The BEST snack in the world.

January 26, 2012

I guess my mom reads my blog because in my post yesterday I told her to get me grapes.  I got a text during school saying, “Grapes and cottage cheese secured.”

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Okay, so it wasn’t just from the blog but I may have also written it in large, bolded letters on her grocery list: GRAPES AND COTTAGE CHEESE.

I went over to my parent’s house right after school while Billy was still in class to get my goodies.

You know how I portray on the blog that I am such a good aunt and so very loving.  Well, the truth has to come out at some point and I’ve gotta be real.

I am not good at sharing.


She said she just wanted one.  So, that is all I gave her even though she really wanted more.  There may have been a minor tantrum (me, not the child).

I don’t know about you, but I believe that cottage cheese and grapes are the best combination in the world and this will be my snack every 1.5 hours for the next 6 days.

Dear Mom,

You buying these for me means the world to me, I am forever in debt to you.

I ate WAY too much protein throughout the day (1:6 protein to carb ratio compared to my normal 1:45 protein to carb ratio) and so all I wanted was a crispy waffle and cc with grapes.  (I ate bbq chicken at my parents for dinner when they were eating at 5 so this was more of a diner #2:)

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Time to go buy another gallon of syrup.


What is your favorite snack lately?  What do you LOVE eating cottage cheese with?

-Nothing beats cc with grapes or cc with wheat thins, nothing.

Do you try to eat protein at every meal?  Do you think you eat enough protein?

-I don’t but I am going to start trying to starting NOW;)  The cottage cheese will help big time!

Anyone else going to be graduating at some point in 2012!?!?  What about 2013?!?!

WHO is running today?!? Where, what?

-PICK ME, PICK ME!!! I am doing an early morning treadmill run because I have a hot date after school tomorrow with the Billster.

Kaitlyn @ Pain Can Be Fun January 26, 2012 at 5:56 am

I ran!!!!!! 2 quick miles bright and early this morning around my neighborhood. And by FAR my favorite snack is an apple with peanut butter. Sooooo good. Also wheat thins and hummus.
As far as protein goes, I’ve been eating a lot of beans, nuts and eggs lately…not as much meat.
AND…I’m graduating grad school in MAY 2013! Counting the days already.
Have a great day!


Jessica January 26, 2012 at 6:09 am

I loooovvvvveeee grapes. For a while there I was eating a bag a day, but I’ve tried to scale it back to about 2 a week now. Haha.
I will be graduating from physical therapy school in 3 months, 17 days (yes, I may have a countdown going on). I. can. not. wait.


Becky Przy January 26, 2012 at 6:12 am

Your mom is so sweet! My mom loves to pile us up w/food before we leave their house too.

I always put cottage cheese on my salad. I am trying to make a point of eating protein at every meal and some snacks–I think I get enough, but it probably wouldn’t hurt if I ate a bit more.

Rest day today!

P.S. I don’t share my food w/my daughter either…. Thats what my husbands plate is for;-)


Ellen @ Undercover Runner Eats January 26, 2012 at 6:13 am

Favorite snack is probably cottage cheese. I eat it every night before bed (yay casein!).
I make SURE that I have protein at every meal, whether it’s protein powder, chicken, fish, Greek yogurt, eggs, or cottage cheese, it’s always there.
I’ll be graduating with my BS in Dietetics in May 2013.
I ran 2.2 miles today as a warmup/cooldown around lifting weights. Treadmillin’ fo lyfe.


Lauren January 26, 2012 at 6:22 am

Graduating May 20th! I’m excited, sad, scared…all at once. Hah, not really sure how I feel – college just went by SO fast. Have a fun treadmill run! I ran yesterday, so today I’m trying out a new interval group class at the gym.


christina January 26, 2012 at 6:25 am

frozen grapes!


kelly January 26, 2012 at 6:28 am

we have left grapes behind for tiny oranges – grapes will make a come back at some point.

I was on the treadmill this morning at 5 am :)

Have a great day!


Jenn @ RunItMyWay January 26, 2012 at 6:33 am

I wish I could run today.. back spasms are officially cramping my style. Day #3 of lying on the couch on a heating pad and reading about running = cruel torture!

Those waffles look delicious! I wonder if Ryan can be convinced to make waffles for me since I’m incapacitated and he would get lots of brownie points :)


Brittnie (A Joy Renewed) January 26, 2012 at 6:35 am

My favorite snack right now is a trail mix of cashews, peanuts, almonds, dark chocolate, raisins and chex mix. SO GOOD. I think this is a pregnancy thing because this sounds good every afternoon and pre pregnancy I wasn’t too big on trail mix. Have a great day!


Sarah January 26, 2012 at 6:37 am

PB + banana in a mug in the microwave! I saw this on a blog and have been obsessed with it! Yumm

My run today is 5 miles outside very soon!

Have a good day!


Mallory @ Have Your Cake January 26, 2012 at 6:45 am

this post makes me want to go out and buy cottage cheese with grapes!!

my run today was 3.5 miles this morning at 5:30am..was forced to get to the gym early due to a fire alarm, otherwise i would have gone in the afternoon where i have 2983928x more energy!


Kay January 26, 2012 at 6:51 am

I will be hitting up the gym for a run tonight!

I tried cottage cheese for a while, usually with an apple for breakfast, but I just couldn’t get past the texture… might be why I don’t like oatmeal or rice pudding either?


Elizabeth January 26, 2012 at 6:52 am

Love that combination!! Grapes and CC!!!

I will be graduating Autumn of 2013!!!!

I ran this morning!

I try to eat A LOT of protein becuase it really does fill me up !!


Amanda @FancyOatmeal January 26, 2012 at 6:52 am

I am not a huge cottage cheese fan, but those grapes are making my tastebuds tingle!! I will be graduating from my master’s program in the summer of 2013, and I cannot wait!!! As far as a run, I’ll be hitting up an early morning 3 miler, and then a legs and abs routine. I feel I’ve been top-heavy in the radio, and not balanced enough with strenght training.


Lynette January 26, 2012 at 6:55 am

snacks lately have been fruit and veggies only–I’m on a detox. BUT i am dying for cheese and crackers

I try to have protein at every meal–eggs in the am, chicken or something for dinner and lunch.

I am going to be finishing my MEd this year and I could not be more excited!! No more Homework!!!

I have 3 miles planned for post work today and weights….i am so bad at strength training…working on upping the number of days per week I do it


Katie January 26, 2012 at 6:57 am

If I ever stop spending so much time reading running blogs I should graduate with a phd this may. after 4 years of sucking the life force out of me, it’s about time to get those fancy initials after my name!


Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile January 26, 2012 at 6:59 am

I have never had cottage cheese and grapes. IT sounds so good! I always buy crushed pineapple and mix that in with cottage cheese. That is my favoriteeee.
I always have to eat protein with every meal. It keeps me full and satisfied!
I’m running today!! Not sure if it’ll be outside or on the treadmill yet.


Karen January 26, 2012 at 7:03 am

According to my half-marathon training schedule (bain of my existence at this point) I will be doing 5 miles of some sort of jog/walk/crawl on the treadmill this evening:)

Favorite snack lately has been saltine Goldfish. Lame, but somehow totally effective in the happy department!


Lindsey January 26, 2012 at 7:08 am

Apple and peanut butter is a great snack!
I have only ever eaten cottage cheese on its own…not brave enough to try anything else with it.
I try to make sure there is protein in every meal of mine, if not I find myself hungry 2 hours later.
Its my rest day! But because I am working till 9pm :(


kari @ Running Ricig January 26, 2012 at 7:10 am

I can’t get over the texture of cottage cheese. I’ve been having apples and peanut butter lately for my snacks.

Seriously, what does the cover of Billy’s book say?

I ran this morning on the treadmill. I was still pretty much asleep, so it was ROUGH.


Jamie @ Don't Forget the Cinnamon January 26, 2012 at 7:10 am

I am not a cottage cheese fan but I DO like halved grapes and ricotta on toast!
And I’m finishing up my undergrad this May!!


Vanessa N January 26, 2012 at 7:10 am

I’ve been doing cottage cheese with cherry tomatoes – pretty good, but I bet grapes would be even better (sweet>savory…always).

I started P90X over the weekend, so I’ve been eating a ridiculous amount of protein (following the nutrition plan). I’m supposed to do five servings of protein a day… it’s quite the challenge for me. I’m a carby girl at heart!


Katie January 26, 2012 at 7:12 am

Those grapes look so yummy! I think Curly needs to make a cameo appearance in every one of your blog posts, she is just too cute. I’ll be hitting the treadmill for hill repeats (I live in FLAT Houston) and then some weights.


Kim K January 26, 2012 at 7:13 am

never tried grapes with cottage cheese – do you put the grapes inside a bowl of CC? i usually just do cottage cheese alone – back in the day i used to mix it with rice krispies and peach slices, and that was super dooper yum.

i do have protein at every meal AND i am running an hour and thirty minutes today along the Charles River in Boston :)


Annette@EnjoyYourHealthyLife January 26, 2012 at 7:16 am

I ran on Tuesday and it felt awesome!!

We have some grapes, and now I really want to eat ’em….that’s odd…… ;)


misszippy January 26, 2012 at 7:18 am

I’ll have to try that combo–it sounds good! And I might share with my kids, unlike the cruel aunt that you are! ; )

Ran 7 miles today after swimming 3,200. Felt great!


Kelsey@ ReadySetFeast January 26, 2012 at 7:19 am

I love pears and cottage cheese. MM I could go for some right now!

I’m scheduled to run 5 today, should be a nice, easy stretching run. Let’s hope.


Lisa January 26, 2012 at 7:20 am

MeMeMe! I am graduating from my program in May! Now to find a job…

Ps. Cottage cheese+apples=amazing.


Sara January 26, 2012 at 7:21 am

What is your favorite snack lately? What do you LOVE eating cottage cheese with?

-PB Lara bar

Do you try to eat protein at every meal? Do you think you eat enough protein?

-I do my best but they want you to be eating at least 80 grams of protein while pregnant, that is hard when you don’t eat meat! AHHH! Been living on greek yogurt and beans lately!

Anyone else going to be graduating at some point in 2012!?!? What about 2013?!?!

Yes, will finally be done with my MBA at the end of this year! YIPEE!

WHO is running today?!? Where, what?
Sadly, my last run was about 2 weeks ago, I made it about 7.5 months while pregnant, kind of disappointed I couldn’t run until the end

Random ?: Did I miss an announcement of where Billy got into law school? I’m still rooting for somewhere in Boston :)


Julia January 26, 2012 at 7:21 am

I will be graduating from college in May and starting medical school in August! I was planning on five miles of speedwork today but I have a hideous cold so I’m thinking maybe I’ll do pilates instead.


Josie @ January 26, 2012 at 7:24 am

I have never tried that combo, but I will take your word and give it a shot. Yesterday I got offered fried grasshopper as a snack! no gracias. haha.

Today I am getting my run on in the afternoon… an easy 7 :)


natalie @ southern fit foodie January 26, 2012 at 7:25 am

I’ve been eating Zima Tomatoes like they are going out of style. They are so sweet that they taste like candy! I’ve been eating a lot of Greek yogurt and cottage cheese lately too. I think cottage cheese is awesome with anything – grapes, almond butter, fig butter, bb


natalie @ southern fit foodie January 26, 2012 at 7:26 am

oops – to finish… bbq sauce (don’t judge), pretty much anything!

I do try to eat protein at every meal and snack. I aim for 100 grams each day, but I don’t always get there.


Katie @ Running off the 'Ritas January 26, 2012 at 7:25 am

My favorite snack is wheat thins and jalapeno pimento cheese from Whole Foods. It’s AMAZING and dangerously addicting. I only let myself buy it once a month or so. My favorite healthy snack is baby carrots and roasted red pepper hummus (love the Sabre brand). I need to try the grapes and cottage cheese combo. No running for me today…went to a Crossfit type gym yesterday and got my butt kicked. My whole body is feeling it right now!


Niki January 26, 2012 at 7:26 am

It has taken me a long time to come to terms with cottage cheese. The texture creeps me out a little, but I’ve learned to like it with tomatoes. Next stop… pineapples!
My favorite snack is strawberries! I can’t wait until they come into season again.
No running today :( been sick and trying to not do much so I can feel better faster!


Losing Lindy January 26, 2012 at 7:28 am

I love cottage cheese with yummy.

I need to get up and on the dreadmill, I am having a hard time getting motivated.


Claire @ Live and Love to Eat January 26, 2012 at 7:31 am

I love them both on their own but have never combined grapes and cottage cheese!


Tia @ Bella Get Fit January 26, 2012 at 7:31 am

I don’t really like cottage cheese (I Know, I know). Once in awhile I’ll buy a few with the mixed fruit and really enjoy them but I lose my appetitie for it REALLY quick. I really like either laughing cow cheese or cream cheese on a eggo or eating right waffle with a little bit of strawberry or raspberry jam .. mmmmm so good!

I was just thinking back to waffles and pancakes and stuff, I NEVER put syrup on them, EVER. If I make pancakes at home I top them with greek yogurt, or peanut butter and I never order them at a restaraunt. I had them off a buffet once awhile back and I put strawberries on top.

I plan to run 5K today :)


Ann@anntics January 26, 2012 at 7:31 am

I was supposed to go running at 5 this morning, but for some reason my alarm didn’t go off and I was sad when I woke up and discovered I had left my running partners waiting for a little bit! For me I try to make sure I eat a veggie and fruit at every meal, but for breakfast I always have some type of protein. My favorite snack right now speaking of protein, is apples and peanut butter! I think I need to upgrade the size of my next peanut butter container so it can last longer. I LOVE GRAPES TOO! When I first got married I told my husband that no matter how expensive grapes are, we are always going to have them in our house. We recently purchased some from Wal-Mart and I am shocked because they are the best grapes I have had in a long time.

My husband is also graduating in 2012, and we too have to figure out where we are going next! It’s a hard decision and it’s sad to leave everyone, but we are also excited about the next adventure!


Michelle January 26, 2012 at 7:32 am

This is gonna sound gross but I promise it’s yummy – I love cottage cheese mixed with salsa and black beans. Then I eat it with wheat thins or tortilla strips. (OR carrots if i’m feeling really healthy.) It looks gross but is amazing I promise!!

I’ve got speedwork on the plan tonight!


Heather@Just a Colorado Gal January 26, 2012 at 7:32 am

I”m on this ridiculous tuna kick lately! Tuna w/ crackers = delicious!

I’M GRADUATING THIS YEAR!!! I will finally be done with my M.Ed in August, 2012. You can come celebrate!


Ashley January 26, 2012 at 7:35 am

I eat cottage cheese on everything. I substitute it for a lot of condiments. I put it on tacos, chili, veggies, fruit and I even mix it in with my dogs food-she loves it!!! :)

My workout will be a nice 4 miler, outside if it stops raining here I Nashville.

Have a great day!


Julia January 26, 2012 at 7:35 am

My favorite snack lately has been dark chocolate covered raisins.

I try to have protein with every meal. This may sound gross, but i love cottage cheese bananas. If the bananas are ripe, I’ll actually mash it up, mix it with cottage cheese, add some sugar/splenda, and then add some cereal (or maybe I’ll try a graham cracker next time!) to it….swear it tastes just like banana cream pie but a heck of a lot healthier!


Myndie January 26, 2012 at 7:35 am

I used to eat cottage cheese with mandarin oranges. Slightly frozen mango chunks are also good with cc. Favorite snack?? Cereal

I try to at every meal and it varies from day to day on getting enough protein.

I should be graduating in 2013.

P.S. I saw these on Pinterest and thought of you!

and they are scented…


Jade January 26, 2012 at 7:36 am

He gets to do his homework in COLORED pencils, that means he cannot be a total nerd! I’m a little jealous, it’be awesome if I could hand my next essasy to my teacher and it’d look like Rainbow Bright typed it up!

Running outside today, brrrr, it’s a happy 30degrees today though! I think it’s considered icing everything while you run then, right? So I can skip an ice bath and head straight to the hot tub?


Emily January 26, 2012 at 7:39 am

I am running today!!!!! I have a sparkly brand new pair of Mizuno Wave Rider 15s which just arrived at my doorstep (via and the USPS, unfortunately not the shoe stork). I am so excited to give take them for their inaugural run! Never tried Mizunos before so this is my maiden voyage with Mizunos in general.

I tell you, there is NOTHING more motivating for a runner than to get a new pair of shoes. =)


Andrea @ Andrea Out Loud! January 26, 2012 at 7:44 am

Ive never had grapes and cottage cheese together! weird, i may like that.
favorite snack altely is pita chips and humus or frozen strawberries
ANnnnnd I eat a good amount of protein and do try to incorporate it into every meal!


Theresa January 26, 2012 at 7:45 am

i’ve never thought about grapes and CC together but that actually sounds like a dynamite combo to me!

snacks i’ve been lovin on include: vanilla cupcake goldfish crackers, apple chips and bananas (not all together)

i do try to eat some kind of protein…sometimes it works out, sometimes it doesnt.

i ran yesterday so today was crosstraining. amusingly enough i love my days off from running as much as i love my running days…i come back feeling stronger after a day of no running!


Lacie January 26, 2012 at 7:47 am

My husband LOVES cottage cheese and Doritos. He crunches the doritos up in a paper towel then mixes them in. My kids love it too.


Chelsea@RunningISMyDiet January 26, 2012 at 7:53 am

Favorite snack of late is celery with natural peanut butter. Well mostly just the PB, but I tell myself the celery is a serving of veggies….
Cottage cheese and anything fruity for me.
Yes….getting off work at 2 pm…getting my run on- my favorite loop. And then I have about 25 hours of TV to catch up on. I know, it’s a rough life. ;)


Jodi @ Southern Flavored Life January 26, 2012 at 7:56 am

I have been craving waffles/pancakes for forever. It’s one of those ‘guilty if I eat it’ foods, so I’m trying to stay away!

No run today, pilates! I need to learn to run a kajillion miles so I can eat all this stuff, and still be as tiny as you. :-) Happy Thursday!


melissa January 26, 2012 at 7:58 am

I’m graduating high school this year!


Katie @ Peace Love & Oats January 26, 2012 at 8:05 am

I definitely make sure to get protein at every meal, it’s one of the things I’m focusing on. I love CC with cinnamon mixed in and nuts or raisins. I also like it with cut up cantaloupe or crackers. And I’m graduating law school in 2013! Haha only a year and a half more to go…


Nicole January 26, 2012 at 8:05 am

Anything with PB. Animal crackers. Fruit.
I eat too much protein probably. Not very balanced.
I am not graduating from anything these days.
No running today but will workout at the gym later. Trying to take it easy until this cough eases up.

The Kidless Kronicles


Jerilee @ Mom's Gone Running January 26, 2012 at 8:06 am

I can’t eat cottage cheese with anything in it. It has to be just plain cottage cheese! I know- weird.
The run is DONE for today- 7 miles in the early morning with some running friends.
I am sure I eat plenty of protein. I love me some protein.
If it makes you feel any better, I have no idea what that textbook says, either. I’m pretty sure there are about 7 typos on that cover.


Alyssa @ Life of bLyss January 26, 2012 at 8:06 am

oh, come on. goat cheese is fantastic with EVERYTHING. I adore it on salads. I wish I could find a fat and calorie free kind. ;)


Sierra January 26, 2012 at 8:08 am

Sprinkle cottage cheese with crumbled turkey bacon, then slice up cherry tomatoes and add that. Salt and Pepper, eat. So, so good.

You took the words out of my mouth about that text book.


Cat @Breakfast to Bed January 26, 2012 at 8:09 am

I will have my PhD in January 2013.

cottage cheese? that needs dried cherries.

I have an easy 4 on my schedule.


Hayley January 26, 2012 at 8:13 am

My favorite snack lately has been blueberries or raisins, cant get enough! I love cottage cheese with tomatoes and pepper, yum! I also love it with pears, though.
I definitely try to eat protein at every meal but mostly when I’m doing lots of hard exercise. If I’m taking it easy that week I worry about it way less.
I ran 3 on the treadmill this morning as my last run before my half marathon this weekend! First one since stress fractured hip and Celiac diagnosis. It’s been 2 years and I’m SO excited!!


Jessica January 26, 2012 at 8:19 am

Yumm, CC is so good with crackers, alone, on salads, with pears, etc. I’ll have to try it with grapes though. Have you ever frozen grapes? SO good.


Kate @ Chasing It January 26, 2012 at 8:27 am

don’t feel bad I can’t read Billy’s textbook title either lol! what on earth is he studying anyways! I totally approve of your dinner waffles, I had oatmeal for dinner….I guess I always want oatmeal or carby things after I work out and I worked out right before dinner! that’s my excuse anyway lol. And YES to cottage cheese and grapes. They’re so delicious either by themselves or together!


Kaitlyn January 26, 2012 at 8:29 am

Heading out for a 6 miler in 30 minutes and graduating with a master’s in environmental politics in 2013-super stoked to have my master’s under my belt since it’s required at some point for teachers.


Karla @ myhighonlife January 26, 2012 at 8:33 am

Gosh darn it you’re beautiful Janae! And your niece is the cutest little girl I’ve seen. Precious.

I eat my cottage cheese alone; I never really got onto the fruit with it thing.. it makes me nauseated just thinking of it. But I think I’m getting lactose intolerant so I haven’t been able to eat cc lately :(
I eat a bit of protein but I need to up it a bit more… this girl loves her carbs tooo much!
I am graduating from undergrad May 20th! I’m super excited but have no idea what is in store for me next. It freaks me out…
I am not running today; it’s a rest day for me! Probably a good thing since my hip is bothering me again. =/


Amanda January 26, 2012 at 8:35 am

Don’t be intimidated by Billy, I spy colored pencils. Maybe he is working on your Valentine’s Day gift and trying to throw you off with the fancy big books.

My favorite snack lately has actually been a meal. Naan with pizza sauce, spinach and feta. Is there nothing not delicious in this?

I try to get some protein every meal, but I’m more concerned with getting food into my stomach as quickly as possibly when I’m hungry and making sure it’s not terrible for me.


Michelle (Better with Berries) January 26, 2012 at 8:40 am

I love grapes and I love cottage cheese, but have never had the two together. I’ve had a craving for cottage cheese lately and might have to try it with grapes. I usually eat it with peaches just because that’s how my dad always ate it.

I’m not graduating in 2012 but I am leaving my job and going back to school!


Chels R. January 26, 2012 at 8:44 am

Did the early morning treadmill then going to a social run with friends tonite!

I love cottage cheese too, actually I just like it plain! So boring :-)


KerriAnn (livebreathrun) January 26, 2012 at 8:47 am

I LOVE cottage cheese. With Pineapple. Or anything sweet. I can’t do it with salt/pepper or any of the savory things other people do.

I will be graduating in 2013! Wahoo! Took me 4 years to go back to school, and I may have no life again, but it will be worth it!


FoodFaithFitness January 26, 2012 at 9:19 am

I ran 4.3 miles this morning. Cottage cheese with a little agave is yum!


Erica January 26, 2012 at 9:32 am

Fruit has definitely been my favorite snack lately……grapes #1, close 2nd is bananas and a distant 3rd is jazz apples.

I definitely do the protein at every meal, but tv/bedtime snack is usually just a carbs and sugar full force. Is it weird that my best nights sleeps are preceeded by basically a dessert??

No running today, I committed to running with 3 guys from school tomorrow. Yikes, what have I gotten myself into.


Rosa - Fitness Food Fulfilled January 26, 2012 at 9:41 am

Grapes are my absolute favorite fruit in the world! They’re good with anything, in my book.

My favorite snack lately has been oranges. Lots and lots of oranges. I just can’t get enough!


Rachel January 26, 2012 at 9:50 am

cottage cheese on a baked sweet potato and then drizzled with ketchup (if you have self control or smothered like me). AMAZING and FILLING combo!


Kelsey January 26, 2012 at 9:53 am

-I LOVE cottage cheese, it’s the main source of my calcium too. I stopped using salad dressing a while ago because it usually has so much sugar and started putting CC on salads. My favorite way to eat it is hollowing out a cantaloupe and filling it with CC…yum!

-I know I get enough protein and I love it, I’ve been obsessed with eggs lately.

-I had the most perfect run ever this morning, 8 miles, super foggy and damp outside, 33 degrees…everything about it was awesome.

Happy Thursday Janae!!!


Erin January 26, 2012 at 9:58 am

I am planning on graduating (with a PhD) this June!! If I tell enough people anonymously on the internet I will have to force myself to finish this thing, right? Off to do a four mile run now!!


Holly January 26, 2012 at 9:58 am

Have you tried carrots and CC? My dad’s go to snack is a bowl of cc with wheat thins and carrots! I thought it was REALLY strange the first time he brought it out, but the sweetness of the carrots and salty of the wheat thins go perfectly with cc =)
Happy Thursday!!


Whitney @ The Adventures of Now January 26, 2012 at 9:58 am

I ran 3 miles this morning – slowly, but it’s been a tough week so I’ll take it!

I’ve never had cottage cheese (well since I was a baby) … but I’ve been snacking on Greek yogurt even more lately. I aim to get a good amount of protein, this week I’ve definitely increased it with the yogurt.

My go-to snacks usually involve mixed nuts or nutbutter in any form. Or fruit.


Khushboo January 26, 2012 at 10:04 am

Please mix in peanut butter into your cottage cheese and then top with chocolate chips :)! Protein is a biggie for me, otherwise I’m such a snack monster!


Jessica @ Running To Be Skinny January 26, 2012 at 10:18 am

Ha, ha. I knew she’d get your list. :) She sounds like my mom.


Brandi @ Faith Fitness and Laughter January 26, 2012 at 10:20 am

I am stuck on Dannon greek yogurt and granola….:) LOVE cc and wheat thins! I like to put sunflower seeds in mine too.
I try to get as much protein as I can… least some in every meal.

I have one more run this week and I am doing it on my birthday tomorrow :)


michelle kim January 26, 2012 at 10:20 am

My boyfriend Joe will be graduating from law school next spring.
I will be starting this fall as a Junior at SFSU (for kinesiology), so I’ll be done in 2014. Seems so far away!
My favorite snacks have to come in a package because I’m always driving around all day (so bananas are perfect, and I’ve been getting boxes of Clif Mojo bars because I eat at least one bar everyday).


Danica @ GirlsThatRun January 26, 2012 at 10:21 am

Cottage cheese and wheat thins is one of my favorite snacks too! My cousin and I used to sneak the cottage cheese and box of wheat thins out of my grandma’s kitchen and hide behind her rose bushes in the yard and eat the whole tub. Too funny!

CC is also super good mixed with blackberry (or any) jam. Delish!


Lindsay @ Salt, Sun & Sanity January 26, 2012 at 10:28 am

This is making me what to go out and buy some grapes! Green are definitely my favorite, although it might be all in my head.


Kara January 26, 2012 at 10:34 am

Cottage cheese and canned peaches. Yes, canned. It’s the only time I eat canned peaches. Yumm.


Kaelin January 26, 2012 at 10:37 am

I have been snacking on string cheese and clementines, yum! I am drooling over that waffle, and you better not run out of syrup. That would be tragic!

I have been working hard to eat more protien at every meal. I even made tempo fix an egg for breakfast today. My hair is a mess, but I had my protien! :)

I ran yesterday and will again on Friday.


chelsey @ clean eating chelsey January 26, 2012 at 11:06 am

Your mom is so nice – my mom does that for me sometimes too. Love her!


Robin January 26, 2012 at 11:15 am

Cottage cheese + salsa or + wheat thins, or combine the three!


Kayla Moothart January 26, 2012 at 11:25 am

I did an early morning treadmill run.. nice and short since I ran the Carlsbad Marathon on the 22nd! I had to get my workout in before the school day started! :)


Kate @ Run with Kate January 26, 2012 at 11:25 am

I had an awesome 8 mile tempo run last night, wahoo! While watching the Bachelor… Can I just say (again) I can not stand the model girl! Grrr. She bothers me.

Tonight, I have a nice easy run (but I will be throwing in hills — because I have realized I am weak and Heartbreak Hill will kill me if I don’t prepare).


Jaime January 26, 2012 at 11:40 am

cottage cheese + salsa + triscuits. It will change your life.


Kerr January 26, 2012 at 11:47 am

I love cottage cheese! I’ve never had it with grapes but you better believe i am going to try it now!


Kristen @ notsodomesticated January 26, 2012 at 11:51 am

After 3 weeks off, I finally had my first run, after getting some new shoes! I was so excited … I’m really hoping that my new shoes and inserts will help kick the shin splints!


Angela @ Happy Fit Mama January 26, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Cottage cheese and pineapple! Yum!!! Wish I had some right now.

I wish I was running today. This chick is sick! Boo!


Amy Tolbert January 26, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Loved cottage cheese and wheat thins until my Grandmother introduced me to cottage cheese and (real not canned) cranberry sauce. It’s so good. Still love my CC with wheat thins though. Maybe I should try CC with CS and WT!


Mark Matthews January 26, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Unrelated to this post, but yesterdays on shorter strides…

I heard the voice of your blog (you know, that voice we make up in our head when we read somebody else’s writing) and tried to take shorter strides. Felt much more comfy, but against all that wisdom that says taking longer strides means less steps to the finish. I guess the key is not to ‘over-stride’. But your other tips were such right on that I’m gonna see what happens.

In other news, some unrelated, some not: now leaning towards Chicago instead of NYCM, eating mint chocolate wafers made by the keebler elves, and found all sorts of yummy designer honey to put in tea that has me buzzing like a bee.


Melissa January 26, 2012 at 1:11 pm

I bought grapes the other day and when I went to wash them they were covered in what looked like spider webs…yuck! I hope yours are much better.

My favorite snack right now is fresh fruit with a protein ball. Which leads to your next question, I do try to eat protein in every meal. It fills me up and keeps me full so much longer! I typically get 50-70 grams of protein a day.

No running today, but I have a “long” run planned for tomorrow. Hoping to do 5 miles, but I’d be thrilled if I could keep going to 6 :)


Erin January 26, 2012 at 1:19 pm

WHERE IS BILLY GOING TO LAW SCHOOL?? i have wanted to know forever!!


Janae January 26, 2012 at 1:59 pm

We still aren’t sure yet!!! Waiting to hear back:)


Courtney January 26, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Cottage cheese and grapes has been my breakfast every morning this week!
I second Erin’s comment above–where is Billy going to law school? My husband and I met at Pepperdine Law.


Janae January 26, 2012 at 2:00 pm

That is so awesome you two met at law school! We still aren’t sure yet where we will be going! I will let everyone know as soon as we know wahoo!


Jennifer January 26, 2012 at 2:06 pm

cottage cheese and applesauce. just try it :)

just graduated from byu law in december, can’t wait to walk in april!


tracey January 26, 2012 at 2:29 pm

So glad you are listening to your body- it’s so hard not to run. I always have to force myself to take rest days- but I need them now more than ever!

I NEED my protein, but love my veggies!!!

I am getting a certification to be a holistic health coach and I complete it in July. My hubby is hoping to finish his PhD by December:)

Did 7 miles on the treadmill with 4 up tempo and Nike Training Camp 15 min leg toner!

Happy Thursday!


tracey January 26, 2012 at 2:31 pm

PS…never could stomach cottage cheese :) I would buy it thinking I would try it and then it would sit in my fridge for at least a month!!


Jess @ Blonde Ponytail January 26, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Just had cottage cheese for lunch–I’m channeling your snack-attacks and as the BL13 stated, it was more protein than hard boiled eggs!! Curly gets cuter every post!

I can’t read Billy’s book either…don’t feel bad, he’s a bright one!! Watch out Law School!!!


Cinnamon @eatpraytri January 26, 2012 at 2:54 pm

I LOVE cottage cheese and tomatoes!! It is really all I can eat it with. Mayyyybe I will try the grapes and/or wheat thins and see how that goes. :)


Grecia January 26, 2012 at 3:05 pm

I cannot stand cottage cheese. I don’t think I’m a picky person but that is one thing I can’t eat. I do love the other half of that snack ;)
I a graduating in may! I am so excited/terrified. But I am applying to grad school so I hope I get in (:
Ooh I ran today. I picked the treadmill over yoga and it felt so good.


Anna January 26, 2012 at 3:13 pm

Grapes and cheese? Where is the ice crem? Chocolate? Cake? Batter? At least there are waffles in this post!
You need to try freezing your grapes (if you haven`t already, since I`m sure you know a ton of desserts/snacks), it`s more like ice cream, and so good!


Sarah S January 26, 2012 at 4:34 pm

I graduate this year! I cannot wait to be done with this PhD!


Alaina January 26, 2012 at 4:40 pm

I had an interval run on the treadmill at the gym. It went really well except that it was friggin’ HOT in the gym.

My favorite snack is the peanut butter filled pretzels from TJ’s. Unfortunately, they don’t last very long!


Sloan January 26, 2012 at 5:20 pm

I LOVE cc. I add it to my veggie scrambles…it melts down to an ooey gooey healthy gravey like consistency. Sounds gross but it’s delish, I swear!

Trying to motivate myself to run. Tips? Today is not my day for putting miles in…uggghhffff.


Liz (Little Bitty Bakes) January 26, 2012 at 5:55 pm

I was addicted to cottage cheese + blueberries in the summer, so I can see how cottage cheese + grapes would be a good combo… I’ll have to give it a try!


Samantha January 26, 2012 at 6:39 pm

I love cottage cheese with a banana sliced in and some crumbled quick bread on top! So delicious!


Abby@ZestyNerd January 26, 2012 at 7:28 pm

Oh, we love grapes, and we love to keep them in the freezer at all times! My favorite snack right now though is popcorn- every afternoon at work.

And I will be graduating with my Doctorate in Physical Therapy in April! So over the top excited!!


J @ ... semplicemente j ... January 27, 2012 at 6:33 am

My favorite snack is GRAPES and CHEESE … not cottage cheese though … never tried that combination … numerous photos and blog entries have been dedicated to my love of cheese and grapes … I am currently on a no cheese eating diet … I miss my cheese :( and especially my grapes and cheese!!!


Chelsea January 27, 2012 at 8:54 am

I’ll be getting my associates of science this summer =D Than on to my bachelors in exercise science!


MR January 27, 2012 at 5:14 pm

Favorite snack lately is Greek Yogurt with honey, sprinkle some flax and maple flakes on it, then some wheatgerm on that, and top with lots of blueberries. Yum!


Life's a Bowl January 27, 2012 at 5:23 pm

I’ve been loving random cottage cheese concoctions lately! Mixed with a little jam and wrapped up in a whole wheat wrapped smeared with some crunchy PB… OR mixed with some cocoa powder, cereal, and chocolate chips… HOLY YUM!!!


Carrie January 27, 2012 at 6:45 pm

I love cottage cheese period. It goes with practically anything! Especially with baked potatoes and jelly sandwiches


Adrianna January 28, 2012 at 7:00 pm

my aunt turned me on to cottage cheese and salsa…it’s insanely awesome!


Lindsay June 29, 2012 at 9:38 am

mmmm one of my favorite cottage cheesy snacks is mixing cottage cheese with peanut butter, freezing it, then taking it out and mashing it up and adding banana slices…


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