Thursday, February 18, 2010

Snacks, Worth It Factor

Hey hey hey!  I hope everyone is winding down for a week and getting ready for one last push on Friday before the weekend!  This post will be light on pictures, so you'll have to read!

Evening Snack
I'm enjoying my evening snack as I type and attempting to get to some homework- let's see how that goes!
I got so excited when I made this and thought the blueberries were so cute:
  • Brown Cow Blueberry Greek Yogurt
  • Trader Joe's wild frozen blueberries
I loved this combo.  It tasted like ice cream, but obviously isn't!  I also paired it with the almonds I roasted  last night.

Mission: One Snack Per Day
I've decided to share my daily treat or snack with you to keep me accountable and to share the deliciousness I find!  I'll also rate  the taste and the 'worth it' factor on a scale of 1 to 10.  Here we go!
Today's Snack: I shared a small sesame ball with a coworker and had a bite of a mini tart.  I still counted it as one since I didn't finish either of them (sorry, no picture)
Worth it Factor: -10.  Both were gross and not worth it at all!

Eating in Groups
Today was a really interesting experience in group dynamics when my office went to lunch at a dim sum restaurant.  It's really interesting to see how people discuss foods and their eating habits when they are together.  One of my coworkers happened to be a vegetarian and each person eating meat or fish made sure to go out of his or her way to ask if there was enough food, if the vegetarian gentleman was hungry, and what he eats on a normal basis.  I found it really interesting because this man seemed to be enjoying himself and eating lots of vegetables, some kind of sticky buns, tofu, and even dessert, yet the people around us could not fathom how he was enjoying a meal without meat. 
I narrowly escaped the scrutiny because I ate the items with shrimp in them while avoiding the pork and other mystery meats, but there were still comments made about my portions and choices because they know I am 'healthy'.  I know a lot of eating judgment comes from people's curiosity or perhaps discomfort in their own diets.  I don't really take it personally and I'm glad to share my philosophy if they ask, but I did find it interesting that one's food choices took over the conversation and he had to justify his lifestyle.

What do you think?  Do you have to justify how you eat? I am not scrutinized too badly, but I do have to explain to people that I like healthy food and don't force myself to eat it when they ask! 

Ask Me Anything
I've jumped on the Awesome Wagon and got an account.  You can ask me anything HERE.  I'm open to answer anything within reason!!! I can't wait to get some questions to answer!

Giveaway Alert
I was contacted by a fabulous company that's been all over the blogosphere to do a giveaway soon!  I'm going to post the contest tomorrow and give ya'll a little health for coming here and supporting me.  I'm soooo excited and the winner will be announced on MY birthday!  Stay tuned.  It's a good one!

Have a great Friday!!


Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

I am so excited to hear about the giveaway!!!

I never eat a dessert unless I know I am going to LOVE it. I am not a big fan of cake, etc. so I will have a single taste from my hubby, and if it is "worth it" then I will have more ... if it is not that great, I don't.

Katie ♥ said...

Oh i love ya!!! Hey there is always going to be people like that around, lol, oh well!! Thanks for the sweet words!!!

Loving the snack girl, blueberries are so cute and tiny!!!

I sometimes would get harassed at work for eating so healthy, the guys would order pizza or something and be like oh come on one piece, blah blah blah, they would always try to break me, lol!! I got sick of them at lunch everyday asking me to eat bad food, they finally stopped!!! (I worked with all men a t a car dealer for 4 years before I moved last year) so yeah it can be a issue!!

Love you!! Need your address missy!!!!

send it to my email!!

when is your actual birthdate!?

Yay for a giveaway! I will be having one today later !muah!!!!

Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said...

Ugh-- sorry your snacks weren't worth it!

As a vegetarian, I've had to explain my lifestyle choice a bit, but people have always seemed more curious or impressed than judgemental. I often get the "I could be vegetarian if I didn't like ______ so much."

I agree with you that a lot of the judgements on other people's diets come from discomforts that people have with their own way of eating.

Anne Marie said...

I'm excited about the giveaway! I hope you have a great weekend!

Mo Diva said...

lookin forward to the giveaway!

and i admire your will power! i am always snacking. I need to evaluate my snacking more.

Beth @ DiningAndDishing said...

I just have to share something a little funny....last night my chef instructor said, "You know there's always going to be a vegetarian to ruin a perfectly good meal." hehehehe. As a veggie lover myself I found his take to be quite interesting :).

Have a great weekend!

Gina said...

Oh my gosh, I feel for that man! I do! Sometimes when I go to dinner I will order a salad with chicken, and people around me will ask me how it fills me up. I'm like, you'd be surprised! Chances are the other people are eating TOO much and will leave the table completely stuffed. No thanks, i hate that feeling. I am so used to comments by now, I sort of just ignore them or laugh it off. Once people stop eating so much, they will realize that smaller portions are the way to go! As for being a vegetarian, well, I couldn't do it, but I would NEVER comment to anyone about their own choices!

Mari said...

I think people are used to me by today we ordered from the italian restaurant near my job and the girl who works there, already knew to only tell me about the "healthy slices" lol

Sometimes my dad questions me because according to him, we should ALWAYS eat some sort of meat but I can do without it.

I can't wait to hear more about the giveaway!!!

Mom on the Run said...

I am so excited to see what your giveaway is :)

One snack a day....I can't wait to see what you eat.