Figuring Things Out + Sweet Green + Recent Meals


So while I’m trying to figure out my next career move, I do have extra time for my blog.

It’s been so long since I’ve been able to post six days a week. But blogging has changed so much over the years and even during that time, so have my original posting interests.

Like, I don’t even remember to take pictures of everything I eat nor do I want to!

But what I eat is still a top view and interest for the blog so maybe I’ll get back to talking more about it or remember to focus on what I bought at Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods again.

I don’t know. These days I have enough trouble getting what I need at Trader Joe’s (and even Whole Foods) all in one shop. Every time I go to the stores, something is not in stock.

I’m really in the figure out what’s next phase of things.

I have a few ideas for my blog at the moment, including some interesting fitness-related posts with insight from experts — but please give me a minute to figure things like that out. As I keep saying, I need a minute to breathe.

Recent Meals

Let’s discuss that I found whole wheat grandma pizza at La Focaccia. And it’s delicious.

Every time I bring this pizza home, my son appears and takes a corner of my crust. I can’t stand it when he does that. If he wanted a bite, he should have said to bring him home a slice!


I tried the new Sweet Green location that opened in my area. Even though I’ve had Sweet Green in the city (and in Florida too) I figured I should try this one too even though I don’t think it’s anything special.

I had the green goddess salad (no almonds) and the buffalo cauliflower.

The Sweet Green salad was just fine, not special.

The cauliflower was mixed with crispy rice but was mostly rice. I liked it but would have liked it to involve more cauliflower. I much prefer the buffalo cauliflower that I get at Farmers Table when I’m down in Boca!


I still like Chopt. I’m sure I will go to Sweet Green randomly but I like Chopt because the salads are actually chopped up into small pieces. I’m used to that and I’m a creature of habit.


Lately though, I haven’t been able to finish my Chopt salads in one sitting. Sometimes I have half of the salad for lunch and then add something to it to finish the salad at dinner.


My bagel and vegetable cream cheese phase is still a phase. Not as strong as it was in the summer, but I do buy bagels and cream cheese each week to have in the house.

I had extra bialys in the house so I made my classic toasted bialy with tomato and mozzarella cheese one night for dinner.

So basic, not pretty, but so good.

tomato-and-mozzarella cheese

Last but not least for today, I made a simple grilled mozzeralla cheese sandwich on Ezekiel bread to dip into a bowl of Trader Joe’s Roasted Red Pepper Tomato soup. I buy the low sodium variety of this tomato soup and most times I go to Trader Joe’s this time of year, it’s out stock.


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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