Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Laptop Lunch

Took my super cool bento box lunch to my favorite park today. The park I go to has free wifi so I can get my work done (or occasionally avoid work) and still enjoy the beauty of the day.

More local parks and public places need to offer free wifi access. I'm lucky to have one near my house. If you are a California blog reader here's a list of our state parks with free wifi access. You can also log on free at any of our public libraries. Here's a great resource I use to find retail locations with free wifi (all states.) You may have to purchase some coffee so not completely free but close.

The day was beautiful 84°F sunny, blue skies, cool breeze, I got a lot accomplished and lunch was delicious...


Blue Box (top left): Cucumber, Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Salad
Orange Box (top right): Shelly's Almond Joy Cannoli Pudding
Pink Box (bottom left): Meatballs in Tomato Basil Marinara
Green Box (bottom right): Shelly's Fall Spice Protein Donuts


Shelly's Almond Joy Cannoli Pudding

1/4 cup Ricotta Cheese
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Coconut Torani Syrup
2 Tablespoons Chocolate Protein Powder
a sprinkle of Unsweetened Toasted Coconut

Mix together ricotta, sugar free syrup (any flavor would be yummy) & protein together till well combined. Top with a sprinkle of toasted coconut.


Oh one more thing about free wifi... Starbucks offers it too. You just need to have a registered Starbucks Gift Card or Gold Card (do this online) and maintain a balance of $5. This week you'll also get a free cup of coffee with your wifi. October 2-5 during the VIA Taste Challenge. You’ll taste the Colombia Starbucks VIA & the fresh-brewed Pike Place Roast & be asked to guess which is which. Whether or not you can taste the difference, you’ll score a coupon for a free Tall brewed coffee on your next visit. I tasted VIA several months ago when they were mailing out samples. I used it in this yummy dessert. It's yummy in protein shakes too.

3 comments:

Vixen said...

Hi Shelly, have you produced or thought of writing a cookbook with all of your recipes? I'm pre-op (until 11/9) and I know that eventually I'll be able to eat real food. I'm not nearly as talented in the kitchen as you are but I was wondering if you ever planned on making some extra $$ by selling a cookbook?

I just started my own blog to journal my way through my experience if you want to check me out. I'm at http://mylifeonthefatlist.blogspot.com

Feel free to share the link with friends as I don't think I have any readers yet.

I'm addicted to your blog and am so grateful that you share with all of us in the blogosphere!

Ericka

KrysTros said...

I love reading all your recipes everyday! I also bought a Laptop Lunch bento box! Can't wait to start using it! http://krystros.blogspot.com/

chpdlivr said...

Shelly,
I forgot my super cool bento box at school yesterday and I'm lost!! I've only been packing lunch in it for a month and love, love, love it!! Today it's several crummy plastic containers.......DANG!!
Thanks for the continued inspiration!
Pat