Lemon-Poppy Seed Muffins with Zesty Lemon Glaze

The most frequent thing I hear when serving these muffins is: "How can you possibly expect me to eat just one of these?" Luckily, these are much healthier than typical lemon poppy seed muffins due to the use of whole grains, flax, and animal-free ingredients.

This recipe is from my book, Radiant Health, Inner Wealth. (photo by Olga Vasiljeva)

Flegg (flax egg replacer)
2 tablespoons ground flaxseed (flax meal)
3 tablespoons boiling water

Dry Ingredients
2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
½ cup organic sugar
½ teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon each: baking powder and baking soda
3 tablespoons poppy seeds

Wet Ingredients
¾ cup nondairy milk
¼ cup each: fresh lemon juice, melted coconut oil, and pure maple syrup
1 heaping tablespoon minced or grated organic lemon zest
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Zesty Lemon Glaze
¼ cup plus 2 teaspoons organic powdered sugar
½ teaspoon minced or chopped organic lemon zest
1 ½ teaspoons fresh lemon juice
teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Preheat the oven to 400° F. Whisk the flaxseed and boiling water together in a large bowl. Allow to sit for 5-10 minutes, or until gooey. Real gooey.

2. Mix the dry ingredients together in a medium bowl, using a whisk (or sifter) until thoroughly combined. Set aside.

3. When the flegg has become sufficiently gooey, add all of the wet ingredients to the flegg bowl. Stir the wet ingredients into the flegg mixture until well combined.

4. Next, add the dry mixture to the large bowl with the wet ingredients. Stir them together until well combined, but do not over-mix.

5. Spray a dozen muffin cups lightly with oil (or place paper liners in each cup). Pour the batter evenly into each muffin cup or liner.

6. Bake the muffins for 20-30 minutes, or until they are golden brown and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

7. After a few minutes, take a knife and go around the edges of each muffin to loosen them. Gently remove them from the muffin tin and place them on a cooling rack or plate.

8. To make the Zesty Lemon Glaze: Place the powdered sugar in a small bowl and sift or whisk it (if necessary) to remove any lumps. Add the zest, juice, and vanilla to the bowl and stir well to combine.

9. Once the muffins have cooled a bit, drizzle the glaze over them. Now, see if you can eat just one!

Makes 12 muffins; GF (with substitution)/SF/Blue (according to the health guidelines in my books)

Raw Cinnamon Rolls

These are one of my favorite recipes from my newest book, Radiance 4 Life. They've been such a lifesaver on my travels this month! I love how they're so sweet and satisfying, yet devoid of any sweeteners (other than whole dried fruit). Enjoy!

Photo by Olga Vasiljeva

Raw Cinnamon Rolls

Think of these as a quick, delicious, healthy alternative to packaged energy bars. Since they’re so nutrient-dense, just one little roll can be surprisingly satisfying!
▪ 1 cup raw walnuts
▪ ½ cup raisins
▪ ½ cup (packed) pitted dates (about 12 dates)
▪ 2 teaspoons cinnamon
▪ ¼ teaspoon each: sea salt and ground nutmeg
1. Place all of the ingredients in a food processor. Blend until well combined and very crumbly, but don’t over-blend—you want to retain some texture.
2. Pull out small pieces of the mixture and roll into 1-inch balls with your hands. These will store in an airtight container, refrigerated, for several weeks or more.

Makes 18 rolls (9 servings)/GF/SF/Green/R/F/30 Minutes or Under

♥ Superstars: walnuts, dates

Fresh and Fast Thai Tofu Bowl

Here's a recipe from my newest book, Radiance 4 Life. All of the recipes in the book are chock-full of superfoods and, as always, vegan. This recipe is one of my favorites, as it's so satisfying and light, but so delish! Hope you enjoy. (Photo by Olga Vasiljeva)

Fresh and Fast Thai Tofu Bowl

This colorful dish combines cooked and raw items for a fresh, fast, delicious entrée. It may look like a lot of ingredients, but this really does come together very easily, and the entire dish can be prepared while the rice is cooking.

▪ 2 cups water
▪ 1 cup forbidden rice (or long grain brown rice)
▪ 2 teaspoons tamari

Simple Sesame Tofu:
▪ 16 oz. tofu, firm or extra firm (use sprouted tofu if possible)
▪ ¼ cup tamari
▪ 2 teaspoons garlic granules
▪ 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
▪ 2 teaspoons coconut oil

Fresh Veggies:
▪ 2 medium carrots, grated (1 cup grated carrots)
▪ 1 cup finely chopped or shredded cabbage, green or purple
▪ 4 scallions, trimmed and chopped

Final Flavors:
▪ ½ cup Thai sweet red chili sauce
▪ ¼ cup dry-roasted peanuts
▪ ¼ cup (packed) fresh basil, cut into thin ribbons

1. Place the water, rice, and the 2 teaspoons tamari in a pressure cooker, rice cooker, or pot with a tight fitting lid. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer until the rice is tender (about 20 minutes in a pressure cooker or 45 minutes otherwise).
2. While the rice is cooking, get the tofu ready for action. Slice into 8 slabs and place on paper towels in a single layer. Cover with more paper towels and place a cutting board or cookie sheet over the top. Weight it down with something heavy such as a gallon of water or a case of strawberry kombucha.
3. While the tofu is pressing, prepare the rest of your ingredients and set them aside. To crush the peanuts (and trust me, you want them crushed), place them in a sealed plastic bag. Roll over the bag with a rolling pin or smash the bag with another heavy object. My daughter finds a large spoon quite fun and effective for this task. Set aside.
4. To finish the tofu: Remove the tofu from the pressing situation it’s in and cut into ½-inch cubes or little triangles—and yes, technically speaking, triangles are cuter. Next, place in a single layer on a plate and sprinkle with the ¼ cup tamari. Turn the pieces so that they’re evenly coated with the tamari. Sprinkle evenly with the garlic granules and sesame seeds. Heat a large skillet or wok over
medium-high heat and add the coconut oil. When melted, add the tofu and stir-fry for about 5 minutes, or until the tofu is golden-browned on all sides.
5. To bowl up your entrée: Place some rice in each bowl and top with carrots, cabbage, and scallions. Place some tofu on top of that and drizzle with some Sweet Red Chili Sauce. Sprinkle with peanuts and basil and serve immediately.

Serves 4/GF/Green (according to the health guidelines in my books)
  Superstars: forbidden rice, coconut, carrots, cabbage, sesame, onions (scallions)

Stay Healthy On Your Travels with These Simple Tips!

As promised, I'm going to share the details of my food nerd diligence in regards to planning for my upcoming road trip. Hopefully this will be useful to you in some way! I personally find that planning in advance goes miles (yeah, literally) in the quest for optimal health, whether at home or on the road. So, cheers to the highway and here we go!

So . . .I'll be leaving Monday and will have the following elements to consider:
* Food while on the road (while driving to and from my destination)
* Food while at my different destinations
* Cooking demonstrations at health food stores and fests
* Several cooking classes over a 3-week period of time
* Hot weather (so, yes, a cooler as my constant companion is in order!)
* Cooking for friends, family, and my daughter (who loves healthy vegan food, but is picky too!)

What are YOUR elements when you're traveling? Defining them individually will help you make a plan. And as you can see, your task will hopefully be less complicated than mine! :-)

Next step... Pick 5 food staples that meet the following criteria:
1. Quick and easy to prepare, requiring little in the way of fancy kitchen gadgets
2. Healthy and vitalizing
3. Rich in vegetables and nutrients
4. Not too many ingredients are needed
5. Easy to make under any circumstance (in less than ideal kitchens, etc.)
6. You like this food enough that you won't mind eating it over and over!
7. The ingredients travel relatively well (or can be purchased at your destination)

So, given that criteria, what are those 5 food staples for you? Mine are:
1. Veggie wraps (I can travel with sprouted grain tortillas, portable veggies, avocadoes, and hummus to make these up in a flash)
2. This one is great for a serious no-time-to-prepare-but-I-need-sustaining-nourishment mini-meal: Plain avocado with healthy crackers (I use "Mary's Gone Crackers" for this)
3. Quinoa salad (I'll use a recipe from one of my books - probably "Quinoa Treasures Bowl" from TWWS)
4. Bean burritos
5. "Perfect Tabouli" (from Radiance 4 Life)

In addition to those staples (which should be filling enough to count as meals or mini-meals), I also suggest having 5 snack staples. Mine are:
1. Fresh fruit (Cherries are great for traveling!) and power smoothies (yeah, that's two)
2. Pre-cut veggies (I'm bringing carrots, celery, and broccoli - and maybe a little "Guilt-Free Ranch" from R4L to dip them in)
3. Organic popcorn, popped in a little coconut oil, topped with nutritional yeast and kelp
4. Energy snacks (I'm bringing "Raw Cinnamon Rolls" from Radiance 4 Life)
5. kombucha and other fun, low calorie, vitalizing drinks (including lots of water, of course!)

So, that's about it. Oh, and I am also doing some other things to ensure healthy travels, such as...
* Filling gallon jugs and water bottles with pure water, then freezing them. I will use them to keep my cooler cold while traveling - plus, I'll be able to enjoy ice cold water on hot days as the ice melts!
* Bringing some basics such as: cutting board, good knife, single burner, blender, lemon juicer, and garlic press
* Looking on sites such as happycow to find health food stores and vegan-friendly restaurants while traveling
* Taking time to exercise, relax, and enjoy the journey!

So, I hope this helps and I would love to hear any ideas YOU might have on how to keep your travels as delicious and healthy as possible!

Day 14 of the 2-Week Super Shape-Up!!!!

Woo - HOO! We did it! I am so, so, so proud of everyone!

As you know, it's the last day of the 2-Week Super Shape-Up. Hopefully you're as happy with yourselves as I am (with you)! I would love to hear how your last day went and also how you plan to continue your healthy habits. What elements of this plan do you intend to carry on with you after today is over? What positive changes did you notice after doing this plan? I'm all ears!!

My food journal for today:

* lemon water
* super shake (acai, strawberries, pomegranate juice, vegan yogurt) - by the way, strawberries and acai are heavenly together!
* burrito (sprouted grain tortilla filled with kidney beans, red rice, a sprinkle of "Daiya" vegan cheese, pan-grilled....then, I added pineapple habanero sauce and onions. YUM!)
* salad (baby greens, beets, fat-free balsamic dressing)
* 1/2 batch of popcorn (popped in a small amount of coconut oil)
* 1 1/2 kombuchas
* 2 raw cinnamon rolls

Exercise for today:
* one hour on the exercise bike

Overall, I feel great about today. I do need to get in two more servings of veggies, but I plan to do that asap! This program has reminded me how powerful veggies are, and I hope to never forget again! ;-)

As a powerful finish to this program (and new beginning for the next step), I am going to decide upon a plan that will help me maintain higher-level habits. I plan to write out a specific, doable plan that I can sustainably & happily live with every day from now on.

I would also like to encourage you to do the same! What kind of exercise program do you see yourself sticking with? What kinds of eating habits do you want to carry on in your life after today? Write them down and make them happen! I know you can. And remembering to focus on what you DO want will help you stay motivated!

Thanks so much to everyone who joined in the program. I really enjoyed doing this as a group! Power in numbers! You're all doing so fantastic & making healthy strides towards greater & greater health every day. Keep up the great work!! xoxo

Day 13 of the 2-Week Super Shape-Up!

So, today I got oddly motivated. I watched "Extreme Makeover" on my computer (it's an ABC show) and saw a woman work her butt off (yeah, literally) for an entire year. It was inspiring! So, I decided if she could work that hard for a whole year, I could do it for a measly week. So, since I've been slacking a wee bit lately, I've decided to notch things up around here for the next week! I want to meet all my goals before I leave on my trip next week. And I plan to do it! Where there's a will, there's a way. So cliche, but we all know it's true!

Today's food journal:
* 2 quarts of hibiscus limeade (It had 6 lime's juice up in there! It was stevia-sweetened, so it was basically calorie-free and made me feel great!)
* 2 mini-pizzas (a sprouted grain English muffin topped with organic pasta sauce, vegan cheese, shiitake mushrooms, and kalamata olives)
* raw broccoli with a little lowfat vegan ranch
* one slice of raw key lime pie (OMG, this is off the hook insane delish! I hope it's not totally rude to say that, since it's from my new book!) :-)
* 1 1/2 cups red rice with kidney beans, grated carrots, 2 cups of lettuce, and "Everyday Chicky Gravy" (YUM)
* strawberry kombucha
* a few "pop chips" (lowfat snack chips)

Exercise for today:
* a strength training session (about 30 minutes)
* an hour of good, sweaty cardio on the treadmill

Water: one gallon plus (mostly hibiscus-related...)
Visualization: several so far today, and my usual pre-bedtime one to set up the next day

So, I'm feeling pretty good overall. And we only have one more day as a group, doing the shape-up! How did your day 13 go??

Day 12 of the 2-Week Super Shape-Up!!

Wowza, can't believe we're already on day 12! I am seriously proud of everyone who has been doing the program. You guys are awesome!!

So, here's my journal for today:

* lemon water

* I was heading out for the whole day, and I wanted to "front-load" my fruits and veggies, rather than try to make up the deficit later on. So, I made the items pictured... a shake (mixed berries, acai, pomegranate, & soy yogurt) and a ginormous salad (6 cups of veggies!) without any dressing at all. I took all of this on my one-hour drive and it took me 30 minutes to eat that salad!! It was an interesting experience, eating that salad plain. I really got to taste all the different flavors in the mixed greens. In all honesty, I really prefer my salad with some dressing on it, but it made me slow down, become conscious of what I was consuming, and chew really well. Always a good reminder!

* I felt really great after getting all those fruits and veggies in! But once I got to our destination in Durango, I was hungry, so we got the healthiest lunch possible - food from a health food store, Nature's Oasis. I got the veggie sandwich (I asked for the heartiest bread they had, which was still not that whole-grainy looking, but oh well. They filled it with tons o' organic veggies though! It included carrots, sprouts, spinach, tomatoes, red onions, cukes, and hummus.) I also had a few "pop chips" which are un-fried, lower fat "potato chips." And, shockingly, a ginger kombucha! ;-)

* Later, I had some popcorn and one vegan peanut butter cup. I've never seen a vegan peanut butter cup before (that I didn't make myself), so I was kind of excited! It came in a package of two, and my daughter and I each ate one.

* Upon arriving home, I had some organic cherries and am catching up on my water intake! I will get on the recumbent bike for a while tonight - at least 45 minutes. Also, I did two nice visualizations on the drive - one on the way there and one on the way back!

So, how did YOUR day go??

Day 11 of the 2-Week Super Shape-Up!

So, here's the thing...visualization ROCKS. It really does! Have you tried it? Visualization works like nothing else to help us align with our ideal behavior and life. It's pretty much magic.

So...Last night before bed, I contemplated on the day I'd just had and decided that I would visualize how I wanted this day to go. I kept it realistic, though. I knew I'd be cooking up lots of yummy food today in my cooking class, so I decided to allow room for some treats rather than force myself to be "perfect" via "deprivation mode." Because for me, deprivation doesn't work for very long without having adverse consequences!

For a foodie like me to stick with really healthy eating, I need to feel satisfied rather than deprived. And luckily it's not hard to feel satisfied, given all the nutritious, yummy food available on a varied vegan diet! But gone for me are the days of trying to be "perfect" at all times - it just doesn't work. I'm so much happier (and healthier, actually) now that I'm easier on myself. Balance is beautiful! And it works.

So, here's my food journal for today:

* It was a very busy day again, and I knew I'd be splurging a bit today, so I worked out at the gym first thing to get my metabolism up. When I got home, I was very hungry but my class was about to start. So, I had a bowl of Nancy's soy yogurt topped with a cup of blueberries and some high fiber cereal.
* During the class, I had: a small glass of hibiscus lime cooler, one raw cinnamon roll, and water.
* After the class, I was very hungry! So, I had some "Vegan Cheese Sticks," "Feel Good Mac 'N Cheese," and 2 small slices of raw key lime pie.
* I'm about to make up for my veggie deficit with a huge salad, dressed in lowfat balsamic dressing!

So, overall I feel very good about today. I know my eating sounds a little random, but it was actually how I had visualized it would go. I wanted to indulge guilt-free in my cooking class goodies so I purposely ate very light the rest of the day. And the little tidbits I ate in the meantime were really nutrient-dense, so they kept me going. I had also visualized myself bookending the day with exercise - gym this morning and recumbent bike tonight. I already went to the gym and tonight I plan to ride my bike in a little while. More "Modern Family" reruns. ;-)

So, yay! WIN on the following counts:
1. 6 cups of veggies
2. Plenty of nutrient-dense foods and no refined or processed foods
3. Followed through with the day I had visualized
4. Ate only until I was 80% full (level #3 of my "Hunger and Fullness Gauge")
5. Balanced out some richer (yet still nutrient-dense) foods with veggies, an overall light day, and plenty of exercise

So, how did your day go? Scoop it!

Day 10 of the 2-Week Super Shape-Up! (A confession...)

Wow, we're in the home stretch now, everyone! Only 4 more days to go!! Sorry I'm checking in so late, but it's been a very, very long day. So, without further delay...

Today's Food Journal:

* lemon water
* 2 "Magical Multigrain" pancakes with vegan yogurt and blueberries

Then, off to Durango for the day - busy, busy!
* "Baby burrito" from Zia (local eatery that uses lots organic, locally grown produce - a rare thing in these here parts); my burrito was filled with the following goodies: organic pinto beans, Mexican whole grain rice, guacamole, green chile, sauteed local veggies, pico de gallo, mango habanero sauce, lettuce, and cabbage. Yes, it was fricktastic.
* ginger kombucha
* a few munchies from the class I taught today - kale chips mostly
* mango coconut probiotic drink
* a few jalapeno chips
* a slice of raw pizza
* a slice of raw apple pie (no sweeteners - just fruit...very good! I think I need to make up a recipe for this!)
* 2 vegetarian spring rolls
* a few bites of Chinese takeout (I was so beat from the day in Durango that I picked up carry out for my daughter and her friend that's sleeping over tonight - it's broccoli, tofu, peapods, and rice)
* Still hungry! So I had some "Tings" and a stevia-sweetened soda . . . Oh, and a few gluten-free lemon wafer cookies.

So...not my best day by any stretch!! Sorely lacking in veggies and a few snacks that were far from ideal. However, it's important for me to be compassionate with myself, learn from my poor planning and stressed-out schedule today, and do better tomorrow. Before I go to bed tonight, I plan to visualize having an ideal, healthy day tomorrow. I also plan to meditate and relax, which always helps me stay in a positive state and make more enlightened choices.

But, it could have been worse! In the old days (my obese years), I would have said to myself right now: "Tess, you are bad! You were supposed to be perfect today, since you're on this shape-up plan. You blew it. Might as well go eat some vegan cheese sticks with ranch sauce, more cookies, and some sourdough bread with olive oil. Oh, and add some pasta in there too, because you can start over tomorrow and then you will behave perfectly."

But now I can stop before it gets to that point and turn things around. So, instead of reaching for the white bread, I grabbed some sun tea and got on my recumbent bike. And really, I never actually got very full tonight. I think maybe I didn't eat enough yesterday and I got unusually hungry today. So, it's a great lesson for me in compassion, self-care, and giving my body what it needs. I plan to do a little more reflecting on my day too, because the truth is... Every failure is one step closer to success. I know it sounds hokey, but I truly believe this. When we learn from everything, it really blurs the line. We can use every experience as a stepping stone to where we want to be.

So, enough about me...how did YOUR day 10 go? :-) xoxo

Day 9 of the 2-Week Super Shape-Up!

Hey, troopers, we're already on day nine!! Can you believe it?! Since it's the weekend, I'll keep this bad boy short...

My food log for today:
* 2 lemons, with water and a little stevia
* bowl of soy yogurt topped with high fiber cereal and blueberries
* tempeh wrap (sprouted tortilla filled with seasoned tempeh, ketchup, mustard, pickles, onions, &  lettuce)
* 2 cups of broccoli and cauliflower dipped in lowfat vegan ranch
* very small shake ("Four Goodness Shake" from RHIW - carob, hemp, almond milk, nanas)
* 2 cups roasted asparagus over baby greens with balsamic
* ginger kombucha

Exercise: None, technically, but I barely sat down today! So, since I'm a little sore from yesterday, I'm gonna do some yoga and call it good. ;-)
Water: One more quart will make for a gallon today - I better get drinkin'!
Visualization: A few short ones, then one longer one before bedtime. It's truly amazing how powerful this practice is!

Day 8 of the 2-Week Super Shape-Up!

So, it's day 8 and we're over halfway there! How's it going? I'm really impressed with everyone so far - you're all making such great strides!!

Here's my food journal for day 8:

* Woke up very hungry so I skipped lemon water (I know, I know! But I'll have some stevia lemonade tonight to make up for it) and went straight to the sustainance. I had a Blueberry Green Smoothie (previous post) which lasted me til the afternoon. Oh, and I also felt so good upon waking up today that I didn't feel the lemon water was *as* crucial first thing. However, I still like to get that lemon in my system, so after I finish this blog, I'm gonna whip up a batch of my lemon-lime aid (2 lemons & a lime, stevia, & water - yummy!)

* One nettle mint ball (made by a local raw food company)

* 3 grape leaves (brown rice, quinoa, spices)

* leftover "Rawcho Cheese Dip" with Mary's Gone Crackers regular crackers; small container of "Japanese Tofu" from the health food store

* tempeh wrap with veggies; 3 cups asparagus (roasted); strawberry kombucha; a few gluten-free cookies (not a great choice and they also tasted very sugary, especially after being on this cleanse...I'm going totally sweets-free tomorrow!)

Total water intake: A little low - I need to catch up!
Veggie intake: 6 cups
Exercise: I'm about to hop on the exercise bike and finish watching a movie. Then, I plan to go to the gym for an evening workout (kiddo is having a sleepover at a friend's house tonight, so I get to have the evening to myself!)
Visualization: A few mini-visualizations plus one longer one before bed

So, not my best day, but it could have been worse! It's my first day semi-off in a while, as my book is now done, and I get to relax. So, I'm slacking a bit! But I plan to be gentle with myself and get newly motivated for the last 6 days of our shape-up. Youbetcha!!

So, how was YOUR day?? :-)

Brunch in a Glass! Blueberry Green Smoothie Perfection

This morning, I woke up incredibly hungry, and I have a busy morning and early afternoon planned. SO... I decided that a new drink needed to happen in my world. This new drink would need to possess the following characteristics:

1. Deliciousness (duh)
2. At least 2 servings of vegetables (that's 2 cups to me, so actually 4 servings according to some guidelines)
3. At least 2 servings of fruits
4. The ability to make my body say "YES! Thank you!" while (and after) drinking it
5. It would need to be filling and able to sustain me for several hours (not just fruit)
6. Ideally, it would have probiotics as well
7. Less than 5 minutes total to make (including prep and clean-up)
8. VERY high in superfoods and nutrients

So...I am happy to report that this mission has been accomplished on all points! I am sitting here, sipping on perfection as I write this. Want the recipe? Here it is...

Blueberry Green Smoothie Perfection:

2 cups organic baby spinach, washed well
3/4 cup plain soy yogurt (I'm a big fan of "Nancy's" brand - very fresh & nutritious)
1 cup pomegranate juice (or blueberry-pomegranate juice, which I used today)
1 cup frozen blueberries

Blend very well and serve! And, by the way, kitty-cats, you can't even taste the spinach!

Serves 1
GF/SF/Green (according to the health guidelines in my books)
30 Minutes or Under!

Day 7 - We're Halfway There! :-D

Yay, it's day 7!! You're all doing so great & I'm really enjoying reading your posts.

How are you feeling today? I'm doing well and getting to the point where the following things are happening...

1. People are commenting on how "radiant" I look
2. I am wondering why I don't always eat this way!
3. I'm enjoying food more
4. My clothes are looser and I'm only 1 lb. away from my goal!

So, here's my log for today:

* Lemon water and "Green Radiance" mixed with water
* Burrito (sprouted tortilla filled with kidney beans, red and brown rice, fresh habanero sauce, cabbage, onions, and a little "Daiya" vegan cheese)
* <----- 4 small raw cinnamon rolls
* Organic corn tortilla filled with kidney beans and veggies
* Mango coconut probiotic drink

That's it so far . . . I've been super busy today and now have to get ready to do an event at the Bayfield library, so it's truly been an "eating to live" day! But I've only gotten in 2 servings of veggies, so I'm about to have a giant salad and some "Sweet Glazed Tempeh" to round the day off. My water intake has been good (a gallon so far) and I'm planning to ride my recumbent bike when I get home tonight. It'll be a good way to unwind and watch a movie without being tempted to snack at night! :-)

So, how was YOUR day??