Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Windy City

My run went alright this morning. I did about 4.7 miles in 45 minutes. For the majority of the time I was running, I battled strong winds. I guess I didn't realize how windy it was before I left for my run. Chicago may be the Windy City, but the Twin Cities give it a run for its money. Half of the time I felt like I wasn't moving forward. It was frustrating because the wind raised my heart rate too fast. Oh well, you can't control the weather. 

I wasn't too hungry for lunch when I got home but I opted to eat before I showered. I loved the sandwich I made last Friday so much that I made another one for lunch today. Hummus, spinach, alfalfa sprouts, and chipotle sauce on a toasted hemp bagel. Mmm, I love these bagels. 

I was going to have something else, but I felt satisfied and jumped in the shower instead. 

Lunch: 340 cals, 12g fat, 15g fiber, 45g protein

This morning before my run, I baked a fun treat. When Tina, from Carrots & Cake, posted her Coconut-Date Cookies to Die For, I knew I wanted to try them. Seeing them on Kath's blog yesterday, reminded me about them so this morning I made Coconut-Date Balls. I followed Kath's lead and used raisins because I didn't have any dates. I made them into balls after they baked because I didn't grease the cookie sheet and they stuck pretty badly. I was able to scrape them off, but they looked deformed so I just shaped them into balls. They are more fun to eat this way!

I made 23 balls and figured each ball to be about 30 calories. These are sticky, but good! I'm excited to try them with dates next time. I had 2 of these after my shower! 

Now I'm off to study at the coffee shop. I'm craving an iced coffee so I'm sure I will have 1 (or 2!) of those and a snack while I study. 


VeggieGirl said...

Haha, we had a VERY similar lunch today :0)

Oooh, those coconut-date balls look AMAZING!!! Yum.

Jenn said...

Mmm...where do you get the hemp bagels? They look sooo yummy! :)

Monica said...

VG- That's awesome! And yes, the balls are amazing!

Jenn- I found them in the frozen section of Whole Foods!

Becca said...

Great variation on the cookies! Its so fun to see basically the same recipe in different forms!

Cassie said...

Those cookies are on my baking list for this weekend too! I hope i find the time!

Quick question- I am sure you mentioned it before but could you tell me the brand of those bagels. They looks so good! Do they come frozen? and where can I find them?

Sorry for all the questions- I am just always on the lookout for a good bagel!

Cassie said...

Sorry just saw you wrote that you got them at Whole Foods- I should pay more attention to the other comments haha

Monica said...

Becca- I just realized that! I guess it goes to show the creativity in cooking/baking!

Cassie- it's ok :)