September 17 is a special day – it’s our anniversary! Three years. <3
workout: 45 minute walk around the neighborhood. We’ve skipped the gym for neighborhood walks a few times and it’s so calm and peaceful early in the morning, quiet mornings with the sun are a great way to start the day.
coffee: coffee + 1/2 & 1/2
breakfast: green juice (kale, cucumber, pineapple, pear) + almonds + flourless almond butter muffins. Our Blendtec arrived this week and so far…LOVE!
lunch: deli turkey lettuce roll ups with dijon + carrot sticks + apple with peanut butter. After my healthy lunch ideas post, I was inspired to pack “bento box” type lunches and they have been great – easy to prepare and a fun departure from the salad norm.
snack: cheese stick + wheat thins (This is my standard office snack.) + 1/2 banana + ice cream for an afternoon treat (Not a standard office snack, thankfully!)
dinner: To say I was excited for dinner at Son of a Gun would be a major understatement. We’ve been wanting to visit this restaurant for such a long time – the theme is seafood small plates and Jon and Vinny (the guys behind it) are brilliant. We ate:
Amberjack Sashimi, Serrano, Fish Sauce Vinaigrette, Herbs
Lobster Roll, Celery, Lemon Aioli
Shrimp Toast Sandwich, Herbs, Sriracha Mayo
Summer Squash Panzanella, Lemon, Chili, Pepato, Mint
Skate Wing, Baby Broccoli, Mascarpone, Pancetta Vinaigrette
It was such a fantastic meal. I’m claiming Son of a Gun my new favorite (LA) restaurant.
dessert: frozen white russians. Richie loves white russians, so when I saw this frozen twist from Lori, I added it to the dessert menu. They were delightful.
approximate nutrition stats: Didn’t do it! Nice dinners are not as fun if you’re trying to keep track of calories.
thoughts: I love eating out and I’m not the kind of person that feels guilty for enjoying food – healthy or not – so ending the day with a ridiculous meal? I’d like to do that all the time! (Starting out the day with green juice always feels good, too!)