Chores chores & more chores

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
  • avocado
  • feta
  • quinoa
  • 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 🙂
Good night!

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5 Responses to Chores chores & more chores

  1. Lindsey – I am not an eggplant fan but those sound intriguing!

  2. I too agree on the annoying chores waiting for you when you come back from a trip. groan!Fresh produce is wonderful, but in FL we don't always have the best local options (it's too hot to grow much most of the time!). Lately though, I've found these local organic baby neon eggplants that I just love. 🙂

  3. Justine – I have never tried stevia. I have agave nectar if I have to use some sweetener but I have heard a lot about stevia – it is on my to-do list to check out.

  4. justine says:

    Man your food looks so good. I love MGC, Gorgonzola, and Apple Pie Larabars are by far my favorite. I was kinda disappointed with the cashew cookie :(. Do you use stevia? I always add a few drops to my smoothies. ~Justine

  5. First off, I agree … coming home from vacation to the work of unpacking, laundry, picking up, etc, stinks! Ha.And secondly, I definitely think you're right on the fresh produce! Nothing better than local and fresh : )

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