A Tale Of Two Tastebuds

This morning I assembled a delicious yogurt bowl for breakfast. IMG_2460

In the mix: pumpkin (which I warm up in the microwave), yogurt, stevia, pumpkin pie spice, chia seeds and cereals. IMG_2458

Served with a spoonful of PB.IMG_2459

After taking pictures, I mix it all up and dig in! There is a reason it’s called a yogurt mess. It looks gross, but tastes delicious. IMG_2462

After mixing I went put some coffee in my to-go cup and Ben took a big bite of my breakfast. He was very unpleasantly surprised by the taste. For some reason he thought I was eating broccoli cheese soup for breakfast! He said his brain couldn’t process the idea of cheese soup while actually tasting pumpkin yogurt fast enough. Ha!


I have been feeling a little bit of a scratchy throat and wanted to scare it away with a veggie juice. Hopefully, this immunity juice will do the trick!IMG_2466

When I got home I threw together an easy lunch – tomato soup and open faced grilled cheese :) And a handful of chocolate chips for dessert. IMG_2468

It’s time for another Subway Commit to Fit Giveaway!

I am working with Subway to promote their Commit to Fit Program. The company is trying to encourage people to create their own “Commit to Fit” goals for a healthier lifestyle.

This week the prize is a $25.00 gift card to Subway! IMG_2471

To Enter: Leave a comment on this post.

In addition to entering this contest, you can check out the Subway Facebook page to enter more contests. They are giving away gift cards and cash!

This giveaway is one of 5 I’ll be doing every Tuesday for the next 4 weeks. Be sure to come back and see what’s up next!

Question of the Day: So, do you want some free sandwiches or not?


  1. says

    I’d love to win! Believe it or not, my husband and I had tomato soup and grilled cheese for dinner last night. It was a great meal for rainy weather :)

  2. says

    I’d love a free sandwich! Subway is a good “fast food” option for me. Especially when I’m running late and can’t pack a lunch!

  3. Jen says

    Apparently the boy grew up with some song (Raffi maybe?) that goes: “Sandwiches are beautiful / Sandwiches are fine / I like sandwiches / I eat them all the time…” and it gets stuck in my head. How crazy is it that you can have a song stuck in your head that you’ve never heard? And that, Monica, is your daily wtf. 😛

  4. says

    I ate a pumpkin/yogurt mess in front of my boyfriend the other day and he was not interested what-so-ever. But I did make broccoli and cheese soup last night that he loved.

  5. Marissa says

    I’d love to win a Subway giftcard. Love their sammies but can’t justify spending $4 for something I could make for much cheaper.

  6. says

    OK, I know I am two (?) days late now, but I wanted to say CONGRATS on the marathon. I don’t really know what it’s like to be a runner with such experience and PRs and goals, but I do know that as one who isn’t a runner, I am DAMN IMPRESSED by your marathon time! Girlfriend, if I ever do a marathon, I am walking/strutting/dancing that thing, cocktail and snacks in hand. I’m not even kidding. I don’t care if it takes me all day!

    Anyway, that’s my long-winded way of saying: you’s a boss. 😉

  7. says

    since i eat subway almost every day this gift card would def help my wallet out!


    also congrats on the marathon time! u seriously rocked it!

  8. Sara M says

    Would love to win the gift card. The breakfast bowl idea you showed was pretty cool. I’m going to have to try something like that myself. Thanks for the good ideas!

  9. says

    I LOVE Subway, but because I can make a sandwich at home for alot less then Subway, I dont go very often. I would love to win this giveaway so that I could get more Subway sandwiches!! :)

  10. Christie says

    I would love some free sandwiches… even though they have been getting not so stellar reviews, the fat kid in me NEEDS to taste-test the new breakfast sandwiches!

    PS. Loving the before and after shots of your breakfast!

  11. Jennifer says

    Of course I would love to have free sandwiches!!!!! It’s a bonus that it’s Subway- veggie delights are awesome!!

  12. Kathryn says

    Of course Id love free sandwiches:) Cant even imagine trying the yogurt bowl and thinking it was broccoli cheese soup…yuck! (although the bowl itself looks delicious!)

  13. Laurie says

    I would love a Subway giftcard! I love your food combos, I wish I could come up with something like that! Funny Ben for thinking that was broccoli cheese soup!

  14. says

    I love Subway!! It is definitely my go-to fast food option! Turkey on whole wheat, with a mix of lite mayo/mustard, all the veggies, no onions or hot peppers. Ahhhhhhhh….. the sigh of a satisfied customer.

  15. Lindsay says

    Free samwich, free samwich! I love Subway! Especially their chocolate chip cookies…did I just write that? Whoops. So much for eating fresh.

  16. says

    I would love to win! YUM! I am trying to get healthy at 50 and it is hard work!

    ~ GET HEALTHIER loose 15 pounds and 4 inches off my belly
    ~ RUN LOS ANGELES MARATHON BETTER THAN LAST YEAR (last year I ran 6:00 so this year I am shooting for 5:30 or better.)

    be mindful
    mediate daily

  17. Kellie says

    I’m afraid I am going to turn orange from all the canned pumpkin I am eating lately. We are having tomato soup tonight for dinner. This weather is crazy here in socal! My family loves Subway, I get a bunch of $5 foot longs and can feed everyone for cheap.

  18. Kristabel says

    I love Subway! So of course I want some free food from there! I work and go to school full time. That means that sometimes I have to eat out I tend to head there. It’s a nice healthy alternative to other fast foods. Which really helps, since I am training for my first half marathon coming up in November!

    Also, I never thought about mixing up all my ingrediants when I make a yougurt bowl. Have to try it!

  19. maja says

    i love tomato soup and grilled cheese. one of my favorite combos. and i love any meal that ends in chocolate chips. i also love me some subway.

  20. Sahar says

    Hmm…how long does canned pumpkin keep in the fridge? I bought a huge can and am struggling to use it up!

    I love Subway veggie sandwiches and giveaways – put the two together and I would be one happy camper :)

  21. Laura says

    I love Subway! For your commit to fit challenge I have come up with a few things: (1) Stop eating out so much. Lately we have been eating out 3-4 times a week because I have been too busy too cook, which is setting us back $$ wise. Now, I will cook 5 meals a week, one day for leftovers, and the other my husband and I will go out somewhere tasty but healthy. Love Panera and Chipotle!! (2) Work out for at least 30 minutes a day. I never work out and I think my body hates me for it. No matter how much I sleep, I am still exhausted. I would love to receive the gift card! Healthier opportunity to eat out! =]

  22. says

    Do you use any sweetener when you eat pumpkin straight like that? I always find it too bitter without. But, then again, I’m a sugar-aholic. Maybe that’s the problem…..hmmm… :)
    Great giveaway!

  23. says

    Oh that sounds like a bad experience–I hate when a dish looks sweet or savory but turns out to be the opposite of what you expect! I just ate a giant roll with cheese for dinner, so I could really use the giftcard!

  24. Jen says

    Haha, my breakfast oatmeal always looks pretty funky when all the ingredients are mixed in as well… but it tastes so good. 😛

    & yes, I’d love some free sandwiches!

  25. says

    You don’t know how OBSESSED I am with Subway. One time a lady was making my sandwich, then (with the same gloves on) stopped to pick up the phone, handle money and then came back to finish my sandwich…. WITH THE SAME GLOVES. I still ate it.
    I deserve the prize just for that!

  26. Ella says

    I’m a broke college junior – of course I’d love free subs!

    I’ve been feeling a little under the weather too, I’m currently eating a big bowl of chickpeas and spinach in hopes that the protein and iron pump up my immune system. That yogurt bowl looks oddly good!

  27. s says

    i make a pumpkin yogurt mess too! i add muesli/almond butter/pumpkin/yogurt and let it sit overnight. i’ve never added chia seeds though, so i think i might try that.

    also, i enjoy free subway sandwiches. that is all.

  28. beth says

    I do! Being a tuna lover yourself, I think we should protest for a lighter version with lowfat mayo :) I thought of you last week at a work conference when i was posed with the choice of chicken breast or tuna. Chicken was healthier but I knew I would regret not getting the tuna so I did! You are teaching me that :)

  29. says

    I go to Subway almost every Friday for lunch. It’s the one day I don’t have to pack it up. Subway on the house would make that Friday tradition a little more fun!

  30. Lia says

    Oddly enough I never understood the mixed-up yogurt mess idea. I make yogurt bowls and then don’t mix them, except in my mouth and tummy. Someday I’m going to have to try and mix and see what happens…
    Luckily with sandwiches you don’t have that problem!

  31. griselda says

    I never understand your cereal bowls..
    .until now! I don’t like mixing foods so was never sure how you ate it. Ha! Makes perfect sense. I have started running and want to build up to run a half marathon or 5k! You’ve inspired me. I can do it. :)

  32. brianne says

    I love subway but never remember to go there when I’m looking for something quick and healthy…maybe this would remind me! 😉

  33. zoe says

    commenting on the post
    while eating breakfast of french toast
    not the healthiest way to start my day
    but i really want the coupon from subway!

  34. says

    Ha! Something similar happened to me and my other half recently. I had yogurt with pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice and nuts, I thought it was ok but when he tasted it he thought it was the nastiest thing he’d ever tasted. He continued to give me the eye because he couldn’t get the taste out of his mouth lol!!

  35. Laura S. says

    That is too funny about your breakfast! My fiance has done similar things in the past. He loves subway so the gift certificate would be great for him :)

  36. Mandy says

    Yes please! Subway is one of my favourite “fast” food restaurant (or well the only one i like going to). Except my student budget doesn’t allow or many of their delicious sandwiches :(

    Also..I like your new page layout :)

  37. Nicole says

    Congrats on the marathon! I’m running New York City Marathon in 17 days! My first one, so nervous! Your pumpkin breakfast looked great.

    PS i looooove me some free subway!

  38. Christine says

    If you look at my bank statement from the first semester of grad school, it’s either Subway or the local ice cream shop. Subway always has a special place in my heart :)

  39. Liz23 says

    Yes please! I love Subway and they actually have several Subways here on this lovely little island (the big island of hawaii). They don’t have a lot of restaurants/fast food places here. =( Which I guess is good for my waist line! But I miss me some Wendy’s and Sonic and my local Mexican Food joints!

  40. Isabel says

    I would love some free subway.
    My go to sammy is veggie delite with all the veggies (-pickles and olives) and mustard and a bit of sweet onion. Unless I am feeling wild and get that new buffalo sauce which is spicy enough to make even me tear up… and that is saying a lot.

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