We decided to do something different with our run today and drove to EarthFare to run in a new neighborhood. We’re getting a little tired of all the 4-5 mile routes that radiate from our house, so it was so fun to have a change of scenery. And best of all, we ended up at the grocery store so we got the shopping done too! We ran about 4.5 miles, and although I had had breakfast almost 2.5 hours prior, I was NOT fully digested and was a little sluggish. I think oatmeal is the only thing I can run after! Once I ran in an afternoon after a salad for lunch and blarg was that a bad run! But I was OK today – just not as swift as usual.
We actually went to two grocery stores about 1 mile apart – EarthFare for the specialties (hemp milk, brie + strawberries) and Harris Teeter for the rest. Here’s what we came home with:
- Green Beans
- Carrots + Celery
- Baby spinach
- A sweet potato + russet potato
- 2 bell peppers
- More bananas
- A pineapple
- and the first strawberries of the season!
I am trying to only buy USA products and these were from Florida so I thought we’d give them a try. I wanted the $1.99 blueberries but they were from Chile 🙁 But I figured since Jenna (hi!!) is having all this warm weather in Florida that strawberry season is starting early. Unfortunately they weren’t the greatest I’ve ever had…I think I’m about 3 months too early.
Dairy + Pantry
- Whole flax seeds
- Maple Syrup
- 2 Fages
- Dannon plain low-fat yogurt
- A small wedge of brie cheese (for tonight’s dinner!)
- A mocha Nectar bar I just HAD to try!
- 3 kinds of Stonyfield for the husband
- Tempeh. Coming up tomorrow night!
- A nice stock of vanilla hemp milk <3
- And some all-natural turkey bacon
Now you know all the dinners I have planned!! Darn!
The centerpiece = a hot ciabatta roll fresh out of the oven. SO chewy and doughy!!
Plus a cup of leftover soup –
And a handful of strawberries –
From above with some homemade iced tea –
Lunch was about 480 kcal, 14 grams fiber and 15 grams protein.
My egg breakfast held me over almost 5.5 hours!! Now that’s including a run, a sample of honey in the grocery store and 1 strawberry when I got home, and I was pretty hungry when I finally sat down at 1:30, but still quite impressive. Guess I have a protein stomach after all 🙂 I’m loving having bigger breakfasts! I only wish I knew to do this the first 2 years of weight loss…
Off to run some errands and play around the house!