Hello hello! Today is a pretty big day for me. We finally launched the corporate website I have been working on for months!! It still has some bugs and needs some fine tuning, but it is out there, and my workload will lighten up a bit for awhile. Hooray! We are going to celebrate next week at the round of meetings we have, but our boss gave us bottles of Veuve Clicquot, which I thought was super nice. Yum, I really love this champagne and don’t often get a chance to drink it. I am excited to celebrate and relax a little bit over the weekend.
I have a couple of new products that I am pretty excited about and wanted to share. I am a big time snacker, and anytime I find a really good snack that fills me up, I get excited!
This Pure chocolate brownie bar was the emergency snack that I was carrying around in my bag for quite some time. I need emergency snacks because my blood sugar often drops REALLY quickly, and I need to eat something pronto. I don’t like many bars, but they are the handiest thing to keep for a long time. This one was delicious! Chewy, super moist, chocolately, and with crunchy, buttery walnuts, this bar filled me up while tasting like a great, not to sweet dessert. They are pricey at over $2 each, but I have replaced my emergency snack and am now tempted to eat it in a non emergency
Here’s what the Pure website says about the chocolate brownie bar:
“Our Chocolate Brownie Bar is made with fair trade organic, virgin cocoa meeting the highest quality standards on the market. We combine this with California Deglet Noor dates which provide fiber, potassium, and magnesium – nutrients that respectively, can help stabilize blood sugar, maintain healthy blood pressure, and build strong bones!”
The other new product I tried was Rachel’s Wickedly Delicious roasted red pepper cottage cheese. This was part of my lunch today, and because I was eating in the kitchen with co-workers, I decided it would be camera shy
For some reason, even though I like cottage cheese, I don’t eat it often and I am always a bit wary when I open it up. This was really delicious, rich and fresh tasting. It filled me up pretty quickly, and according to Rachel’s site, it has some pretty great nutritionals:
28% of the recommended daily value of protein
20% of recommended daily value of calcium
just 110 calories
Now, I could probably just buy a jar of roasted red peppers and a container of cottage cheese and combine, but these are neatly packaged and great for people who are on the run and who may have to eat lunch on the subway or in their car or even walking. Yes, I have eaten yogurt walking to meetings through downtown Boston. I am a girl who can’t skip a meal!
I am looking forward to trying more of Rachel’s delicious products, especially the yogurts that come in all sorts of cool flavors like peach green tea and plum honey lavender.
I am off to do some yoga after another great run in the rain (but seriously, what is with this weather???) and to have pizza and beer with the hub. Tomorrow night we are hoping to eat at Neptune Oyster here in Boston and then go to an Irish bar to hear some traditional music. The hub and I are missing Ireland lately!
What are your weekend plans? I hope lots of fun, and don’t forget if you want to guest post while I am out meeting next week, submit to me by email before Wednesday morning.
Also, just a reminder that I am going to the Healthy Living Summit and would love to meet any of you who will be there!