Wednesday 6.8.11

6:25 am: Realize I’ve overslept. Ugh. Roll out of bed and head downstairs for a quick, but intense 30 minutes on the elliptical. Thank the weather gods that it is no longer 103Ā° and humid, I like to save those temps for hot yoga.

Stop by Caribou for daily coffee + coconut creamer…where they know my name. :) I like it.


Finish readingĀ The Pioneer Woman’s Love Story during commute (not while I was driving of course) – fantastic book, I loved it!

Breakfast: 2 slices sprouted bread + earth balance + peanut butter

Lunch: Brown rice + chard + tofu topped with goddess dressing + sriracha (inspired by Eat Live Run) with a side of greens. :)

Wonder if I’ll be able to make it through the afternoon (my snack stash is seriously lacking at work.)

End up being so busy at work that I don’t even think about being hungry.


Head out and realize I’m hungry. Actually I totally planned it. Stop by Starbucks (because I had a gift card) and order a strawberry smoothie. They are out of bananas. Stare at the menu with no clue what to order. Order a coffee Frappuccino light, 2% milk. “Wait, what is the light Frappuccino mean?” I ask the barista. “Sugar-free.” “Scratch that, I’ll take a regular, 2%.”

Afternoon Snack #1: Drink about a third of it in the car/my personal library.

Visit a precious little baby and want one.

Sitting in traffic, I practice/plan out the yoga sculpt class I’ll be teaching at camp. I’ve found driving is the perfect time to do this, even though people probably wonder what I’m doing.

Come home starving so the Taster whips up some “Minnesota Sushi.”

Afternoon Snack #2: also known as ham, pickle and cream cheese roll-ups.

God I’m glad I grew up in the Midwest.


Dinner: cod + tartar sauce and broccolini (my favorite!)

Sometimes I like to eat a light dinner just so I can snack later, is that wrong?

Have trouble deciding between popcorn and gelato.

Why decide? Have both!

Evening Snack #1: Belgian Chocolate Gelato – few bites

Umm, why is this the first time I’ve had gelato?! It’s amazing!

Evening Snack #2: Popcorn + a little butter

Rough Calorie Estimate: 1,900

Thoughts on the day: Missing fruit and different colored veggie!

30 Comments (Reply )

  1. Faith @ lovelyascharged
    Jun 09, 2011 @ 8:45 am

    Minnesota sushi…bwahaha thats a hilarious way to phrase it! I kinda want to roll up some tofurky baloney and cream cheese and relish just so I can use your name for it!


    • Emily
      Jun 09, 2011 @ 8:52 am

      Haha, you should try it. :)
      (We do have real sushi here too, thankfully!)


  2. Mellissa
    Jun 09, 2011 @ 9:01 am

    I can’t eat Minnesota Sushi but everyone I know loves them!


  3. Heidi
    Jun 09, 2011 @ 9:17 am

    I will be thinking of you today at lunch as I will be going to Kyoto…..My coworker is going with me today.


    • Emily
      Jun 10, 2011 @ 7:51 am

      Jealous!! Hope lunch was fabulous!


  4. Stephanie @cookinfanatic
    Jun 09, 2011 @ 9:30 am

    Oh goodness, I’ve had that gelato (Tahitian Vanilla Bean) and it was amazing. So delicious for summer!


  5. Molly
    Jun 09, 2011 @ 9:35 am

    I am drinking out of the same coffee mug as we speak :)


  6. Erika @ Dr.TriRunner
    Jun 09, 2011 @ 10:02 am

    Ohhhh Talenti. So. Dangerous!!

    When I used to teach spin I would always plan out the class in the car. People definitely must have thought I was nuts if they were watching me… but it worked! Multitasking! :)


    • Emily
      Jun 09, 2011 @ 10:21 am

      I know, it seems to be the perfect time to me!
      Talenti is dangerous…I’ve resisted for years, but finally had to cave…it was on sale and I’m a sucker. :)


  7. Holly @ The Runny Egg
    Jun 09, 2011 @ 10:14 am

    OK I never knew that is called MN Sushi but I love those! My mom used to make them for parties all the time!


    • Emily
      Jun 09, 2011 @ 10:24 am

      I don’t know where I heard that but I love calling it that. :)


  8. Cait's Plate
    Jun 09, 2011 @ 10:56 am

    Oh my gosh your lunch look SO good!! And I definitely never would have thought of a pickle/cream cheese/ham combo but it actually looks really yummy! Haha.


  9. thehealthyapron
    Jun 09, 2011 @ 11:58 am

    I also fret when I think I haven’t packed enough snacks to get me through the afternoon (like today! eek!). I also like to plan light dinners just so I can be hungry for a nighttime snack haha I usually choose a little cereal + yogurt :)


  10. Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum
    Jun 09, 2011 @ 12:16 pm

    I’m going to pass you someday on the highway, and I’ll know it’s you because you’ll be doing yoga at the wheel. :)


    • Emily
      Jun 09, 2011 @ 3:29 pm

      yup. be sure to wave ;)


  11. Lara
    Jun 09, 2011 @ 12:36 pm

    Love the Minnesota sushi! My grandmother is famous for making corned beef roll-ups – the same way with cream cheese & pickles. I’ll have to tell her to start calling them St. Louis sushi (where she lives). How fun!


  12. Maris (In Good Taste)
    Jun 09, 2011 @ 3:45 pm

    You eat so healthy! Way to make me feel guilty! Actually you are an inspiration!


    • Emily
      Jun 09, 2011 @ 3:57 pm

      Oh no! I don’t want to make anyone feel guilty!! Next time I eat a cheeseburger I’m going to do a daily eats post. :)


  13. Michelle {The Lively Kitchen}
    Jun 09, 2011 @ 4:13 pm

    Hee hee – MN sushi. I think we were served that at a couple of graduation parties. Along with lots and lots of dessert bars.

    I wish Starbucks had coconut creamer – is that coconut milk or coconut flavor?


    • Emily
      Jun 09, 2011 @ 4:27 pm

      I use the coconut creamer (made from coconut milk) but it is plain and doesn’t really taste like coconut. I’ve tried putting a dab of coconut flavor (like vanilla, but coconut) in coffee and have put it in beans before I grind them, but the flavor isn’t that noticable.


  14. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite
    Jun 09, 2011 @ 4:22 pm

    Love this! I have definitely done the light dinner thing with plans to eat dessert. It happens. Oh, and I also dabble in a sweet dessert and popcorn. What can I say? I just can’t turn them down :)


  15. catherine (FOOD SNOB)
    Jun 09, 2011 @ 6:10 pm

    I haven’t had pickle roll-ups in AGES . . . my college roommate got me hooked on those! We always used turkey, though. :)


  16. sophia
    Jun 09, 2011 @ 9:50 pm

    Minnesota sushi?! Haha, don’t let the patriotic Japanese people know that…they’ll bleed in the nose!

    You need to try fresh gelato from a gelato shop. Seriously better than any premium ice cream.


  17. Jessica @ Healthy Dairyland
    Jun 09, 2011 @ 10:20 pm

    Omg my mom loves pickle roll-ups. I’ve never ate one. They kind of gross me out, but have you ever seen the Wisconsin sushi at Bluephies?


    • Emily
      Jun 10, 2011 @ 7:47 am

      No, what is that??


  18. Eva @ Committed2Nutrition
    Jun 10, 2011 @ 1:46 pm

    Just came across your blog. Love it! I love reading about your meals. We share a lot of the same philosophies on food, etc. Will be a follower now!


  19. McKayla @ Green Groats
    Jun 10, 2011 @ 4:07 pm

    I tried that brand of gelato the other day too! And, it sure was DELICIOUS!!


  20. Lisa @ Healthful Sense
    Jun 11, 2011 @ 11:35 am

    One of my favorite breakfasts is sprouted bread + earth balance + PB :) So good


  21. Baking Serendipity
    Jun 11, 2011 @ 3:53 pm

    Minnesota sushi makes me smile :) I live in Phoenix now, but grew up in the midwest and would totally bring this to work, just to be made fun of by my coworkers!


  22. Lauren @ Fun, Fit and Fabulous!
    Jun 12, 2011 @ 4:37 pm

    I definitely eat a light dinner sometimes when I know I will want a late nigth snack! Hey, at least we plan accordingly!!


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