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Whoa.  Monday is over.  Thank goodness, right?  Mondays are always wild over here – too much to do and too much to catch up on.  We worked at the clinic all day and well into the night.  I rushed home for lunch to let out the pups and make lunch.

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Brown rice, tahini sauce, broccoli slaw, and leftover baked tofu.  With a little hydration station of orange juice and coconut water.

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Munched on a bag of baby carrots on the way back to work.

 

A few hours later, I dug into my purse for a Larabar (anyone else keep emergency snacks in their bag?!).  This flavor is excellent.

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And by the time we got home at 7:45, all I could muster the energy for was Greek yogurt, caramel sauce, blueberries, and raw oats.

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Side note: doesn’t Maggie have the cutest, most wrinkly neck ever?

 

Plus loads of these delicious bites of air.

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I should probably go eat another vegetable or something.

 

Thought of the Day:

 

Happy early Valentine’s Day!

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Emergency munchie stashes – and discuss!

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  • Brie @ Brie Fit February 13, 2012, 9:43 pm

    Um, I support them. Here is what’s currently in my purse:
    -two packets of peanut butter
    -one packet of trail mix
    -two Clif granola bars
    -two lollipops
    -a bag of cheese popcorn
    It’s a bit out of control.

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  • Stephanie @ Legally Blinde February 13, 2012, 9:47 pm

    Yes, I definitely keep snacks with me! I always have a little container of raw nuts with me – hazelnuts, almonds, walnuts, pecans, etc.

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  • Dominique February 13, 2012, 9:55 pm

    I used to carry a whole bunch of snacks (especially when I was in University and commuting). I’d also store all kinds of stuff in my locker–including juice boxes. Everyone knew me as the go-to girl to get your snack fix.

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  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats February 13, 2012, 10:00 pm

    I always bring a sliced up apple and some kind of granola bar (today it was a cherry pie larabar!) to school with me! Sometimes I try and keep a stash of raw almonds in my bag too, just in case!

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  • Lauren @ Sweet and Twisted February 13, 2012, 10:01 pm

    I usually have a little something in my purse – and I throw extra things if I’m going somewhere for the day. I try and keep some lara or luna bars in my car as well!

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  • Emily W February 13, 2012, 10:03 pm

    I wish I could, but if I have food with me while I’m out and about, I automatically eat it, no matter how hungry I am. I try to just figure out what I’ll eat for the day in the morning, and keep my afternoon snack in the car for after work/before dinner.

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  • Samantha Angela February 13, 2012, 10:10 pm

    LOL @ Maggie’s Jowls. She takes after her namesake a bit.

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  • Kaitlyn February 13, 2012, 10:14 pm

    I’ve got a bag of almonds in the truck, a couple of granola bars in my school bag and purse. I never let myself go without because when hunger strikes, I will eat anything!

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  • Baking Serendipity February 13, 2012, 10:23 pm

    I think my favorite of it all is the oatmeal, blueberry, yogurt and caramel sauce :) Simple and quick is sometimes the best. I’m glad Monday is over too…wishing you a calmer Tuesday!

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  • Keri February 13, 2012, 10:24 pm

    Emergency stashes are a must. I like Justin’s Maple Almond Butter (best when paired with apples or bananas), Lara Bars, dry roasted edamame, and Primal Strips vegan jerky.

    On another note, your broccoli slaw & brown rice look awesome!

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  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen February 13, 2012, 10:27 pm

    My coworkers call my purse “the food satchel”, I’m obviously a supporter of the emergency food stash ;)

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  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape February 13, 2012, 10:30 pm

    I’ve never seen the cappucino flavor before. Is it new??

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  • Deva @ Deva by Definition February 13, 2012, 10:40 pm

    Definitely keep emergency snacks on hand: a larabar, a baggie of almonds, something! Half marathon training makes me super hungry, so I always want snacks.

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  • Mary February 13, 2012, 10:46 pm

    I keep almonds, saltine crackers, kashi berry crumble cereal, and apples and peanut butter at work. I teach fourth grade and my students are very curious about my recently snacking habits. I have serious morning sickness right now, and they keep asking, “If you don’t feel good, why do you keep eating?” I haven’t told my coworkers yet but my bland snacks have probably given me away by now.

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  • Emily February 13, 2012, 11:09 pm

    I love broc slaw!!! I throw it in tons of stuff for a nice crunch! I really want to try that larabar but I can’t seem to find it in Seattle. Well, I haven’t really been looking but now I will!

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  • Brittnie (A Joy Renewed) February 13, 2012, 11:10 pm

    I always carry something with me, especially being pregnant. Right now I have two Cliff Mojo bars in my purse as well as a snack bag of trail mix. :) I have not tried the cappuccino flavor of Larabar… sounds really yum!

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  • Sana February 13, 2012, 11:31 pm

    I would die without granola bars.

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  • Sonia the mexigarian February 13, 2012, 11:42 pm

    Currently I have two larabars in my purse, a coconut water box, popcorn, pumpkin seeds, and dried figs and dates. Myths ever hubby is hungry on the road, all he has to do s reach in my purse and find a snack.

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  • Khushboo February 13, 2012, 11:42 pm

    Nak’d bars are always in my purse for emergencies (they are the UK version of Larabars!)

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  • Katie February 13, 2012, 11:48 pm

    Cappuccino LaraBar? HOW HAVE I NOT SEEN THESE?!
    And I’m a big believer in ALWAYS having emergency snacks on hand. You never know when they’ll be needed. :)

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  • Leslie February 13, 2012, 11:56 pm

    Luna bars, Larabars, Cliff bars, and nuts! I feel lost without my stash.

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  • Lexi @ Cura Personalis Foodie February 14, 2012, 12:09 am

    Munchies:

    Apple
    Orange
    (BANANAS = BAD IDEA)
    Larabars
    Nuts
    Cereal

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  • Jen February 14, 2012, 12:30 am

    I am intrigued by those delicious bites of air! (Of course, I have to be intrigued by the least healthy thing you mention.) :)

    Happy Valentines Day!

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    • Caitlin February 14, 2012, 7:27 am

      they are SOOOO good. i can seriously put away a bag in a sitting, though, because they are so light and fluffy.

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  • Kiran @ KiranTarun.com February 14, 2012, 1:12 am

    Hug Maggie for me. She is a cutie :)

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  • Laura @ She Eats Well February 14, 2012, 2:11 am

    Definitely like larabars, even though I don’t necessarily feel satisfied after I eat them. PB Choc Chip is forever my favorite…and goes well with a hot cup of tea or coffee! I also carry trail mix with me, I like the raw packs from TJs!

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  • Sophie @ threetimesf February 14, 2012, 5:09 am

    I totally support them – I tend to keep them in the car, incase of ‘emergencies’ – Obv an emergency is just me being hungry! Cans of coke and a few chocolate bars are standard, then possibly some cereal that I can eat with my hands! haha, I can be such a tramp sometimes!

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  • Hillary February 14, 2012, 7:11 am

    I keep snacks on me at all times—my purse, my desk, etc. Usually it’s a Cliff bar or some almonds, but it’s always something!

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  • Heather February 14, 2012, 7:47 am

    Emergency munchie stashes = various swag bag contents.
    anyone else?

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  • Amelia February 14, 2012, 7:48 am

    I always keep some kind of cliff or luna bar stashed in my purse and grab an apple before walking out the door. I try not to keep anything stored in my car since I would most likely forget about it and it would melt in the SC heat!

    I do keep a secret chocolate stash in the house. Doesn’t every woman?

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  • Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed February 14, 2012, 8:06 am

    I have a big snack drawer at work filled with granola, granola bars, some random fruit, some sun chips, oatmeal, and a bag of Hershey kisses. When hunger strikes at work, I’m ready!

    I hate when I’m out somewhere and I’m hungry and there are no options, I’m a big fan of planning ahead and bringing something along :)

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  • Rebecca @ Naturally Healthy and Gorgeous February 14, 2012, 8:10 am

    I always keep health snacks in my bag and desk at work, then I’m not tempted by unhealthy vending machine foods!

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  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin February 14, 2012, 8:16 am

    I almost always have an apple and Ziploc bag filled with cereal, almonds, and raisins in my purse!

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  • Anne Weber-Falk February 14, 2012, 11:07 am

    Nice post today. Just got done reading the Adopt a Shelter Dog posts about Maggie and James. They made me smile. Thank you and Happy Valentines Day to all of you.

    Anne WF

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  • Jamie February 14, 2012, 11:39 am

    I work in an office so it is more like a snack drawer. I have peanut butter, apples, yogurt, oatmeal and pistachios in case I get hungry. I usually do need something between lunch and dinner and I don’t want to spend money (or extra calories) on buying a snack every day.

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  • Katy @ HaveYouHurd February 14, 2012, 12:43 pm

    Did you make the broccoli slaw or buy it? If you made it, do you have the recipe to share?

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    • Caitlin February 14, 2012, 3:19 pm

      Bought it from Trader Joes!

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  • Rebecca Li February 14, 2012, 1:41 pm

    Those sour cream puffs are my FAVORITE from TJ’s. Might be rivaled by the wasabi seaweed, but seriously…SO GOOD. And it’s nice that they’re “airy” because then I don’t feel so bad about eating almost half the bag in one sitting!

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  • CJ @ http://healthy-happy-whole.com February 14, 2012, 1:45 pm

    you should see my desk drawer…it has all sorts of bars…Clif white chocolate macadamia nut, peanut toffeee buzz and my recent favorite Luna Peanut Honey Pretzel!
    I also have things like Emerald Sweet and Salty Nut Mixes, Barney Butter Packets, Pretzels…
    Yup, I am fully stocked :-)

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  • Amber K February 14, 2012, 2:15 pm

    I like Larabars for emergency snacks, because so many other suggestions I’ve seen I can’t do. Anything with dairy I’d want cold, most fruit I like cold and same with cut up veggies or dips. Nuts I could do, but again I much prefer them straight from the freezer. I just need some sort of cooler in my car! lol

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  • Elise February 14, 2012, 5:19 pm

    My Dad jokes that I carry a whole commissary in my purse!

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  • Whitney @ The Adventures of Now February 14, 2012, 6:30 pm

    Since I was a kid I’ve always had a granola bar on me in case of a low blood-sugar (was pretty sure I employeed someone at Chewy/Quaker back in the day). I’m a huge snack bar supporter – can’t wait to try the Larabar Cappuccino flavor.

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  • Michelle February 14, 2012, 11:26 pm

    Just wait until Baby HTP is Toddler HTP. Then you’ll have an insane amount of snacks in your purse. With a 7 and a 3 1/2 year old, I currently have 2 granola bars, fruit strips, misc. dum dum suckers, and 3 boxes of raisins in mine. And this is after they ate the pretzels. :)

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