Monday, July 27, 2009

Step Launch and Toasty Hummus Pitas

Hey guys! How are you? Good Monday? I actually enjoyed mine! After work, I got a few things done at home and then we had our Body Step Launch. Here are the instructors, minus David who refused to get in the picture with the ladies ;)


The launch went really well! Look for these lovely ladies later this week as they will be reviewing the new larabar flavors I received last week!!

After, I came home and made up a dinner of Toasted Hummus Pitas. Josh's pita contained hummus, melted mozzarella cheese, roasted artichoke hearts and spinach. We also had a side of plums and bananas and a really awesome raw salad.

For the salad, I mixed broccoli, snap peas, broccoli slaw, chopped raw asparagus, slivered almonds, a small amount of grated Parmesan cheese, a hint of olive oil and lemon juice:

My pita contained hummus and tons of fresh peppers:

It was a yummy din din. I also just finished up my jar of almond butter (tear!). I will need to get back to Costco to pick up another! Whats your favorite brand of nut butter?

43 comments:

Spotty Prep said...

The pitas look fabulous!! I like the fresh ground deli peanut butter from Whole Foods or Publix :)

Allie (Live Laugh Eat) said...

Congrats on the launch!! I just finished the last bit of my almond butter too...so sad. Not sure about my favorite brand. I usually eat TJs, Maranatha, Justin's (in packets), and sometimes WFs. Now you got me thinkin' about it almond butter deliciousness, hehe.

Lauren said...

AWw, you girls are so cute! Congrats on the new and exciting launch. I wish you the best with it!

Pita and hummus- one of God's intended pairings of foods, am I right? It's probably just as quintessential as PB&J.

Hmm, favorite nut butters...any single flavor by PB Co. (Mighty Maple is TO.DIE.FOR!) but for Almond Butter, I am a Barney Butter girl.
Have you ever tried it? I have a ton of sample packets if you'd like to try it sometime. :)

katherine said...

Congratulations on the class launch! The picture is adorable and I'm sure it'll be a success :)

vegetarianontherun said...

Love the pic! Y'all are so cute! My favorite brand is Harris Teeter's Natural Salted Peanut Butter. Simple, and gritty and delicious!! Also, when I am near a TJ's it is totally TJ's natural PB. YUMMMMMAY. But I def need to branch out and try some flavored nut butters!

Mandy said...

congrats on the launch!!! you all look great! i love your skirt :)

my fav PB is Whole Foods creamy natural!! But my fav Almond butter is Trader Joe's crunchy AB :)

Jessica said...

Congrats on the launch - looks like you had a good time!

I'm in love with the Maranatha Almond Butter - www.maranathanutbutters.com/

YUM!

Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

congrats on the launch!
din din looks delicious! :)

Rose said...

Oooh, that dinner looks good!

My fav is Maranatha anything!

Anna said...

Cute gym pic! I love your skirt... workout/running skirts are so fun.

fittingbackin said...

yummy pitas!!! Love the group pic! I'm still trying to find a PB I like that's not too high in calories. Right now i'm eating Better 'n Peanut butter and i'm not sure it's for me. :(

Maria said...

Love the photo! Glad you had a good day. I don't eat a lot of nuts or nut butter cause hubs is allergic. I sometimes buy a small container of the freshly ground nuts at whole foods.

Angharad said...

Congratulations on the step launch! That's wicked stuff.
Can't wait to hear what your ladies thought of the larabars!

THE ACTORS DIET said...

i just buy the cheapest stuff at trader joe's. i'm afraid if i get something more expensive and love it i'll start spending $7/jar regularly!!!

Deva said...

I don't have a favorite almond butter, because I've only tried one! Your pitas look so yummy - one of my favorite meals is anything stuffed in a pita. PBJ? Check. ABJ? Check? PBB? Check. Grilled cheese? Absolutely!

Lauren(athleat) said...

All the ingredients u put in josh's pita sound awesome. Maranatha no stir almond butter is my all-time favorite!!!

Priyanka loves food said...

The dinner looks great.My fav butter is almond and it has to be Maranatha- Creamy!

You girls look so cute!

teresa said...

that's a total power shot with you and your fellow trainers, awesome! the food looks good, i have got to get my hands on that almond butter.

Helene said...

This looks so good.

ChickPea said...

This may sound lame, but I really like the house brand nut butters of Whole Foods and Trader Joe's. TJ's almond butter rocks, and it's cheap too! WF PB is one of my faves too.

Esi said...

Monday was ok - really super busy. I am exhausted! Glad yours was good!

wholebodylove said...

I have MANY nut butter faves! I love EVERY flavor of PB and Co. My favorite unflavored is Naturally More with flaxseeds! As for AB: I adore Maranatha Creamy Raw AB...yum!

insideiamdancing said...

Congrats on the launch :D

I love PB and Co smooth operator peanut butter. Though I only use it for brekfast cereals/oats- I think it's too runny for anything else!

lesley said...

We haven't gotten almond butter in awhile ... sad, I know! It's hard to spend 7 dollars on a small jar of almond butter when we can get smucker's all natural pb for 3! ha, and sadly we don't have a Costco to get cheaper almond butter at. What a dilemma, I tell you ; )

That raw salad does look fabulous!

Miz said...

love the pic and congrats on the launch!

Im a diehard peanutbutterer but, in a pinch, I will do almond.

I think it was being raised on Jiff :) which has the peanut imprinted on my brain...

ttfn300 said...

cute pic! that salad sounds tasty :) and i love that you have fruit for dinner!! i just tried maranatha (sp?) almond butter and it was a bit too dangerous... ;)

Taylor said...

HEY! I am new and just started my own blog! I love, love your blog! My fav. is PB&CO Dark chocolate Dreams- that stuff is like crack!

Aggie said...

Oh, I'm going to have to look for almond butter next time I go to Costco, I love almond butter!! I love all the flavors I've tried of the Peanut Butter Co!!

Congrats on the launch! Great pic!

Holly said...

You girls all look so cute! Love your skirt. I want one so badly!

I've only had Barney Butter and Maranatha, and I LOVE Maranatha so much. I also picked up some Trader Joe's to try...I've heard it's amazing!

I Run for Fun said...

Great pita dinner! You girls look like a great team.

Ada said...

Congrats on the launch, you guys look so cute! Your raw salad definitely does look awesome:)

Right now I am into making my own nut butters but in terms of brands I like the new Blue Diamond almond butter (especially since it only costs 4 dollars!) and I like the PB& Company peanut butter brand because they offer fun flavors!

Have a great day:)

CaSaundraLeigh said...

Your job looks like so much fun!

I actually am not a big fan of almond butter--I am a true PB girl!

bhealthier said...

ooo excited for the ladies larabar thoughts!

glad you enjoyed the launch! I enjoy the low calorie PB2 because you can still get flavor without a ton of calories ( ideal for pb& j when you need more than 1 Tb )

but my favorite i think is Smucker's All Natural and Naturally More b/c of the flaxseed oils in it.

Holly said...

yay i found your blog from angharad's eating for england - favoritue nut butter? hmmm, gotta be TJ's raw almond butter. too much goodness there!

your workout class looks like fun - have a good tuesday!

burpandslurp said...

i love your broccoli mix! It sounds so flavorful...definitely not the boring old steamed broccoli!
And my fav nut butter is TJ's almond butter with sea salt...cheap and tasty!

Peanut Butter Swirl said...

wow that pita sounds amazing! Love melted mozzarella cheese :D

my favorite brand would be Maranatha or PB & Co.

K from ksgoodeats said...

Awww what lovely Body Step ladies! Congrats on the launch! I love those pita sandwiches!!

Nut butters: It totally depends on what you're looking for. Regular PB = TJs; Crunchy PB = Still TJs; Regular AB = Maranatha; Crunchy AB = Barney Butter ;) I like a variety!

RunToFinish said...

mmm i love all nut butters...i really fell in love with cashew butter from Once Again Nut Butter

Yum Yucky said...

Is that the new skort workout gear you're sporting? (new to me anyways) Cutsie!

Diana said...

GAAAH so jealous of your new Lara samples! I'm in love with Lara bars...

Alison said...

I like TJ's peanut butter. Target's actually isn't too bad either.

foodnfit said...

mmmm that sounds like a great little salad!

She-Fit said...

I absolutely love pitas! This looks great. Looking forward to hearing what you think about the Larabars new flavors