Hey hey hey!! Put yo’ sunglasses ON! Summer has arrived in Charlottesville.
Breakfast fun: grapefruit, eggs and a mountain of frothed milk!
The following breakfast was hot oats (on one of our recent cold days) topped with almond butter and Super Toppers.
Berries, toast, and a Mazen yogurt that needed to be eaten.
And then the most delicious parfait! Layers of fresh strawberries, blueberries, Greek yogurt, honey, and Quaker Breakfast Flats. I’m really digging the breakfast flats – especially crumbled up and mixed in!
On the lunch front, we tried out The Juice Place downtown! It just opened last week. We give a HUGE thumbs up to the customizable juices (M loved his carrot, cucumber, parsley, and apple juice) and all the smoothie options. Mine was the Rich Green with avocado, kefir, and all sorts of other healthy things that I can’t remember :). They also have rice bowls and a small selection of salady things.
Next up: a soft boiled egg over greens with Whole Foods creamy herb dressing (which is pretty decent for a bottled dressing), and cheese. Plus, lots of my favorite chips!
Then a pesto kale salad with smoked trout and blue cheese:
And frittata, avocado, and chips.
Dinners were a mix of in and out.
Out at Fridays After Five with Mazen. I have figured out the key to the ideal all-in-one pizza dinner is to get a slice of cheese and have them put spinach and pepperoni on top when they heat it up. This beats getting the pre-made salady pizzas, which just seem to lack flavor to me. I need that base layer of sauce and cheese to satisfy the pizza craving! Mazen loves “salad pizza” too, and it’s a great way to get some greens in him.
Dinner in: open-faced quesadilla with a big salad. Simple dinners have been my go-to of late.
I took Sarah out for a drink, and we had some of the baked oysters at Rock Salt.
I made a small salad when I got home to fill me up!
And finally, my little Pea Pod Player! Mazen was in his theater group’s spring performance of Tikki Tikki Tembo. The cutest!!