a halloween wiaw

October 31, 2012

Oh my gosh, can I just tell you how frustrating the past few days of my life has been with the blog? My server was updating something (I seriously don’t really even know what was going on), and my AWESOME computer guru, Ryan, has taken the wheel and is working on switching servers for me. I’m sorry, but if your services means that my blog is down on and off for three days, then I am no longer your customer! Ugh, glad this is almost over, that’s for sure!

(edited to add: I’m sorry if I offended anyone with my complaining. I know there are a lot more issues going on out there right now with Hurricane Sandy devastating the entire East coast. I didn’t mean for what I said to come off that way. Apologies.)

And now that I’m done being a whiney baby, let’s talk about today. Happy Halloween! I can’t lie — I’m not really that into Halloween. I’m sure it will be different when I have kids, and I enjoy eating my fair share of candy, but right now it’s just kind of “meh”.

But let’s get onto the eats, shall we?

Spooky Snacks and Healthy Halloween Treats

It’s crazy to think that another month has just flown by — how is tomorrow already November? I’m looking forward to seeing what Jenn has come up with for the theme for November’s What I Ate Wednesday!

Breakfast 6:00 AM

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A nice big jar of overnight oats in a jar! Even though it was cold this morning (30 degrees — brr!), I had gone to work out when I woke up. I was still quite warm even after I got out of the shower and got ready for work! In the almost empty peanut butter jar was:

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 banana, smashed
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • splash of vanilla

Put everything in the jar, stir, and store in the fridge for the morning!

Today was a good day at school — the kids were well behaved, despite their obvious excitement for Halloween. We started off the day with some journal writing where they were able to write a Halloween story. They had to base their story with the following starter: “The house looked haunted…”. I can’t wait to read them all!

Lunch 11:20 AM

Lunch came quickly, and on Halloween, everyone needs to get OUT — a large bunch of teachers went to Chipotle for some laughs.

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I got a salad with brown rice, black beans, veggies, mild salsa, and guacamole. It hit the spot and kept me full for so long today. (Minus the M&M’s I munched on this afternoon — hey! It’s Halloween!)

When I got home, the trick-or-treaters were in full force. The Husband was trying to hide away in his office and hope no one noticed he was home because I was the bringer of the candy! Hopefully word didn’t get out that we were losers with no candy. While I waited for trick-or-treaters, I snacked on a Reese’s.

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Ummmm… how did I not know until a few weeks ago that these are gluten free? I’m pretty sure this is not good news though. I have no restraint when it comes to these! I also read a book that I’m this close to finishing (sidenote: I started it Monday night).

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I’ve never read anything by Green before, but I’m hooked. This story has got me laughing and crying and really feeling for the characters. I’ll do a full review soon.

I got a nice little surprise while I was lounging around — my sister and brother in law brought Aubrey over!

She was a little confused about the whole Halloween thing, but decided she wanted to hand out some candy too. Too stinkin’ cute.

Dinner 6:00 PM

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Tonight was breakfast for dinner! I made a potato hash, and topped it with two eggs and nutritional yeast. A lot of ketchup was on the side!

And I may have had another square of chocolate. Seriously, I’m done with the chocolate for tonight!

I may have a snack tonight, but this dinner filled me up like crazy! I’m looking forward to curling up on the couch with my book and snuggling under a big blanket.

Hope you had a safe and happy Halloween!

Question: What is your favorite Halloween candy?

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