Lunch at EarthFare brightens my day
I didn’t feel very well this morning – kind of on the verge of nauseousness. Either there was too much fiber in my cereal or I am feeling anxious from one of the announcements I mentioned this morning. I’m a little overwhelmed at the moment with the traveling one. It’s all good though. I can’t wait to tell you guys what it is and will as soon as I’m allowed!
After my two classes I walked 10 minutes over to EarthFare – with a 10 pound textbook, a computer, a binder, water bottle, strawberries + personal items all on my back!
I had a sushi roll sample for an appetizer!
It’s chilly outside, and this creamy Carrot Ginger Soup looked good, so I decided on a cup to go with my salad. (I always debate getting foods from the deli case or just a big bowl of soup and a roll but every week the salad bar is just too tempting!)
My salad was delicious as well. And I think this lunch took me like 45 minutes to work through! (Although I was playing online at the same time).
My salad was on a big bed of mixed greens and I added the usual topping variety as well – just a bit smaller portion of each due to the side of soup.
- Mixed greens + spinach
- Bell pepper pieces
- Kidney Beans
- Falafel ball
- ~2 tbsp salmon (it was in cubes today)
- Snap pea salad
- Pasta Salad (a few noodles)
- 2 tbsp hummus (which was really good!)
- 2 tbsp curried chicken salad (one of my favorites)
- 3 pineapples
- 3 croutons
- Some granola pieces, which I ate around and saved for dessert. They were like a Nature Valley bar.
I can’t help but think of all the nutrients I just consumed as I study my notes for Clinical tonight on functional foods and antioxidants! So many superfoods! Beta-carotene, lutein, omega-3’s, isothiocyanates, phenols, phytic acid, sterols, prebiotics!
My mind/body felt better after this lunch. Now I could use a cup of tea for some flavonoids…with perhaps a splash of soy milk for isoflavones…
Guest Lunch Post: Chelsea!
Chelsea has been a friend of mine through CalorieKing for….gosh…2.5 years now!? We’ve met twice in person too (on my visits to San Francisco) and she had cute baby Lucy 5 months ago! Here’s her latest “Kath-like” lunch (as she calls it 🙂 ) all set up on a pretty white plate:
- Turkey, CranApple Butter and pickle sandwich on whole wheat bread
- Sliced Oranges
- Sliced Red Peppers
- Sabre Roasted Garlic Hummus
- Pretzel Thins
- Peach Nectarine
- Talking Rain-no calorie sparkling water.
It’s National KERF Shirt Day!
How cute is Annie!?
I’ve got 1 hour more to study before Foodservice, then the Clinical exam at 5pm, then more Clinical lecture! It’s going to be a late night, but I’ve got strawberries + a LaraBar to get me through to 8:30, when I’ll be excitedly consuming leftover Nutty Vanilla Sweet Potato + Kale Soup!