daily eats: 7.20.11

I’m not sure about the weather where you live, but we in Minnesota are currently living in what feels like a hot yoga room. Except that the hot yoga rooms have a temperature of 105, which is cooler than the temperature outside. Regardless, I sweat myself silly Tuesday morning at hot yoga and then tried desperately to stop sweating so I could be presentable at work!

Wednesday started off very similarly with a yoga sculpt date with Hyedi at 6:00 am that also was extremely sweaty. I can’t tell you how much I love working out in the morning, even though actually getting out of bed is horrible! I swear it makes the day SO much better.

8am: coffee + coconut milk and lots of water – Does anyone else have days when coffee tastes especially good and others when it doesn’t taste so great? This was one of those great coffee days, which made me very happy!

(As did all of the comments for the Lululemon Giveaway comments about what is making YOU smile!)

Breakfast: kashi go lean+ chia seeds+ strawberries + almond milk eaten at my desk out of a tupperware. Classy. (Plus another half bowl)

Lunch: quinoa + sauteed greens + flat omelet. Then I added hummus. And then since I had goat cheese in my work fridge I thought why not add that too! I promise it tasted good. {1 serving quinoa, 2 eggs, lots of greens, 1 Tbsp hummus and 1 oz goat cheese) I ate more than half and was pretty full so I saved it in case I got hungry and then ended up tossing the rest. I always feel really bad wasting food, but I strive to listen to my body, so I do!  

This is my second week with some quinoa lunches and I think I’ll keep my streak going next week too, why not! They are so easy to put together, can be eaten at room temperature and so satisfying.

Thanks to Catherine (Food Snob) who commented last week with some lunch ideas from Fine Cooking, one of which was a rice and flat egg omelet (lunch inspiration) and then sent an email with even more lunch ideas!

Snack: Mango 2% Chobani. Originally I wanted to eat it frozen, but I couldn’t wait that long! :) Still tasted like a sweet treat!

Snack II: Wine and cheese was had after working on some blog things for Satisfy My Sweet Tooth and making dinner. Much like coffee, these things also made me very happy. 

Dinner: grilled za’atar chicken + sauteed green beans from the farmers market + arugula with fresh lemon juice, olive oil and salt & pepper

The rest of the evening consisted of prepping/cleaning for the weekend (It’s my bachelorette party!!!) and then some Weeds (the tv show that we are currently obsessed with) and of course, blog work.

Snack III: I knew going into dinner that I’d be having popcorn tonight. About 86 servings. :)


lululemon {giveaway!}

In the past 9 months or so, I’ve become fully obsessed with lululemon. Please tell me you are familiar with Lululemon!

They only have the cutest, most functional, highly flattering workout clothes (and much more) out there. They are definitely on the expensive side and every time I visit their store or website, I want something! So today, because I’m feeling a little generous and I love you all, I wanted to give one of you a lululemon gift card! So that you can yoga, run and move in style :)


$50 gift card sent anywhere in the US

I will choose the winner via random number on Sunday July 24th, 5:00 CST

Mandatory Comment: Tell me what is making you smile today!

Additional Comments:

– Tweet about the giveaway, including @nutritionisteat and comment letting me know you did so

– Like me on facebook and comment letting me know you did so (or if you are already a fan)



Edited to add Winner:

Congratulations #97, Kristin!

Kristin July 20, 2011 at 2:14 pm [edit]

I would love something new from LuLulemon!
Today I am smiling because I saw my friend and her newborn baby. There is nothing better thank holding a new baby, their sweet smell, and the little coos. To see my friend so happy with her new daughter is a true blessing!


scenes from the summer

This summer has been a great one so far, my only complaint is that it’s gone by too fast and it’s been a little busy, but those are all standard, right?

I wanted to share a little bit about what is going on over here in the midwest!

trips up north

counselors having fun at Camp Endeavor




twins game


 eating out

fun, slushy drinks

What have you been doing this summer? 

curried carrot salad

I have never been a fan of cooked carrots. Ever.

Now raw carrots, preferably with a vat of hummus, I’ll gladly take. So I was a little hesitant about this recipe, but for some unknown reason, it just sounded really good. That obsession that I have with curry might have something to do with it.

I love having another way to eat those carrots! For you know, those times when I’m out of hummus. :)

Curried Carrot Salad
Serves: 4
  • ½ Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb carrots, peeled and chopped into 1" pieces
  • 4 Tbsp light sour cream
  • ½ tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • salt & pepper to taste
  1. Heat oil over medium heat.
  2. Add garlic and cook for about 1-2 minutes, until fragrant.
  3. Add carrots and cook for another 4-5 minutes.
  4. Set aside and let cool.
  5. Combine remaining ingredients.
  6. Toss dressing with carrots.
Inspired by Jillian Michaels Making the Cut
Nutrition Information
Calories: 76 Fat: 3 Carbohydrates: 11 Protein: 2