Today started with an old classic I haven’t seen in quite a while. Cereal!
Cinnamon Pecan Special K with Silk Light soy milk. It was nice to just sit, eat, and think quietly. Nice and slow, which seemed to be the theme of the day seemed crazy long. I was able to get out of work for lunch, which was Thai at Chiangmai. Soooo good.
When I finally got home from work, I was thrilled to see a package sitting on our front porch! I brought it in and immediately ripped it open.
Goodies from Flatout Bread! As a thank you for checking out their booth at Taste of Philly, they sent me a bunch of their products to try out. I was expecting only a couple things, but they sent a lot!
They sent me:
- Four flavors of EdgeOn Baked Flatbread Crisps – Multigrain, Sea Salt, Four Cheese, & Garlic Herb
- Three flavors of Flatout Traditional wraps – Original, Light Italian Herb, & Multi-Grain with Flax
- Three flavors of Foldit Artisan Bread – Five Grain Flax, Rosemary & Olive Oil, & Classic White
- Water Bottle
- Cutting board & plastic wrap cutter
- Recipe idea booklet
I was planning to run, so I figured I’d try my first product as a pre-run snack. I broke open this little number:
The crisps sounded perfect for hummus!
2 tbsp roasted red pepper hummus by Tribe, 1 serving of Flatout Sea Salt Baked Flatbread Crisps, and some organic raspberries. The crisps have a yummy, oven-baked flavor and weren’t too salty (one serving has 6% of the recommended sodium for the day). They held up well against the hummus (I hate when crackers break on me). I give these a Bottom-of-the-Bag (BOB) rating, as in if I didn’t portion out a serving and immediately put them away, I wouldn’t have stopped til I hit the bottom of the bag. They were that good. I’m really picky when it comes to chips and crackers, these did not disappoint!
A little after my snack settled in, I laced up and went out for a 3 mile easy run. I wore the Nikes this time and it was like reconnecting with an old friend. They carried me through my half, and I reminded myself of that a few times when I felt my legs going nuts. Definitely aching from the squats and lunges today!
Run complete, it was time for dinner. I didn’t want to make anything elaborate since it was late (8:15ish). I also wanted some protein to help with my increasingly sore muscles. I had a red pepper I needed to use, so I chopped the little sucker up.
Then threw it in the pan with 3/4 cup of liquid egg whites.
And scrambled it all up. Tip: I use a wooden spoon when scrambling my eggs. I feel it gives them a really fluffy texture over using a spatula.
It smelled SO good. For the burrito, I used (you guessed it) an Original Flatbread wrap. A wrap clocks in at only 100 calories, 2 g of fat, 3 g of fiber, and 7 g of protein. I sprinkled some shredded sharp cheddar on top, nuked for 15 sec, and then added the peppers and egg whites.
The peppers were REALLY juicy, so they made the wrap tear a little when I rolled it. I forgot to place the wrap on a paper towel before microwaving it, so the wrap stuck a little to my plate. Um, lessons learned! I decided to eat the wrap with a fork because of the tear. Eating with a fork can also help you slow down and actually enjoy the flavors in your meal (apparently I’m all about slowing down today).
The Original doesn’t have a super strong flavor, which is good when you want a wrap to be in a supporting role to your meal. It adds just enough of that bready goodness to compliment the items you fill it with. The wrap didn’t fall apart as I was cutting into it I think baking would also help fortify it against juicy ingredients instead of using the microwave. I am still feeling full long after finishing my meal. It was definitely quite tasty and I’m really interested to see how the other two flavors are.
I’m extremely happy with the first two products I’ve tried by Flatout. Look for more reviews to come as I make my way through the gargantuan amount of samples! There is a fruit wrap recipe in the booklet that looks A-MAZING. Thanks again, Flatout! So far so good!