Wednesday, March 21, 2012

WIAW #9

I'm baaack! Last week I ended up completely tanking out on taking pictures of my food. I took a photo of breakfast but that was it, so I decided to forgo posting a WIAW.

Besides, it has been absolutely GORGEOUS outside around these parts, so I've been making an effort to spend a little less time on the good ol' computer! Even though New England's winter was relatively mild, I still am thrilled with the warm weather...especially because I am one of those weirdos that hates any temperature under (at least) 60* because "I'm cold."

And everyday life just seems more fun and exciting when it is beautiful outside! Some of the recent good: the kiddo I nanny and I went searching for crocuses (and bugs!)...an old friend and I snagged a 4-mile walk and caught up...walking around on St. Patrick's Day in Newport, RI was enjoyable...eating lunches outside...wearing sundresses...YAY FOR WARM WEATHER!

Okay, anyway, I'm sure most of you have already closed my blog because I like to ramble/talk about nonsense. But, if you haven't, let's get to this week's WIAW!




Breakfast: Oatmeal with 1/2 banana, Trader Joe's Cookie Butter, chia seeds, ground flaxseed, & cinnamon

I have been obsessed with this version of oatmeal lately and eat it almost every day! While the cookie butter isn't the healthiest thing for ya, it isn't too bad if you stick to the serving size. Right? Please confirm this because I am way too in love with this breakfast to give it up. ;)

Lunch: Caprese sandwich and a side salad

I love these Caprese & prosciutto sandwiches that Russo's in Watertown has. But, they are enormous and, as such, probably not super healthy because they're overloaded. So, I made my own with great success. I used a toasted 100% wheat 100 calorie thin, 1 oz fresh mozzarella, 1 oz prosciutto, a couple basil leaves, a few slices of tomato, and finished it off with a balsamic vinegar glaze and freshly ground black pepper. Total calorie count: 300!


Snack: Green grapes and green tea

Both enjoyed over a couple of good magazines! Ahhhh, relaxation!

Dinner: BBQ pork chops, grilled asparagus, and side salad

Gorgeous weather = grillin' weather! Love grilled asparagus :)

So, there ya have it. WIAW #9. I did pretty decently sneaking in a lot of green this week: a couple of side salads, some fresh basil, green grapes, and asparagus!

How have you been enjoying the warmer weather? (Assuming - and hoping! - that you have it wherever you may be.)

10 comments:

  1. The weather here (near Toronto, Canada) has been the same amazing-ness that you've had. I've been loving it. Alas, we're out of propane, so no BBQs for us... yet.

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    1. It has been incredible! Hoping it doesn't turn cold & rainy in April ;) And not to worry - the grilling season has just begun so you'll have plenty of time hehe!

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  2. Wow, your dinner looks great! Love grilled asparagus and don't eat it nearly enough

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    1. Thank you! I had been thinking the same thing, which is why I made some lol! Get grillin' ;)

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  3. The sandwich you had at lunch looks awesome! Whenever I am out somewhere and see caprese on a menu, I can't help but order it!

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    1. Thank you :) I ditto that - I am a bit obsessed with caprese anything!

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    1. Just noticed this comment now - sorry for the delay! Thanks for reading :D

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  5. That sandwich looks amazing! I definitely need to make that asap!

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    1. I hope that you do & enjoy it! Let me know :)

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