Pita Crack

*For some reason this didn’t post last night… sorry about that!

Hey hey hey and happy Fri-dizzle!  Hope your weekend is shaping up nicely.  I’m headed to Maryland for the weekend… not sure what the blogging/internet situation will be, but as always, you will never be far from my mind.

Last night I stayed up pretty late reading, so I got a little hungry and ate an apple.

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Jim made a reappearance this morning at breakfast… I think he was channeling Jack the Pumpkin King.

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  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1/2 banana
  • 2 tsp skim milk
  • 1 tsp PB
  • 1 tsp black raspberry jelly
  • 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • face: orange smile, dried apricot eyes, pecan nose

I had a doctor’s appointment and they kept me waiting for a while, so I whipped out some trail mix and ate it in the waiting room.  A good girl is always prepared!

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I got hit with a horrible wave of exhaustion after my appointment; I picked up a hazelnut iced coffee with skim and sugar and it helped a little.

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The internet was a little ornery this morning so I couldn’t check to see what Day 3 of Gina‘s Summer Shape-Up was, but I remembered that it was some kind of cardio interval training so I hopped on the elliptical and alternated between levels 10 and 15, in 1-minute intervals, for 30 minutes with a 5 minute cooldown.  I also did one ab machine. Thankfully, my heart rate monitor decided to work today:

Total time: 39:22 minutes

Maximum heart rate: 176 (88%)

Average heart rate: 151 (76%)

Calories burned: 357

I snacked on an apple on the way out of the gym:

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It was already 3:30 by the time I got home. While I was pounding away on the elliptical (and trying not to fall asleep on the subway), I came up with a serious crack wrap remix:

I smeared some Hummus Palace hummus on a one half of a whole wheat HP pita, and topped it with some extra sharp NY cheddar.

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I smooshed the top of the pita on and heated both sides until they started to brown.

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Then I pried open the sandwich, and plopped a pre-toasted Amy’s California Veggie Burger between the layers.

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Holy Yum. Look at that ooze!  I enjoyed it with some leftover spicy mint pesto and hot sauce.

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For dessert, I had two Fig Newtons and a three-hour nap.

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My mom treated me to a nice Thai dinner at Sura.  The price is unbelievable and the food is delicious! For $12, we shared an appetizer trio: coconut shrimp, “Virgin” Thai summer roll, and seaweed-crusted tofu.

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We also split the Almond-Crusted Trout with Rice-Noodle and Papaya salad.

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All that was only $24! New York is expensive, but it’s definitely possible to find delicious and beautifully-prepared food that won’t break the bank.

When I got home, I had a mango with Fage 0%.  When I was younger I used to get a rash all over my face every time I ate mango! (I always did it anyway 🙂 ).

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I also wanted some chocolate, so I broke out the bar my friend Carlye brought me back from Russia, oh, six months ago! (Remember the FOR MEN chocolate?!)

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It got a little melty on the drive home from Minnesota, but it still tasted like pure Ruskie heaven.

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Well, almost time to go and I have to make sure I didn’t forget anything.  I always forget something big, like my glasses, and end up sleeping in my contacts for days on end!

Have a great weekend 🙂

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12 responses to “Pita Crack

  1. Haha, I can’t believe you still have the chocolate! Is that the one with the “bubbles” in it (like Aero bars)?

    Miss you!
    Have fun in Maryland, and hi to Ari!

  2. TOTALLY pita crack. YUM!!!

  3. Haha, totally remember the chocolate…FOR MEN!

    Ohh and that pita sounds sooo good, melty cheese has become a necessary component to any veggie burger (pita) sandwich of mine! Glad you had a delicious, and reasonably priced dinna with your mom too!

    Have fun in maryland!

  4. You may not know this, but my first crack “wraps” were made with half a whole wheat pita…although, I was not vegetarian at the time, so they also included turkey. You are brilliant!

  5. Isn’t that “breakfast cookie” sort of cannibalistic?! 😉

    ❤ ❤

  6. hahaha i like the smiley face!

  7. That is one killer remix!! I like! That’s a steal on the Thai dinner!

    I wonder if that For Men chocolate has testosterone in it? If you start growing a beard, well, we’ll then have our answer 😉

    Have fun in Mary’s Land!

  8. We should hang out soon!

    That pita is total food porn. Yummmm!

  9. My list of restaurants to try in October is growing each time I read your posts!

    Your spin on the crack wrap looks amazing- can’t go wrong with an Amy’s burger!

    Enjoy your weekend in Maryland!

  10. sweetkaroline

    yum that pita sandwich looks amazing. I’ve never had an Amy burger before but i think i’ll have to try one now after seeing your pics!

  11. homegirlcaneat

    My brother used to get a rash eating mango too! And that didn’t stop him either! You rebels you! 🙂

    I am such a fan of your crackwrap remixed! hummus and cheese and veggie burgers is wassup wassup!

    Have a lovely weekend doll!

  12. Hey this is my first comment on your blog–which btw, looks awesome!
    Love your pita–YUMMM! Everything looks so good.
    ❤ jess

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