Last night was another sushi feast with the girls! We’re thinking about just making the rounds at all the good sushi places in town. :D You wouldn’t think Iowa would have the best fresh fish resources, but honestly if you know where to go, it’s no different than anywhere else!

This festive platter came from Wok In Motion (where Ben and I usually get our amazing Kung Pao Chicken from.) Starting from the top and going clockwise, we’ve got: Tuna Roll, Smoked Salmon Roll, Salmon Roll, Alaska Roll (salmon, cucumber, crab, avocado & lettuce) and a Spicy Tuna Roll.


Great portions, great price, super fresh!


I had the Salmon Roll


And the Alaska Roll. Told you I’m all about the salmon! :D


Giant pieces that I always feel semi-toolish cramming into my mouth, but it’s just so good, and really, there’s no other way to eat them. You’ve just got to go for it!


I did end up running before dinner last night – a 4 miler. Let’s just say this. It was Brutesville, USA, Population 1: ME. The humidity, sun and temps were out of control and I thought I was going to lose it. But, I didn’t and lived to tell the tale! The humidity levels are supposed to drop today, so a workout will be much more enjoyable. Do you say “no” to running outside when it’s extremely hot and humid? Or do you just go for it?

Onto the EATS!

This morning I made one of my absolute favorite breakfasts: Open Faced Egg, Bacon & Cheese Bagel.


I took a half a toasted bagel, topped it with a slice of cheddar cheese, 3 egg whites and 2 slices of low-sodium bacon.


I actually microwaved this bacon last night, let it cool and put it in the fridge. This morning I took it out, microwaved again for about 15 seconds and I had bacon for my bagel, easy!


I don’t know what’s gotten me on this bagel kick lately, but I’m not hating it at all… They really do keep me full for the entire morning and they are soooo chewy and delicious. OOTW, actually! (out of this world :) )


To add some freshness to my breakfast, I had some berries. My grocery store had a huge berry sale this weekend and big containers of all different kinds were only $1.88! I got some sweet strawberries and blueberries.


Gorgeous…I would seriously blow these photos up and hang them on my wall!

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Speaking of, Ben used to have a roommate that took pictures of exotic food dishes he ate on vacations, framed them and then actually hung them on the wall. Would you? I might if it was semi-abstract like this, but I probably wouldn’t hang a straight-up picture of my dinner on the wall!


Lunch today utilized some more garden-fresh vegetables courtesy of my Mom: a big, Italian Salad.


We’ve got:

  • Mixed Greens
  • Cucumber from my Mom’s garden
  • Tomato from my Mom’s garden
  • Feta Cheese
  • Pepperoni

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Just a few slices of the ‘roni will do ya. They are a fun surprise in the salad! Some pepperoncini would be super tasty too…oooo or banana pepper rings! Hmmm, maybe I’ll go snag some from the work cafeteria today…


Wow – looking through this post, I’ve had some good eats in the past 12 hours! Lots of variety which I just love :) OK friends, I’m off to seize the day – have a SUPER TUESDAY!


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