Thursday, March 22, 2012

Busy Day!

Hey everyone! I can't believe tomorrow is Friday! I'm kind of happy it is :X I can definitely get behind a day off right about now. Today was such a gorgeous day, it was 75 and sunny here in NY. Such a shame to be inside and you can imagine my delight when my trainer suggested we train outside! It was so nice to soak up some sunshine, even if it was just for 45 minutes.

I had some pretty good food today considering the lack of food in my fridge. I fixed that with a trip to WFs after the gym. More on that in a sec!

For breakfast I had some avocado toast, a banana and some cantaloupe. Perfect breakfast :)

For lunch I had some rice and beans and stewed zucchini and tomato.

For an afternoon/pre-workout snack I had a honeycrisp apple with some raw almond butter.

After my workout I had a protein shake which held me over while I was doing my grocery shopping! I finally had $ and time to get my groceries so I made a quick(ish) trip to WFs. Got lots of good stuff! But first, look what I found...

They added A LOT to the bulk section by moving the fresh peanut/almond butter display and adding more bulk bins. Look what I found! Bulk organic hemp seeds! I thought that this would be perfect because I can get as much or as little as I want and I always feel like bulk items end up being less expensive (although I may just be imagining that). It was an exciting find though!

Here is my haul though. Most of it is ingredients for a raw dish I'm planning on making to shake things up a bit. I have basil, carrots, zucchini, two containers grape tomatoes, baby spinach, frozen blueberries, dulse, one avocado, some raw cashews, a gf raw blueberry nut granola bar, a container of hemp seeds for $4.50(!!!), 2 apple cinnamon Pure Bars (which are by far the most amazing flavor, so good!) and a Chocolate Brownie Pure Bar. I also got my dinner...

Brown rice veggie rolls! I normally wouldn't spend that much $$ on sushi but the salad bar was looking pretty sad and I just wanted something quick for dinner so I splurged.

So that was my day. I was running around from 8:30 am until 7 pm so I'm glad to finally be home and relaxing! 

On tap for tomorrow: Work, cardio and an attempt at raw "cooking."

Have a great night!


  1. I'm so happy that tomorrow is Friday, too! I've seen trainers working out their clients at parks, and always thought it would be great - glad you were able to enjoy that.

    Lunch sounds really tasty, I haven't had rice and beans in forever, but the stewed veggies seem super appetizing!

    I wish that I liked cherry tomatoes because they are so cute, not sure what it is that doesn't work for me. Looking forward to your creation! :)

    1. Haha a workout in the park would be lovely but I had to settle for the lot ;) Better than nothing!

      Lunch was sooooo good! Rice and beans is hands down my new favorite comfort food. Waaaay better than fries or greasy crap or sweets that I used to love!

      Believe it or not I used to hate tomatoes. They are another thing I started to love when I was a vegetarian. I'm picky though, I prefer firm tomatoes, mushy ones are so gross!

  2. Man am I glad it's Friday tomorrow. Except when you have to work Saturday, it's kind of like Thursday tomorrow still isn't it? ehhh.

    Anyway, I wanted to ask! What do you do with the dulse flakes? I recently just bought the same little container of dulse and I have no idea what to do with it.

    1. Yeah I guess it would be more like a Thursday. That's what my next few weekends are going to be like. Boo for working weekends!

      I use the dulse flakes on salads! I am posting one today, it was so good! Greens, avocado, hemp seeds, dulse flakes and a little vinaigrette. If you eat air popped popcorn I heard it is a good popcorn topping too!

  3. I love the vegan sushi from Whole Foods too, but you're right, it's expensive. :(

    1. I rarely get it but I was in a bind. At least it was worth it! And if you think about it, it would probably be more expensive at a restaurant!

  4. Great haul! That's awesome that they added bulk hemp seeds. They discontinued them at the Co-Op we shop at. :(

    1. It was right in front of my face and it took forever for me to notice it! Oh no, bummer!