Had another long day at work today, but they are always pretty long with so much work to do!! It's good to be needed, though.
I was feeling extra tired today, so I went on a 15 minute trek during lunch to find some Smart Water...After checking about 5 stores, I finally found the silly stuff, but I think it worked because I felt better after drinking it.
I also geared up for zumba with this gnu foods flavor & fiber orange cranberry bar.
This thing was sooo tasty! I loved the texture - it was nice and chewy with bits of dried fruit throughout. The bar was also light on my stomach - perfect for a pre-workout snack IMO.
I spent another lovely hour at zumba class tonight and boy was I tired afterwards! If I go to all the classes I'm planning to attend, I'll be zumba'ing 5 out of 7 days this week!! I stayed after class chit-chatting with a couple girlfriends before heading home and scheduling an appointment for my top secret project (will spill the details soon, I swear!) on my car ride home. Hubby thought we were doing separate dinners and had already eaten and I really really really wanted to just pick something up for take-out and not worry about cooking, but talked myself into just heading home.
We got another delivery of organic fruits + veggies today, so I decided to hit up the pantry again for dinner. When I saw the sweet potatoes, I wanted to make roasted potatoes, but since I didn't want to wait too long, I decided to do a play on this recipe but in chip shape.
To spice things up, I added pepper and cayenne pepper.
The chips went onto the baking sheet and in the oven.
Meanwhile, I steamed some of the fresh organic veggies we got today - green beans and broccoli.
The veggies cooked nicely, but the sweet potatoes...noooot so much. I almost set off my fire alarm with this mess!
Luckily, I was able to salvage plenty of the maple sweet potato chips. They were actually pretty darn tasty - the hint of heat from the cayenne pepper was lovely and the sweet maple syrup...yum! The chicken was leftover from last night's dinner, so I just re-heated it in the microwave.
Though there were some hiccups, dinner was overall fab-u-lous. I was really happy I decided to use up leftovers and cook from our pantry instead of picking up new food. We need to do this more often!
Dinner was enjoyed over a lovely DVR'ed Lyon in the Kitchen - this guy rocks!