This morning I tried my new apple pie spice mix and two other new goodies, oat bran and chia seeds. For those of you out there who don’t know, Chia seeds are the seeds used in chia pets and they’re magical or just very good for you! Julie at PBFingers has been raving about them so I got a little bit from the big bin at Whole Foods to try them out. Something else I did at Whole Foods was accidentally buy a $13.99 jar of organic almond butter , that is being returned tomorrow. Oat bran is the outer husk on oats that gets taken off in most processing but when it’s left on the oat is called ‘whole grain.’ Eating just the oat bran is a great way to up your fiber intake!
Now, to be honest I wasn’t crazy about my bowl of oats, let me explain. I was
really a little heavy-handed on the apple pie spice so my oat bran was way to spicy, sort of like having chunks of Big Red in oatmeal. Other than that though I loved the texture of oat bran, it remind me of grits, I love corn in case you were wondering. I honestly couldn’t taste the chia seeds nor did I pick up their texture since the oats were gritty, I’m going to sprinkle them on some Cheerios tomorrow morning to see what that’s like! Hoping for the best since I just read all about their magic nutritional qualities=)
The rest of my day was spent trying to create a logo, ad, and creative brief for my hypothetical business “GracieCakes!” I may be an advertising and public relations major but I’d say the only place for me in the advertising world is as a copywriter. Making the logo was actually incredibly easy thanks to pixlr.com and I can always write so the creative brief was a breeze, wish I could say the same for the ad. Here’s my beautiful work!
After my classes tonight I met up with my friend Shay for some frozen yogurt. The whole time leading up to our meeting I was panicking inside about the fact that at 8 pm before getting a chance to eat dinner, I was going to eat frozen yogurt. This whole tapering thing is freaking me out. I’m used to justifying my eating by how many miles I’ve run and that’s hard to do when you’ve only run 2 miles. I consoled myself with this bit of wisdom from the movie Remember Me.
My frozen yogurt was delicious as usual, I don’t have a picture to prove it but I swear I eased up on my topping love but made it up for it with more whip cream than usual=) Plus it was great to see Shay! When I came home I decided I still need to eat a little bit of real food so cooked some quinoa and roasted up some veggies, which I paid a whopping $1 for!
Questions for You!
Have you ever had chia seeds or oat bran? What did you think? Oat bran is here to stay for this girl!
Have you seen Remember Me? Did you like it? I liked it a lot, Robert Pattinson does a great job in it despite how but the whole smoking thing disgusts me. I’d also like to mention I called the ending about 10 minutes before it happened.
Feeling on dessert before dinner? I feel better about it now that I had some real food!