Good morning everyone!
Well the Japanese inspired birthday continued last night at Ben’s parents house…they got me Japanese Rosetta Stone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG! I just blogged about this guy too!! This was such a thoughtful gift and something that I will truly use – I can’t wait to start!!
Oh, let me also tell you about dinner too. We ordered some Japanese (!) food – I got chicken and vegetables (soooo good) – and then we had Angel Food Cake with Triple Berry Whipped Cream. Ah-mazing! Ben’s Mom mixed up some whipped cream with blueberries, raspberries and strawberries, then dalloped it on top of some angel food cake. It was to die for – and such a brilliant idea to jazz up plain ol’ whipped cream!
Actually, Ben made my plate and gave me more than a dallop of the whipped cream. I didn’t mind…in fact I stole a big spoonful of it later in the evening…
Thanks again to my entire immediate and extended family for a fabulous and truly memorable 26th birthday!
Now this morning – due to my slightly indulgent day yesterday – I was feeling like I definitely wanted to start my morning off right. So, I woke up a little earlier than normal and ran a 1.5 mile loop around the neighborhood before my my Mom came over to walk our normal route. Feelin’ good! Then, for a lighter breakfast, I made a Green Monster!
In the mix:
- 2 handfuls spinach
- 1/4 cup oats
- 1 cup skim milk
- 1 T peanut butter
- 1 frozen banana
I was talking to a friend this past week about green monsters. The #1 reason we decided we liked them so much was that they are so invigorating. I feel full when I eat them, but I also feel light and refreshed – and energized. This is a great way to start any morning, especially a Monday morning, in my opinion!
My lunch today includes a fresh, crunchy salad with:
- mixed greens
- shaved, roasted turkey breast
- dried fig, chopped fine so I get a piece in every delicious bite
- feta cheese
- garlic-parm dressing
This flavor combo of the sweet, chewy fig + salty, creamy feta is so satisfying. It also looks like confetti I just can’t wait for lunch!
I also packed a crispy Braeburn apple.
Well it’s always hard going back to work after a long (and FUN) weekend…but I’ve got even more fun to look forward to next weekend – details to come!! Have a GREAT Monday everyone!
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