No salad can be perfect without crumbled goat’s cheese!! But I was all out.
But First, Breakfast
I started today with some hot plain tea – Earl Gray Lavender – while I debated what to have for breakfast.
I settled on cold cereal (Kashi H2H + TJ High Fiber Fruit and Nut) with banana + kiwi. Plus a sprinkle of flax. My stomach wasn’t up for feeling full of oats today.
TV + Berries + Exercise
I don’t watch much TV other than the Food Network and Oprah, but the husband has got me watching The Office. BRILLIANT show. It’s just my kind of dry humor. I know a bunch of you watch it too 🙂
After some TV, we set out to go blackberry picking near our old apartment. Sadly, they weren’t even close to being ripe yet!! We’ll have to go back in a few weeks.
But while we were in the neighborhood, we went to our old YMCA. Such memories! It was fun to workout at a different gym for a change. I did the elliptical plus upper body weights and then we went for a 1-mile run/walk around the gym. Our old neighborhood was so walkable – I miss it sometimes.
We’re out of food, so we stopped by the grocery store for some veggies to grill for lunch. Zucchini, squash, portabello. We also grilled some mango, green pepper, carrots and focaccia bread:
And this salad was born:
- Lettuce Mix tossed in homemade balsamic-maple-dijon dressing.
- Grilled carrot, zucchini, squash, portabello + green pepper
- About 1/4 cup cottage cheese
- About 1/4 cup wheatberries
- 1/2 a grilled mango
- Sliced toasted almonds
With toasted focaccia on the side.
I had the husband take a photo of me with the bowl in context to show how big the salad was! I love big meal-size salads, especially when they take me a long time to eat, and have given up on small bowls. Now I just make them in serving bowls!
He’s obviously exaggerating the turtle neck pose, but here he is last night demonstrating for the group:
We snagged the only available hotel room in the area from one of my sister’s friends’ moms. Since we are going up to Davidson tonight and have to be back on Sunday morning, it’ll save us a late-night drive and early morning rush. We’re sharing it with Karen (mother in law – I’ll start using her name now!). So I’ll have a recap post of tonight and tomorrow’s grad ceremony + brunch tomorrow afternoon. See ya then 🙂