Salad bar was good!! I usually hate chain restaurants (except some of the newer ones like Panera,) but I’m always up for a bar of raw veggies 🙂 I got a little of lots of stuff:
- Spinach/mixed greens on the bottom
- Shredded carrots
- Zucchini strips
- Green pepper
- Garbanzo beans
- Beets (!!)
- Black olives
- 2 pasta salad spirals
- Cottage cheese
- Red grapes
- Pumpernickel croutons
- Dried cranberries
Plus low-fat balsamic dressing on the side and 4 saltine crackers.
All-You-Can-Eat Observation: I obviously got the unlimited all-you-can-eat salad bar for lunch. Had I ordered off a menu, I would have never just gotten a salad without soup/half sandwich/significant portion of meat on top. I would have thought that just a salad would leave me still hungry. Today I thought about getting soup or something to go with the salad bar, but I decided I could always go back for more plates until I was full.
As a result, I was able to eat intuitively based on my hunger/fullness level. By the time I made it down to the bottom of my salad (about 20 minutes later) I decided I really was pretty full and didn’t need more. Had I ordered off the menu, I probably would have eaten a salad and something else because it was there and I wouldn’t want it to go to waste (or at least most of it). Guess all-you-can-eat has its pros!
Seeing my dad’s office is always fun. He’s an engineer and showed me his work on a chip for a cell phone radio. “Work” is really a bunch of green lines that he can turn into something meaningful. So strange! His love for engineering was definitely not passed through the genes (although I do love math and organization…)
Walk + Trail Mix
My mom and I concluded her spring break visit with a bit of exercise before we headed to Greensboro. I ran for 3 miles and then walked with her for 30 minutes.
We snacked on trail mix in the car on the way up to lunch.
I am excited about my dinner plans!! The husband is working late so I’m on my own to cook. I find cooking alone to be very therapeutic. I spread everything out and work very methodically and slow when I’m on my own. I can’t believe this day has just flown by. Amazing what 4 hours of driving will do 8)