daily eats: 6.8.11

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 103° 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 reading 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!


  1. Heidi says

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

  2. says

    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 says

      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. :)

  3. says

    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.

  4. says

    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 :)

  5. says

    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!

    • Emily says

      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. :)

    • Emily says

      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.

  6. says

    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.

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