Last week I took my cousin Joanna's advice and hit up Costco for a big jar of Almond Butter, If you remember, I tried this last month for the first time, yum! Getting the Almond Butter out of the store turned out to be a challenge after I dropped the first jar I grabbed smack on the floor and the glass shattered, and the creamy butter splattered everywhere. I wish I would have remembered to take a picture, I guess I was too mortified trying to find an employee to help me out. Anyway, buying the Almond Butter there was the best deal I've found, the huge jar from there was the same price (roughly $7.50) as a small jar at Target. It tasted great on my apples as an afternoon snack yesterday at work. =)
If you're like me, you're always looking for new dinner ideas, and if you're really like, you get stuck in a chicken rut. I was in one last week, big time. It doesn't help that I buy bags of chicken breasts from Costco (again, love that wholesaler!), but seriously, how much chicken can one eat?! So tonight, I tried something different, I bought some marinated beef tips and cooked them in a pan with a little bit of oil and steamed some mixed veggies to make this stir fry.
It was delicious, filling, low carb, easy to make, and not chicken!! What a GREAT change. It took about 10 minutes to make, and Ben was raving about it too. If you're in the Twin Cities area, I bought the beef tips from the meat counter at the Lunds in Uptown, and they weren't badly prices, used about a half pound for two of us.
More blog excitement in my neck of the woods, yesterday I won a dozen deep chocolate VitaTops through a give away over at A Fit and Spicy Life, Mellissa's blog! Mellissa and I met at the PFG meet up in February, she sat at the same table as Cindy, Sarah and I. Mellissa writes about her exercise, dining out, cooking, and home adventures, check it out!
I'm a big fan of blog giveaways, it's such an awesome, exciting feeling when you win, and a great way to try a new product, risk free! That said, tomorrow there will be a fabulous give away right here on the blog, so stay tuned so you can be the next big winner!!