The short week is coming to a close! Who is looking forward to the weekend? I’m headed back to work on Sunday, but I’m looking forward to a little relaxing tomorrow!


Beverages: Coffee + coconut creamer. I’m trying to wean myself off of the 1/2 & 1/2 but I’m not sure how long it will last. :) 1/2 & 1/2 tastes SO much better!

Breakfast 1: Yesterday I tried a new juice, and only drank half of it, so this morning I needed to finish the rest of the bottle. I’ve been keeping a few of the evolution vegetable juices around for busy mornings – they are cold pressed and not pasteurized so almost as good as making it from scratch!

Workout: 45 minute spin class

Breakfast 2: 1 slice whole wheat bread with earth balance + 1 egg.

Breakfast 2.5: Breakfasts 1 and 2 weren’t enough after spinning so I snacked on a bag of almonds, cashews and cranberries.

Snack 1: My version of Starbuck’s Double Shot. This iced coffee contained: 1 shot of espresso, 2 tsp agave (way too much), skim milk and 1/2 & 1/2. I need to work on the proportions but do you know this drink? I used to be obsessed with it.

Lunch: I’ve been trying to recreate one of our favorite salads from Trader Joe’s – I should have the recipe for you next week! The salad contains greens, couscous, chicken, etc. and a sweet basil salad dressing.

Snack: This afternoon I acted as nanny/driver for my 7 year-old cousin which involved a trip to Barnes & Noble for her schools book fair. I snacked on part of a thinkThin bar in between the aisles of the children’s section. :)

Dinner: Because we didn’t get home until 9pm, cooking dinner was not really an option so we grabbed sandwiches from Mendocino Farms on the way home. I had the pork belly bahn mi and some chips – amazing! Can’t wait to try more of their sandwiches.


Next daily eats post is going to have a theme – but you tell me what you would like to see – Juice Fast (never tried one) or Jillian Michaels Making the Cut Plan – or let me know if there is something else you would like to see!

Have a wonderful weekend friends!

17 Comments (Reply )

  1. Faith @ For the Health of It
    Jun 01, 2012 @ 8:15 am

    The coconut creamer sounds delish. Is it a Whole Foods find? I always drank my coffee black but lately I’ve been craving some flavor in it, and the artificial vanilla creamer packets we have in the office just aren’t cutting it.


    • Emily
      Jun 01, 2012 @ 9:16 am

      Yes, Whole Foods and other health stores! It is the So Delicious brand – they have plain, vanilla and hazelnut.


  2. Mellissa
    Jun 01, 2012 @ 8:33 am

    A very similar day to what I do :) Although replace the coffee with tea.


  3. Erica
    Jun 01, 2012 @ 9:07 am

    Definitely not a juice fast. I don’t buy into fasts… But the Jillian Michaels one sounds interesting :) Always interesting to hear what a nutritionist has to say about fad diet plans.


  4. Chelsea @ Designs on Dinner
    Jun 01, 2012 @ 10:33 am

    I’ve never heard of Jillian Michaels’ ‘Making the Cut’ plan–I’m intrigued! I’m also looking forward to that salad recipe–sweet basil dressing..mmm..


  5. Beth B
    Jun 01, 2012 @ 6:40 pm

    Not a juice fast, please. I can’t wait for the salad recipe for one that’s similar to Trader Joe’s. It looks delicious.


  6. Sana
    Jun 01, 2012 @ 9:49 pm

    I love eating chips with a sandwich, the extra crunch is so worth it!


  7. Lauren
    Jun 02, 2012 @ 9:48 am

    I’m currently doing a 10-day fruit and vegetable juice fast. I would love to see your take on a fast!


  8. Danielle
    Jun 02, 2012 @ 10:42 am



  9. Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy
    Jun 02, 2012 @ 12:42 pm

    what a great day of eats! that salad looks INCREDIBLE! yum!! i can’t wait for the recipe! thanks for sharing!


  10. lynn @ the actor's diet
    Jun 03, 2012 @ 5:49 pm

    you have to try mendocino’s not so fried chicken – my new fave!


    • Emily
      Jun 04, 2012 @ 9:00 am

      I almost tried that sandwich because I knew you really liked it! I have a feeling I’ll be going there on a regular basis now. :)


  11. Jenn (eating bender)
    Jun 03, 2012 @ 11:13 pm

    That Trader Joe’s replica salad looks amazing! Can’t wait to see the recipe. I’d be curious to see the Jillian Michaels Making the Cut Plan. :)


  12. Jonathan
    Jun 04, 2012 @ 12:13 pm

    I’ve done two juice fasts and would be curious to know your opinions on them.

    I don’t think they’re for everybody, but I enjoy them because I feel like they reset my discipline and a calorically restricted, nutrient-dense diet is very, very good for you.

    If I had to give a little bit of advice, I’d recommend doing a short one, and making sure you have an adequate juicer so making the amount of juice necessary isn’t too cumbersome.

    The truth is I think doing one successfully requires a bit of practice. They’re often treated as one-off events to jolt your body into something or another, but they’re best practiced periodically IMO.


    • Emily
      Jun 04, 2012 @ 6:01 pm

      Thanks for all of your insight Jonathan, I appreciate it!


  13. Michelle {The Lively Kitchen}
    Jun 04, 2012 @ 1:59 pm

    I’d love more info on juice fasts – like some of the insight Jonathan posted above. I’ve been thinking of doing a 2-3 day one just to re-set everything and stop some bad habits (hello sugar) that are creeping into my diet. For some personality types (like mine) something ‘drastic’ like a short juice fast is a good way to make changes.

    I’ve never heard of the Jillian plan, so I’d be interested to see that too. Who am I kidding? Whatever you post, I’ll read. I kinda love your blog. :)


    • Emily
      Jun 04, 2012 @ 6:02 pm

      I feel the same way. :)


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