Writing out the date 8.16.11 made me immediately think of the day I’m getting married: 9.17.11!! Coming up sooo quickly! I swear the weeks are going by twice as fast as normal!

6:00 am: Cursing my alarm clock, but finally roll out of bed and downstairs to the workout room – 40 minute treadmill workout (3.5 miles).

8:00 am: Standard coffee + coconut creamer. :) As you can see, it always makes me really happy. I’m all about the little things…

Breakfast: Overnight oats! This was my first time ever trying overnight oats, but I loved that I could prep everything the night before. I combined 1 cup 2% Greek Yogurt + 1/4 cup steel cut oats + 1/2 cup milk in a tupperware and stirred it until combined. I topped it with frozen raspberries and took the whole thing to work. Not pretty to look at, but filling and delicious – I’m a fan! Have you had overnight oats before? What is your favorite combo?

Lunch: Caribou Coffee’s new grilled gouda turkey pesto sandwich + green beans + green tea. I’ve been looking forward to trying these new Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, plus I had a coupon to use. I knew it would be lacking in veggies so I brought along some green beans from home to round out the meal.

Unfortunately the grilled cheese was a little disappointing. The flavor was great, but it was a bit soggy, 1/4 of the sandwich didn’t have any pesto on it and it wasn’t very filling for the amount of calories (510 calories, 24 grams of fat, 29 grams of protein). Kind of a bummer. 

Snack 1: apple + almond maple butter (Almost had a panic attack when I realized I had finished my peanut butter jar the day before, but thankfully I had a stash in my drawer! You just never know when you are going to be desperately needing some nut butter. ;) )

Snack 2: minnesota sushi (ham + pickle + cream cheese) – I think the last time I had this it was on the blog too! Hopefully you don’t think I eat it all the time…hehe.

6:30 pm: When we arrived home I desperately wanted to go out for a walk but the sky turned dark and thunder and rain followed shortly. Turns out it was good we didn’t head out! 

Dinner: I didn’t really have anything planned (the horror!)…so we went with my standard meal as of late (seriously, I probably have had 6 of them a week) of a Sprouted Tortilla Pizza with marinara + arugula + mozzarella + sriracha for dipping and broccoli on the side.

The pizzas have pretty impressive stats (300 calories, 8.5 grams of fat, 18 grams of protein and 7 grams of fiber) – and I don’t feel at all bad for eating two! :) But mostly they taste great and are really easy to throw together. 

And before I knew it, my yoga bag was packed, my lunch was made and Tuesday was over…how was your Tuesday? 

15 Comments (Reply )

  1. Nicole @ Making Good Choices
    Aug 17, 2011 @ 8:04 am

    I really need to make tortilla pizzas more. Savor these last few weeks of your engagement! :)


    • Emily
      Aug 17, 2011 @ 8:54 am

      Thank you! :)


  2. Faith @ for the health of it
    Aug 17, 2011 @ 8:15 am

    Steel cut overnight oats are good, but I think the regular rolled kind do better overnight. Much doughier – you might want to try it!


    • Emily
      Aug 17, 2011 @ 8:37 am

      I was a little nervous to use the steel cut oats but that is all I had – I think they would definitely be better with regular oats. They were a little crunchy, but still ok! :)


  3. Michelle {The Lively Kitchen}
    Aug 17, 2011 @ 8:49 am

    Is that the view from your home? Amazing!

    The little things make me happy too. Like this morning it was finding out that my son named a bird he saw out the window “mr. pants’ because it was ‘just a good name for a red bird.’ :)


    • Emily
      Aug 17, 2011 @ 8:55 am

      It is – we live downtown. Love the view. :)
      Mr Pants sounds like a good name to me! Ha!


  4. Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum
    Aug 17, 2011 @ 9:31 am

    That pizza looks delicious! I need to check out your recipe! I was lucky – I got out for my run yesterday JUST before the rain. As I finished and stepped up to my front door, it started coming down! :)


  5. Rachel @ the Avid Appetite
    Aug 17, 2011 @ 10:22 am

    All of your food looks so good! I am really obsessed with that almond butter…it’s a problem since it’s like $8.99 a pop ’round these parts.


    • Emily
      Aug 17, 2011 @ 10:39 am

      It was so good – but I usually go with jars of pb (much cheaper) and keep a few of those on-hand.


  6. sarah (sarah learns)
    Aug 17, 2011 @ 10:34 am

    your wedding is coming up so quickly!! i hope the planning is going well.

    also, i love love love minnesota sushi! we call them pickle roll ups in our family though – but they’re delicious no matter what they’re called!


  7. Claire @ Live and Love to Eat
    Aug 17, 2011 @ 1:13 pm

    Mine’s 9/3/11, eeeek, so soon! :)


    • Emily
      Aug 17, 2011 @ 1:30 pm

      Have you felt like the weeks just go by faster and faster the closer you get?! I can’t slow them down!!


  8. Maris (In Good Taste)
    Aug 17, 2011 @ 7:40 pm

    Those pizzas look amazing!


  9. Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner
    Aug 17, 2011 @ 10:20 pm

    Apples + Almond Buttah are the BEST!! :D

    You are absolutely GORGEOUS!


  10. Megan (Braise The Roof)
    Aug 18, 2011 @ 5:21 pm

    Haha, Minnesota sushi! I love it!


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