We’re going streaking!

Last night I really wanted a peanut butter sandwich made from my new giant jar of Jif natural crunchy. I spent about 5 minutes with my head stuck in the freezer trying to decide what vegetable to eat with my sandwich. Nothing I had seemed to go very well with peanut butter. I finally decided on okra. I knew I didn’t want it boiled because it would be to slimy and I didn’t want it fried because that’s not healthy (though oh so good!).

I looked in the cabinet and found a box of panko breading and decided to have baked okra. First I put the frozen okra in a bowl and ran water over it to defrost and wet it so it would stick to the breading. I added a half serving of the panko breading (only added 55 calories to the dish) along with some seasoning and pepper.

I shook that around in the bowl and then put it in a pie tin that I sprayed with Pam. Popped it in the oven at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes and then broiled it for another 3 minutes.

While it was broiling I made my peanut butter sandwich and I was so eager to eat that tasty goodness I forgot to get a picture of the best part of the jar. When you crack open one of these bad boys there are tons of peanut chunks at the very top, Chris and me often fight over who gets this part.

And the finished product, not really a cohesive meal, but it hit my cravings, so I was happy.

I told Daisy I was going to leave her for a couple of days so I guess she got sad and decided to cuddle with me last night. It is so hard to go to sleep with a 12.5 pound cat laying in your stomach but I allowed it because she doesn’t cuddle with me very often. Apparently sleeping on me didn’t give her enough shut eye.

This morning I spent some quality time with the bike, stair climber, and treadmill. Then after I got home I went for a 1 mile run outside.

Why only 1 mile?

Reason #1 I have decided to do the Runner’s World holiday streak challenge where you run everyday from Thanksgiving to New Year’s. I started a couple of days early to get mentally prepared, so I did an easy 2 miles yesterday and a faster (8:20) mile today.

Reason #2 I’m planning on running in a 10k fun run tomorrow morning so I can burn calories that I will eat back later in desserts.

Here is the link to the streak challenge if you are interested in participating.

Runner’s World Holiday Streak

After my run tomorrow, I will be headed to the boonies to spend the weekend with my parents and cousins. I most likely will not have internet, so if you don’t hear from me that is probably why, that or I have slipped into a food coma from all the deliciousness.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

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Foodie Friday

*Disclaimer, I have a 17 miler on the books for tomorrow so this post will be all about food. I am not to blame for making you salivate.

Ten things I am enjoying right now:

1. Chris found these at Target and promptly put them in my hand. I would have preferred if they had peanut butter on them like regular Muddy Buddies, but they are still good. Chris thinks they taste like a Thin Mint without the chocolate.

2. I try to avoid caffeine because my body isn’t used to it but I drank 2 cups of this in less than 2 hours, so good!

3. I found these at Walmart and had to try them because I love dill. They did not disappoint, one serving= the entire box, not 6 crackers like they “suggest”.

4. I have been looking high and low for pistachios without salt and finally found some at Walmart. My new favorite snack.

5. Chris found my favorite peanut butter at Target in a 40 oz. jar, it is hard to find crunchy in a bigger size, wonder how long this will last me?

6. I saw these today on another blog: Running off the Reeses and now I must find them!

7. This strawberry that is as big as my hand and tastes as sweet as a spoonful of sugar (see, I can be healthy)

8. I have been looking forward to trying these for a while and I will finally get to on my run tomorrow, hope they are as tasty as they look!

9. Fueling for my run with a Mexican food buffet and catching up with friends.

10. I will leave you with one nonfood related item, unless you think pets are tasty, in that case stay away from my house. This sweet girl who does not want to leave my side, she was trying to play with my camera strap.

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