New York Rangers + Balls

Today is going to be a 2 post kinda day because I have some words about The Biggest Loser’s winner. I want that to be a totally separate post, so this one is to show my super fun night last night at my first New York Rangers hockey game! I bought tickets to it for John and I for our anniversary and the game was last night. This was my first Rangers game and first time ever at MSG which is just crazy huge and awesome inside. Also, everyone was REALLY friendly. I was scared. That is not normal in New York 😉

Walking to our section and I yelled out "Holy Shit"
Walking to our section and I yelled out “Holy Shit”
I suck at pictures but this was the view from our seats. Really not bad for being up high!
I suck at pictures but this was the view from our seats. Really not bad for being up high!
During the first score for the Rangers. Love that everyone stands up and goes crazy!
During the first score for the Rangers. Love that everyone stands up and goes crazy!

Hockey is pretty cool but let’s be real, I was bored out of my mind by the 2nd quarter? Inning? What the heck is it even called in hockey? I started to make John take selfies with me and although he looks happy he was really annoyed with me. 🙂

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And best of all, 2 of my favorite people in the world were sitting just 2 rows behind us and since the seats beside us were empty, they came down to party. No picture of Joyce (why didn’t we do this!) but Sam is the coolest girl ever.

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They went to the gift shop to get me this bunny! They are the greatest. Please excuse my extremely puffy face as I woke up from a nap about 20 minutes before I had to be there and I had an extremely painful dentist appointment Monday night. Also, that coat is very unflattering but it keeps me warm so I choose to look like a snowman.

John and I were starving after the game so we had a late night date at The Meatball Shop. As usual, it was delicious and I couldn’t finish it all. They give you a TON of vegetables when you order the “kitchen sink” salad and the balls are really filling. I started with a market salad which had romaine, kale, fried shallots, sprinkled parm cheese and shallot vinaigrette.

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Then I had the special balls of the night which were buffalo chicken in blue cheese. Also known as my favorite thing in the world. Next time I’d ask for the sauce on the side because this was WAY too much blue cheese, even for me.

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The stuff at the top right did not get eaten nor did the carrot salad. I wasn’t feelin’ it at all. John had regular balls and the most amazing mashed potatoes. Ever. I took a few bites and they were so creamy I could have died. I’m sure there was at least 3 pounds of butter in them, natch.

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Friggin’ comfort food at it’s finest. I’m so ready for this fat winter to be over! I seriously

Have you ever been to a NHL hockey game? MSG?

What’s your favorite (not so healthy) comfort food?

Food Rut

Food is one thing I do not get bored with. I eat protein oats (sometimes made into pancakes) with a banana and peanut butter every morning except Sundays (my bagel day) and look forward to it all of those days. Give me greens, sweet potatoes, goat or feta cheese, fish or chicken and some mustard and I can create lunch and dinner. Greek yogurt, apples, protein bars, nuts, veggies and hummus more than satisfy me for snacks. So even though my ingredients don’t often change, I love my eats and find someway to spruce them up here and there. You may call it a food rut, but I call it food happiness. I am obsessed with vegetables.

Lunch yesterday:

Beets, feta, egg white, red pepper
Chicken, mushrooms, spinach, sweet potato & mustard
Starbucks Americano (perfection) & Kind bar for snack

My dinner last night was epic. I had John grill me a fillet of ahi tuna before I got home and I loved how it was really plain tasting but also really delicious. I piled it on spinach, sweet potato, goat cheese, garlic powder & a lovely little dressing I whipped up.

Balsamic vinegar, whole grain dijon mustard, spoonful of honey. Breathtaking.

I sliced up some cucumber and put the  rest of the ahi tuna pieces on top with some balsamic. To me, it looks like little pieces of sushi and I felt like a chef. To you, it probably looks like tuna on cucumbers with balsamic dumped on a plate. Agree to disagree.

This is why I someday want to work with people trying to live a healthy lifestyle. Had I known I could create delicious, filling, healthy meals like this? I would have given up McDonald’s long before 2 years ago. Healthy eating is DELISH.

I also came home to a friendly little package from Brooks Run Happy University.

Bag, Running fuel (which I have yet to use!), ear buds, and chafing prevention tools. I also have never had chafing, so i must be a beginning runner? Anyways, this made me super happy after (another) stressful day. I only have one pair of Brooks and they are pretty hardcore. I get compliments on them everywhere. They are downright badass.

I’m still getting used to them as they are very minimalist and I feel my shins and calves working super hard when I run in them. But leopard print sneakers that also say speed demon on them? I’m a badass.

After dinner, John and I went to the laundry mat. It was a wild hump day. Ahi tuna and laundry. We are still in our honeymoon face, obviously 😉 When we got back, it had been a whole 2 hours since I ate so bedtime food was needed. I have no shame in how much I can wolf down.

Into my new GNC blender/juicer combo (AMAZING BLACK FRIDAY DEAL!) went:

– 1/2 cup pumpkin

– 1/2 banana

– 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

– 1/2 scoop banana protein powder

– cinnamon & pumpkin pie spice

– ice cubes

Topped with… peanut butter. Yum yum yum. Pretty stoked that I have a blender that can blend ice now. I can’t wait to try out the juicer part!

Do you get stuck in food ruts? Do they bore you or do you love it?

I just really like routine, even when it comes to food. I won’t eat a bagel or even crave one unless it’s a Sunday. Weirdo.

Do you have any vegetable/fruit juice recipes I should try?

I know I want to try some carrot/ beet blends! Help a girl out 🙂