Couch Monster [kouch mon-ster]
A legendary, persuasive piece of soft and comfy furniture that tempts otherwise Type A individuals to stray from their normal routine to watch television, steal some extra sleep or simply engage in excessive bouts of laziness; Note: Said monster is not the same as the infamous Cookie Monster – however, the two sometimes work together to really throw a Sometimes Healthy Girl off her routine 😉
I’ve decided that every Wednesday will now be “Word Up Wednesday” where I’ll devote a post to a “new” word of the day. I’m borrowing the concept from Steven Colbert’s “The Word” segment. I’m sure he’s okay with it, provided I’m giving him credit. In an ideal word, one of my word creations will catch on in the same way Truthiness captured the nation. Here’s to hopin’ 😉
So, today’s word is “Couch Monster.” Why? Because the Couch Monster has been tempting me quite a lot over the past week. He convinced me to skip my morning run again this morning!
Oh, and on Sunday night, he enticed me to stay up wayyy too late watching the William and Kate Movie on Lifetime.
Finally, when I was too overwhelmed to unpack or finish my laundry, he lured me over promising me I could read blogs and de-stress while resting on him.
Thankfully, I currently have no cookies in the house. SO, the Cookie Monster and the Couch Monster will not be teaming up any time soon.
Anyone have any advice on how to fend off this powerful beast? I will not let him win tomorrow morning – I am going running! I’ll drench him in water if i have to 😉
The Greek Yogurt Debate
This morning I tried one of Fage’s newest flavors for breakfast: Strawberry Goji
I didn’t enjoy it as much as I thought I would. It tasted somewhat artificial, and this is quite a statement for a Sometimes Healthy Girl who has no problem eating Reddi Whip out of the can and pouring mounds of Sugar Free Syrup on any breakfast food.
It got me thinking about all of the interesting Greek yogurt options out on the market right now:
From Chobani to Fage and Dannon, companies are definitely pulling out all of the stops with Greek yogurt flavors. So many choices and so little time! AND on top of that, there is always the option to use my own fun mix-ins:
Chocolate Jello and Greek Yogurt = Chocolate Mousse bliss. I also like to mix it with hot cocoa, cinnamon and sugar, oatmeal and even sprinkles every now and then.
BUT, I’m looking for a new flavor combo. I’m curious, what’s your preference? Do you prefer the Chobani/Fage flavors or do you like to add your own mix-ins to the plain yogurt? And let’s have a little fun, if you do like to add your own mix-ins, what would you name your Greek yogurt creation? My choco jello combo would be: Greek Moose. Tell me yours!