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My favorite mornings are those that start with oats and laptop time (blogging) time. Oh, and cappuccino. Absolutely cannot forget the cappuccino.
And not any oats, bloggies…the best oats. Oats a la pumpkin butter! With Splenda brown sugar, turbinado, and pecans. Mmmmm! To DIE for!!!
What’s your favorite way to start your morning?

Sadly, Lily’s toe is hurt. She was playing with her sissy yesterday, though we’re not sure what actually happened. Sweetie pie has been limping around looking all pathetic since it happened. She’s going in to see the doggie doc this afternoon. Poor punkin…
Literally, she’s looked like this since yesterday. Doesn’t she just look…sad? And pathetic?
Count her chins..that always makes me smile.
 Lunch today was Tuna Edamame Salad, light string cheese, a Nutridel cookie, and a can of Zevia. It was a really satisfying lunch — one of the most satisfying I’ve had in a long time! High-five, self, for planning ahead and making that tuna salad last night!!
The wonderful people at The Healthy Baking Company sent me suncakes and Heart Thrive Meals-to-go. Not only are they adorable, but check this out…

One 2-ounce Heart Thrive contains…
~150-165 calories
~2 grams of fat
~32 grams of carbohydrate
~6 grams of fiber
~15 mg sodium
~6-7 grams of protein
~260 mg calcium
Ingredients in the Apricot Heart Thrive: Oats, unsulfured apricots, brown rice syrup, brown rice flour, soy protein concentrate, soy flour, inulin (chicory root extract), rice bran, natural fruit juice, dried plums, dried apples, dried pears, orange peel, calcium citrate, almond extract.
Facts: Vegan, wheat-free, dairy free, no preservatives, no GMO, low glycemic index
Taste: A
Nutrition: A-
These Heart Thrives are GOOD! My only regret is that they’re not lower in calories. Hence the minus. Would I recommend this product? ABSOLUTELY! The Heart Thrive was extremely filling, but I would need something more to call it a meal. Though, I do have the appetite of a heifer.
Thank you, Mark over at The Healthy Baking Company for the tasty samples! If you’re interested in trying Suncakes or Heart Thrives, go here
BEST PART!! If you place an order, you get SIX FREE Heart Thrives/Suncakes…and I do, too! Did you hear that?! Drop my name or blog name saying that you heard about The Healthy Baking Company through me and you get 6 FREE items with your order! 
You may also be a lucky recipient of a suncake or Heart Thrive if you participate in this
I received a slew of recipes yesterday for the cookbook but none yet today. 🙁 Don’t forget to send your recipe(s) to [email protected]! You will be the lucky recipient of tried and true favorite recipes and also enter to win a fabulous giveaway (which will be edible!). Up to 12 entries per person! Go here for more details!
In nutrition and health news…
Will the Food Guide Pyramid eventually include weekend and holiday guidelines? Studies show that weekend eating habits a
re as terrible as at the holidays. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh found that the quantity and quality of foods eaten during a meal over the course of the day differs considerably on weekends and and holidays [1]. If you’re anything like me, that’s not an understatement in the least.
Question: Do you think it’s sensible to add holiday and weekend guidelines to the Food Guide Pyramid?
Have a good evening, all…and to all a goodnight! Just kidding…I’ll be poking around reading blogs later!
[1]. Leff Ritchie, Amanda. Should Guidelines For Weekend and Holiday Eating Be Incorporated Into Food Pyramid? University of Pittsburgh. December 11, 2009.
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  1. December 17, 2009 / 2:28 am

    SOOO dying to try the heart thrives !! ahh!
    fav way to start morning..
    -make coffee
    -make oats
    -read my bible
    -read the paper
    -read blogs
    haha im such an old lady!

  2. December 17, 2009 / 2:38 am

    Great blog! I’ve started my own and love new readers/sites! I love your dog and those cookies look delish – I should look into that offer…hmm…oh my favorite way to start the morning? …to not have to go to work and sleep in ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. December 17, 2009 / 3:11 am

    Hey! just found your blog ๐Ÿ™‚ I do the exact same thing in the morning…oats and my laptop ๐Ÿ™‚ love it. I would love to try those Heart thrives..loos so good ๐Ÿ™‚


  4. December 17, 2009 / 5:28 am

    OH poor puppy! Hope that little toe heals up!
    Heart thrives are so amazing!

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