daily eats: october 29, 2014

Good morning internet friends!

workout: This morning (as with most mornings) I had that internal conversation with myself as my alarm went off at 5:25: should I get up and go workout? Or should I sleep? Today, sleep won and my mother will be so disappointed. (She’s been asking me if I’m “staying active”…just about every other day!) ;)

beverages: I drank a green juice (kale + cucumber + lemon + apple + parsley + water) on the way to work and a blonde roast + 1/2 & 1/2 when I got to work. The best way to start the day is a green juice…followed by coffee.

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breakfast: protein pancakes (turned into muffins) + maple syrup + greek pastures yogurt. I’ve kind of been hoarding yogurts lately. I’m not sure what is happening to me, but in the last month or so, I can’t go to the store without picking up a few yogurts (Fage is on sale! Chobani is on sale! Siggi’s is on sale!) and now I’ve got a stockpile that I’m trying to (literally) shove down Richie’s throat before they go bad. This grass-fed yogurt was being sampled at Whole Foods and I bought two of them…mainly because I used to have that job and I sympathize. (The berry was delicious and they have some really inventive flavors!)

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lunch: I didn’t really pack a lunch today because…well, I just really wanted Clementine. They finally have the late fall/winter menu available and it’s by far, my favorite menu! I always get the 3-Salad-Combo: chicken salad +brussels sprouts + lentils. But when I got back to my office, they had given me egg salad instead. A little disappointing but thankfully, I love their egg salad – and – I haven’t had any reaction to eggs since I’ve been pregnant. I ate a little more than half.

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snack: …the rest of lunch. :)

snack #2/dinner: was fun! We attended the Hello Kitty Convention opening night party, which was downtown LA…I was definitely exposed to the Hello Kitty world! I snacked on a few appetizers (the cutest mini ruebens), popcorn and a bite of cake. I think the highlight of the night was seeing Jenny from Flipping Out – not only is she incredibly sweet, but I fell for her her cute little girl who desperately wanted some of my popcorn. (And I totally would have shared, but she wasn’t really old enough for popcorn!)

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snack #3: I was hungry when I got home so I finished the day off with a bowl of cereal. And crashed into bed.

Any Hello Kitty fans?

oh. baby.

Yes. Ohhhhhhh, BABY!

I’ve been keeping some very exciting news from you and I’m so happy I can finally share it! We’re having a baby at the end of March! I’m currently 17.5 weeks (I’m a little obnoxious and count half-weeks!) along and I’m so grateful to say that things have been going really great (so far!).

Oh. Baby.

I can definitely say that it’s taken over my life, because it’s kind of all I can think about. :)

So…want some details?

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lately i’ve been…(october 2014)

(New format, I got sick of the roman numerals!)

testing out some quinoa casserole recipes. It’s pretty delicious work and I’m close to a recipe worth sharing!

speaking of work…REALLY busy! November is a crazy month work-wise, with a lot of projects due, so posts may be a bit infrequent until things quiet down.

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taking a short trip to Minneapolis. It was SO nice to be back in Minneapolis, but the trips always go too fast and there’s never enough time to see everyone we want to.

seeing Kings of Leon at the Hollywood Bowl. It was a GREAT show and Chris Martin made an appearance! (I was looking for Jennifer, she had to have been there, right?)

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sharing some healthy game day suggestions + snacks for fitnet, check it out!

obsessed with our blendtec! Green juices or smoothies are happening on a daily basis and I’m a happy camper.

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visiting Washington DC. Richie’s cousin got married so we spent a few days in DC, touring, eating and spending time with family. I want to go back!

testing out more slow cooker recipes…I hope you’re ready for them!

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spending a day at Laguna Beach. The sun was hot and the water was frigid and we finished the day with pizza on the beach! (Side note: all of the tweens and teens were wearing brazilian bikinis…I’m not ok with that!)

loving my new logo! I had (the SO-very talented) Holly create it for me, what do you think?

getting REALLY excited for a weekend at home, with minimal plans.

what have you been up to lately?!

daily eats: september 17, 2014

September 17 is a special day – it’s our anniversary! Three years. <3

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workout: 45 minute walk around the neighborhood. We’ve skipped the gym for neighborhood walks a few times and it’s so calm and peaceful early in the morning, quiet mornings with the sun are a great way to start the day.

coffee: coffee + 1/2 & 1/2

breakfast: green juice (kale, cucumber, pineapple, pear) + almonds + flourless almond butter muffins. Our Blendtec arrived this week and so far…LOVE!

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lunch: deli turkey lettuce roll ups with dijon + carrot sticks + apple with peanut butter. After my healthy lunch ideas post, I was inspired to pack “bento box” type lunches and they have been great – easy to prepare and a fun departure from the salad norm.

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snack: cheese stick + wheat thins (This is my standard office snack.) + 1/2 banana + ice cream for an afternoon treat (Not a standard office snack, thankfully!)

dinner: To say I was excited for dinner at Son of a Gun would be a major understatement. We’ve been wanting to visit this restaurant for such a long time – the theme is seafood small plates and Jon and Vinny (the guys behind it) are brilliant. We ate:

Amberjack Sashimi, Serrano, Fish Sauce Vinaigrette, Herbs
Lobster Roll, Celery, Lemon Aioli
Shrimp Toast Sandwich, Herbs, Sriracha Mayo
Summer Squash Panzanella, Lemon, Chili, Pepato, Mint
Skate Wing, Baby Broccoli, Mascarpone, Pancetta Vinaigrette

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It was such a fantastic meal. I’m claiming Son of a Gun my new favorite (LA) restaurant.

dessert: frozen white russians. Richie loves white russians, so when I saw this frozen twist from Lori, I added it to the dessert menu. They were delightful.

approximate nutrition statsDidn’t do it! Nice dinners are not as fun if you’re trying to keep track of calories. :)

thoughts: I love eating out and I’m not the kind of person that feels guilty for enjoying food – healthy or not – so ending the day with a ridiculous meal? I’d like to do that all the time! (Starting out the day with green juice always feels good, too!)