Is it really August?! I’m kind of in denial. Last weekend was my Dad’s surprise Birthday Party, so yesterday felt more like a Monday and after a crazy weekend, I’m actually ready to get back into my normal eating and exercising schedule!

6:00 am: treadmill run/walk workout – 45 minutes, 3.82 miles. It has been a looooong time since I last ran, but for some reason was feeling a little motivated so decided to get a nice run/walk workout in. It felt good to push myself in a different way and I may even start running/walking/jogging more often! :)

Commute: coffee + coconut creamer with The Help – I can’t stop reading it!

Breakfast: 2 eggs + 1 slice sprouted bread

Lunch: 1 serving quinoa + garlic and spinach chicken sausage + sauteed kale (from Dad’s garden!)

I’m still stuck on these quinoa lunch bowls – they are so easy to throw together and I love that they don’t require any last minute chopping/prep work.

Snack 1: home made batch of kombucha – and it actually tastes like kombucha!!

A little over a week ago I made my first batch of kombucha…my habit was growing expensive and I’d heard it was *easy* so Averie sent me the starter and I got a fermenting! I mixed mine with a little grape juice and now I have to start the process again. I have a feeling I’ll be consuming lots of kombucha since the Taster isn’t really that interested in helping me drink it. :)

Snack 2: another fermented beverage that involves grapes…some wine along with some recipe development for work then cleaning, laundry and getting my life back together after being gone for the weekend.

Then it was time to get going on dinner…


Dinner: bahn mi hotdog and cucumber salad – recipe coming soon – loved it!


Snack 3: popcorn + truffle salt

Estimated Totals via Lose It App (1,700 calories, 56 grams of fat, 29 grams of fiber, 75 grams of protein) 

11 Comments (Reply )

  1. Holly @ The Runny Egg
    Aug 03, 2011 @ 8:39 am

    I got a scoby from Averie too and I love making my own kombucha — I think it tastes much better than the storebought stuff.


    • Emily
      Aug 03, 2011 @ 8:56 am

      Do you add any juice to yours or drink it straight? I added way too much juice – I didn’t think it was that much but it kind of over-powered it.


  2. Laura
    Aug 03, 2011 @ 10:49 am

    As always the summer seems to have flown by. Though August brings me September & October which are some of my favorite months of the year.


  3. Mo
    Aug 03, 2011 @ 1:32 pm

    Gah! I want to try making homemade kombucha – but it scares me. Will you have any extra scoby available soon?


    • Emily
      Aug 03, 2011 @ 2:25 pm

      Yes! Do you need some?


  4. Michelle {The Lively Kitchen}
    Aug 03, 2011 @ 5:16 pm

    Congrats on your first batch – it’s exciting, no? I’m just starting to add juice, but my favorite ‘variation’ so far is to put a few cubes/pieces of candied ginger into the bottle for a 2-3 day second ferment and it adds just enough flavor.


    • Emily
      Aug 03, 2011 @ 7:20 pm

      It is exciting! :) Love the ginger idea.


  5. Maris (in Good Taste)
    Aug 03, 2011 @ 6:11 pm

    Healthy and delicious daily menu!


  6. Nicole @ Making Good Choices
    Aug 03, 2011 @ 6:27 pm

    homemade kale sounds delicious! :)


  7. Hyedi
    Aug 03, 2011 @ 6:30 pm

    Cannot wait for the banh mi recipe!!


  8. Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner
    Aug 04, 2011 @ 1:15 am

    YAY for fiber! :)


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