HaaaaAAAPPPY Hump Day everyone!

It’s back to reality for this girl – which is always the hardest part about coming back from vacation, isn’t it? It usually takes me 3-4 days after I return to feel like I’m really getting back into my grooooove :)

Getting back into my groove usually involves getting back into exercise and eating healthfully – which I got a jump start on this morning! My Mom and I headed out on our morning walk, and HELLO!? Is summer almost over? It was cool as an autumn evening and the sun hadn’t even made it over the horizon yet… I remember walking in early July and marveling at how bright and hot it was so early in the morning. Rats!!

Anyways, I continued getting my groove back with a healthy Green Eggs & Tomato, Egg White Omelet! 


I quickly sautéed a handful of baby spinach in some non-stick spray for ~1 minute, before adding oh, I don’t know, maybe 3/4 of a cup of liquid egg whites, ~1/4 cup chopped tomatoes and a sprinkling of some dried thyme :)


The spinach turned my egg whites a delightful, pale green hue :) Oh by the way – the addition of the egg whites to my Green Monster was brilliant – I was stuffed for hours!! Be sure to use the pasteurized egg whites if you do this :)

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This was a perfect breakfast that was light yet filling, nutrient dense and FAST!


Now I put some breakfast ingredients on double duty for lunch today. I started with another Dole Salad Mix – this time it was Asian Island Crunch, which featured:

  • Toasted, sliced almonds
  • Dried pineapple
  • Snow Peas
  • Slaw
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Sesame Ginger Dressing


I beefed up the mix with my own additions of baby spinach and chopped, ripe tomatoes. 


Whenever I see anything labeled “Asian” I immediately grab it…and if it’s on sale, like this guy was, I POUNCE on it! I love the flavors of sesame, ginger and a sweet note like the dried pineapple, that Asian foods tend to incorporate.


Look at that dried pineapple & toasted almond slices…YUM!!


I also packed a sliced, Braeburn apple – because lets be real, sliced apples are the perfect 3:00 snack! :D



Alrighty friends – one of the other hardest parts about coming home from vacation is the work that’s waiting to be done when you get back – which I’ve got plenty of! I’m off to seize the day!


What’s your 3:00 snack of choice? The one you tend to go to again and again to get your through that afternoon slump?