good morningg and happpppyyy Thursday!!! This week has gone by pretty fast, and i’m anxiously waiting for tomorrow. One of my best friends from high school Brittany, who I visited in NY the other weekeend is coming to visit 🙂 And my friend Megan who was at Salisbury with me last weekend will be visiting too. Oh this weekend is going to be gooood ❤
Yesterday morning I woke up to a breakfast cookie. I didn’t make it too well though. It was a flop. It was too mushy for me. I usually don’t add banana, but I did this time in addition to my almond milk so it wasn’t as hard as I usually like my cookie to be. Oh well, next time i’ll perfect it 🙂
For lunch I went back to my place and fixed me up a nice little you pick two. I made an open faced turkey sammy with dijon mustard and some cheddar cheese all melted and amazing, and then I had a side salad with avocado and some of my bountifuls dressing. This stuff it SO tasty. It’s really thick, like salsa. I got the hearty Italian flavor and it has pieces of tomatoes, onions, peppers, and carrots. I love this dressing!
I had the pleasure of trying my first GoodOnYa bar yesterday. Kris from GoodOnYa was so generous to send me one of each of their flavors.
Let me give you a little background info on this company. They’ll blow you away.
Kris Fillat is the founder of the company and founded it in 2001 after playing field hockey (WOO) for the US National team for 11 years. She opened up one GoodOnYa Deli in San Diego. Now there are 4 locations. Their entire deli menu is catered to the health of the customers. They are always in the search for better, healthier, unprocessed alternatives.
“we care about what we eat, and we care about you”.
The GoodOnYa Bar is an extension of their deli. Their customers wanted something quick they could pick up and go with. This nutrition bar is focused on “every ingredient matters”. There are no fillers in the bars, just good high quality ingredients.
They have 3 different flavors.:
Maple Dark Chocolate
Peanut Butter Honey
Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate.
Now these bars have a high fat content, and a high calorie content. This is all coming from natural, good fats, and I had half of the Peanut Butter Honey bar and it kept me full for over 2 hours. The sugar however, is much much lower than other brands. Usually other brands have at least half of the weight of the bar in sugar alone. Take a look at the sugar grams compared to the weight of the bar next time you eat one. It’s scary. Here’s info they have provided on the facts of sugar vs fat.
One of the things about this company that really makes them stand apart is their packaging. They are the first company in the world to use NatureFlex. Natureflex is made from wood and veggies. It’s certified biodegradable, it’s pretty and shiny, and its a step in the right direction for the world. In the link I put to Natureflex you can read all about it compared to the plastic wrappers that everyone else uses. What is so fun to me, is that the best way to dispose of your wrapper … is to compost it! 🙂 My dad is a hugeee compost guy, so I saved my wrapper and am going to give it to him!
Onto the taste…
You can see all of the ingredients in the bar. It was also pretty dang heavy. The flavor reminded me of a peanut butter cookie larabar. It also had a similar consitency. Although I think that the GoodonYa bar is a little less crumbly than the Lara. It stuck together a little more. Half of the bar kept me full for over 2 hours. I can’t wait to try the other 2 flavors and will definitely review them on here for you when I do! These bars are pricey, at $3 a bar… You can buy them in a case on their website. But if you put into consideration how much effort they’re putting into these to make them a “greener” product and read the info on your site I’m sure it will help to ease the price for you if you want to try them. They’re trying to make a difference, and are putting a really high quality product out there. I hope you guys check them out 🙂
For din din I decided to bust out Veganomicon. I made the black bean burgers. YUMMMM. These were SO good! I had a small sweet potato, and baked up some wedges, and threw some ketchup onto the plate and dinner was serveeed! I also had another bean burger. I couldn’t resist! 🙂 You will be seeing the leftovers in my lunch today fo sho.
Last night I was able to do the Core Fusion Body Sculpt dvd. This sucker kills me every time. I lose control and start yelling at the tv, begging them to stop haha. It’s crazy how using your own body resistance can really be such an amazing workout. I love this dvd. Lurvee it!
I’m going home to get dinner with my mom tonight! Her and my dad are going to Florida on Sat morning for a week so i’m going to eat with her and hopefully get a run in around the neighborhood! Have a wonderful day!!!