December 17, 2009
Possibly the prettiest nut. I felt bad eating it…
Obviously not that bad.
Pistachios contain just 1.5 grams of saturated fat and 13 grams of fat – the majority of which comes from monounsaturated fat. A one-ounce serving of pistachios equals 49 nuts – more per serving than any other snack nut. One serving of pistachios has as much potassium as half a large banana. I’ve been snacking on them like crazy!
While snacking, my eyes feasted upon some glorious snail mail-
Cornell. My goal. My future (hopefully!)
Say a little prayer for me everyday. Your support will get me in 😉
Today’s lunch consisted of the usual carrots and cucumber, apple and heart thrive. Apricot, to be more specific. I’ve been enjoying these all week as a component of my lunch (which never sees much variety)… this flavor was tasty, but with all my might, I couldn’t catch that apricot flavor I so desperately yearned for. I did, however, taste the almond extract within the first bite. Even though it was the last ingredient, its taste was definitely the most dominating. No complaining though, I thoroughly enjoyed it in US History when my tummy started to make noises.
Last night’s supper for the family:
Atop the daily bed of spinach lay whole wheat linguine and Alfredo sauce made with broccoli, celery, onion, and edamame. I used Simply Organic’s Alfredo sauce packet and subbed just milk and a dab of butter for vegetable broth and a dash of milk. I was worried the broth would leave the sauce a little runny, but my worries were put to rest upon first bite.
I hope everyone had themselves a Thrilling Thursday–deep down inside, we’re all wishing we could kick it with the ‘Crazy 88s’ like Uma Thurman does.