Beach Lunches + Salad Bowls + Chickpea Pasta


I love that it’s Wednesday already.

I’ve put together a whole bunch of random meals from the past few days. Somehow I missed a picture of my oreo shake from Shack Shack and any of the pizza I’ve eaten recently. Not sure how that happened!

I had this Chopt salad after a one-hour massage last Friday. I subbed the spicy-sweet peppers in my Chopt app standard order for snap peas which wasn’t the best choice — the peppers really amp up the flavor and I missed that.


I made this easy and delicious dinner so quickly.

While boiling chickpea pasta, I cooked frozen broccoli and colorful carrot coins in a pan with tomato sauce. I added the chickpea pasta once it was done to mix everything together. So good!


We got lucky this year to have really nice Memorial Day weekend weather. It can go either way — either we got summer weather or terrible rain.

Saturday was the only up and down weather day with clouds, rain, and sun scattered throughout the day.

Regardless, I was so happy to have lunch and spend the day at my aunt’s beach house with my cousins. It had been so long since we could do beach weekends all together and I’m just so thrilled that things are basically normal for this summer.


I was at the beach both Sunday and Monday.

I stopped at the bagel store before heading to the beach on Sunday for a bialy with vegetable cream cheese, lettuce, and tomato. It was just PERFECT after my run. I enjoyed it while sitting on the beach.


Another bialy with vegetable cream cheese for me on Monday too. I add lettuce and tomato, as I was telling the bagel store employees because it gives it a bit more depth if I want a bagel with cream cheese as my lunch.

I asked them to go light on the vegetable cream cheese which is evident in this picture but there was still plenty there for it to be delicious.


Loving my lululemon water bottle, by the way.


I made this salad very randomly for dinner one night.

  • Romaine
  • Roasted tomatoes
  • Roasted Brussel sprouts
  • Cucumber
  • Chickpeas
  • Brown rice
  • Onion
  • Feta cheese
  • Avocado
  • Vegan dill dressing

One more salad bowl for today! This bowl was from Cava and was fully loaded with all the toppings including feta, lentils, pickles, cucumbers, tomatoes, corn, roasted vegetables, roasted sweet potatoes, and two types of hummus.


Author: The Cookie ChRUNicles

Hi! I'm Meredith. Join me while I run and cook my way through single motherhood. It is always an adventure trying to teach my 12 year old son the benefits of an active lifestyle combined with healthy eating while of course, still leaving room for dessert.

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