The thing I don’t like about coming back home from a trip are the chores that await you. From unpacking, laundry, cleaning up and organizing – it is hard to relax after relaxation. :sigh:
We ate too well this weekend and my stomach is paying the price today. Too much oil and sugar and not enough good stuff. I was very bloated and heavy feeling all day but I did enjoyed myself this weekend.
So I started off my day with a normal Green Monster.
- almond milk
- frozen blueberries
- frozen peaches
- frozen strawberries
- amazing meal
I think I am adding too much frozen fruit and not enough fresh – they are not very sweet and since I have no juice from fresh I have to add water and it makes it watered down. (duh moment) I did pick up some fresh peaches at the store today so I will try adding some more fresh instead.
After some “chores” I ended up eating lunch at about 1:30. A nice big salad – just what my body needed!
- fresh Romain
- chicken chunks
- a dash of EVOO
- fresh basil
- s & p
- toasted sesame seeds
- and Mary’s Gone Crackers
Hit the spot! I really needed some greens in me today!
A few hours later I snacked on an apple pie Larabar – this was much better than the cashew one I had a few days ago. Sweet but not too sweet, cinnamon and chewy!
We mimicked the refreshing starter salad from our dinner at The Mark so I opted to run to the store to buy some fresh organic spring mix, scallops and fresh locally grown tomatoes. I also picked up some more Chobani yogurt and fruit.
Marc made a home made balsamic vinaigrette and tossed some gorgonzola cheese in. Delish! He pan grilled the scallops with a little EVOO and chopped fresh garlic. I must have had a sesame craving today because I added more to the top.
The tomatoes were sweet and juicy – it really does make a HUGE difference in produce when you can buy locally grown. Plus it helps the locally economy and helps your mom and pop farmers. I would sacrifice a few extra dollars knowing that I was consuming a local product.
What is your favorite local item that you purchase?
I know this post doesn’t have much flare but I am drained tonight. But I have some fun post’s coming up so don’t miss them 🙂