounds delicious.

  3. So many things to say about this post! I WANT a frother! I have one that's attached to an espresso machine, but a hand held one would be amazing! That banana bread looks fantastic! Your arms are awesome!

    I think that covers it.

  4. Chocolate banana bread - YUM!! On the menu for the weekend I think.


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