Why hello there! I must tell you the truth — I missed you all on my unexpected “day off”. Truth is, I got home pretty late from a fun night on Monday. Seeing as an extra hour of sleep was calling my name instead of writing a post, it was off to bed for me. That and I am much obsessed with my new book, Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult.
Are you ready for the weirdest day of eats ever? For once in my life, I really didn’t have much of an appetite yesterday. I just honored my body and didn’t force anything. I ate when I was hungry and didn’t freak out that I wasn’t “getting enough food”. I’m sure I’ll make up for it tomorrow.
Breakfast — 6:45 AM
Breakfast was actually eaten at my cousin’s house yesterday morning. My aunt who typically watches my goddaughter Mia is out of town this week. Luckily for Melissa (my cousin), I am off this week so I am able to watch Mia in the mornings. That means I get to spend some time with an adorable 7 month old who enjoys smiling more than life.
Breakfast was eaten while Mia was trying to decide whether she was tired and if she should go back to sleep (answer: yes she was tired and yes she should have gone back to sleep — did she? no…). I wasn’t too hungry because of my large dinner the night before, so I cut back on the oats today to have a smaller portion.
The usual chocolate protein oats, cooked with 1/3 cup oats instead of 1/2 cup. It was delicious!
The rest of my time at my cousin’s was spent playing with Mia (she really likes Itsy Bitsy Spider) until my other aunt got there to relieve me until tomorrow.
When I got home, I was incredibly tired and crabby. Going to bed at 11 and getting up at 5 does not work well with my body. I had about an hour to kill before I had to head off for my volunteer session at the Vegan Cafe, so I crawled right back into bed and fell asleep at lightning speed. The Husband had to laugh when he walked into our room and saw me snuggling up to catch some snoozes.
It was pretty nice outside today, and I was planning on taking a walk at some point anyways, so I decided to walk to the Vegan Cafe. It is about a 2 mile walk each way, so you better believe I counted that as my exercise today!
I had a great time catching up with everyone, and I can’t wait until the summer when I have more time to commit to volunteering and helping out around the cafe. I drank part one of my lunch around 1:30 when one of the other volunteers made some green juice for everyone. I wasn’t really hungry, but figured I should get some nutrients into my body since I had been on my feet for about 3 hours already at that point.
Lunch Part 1 — 1:30
I’m pretty sure this had spinach, kale, lemon, lime, apples, and ginger. It was pretty good! It was made in the Vitamix, so it was kind of pulpy, but I didn’t mind. It had a great lime flavor to it!
I bid adieu to the cafe around 2:00 and started my walk home. On the way, I decided to stop at the store to pick up a few things for the Husband and came home for my second lunch while watching Ellen (one of the best parts about Spring Break).
Lunch Part 2 — 3:00
Last night on our fun dinner (which you will hear about tomorrow), I picked up something to eat today for lunch — a salmon roll! Hint: it’s raw. Hint: there’s really no salmon in it.
And a few handfuls of puffins were also consumed.
Dinner — 6:30 PM
Dinner was quick and easy. I wish it weren’t so boring, but this is one of my most favorite things to eat when it’s warm outside — a salad and sweet potato. The salad was filled to the brim with avocado and I topped it with hummus so it would keep me full.
I finished dinner with a few squares of dark chocolate, and I’m sure there will be a snack at some point tonight — I’m feeling granola (are you surprised?).
Aaaand I also realized that a large majority of my foods today were raw! Interesting!
Question: Have you ever eaten raw or eaten at a raw restaurant before?