I’ve had the worst week of sleep I’ve had in awhile. I’m so happy it’s Friday and the weekend is right around the corner!
Friday is normally my Starbucks day, but today, my co-workers wanted to go in on a bagel run, so decided to agreeable. Two guys picked up a mixed dozen and 2 tubs of cream cheese – 1 light plain and 1 smoked salmon. I got a sesame seed bagel with about 2 tbsp of the light cream cheese. Besides liking this type of bagel, I also remembered that sesame seeds are actually pretty good for you. According to whfoods.com:
“Not only are sesame seeds a very good source of manganese and copper, but they are also a good source of calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin B1, zinc and dietary fiber. In addition to these important nutrients, sesame seeds contain two unique substances: sesamin and sesamolin. Both of these substances belong to a group of special beneficial fibers called lignans, and have been shown to have a cholesterol-lowering effect in humans, and to prevent high blood pressure and increase vitamin E supplies in animals.“
For lunch, I brought 2 pieces of Dakota (Great Harvest Bread Co) bread and decided to hit up the local organic food store for a filler. I came back with some spicy chicken salad, a small bowl of veggie soup (that the guy just finished making!), and a new Yogi Tea.
The soup was good, but the guy behind the counter did tell me it would be so spicy! Whew!
The chicken salad was good and even though it had “spicy” in its name, it was nowhere near the heat level of that soup! I decided since the soup was pretty filling to just halve 1 piece of the Dakota bread to make a quick sammy. The soup and sandwich made for a quick, easy, and affordable lunch. The soup was $1.99 and the chicken salad was $1.84 (and I only used about half the container).
Later in the day, I decided to try my new Yogi Tea – Kava Stress Relief – to counter the lack of sleep I’ve been experiencing lately. The tea tasted funny and was making me feel a little funny, like I was having acid reflux or something. I decided to google it and found out that Kava Kava root is possibly linked to toxicity of the liver. Whaaaaa? Once I read that, worrier-me couldn’t have any more. I only drank about half the mug and I’m not sure what to do with the rest of the box.
Has any one else heard that about Kava Kava root? Apparently, they aren’t exactly sure if the liver toxicity and kava kava root are linked, but I’m way too paranoid to take chances. Sorry Yogi Tea…I still like your other teas!! 🙂
Around 3:45pm, I decided to go for my Honest Foods Cran Lemon Zest Whole Food Country Square I got the other day.
As soon as I cracked open the wrapper, I smelled the lemon-y goodness. Take a look at the nice texture of the square! It had oats, dried fruits and other random goodies like…well, more sesame seeds. The square made for a nice snack. It wasn’t too big or too small. I liked the chewiness of the square paired with the lovely texture of the ingredients. Definitely a winner.
Hubby and I are wrapping up V for Vendetta and will be off to run some errands – the mall, Barnes & Nobles, and Earthfare!