I need it to be Friday. Now.
Oh, but wait it’s still Wednesday you say? Ugh, OK. I guess I can share some fun food pictures with you instead. Food pictures have got to be the next best alternative to Friday. Here’s a look at what I have been eating…
Breakfast has been a little rushed around here lately. I’ve actually been eating breakfast at work a few mornings which is practically unheard of for me. Nothing like a good ole Trader Joe’s cranberry bar and a mug of hot tea.
On the mornings I do have more time, I’ve been trying out all of the great flavors the lovely folks over at Arctic Zero sent me.
No, I haven’t been eating them all by themselves (although at 150 calories per pint – it wouldn’t hurt!). I have been mixing the Arctic Zero into my protein smoothies for some extra flavor and just making healthier milkshakes with them! The texture of Arctic Zero is definitely not as creamy as ice cream. However, this just makes it the perfect add it for my favorite smoothies and drinks.
The one pictured below is a mix of vanilla almond milk, vanilla protein powder, orange juice and Orange Cream Arctic Zero. It was like an Orange Julius! I’ve also tried mixing the coconut flavor with some vanilla almond milk and pineapple juice for a Pina Colada-ish creation. Oh, and mixing the chocolate peanut butter with chocolate almond milk and a scoop of peanut butter? It’s like a straight-up milkshake minus the feeling of never wanting to get in a bathing suit again.
Arctic Zero is great for those who may be lactose intolerant. Aside from being low in calories, fat and sugar, it’s made with whey protein, so you get an extra protein kick with every bite.
If you want to learn more about Arctic Zero, you should check them out online!
Thank you so much to Arctic Zero for allowing me to try out a product I’ve been eyeing at the grocery store for quite awhile now! It’s so nice to have a guilt-free dessert option in my freezer!
My lunches lately have solely consisted of soup. Soups of all kinds. What is more comforting than a nice bowl of warm soup this time of year?
I’m going to focus on my dinner from Monday night because it was pretty special. We had our office Christmas dinner at a great local restaurant called La Maison on Telfair.
It’s one of the ‘fancy’ restaurants in Augusta, so of course I’ve never been. If they have more than one fork sitting out, then I get easily confused!
I loved that this restaurant didn’t feel like a restaurant. It was more like you stepped into someone’s home. Someone from the early 1900’s…who was rich.
We started with a pear salad. I’m sorry the photos aren’t the best. Mood lighting often doesn’t make for the best food photography.
For my main course, I had grouper with an assortment of vegetables. The one lone broccoli and carrot cracked me up. I would hate to over indulge on those veggies there! The grouper was probably the best grouper I’ve had outside of Florida which is pretty high praise.
This is my coworker’s plate. She got the Game Sampler which included quail, buffalo and kangaroo. Yes, you read that correctly kangaroo. Always up for a new foodie experience, I tried a bite of the kangaroo. It tasted like a gamey version of steak. I immediately was guilty after my lone bite and could feel Steve Irwin (The Crocodile Hunter) looking down on me from heaven with shame. I’m sorry, Steve! Oh well, at least I can say I’ve been there done that.
We finished the evening with a plate of assorted desserts. I quite like the idea of having small portions of multiple desserts. I want to try it all!
With my kangaroo eating coworker.
Overall, it was a fun night of great food and even greater company. My coworkers are just too cool.
Does your office have a Christmas party or dinner?
What is the most exotic food you have tried?
Have you tried Arctic Zero? What did you think?
Disclaimer: I was not compensated monetarily for this post. I received samples of Arctic Zero to try. All opinions are my own.