The Summer Apple

May 22, 2012

Our sun is OUT!!

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We’ve been having tons of these gloomy mornings that turn into beautiful days. I’ll take it.

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I did some sit-down work, then 1.5 hours of housework, then more sit-down work.

The middle of that sandwich was exhausting! I scrubbed baseboards and the kitchen floor on my hands and knees, among other tasks.

This required hydration replenishment!

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After a nice shower, I made a simple lunch.

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Garden greens in vinegar and oil plus smoked salt and a torn slice of High Five bread

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And a tropical bowl of Siggi’s Coconut (which I like a lot) topped with fresh pineapple and chocolate sunflower seeds! An interesting combo that worked really well.

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Pineapple water? Why not.

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More writing, some packing, an errand and a book club to look forward to!

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1 Sana May 22, 2012 at 12:15 pm

chocolate sunflower seeds look like mini easter eggs!

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2 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat May 22, 2012 at 12:17 pm

Your garden looks fab Kath! Very lush and green! I also love pineapple in my water and went through tons of it this weekend. So much better than plain. Have a great time at your book club!

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3 Kaila @healthyhelperblog! May 22, 2012 at 12:17 pm

We’ve been having a the opposite weather….beautiful all day and then rainy in the evenings!

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4 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope May 22, 2012 at 12:18 pm

You are lucky that the sun is out! We haven’t seen the sun since the afternoon on Sunday. I miss it! I love the chocolate covered sunflower seeds! They make the pineapple look so festive :)

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5 Khushboo May 22, 2012 at 12:18 pm

Have you tried chocolate covered pumpkin seeds? I’m a fan :)

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6 KathEats May 22, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Not yet!

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7 Allie@LiveLaughEat May 22, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Haha your pineapple water cracked me up. It makes sense though now that I think about it! It’d be fun to plop in sparkling water, too.

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8 Catalina @ Cake with Love May 22, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Our sun is not out :( the pineapple water is such a great idea, love your colorful lunch!

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9 kathleen @ the daily crumb May 22, 2012 at 12:25 pm

the pineapple i have gotten from WF recently has been SO delicious!! love that it is back in season. may just have to throw some in my water :)

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10 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats May 22, 2012 at 12:35 pm

You’re getting really creative with all these kinds of water!

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11 Lace @ Real Food Quest May 22, 2012 at 12:37 pm

I recently read that to keep blood sugars level throughout the day you should pair a fat/carb, protein/carb, or protein/fat/carb combo in every meal. From the RD prospective, is this what we should be looking for to create balance? I notice you have some meals like this where its not all in one dish, but a surprising combo.

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12 KathEats May 22, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Yes yes yes! That’s what I strive for in every meal/snack

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13 Lindsey May 22, 2012 at 12:40 pm

I’m so impressed that you are packing already! Even when I am super excited about a trip, I avoid packing until the last possible second!

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14 RunEatRepeat May 22, 2012 at 12:54 pm

I bet putting the pineapple in the coconut water would be magical.

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15 Emily @ Emily's Olives May 22, 2012 at 12:54 pm

bahhh it looks gorgeous outside! Those weather patterns remind me of Calgary. It starts off being a little blowsy and cold but then ends in a gorgeous hot sunny day. It’s fine but it is hard to know what to wear when you go to work in the morning!

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16 Angela @ Happy Fit Mama May 22, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Love zicco! I drank that like it was going out of style when I was pregnant. Always hit the spot!

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17 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) May 22, 2012 at 1:08 pm

I aspire to be more like you with my planning and executing skills! I am so jealous!!!

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18 Lynn @ the actor's diet May 22, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Unfortunately that’s gonna be the weather in LA soon. We call it June Gloom!

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19 Averie @ Averie Cooks May 22, 2012 at 1:25 pm

pineapple and chocolate is a great combo, in any form.

enjoy your sunshine!

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20 mary @ minutespermile May 22, 2012 at 1:29 pm

i can do a skimpy salad, but i pretty much always need some cheese or avocado on there to spruce it up! go you for being able to enjoy straight-up lettuce.but then again, your lettuce comes straight from your garden, so it probably tastes better than store-bought? i find when i splurge on spring mix at the farmer’s market, the lettuce tastes way herby-er and nice. enjoy the sunshine!

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21 KathEats May 22, 2012 at 3:10 pm

It does taste better, but I also longed for some goat cheese or avocado! Just didn’t have any :)

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22 Heather @ Fit Mama Real Food May 22, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Fun and packed day! Glad your sunshine came out :)

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23 Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See May 22, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Mmmmm at the dining hall at school, they always have pineapple+mint water, which is fantastic! Basil is great as well :)

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24 Annette @FitnessPerks May 22, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Those choc sunflower seeds sound/look amazing!! YUMM.

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25 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count May 22, 2012 at 1:53 pm

You’re right about lunch, simple but it looks tasty!

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26 Wesley @ the way home May 22, 2012 at 2:36 pm

love the idea of making the chocolate sunflower seeds part of a healthy snack!

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27 Alyssa (pb and oatmeal) May 22, 2012 at 3:10 pm

I pretty much can’t eat a salad without chick peas, but that looks pretty darn good!

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28 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles May 22, 2012 at 3:51 pm

I only wish that coconut water was a taaaad cheaper- I love the stuff and think it really does hydrate- especially while pregnant.

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29 The Healthy Engineer May 22, 2012 at 4:00 pm

I’ve been drinking coconut water as well but I found one that was much much cheaper in the asian supermarket and it wasn’t even the type that had added syrup or anything! Loveeee coconut

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30 Kerry @ Totes My Oats May 22, 2012 at 5:29 pm

I love the way you flavor your waters!

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31 Michael Tavallaei May 22, 2012 at 6:25 pm

i hear coconut water is good for you. i can’t get myself to drink it though.

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32 Sarah May 22, 2012 at 6:45 pm

When the husband and I were on Maui our resort had a giant container filled with water, ice and Maui Gold pineapple (only pineapple still grown in HI). I drank more water on that trip than ever before…..soooo good!

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33 Cait's Plate May 22, 2012 at 9:00 pm

HA. I love the pineapple water! That’s actually a really good idea!

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34 Erin Motz May 22, 2012 at 9:54 pm

I jut could NOT get into the Siggi’s… It had such an odd taste to me! But I feel like I see so much about it I should give it another shot.

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35 Angel7 May 23, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Cool combo… Pineapple and chocolate sunflower seeds.

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