The smell of cut grass on a spring evening – there is no smell like it! Even though today was relatively chilly compared to our sweltering July evenings, I could sense summer on the horizon by the wafts of dirt and green getting kicked up on the soccer field tonight.
I almost didn’t go to pick-up soccer. It hung over me all day, and I just about sat down with a glass of wine instead. But I went, and of course I’m so glad I did! We spent over an hour playing 8v8, and I covered quite a few miles in the process.
Rewinding back to lunchtime, I whipped this salad together of leftovers from the fridge. Bean salad on salad plus manchego and a few chips on the side.
I swear lunches without bread leave me feeling empty inside because I felt snacky all afternoon. As I was packing up snacks for our road trip tomorrow one of everything went into my mouth!
Two weeks ago during soccer I was so hungry, so tonight I attempted dinner beforehand – an open-faced sandwich with goat cheese, smoked salmon and cucumber. It was a little heavy on the stomach in the first 20 minutes of playing, but then all was well. Figuring out dinner (+ veggies) with evening soccer is always a huge challenge! I could just eat cereal or PB&Js but then I’d be missing out on so much of the healthy food I normally get in at dinner.
Plus I had few handfuls of these. Ya know, to keep my salt and CHO stores up ; )
M is snuggled in his bed, and I’m ready to get into mine and start a new book after a nice hot shower!