Hey Guys!

Monday is over, who’s happy? I had a bizarre day on the bus front. I’m not sure if I told you or not, but I’m one of oh, 3 people in LA who can actually ride the bus. (Fine, that is an exaggeration.) But I do feel SO incredibly lucky that it is easy for me to ride the bus! First the bus I ride drove right past me, then I missed the stop that I needed to get off at (good book!) and then on the way home, someone driving by yelled “hey prostitutes!” out the window to myself and a girl from work. I thought my outfit was kind of preppy, but apparently not! :)

Oh, and I’m a little out of practice on the daily eats posts – I forgot to take two pictures! I’m sure you can use your imagination…

Beverages: coffee + coconut creamer. While I prefer the flavor of 1/2 & 1/2, I’m trying to cut down on dairy and find that after a few days of coconut creamer I don’t really notice it anymore. I save my dairy consumption for cheese and greek yogurt.

Breakfast: raspberry & cashew museli (or overnight oats): 1 serving oats + almond milk + 1/2 cup 2% greek yogurt + 3/4 cup raspberries + flax + cashews

Lunch: tuna (1 can) & white bean (2 servings) salad + greens with balsamic dressing

Snack 1: finn crisp crackers (caraway) + 100 calorie pack of guacamole

Snack 2: raw almond butter

Workout: 45 minute spin class

Snack 3: olives


Dinner: brown rice + fried tofu + bok choy, asparagus and baby greens saute

Dessert: small square of dark chocolate

Have any good commuting stories to share?

14 Comments (Reply )

  1. Kelly Jo
    Aug 07, 2012 @ 9:06 am

    what a delish menu. Please tell me about the coconut creamer- I too use 1/2 and 1/2 and think this is an improvement from the store bought flavored creamers I was consuming before.


    • Emily
      Aug 07, 2012 @ 7:51 pm

      I use the So Delicious brand (plain). I think that 1/2 & 1/2 is a huge improvement from flavored creamers! I use the coconut because it is an easy way for me to cut back on dairy.


  2. theresa @ aspoonfulofsunshine
    Aug 07, 2012 @ 9:38 am

    Wow! I have never cooked bok shoy myself but I’ve been spotting it at the farmers market a lot this summer. That is a great idea to include in a saute with tofu and rice!


  3. Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth
    Aug 07, 2012 @ 10:11 am

    Love the crazy bus story! What do you add to your tuna Em? Also, any reason you are trying to cut back on dairy? Just curious! There is always something I can learn from your daily eats!


  4. Megan (Braise The Roof)
    Aug 07, 2012 @ 1:05 pm

    I hear you on the perils of public transporting. :) I have to take TWO trains (the el and the commuter line) when I don’t drive, and if the el doesn’t come in time I MISS the commuter and another one doesn’t come for 2 hours. It’s not stressful at all. :) Mmm, olives. Good snack idea!


    • Emily
      Aug 07, 2012 @ 7:52 pm

      That is rough.


  5. Alysha @Shesontherun
    Aug 07, 2012 @ 4:33 pm

    I used to take the bus in Milwaukee to work. The day before I was going to buy a car I got picked up by a guy in his 20s who “has been noticing me for about a year.” Lesson: Don’t want to talk to someone! But I did have a boyfriend, so it wouldn’t have mattered anyway!


  6. erin
    Aug 07, 2012 @ 5:36 pm

    Delish day of eats! Have you tried coconut milk (from a can) in coffee / espresso? It’s fantastic :)


    • Emily
      Aug 07, 2012 @ 7:52 pm

      Ummmmm, no but I will be trying that ASAP!


  7. Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef
    Aug 07, 2012 @ 7:37 pm

    my first year of grad school, i took the bus. it was… interesting. about 1/2 students & 1/2 creepy townies (and sad situations, like parents who didn’t take care of their kids). the next year, our apartment complex started a private shuttle to campus which is SO nice, even though it only runs in the morning and late afternoon. i never thought i’d like public transportation but i hope when i get a job i can either walk or take it without too much hassle. it’s so much more relaxing than driving and parking!


  8. luv what you do
    Aug 07, 2012 @ 8:46 pm

    I am so happy that Monday is over! Tomorrow I have to commute all the way into the city so I am not looking forward to it.


  9. mary beth
    Aug 07, 2012 @ 9:27 pm

    that is such a funny bus story. i was just thinking of how much i miss taking the bus. it was a great way to decompress after a long day and catch up on reading!


  10. Michelle {The Lively Kitchen}
    Aug 07, 2012 @ 10:24 pm

    Ahh – the life of the young and urban… so different from my old and suburban life…

    my commuting involves answering questions from the backseat which can be about something as deep as “what happens when we die” or as light as ‘why does Spiderman not have a cape?” It’s never dull. :)


    • Emily
      Aug 07, 2012 @ 11:45 pm

      Ha! The last question I was asked was, “Do you know any good injury lawyers?” :)


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