It’s already Wednesday! I hope the rest of the week flies as fast as the first half of the week has flown by! I’m going away next week so I’m antsy to get through this week and start packing for my trip.
In the meantime, let’s talk about recent meals.
I’ve been eating more sweet potatoes and bagels (well, bialy’s mostly) this summer. I’m sure that both are helping me to feel great when running and likely aid in the fact that I’m never fatigued after my runs either. I’m calling them my running foods for this summer, in addition to watermelon and the usual nutrient-dense foods that I eat on repeat.
There may not be much “nutrition” to bagels but I like them, crave them with cream cheese, and enjoy them. So to me, bagels and bialys are part of my healthy diet and lifestyle.
I eat power bowls like the bowl below on repeat lately for dinner during the week. I’ve been using either regular sweet potatoes or Japanese sweet potatoes. Also, the tri-color cauliflower from Trader Joe’s (from the frozen section) is just so good! I don’t know what it is about it, it’s just plain old cauliflower, but I love it!
You must get the citrusy garlic seasoning from Trader Joe’s if you haven’t yet. It’s so good sprinkled on sweet potatoes (and vegetables too) with a little bit of olive oil before roasting them in the oven.
This is what the jar looks like again if you missed it in Trader Joe’s or when I last discussed it.
I’m always making a lot of salads still for lunch, sometimes for dinner.
This salad involved some of my usuals like chickpeas, tomatoes, cucumbers, and avocado but also had the addition of Dr. Praeger’s veggie burger and instead of romaine, I used two other salad blends from Trader Joe’s. Romaine is always the lettuce that is often out of stock at Trader Joe’s.
These are the salad blends I’ve been buying at Trader Joe’s when I can’t get romaine. I also go to Whole Foods if I really want romaine for my salads.
I love that this summer is normal so that I can spend Saturdays at my aunt’s beach house with my cousins. There’s always a great spread for lunch and so much to choose from to load up my plate.
I met my friend for a late afternoon of shopping around Americana with dinner at Cipollini.
We ordered the fried zucchini and I was a little nervous I would get too full/nauseous from the fried aspect but I was fine. I think because it was shoe-string style, I didn’t overeat it.
Instead of my usual margarita pizza order, we tried the veggie pizza. It was definitely good although there’s really nothing like their classic margarita.
And finally, here’s my pretty latte from the last time I worked at a We Work location in the city. I just love the We Work experience, likely for the many different beverage options. Between the coffee varieties and Kombucha on tap, it’s like a game of which we have first!