Alright, I’m here. In Chicago. In a cafe. Waiting for ChicagoMan to get out of his meeting which will most likely be a few hours-a perfect time to catch up on my blogging. I must say the last 24-hours have been less than healthfully pristine, but a girl has to live and I have no regrets.
It’s restaurant week in NYC, which means all the super restaurants with super high prices have special prix fixed menus. I met up with my mom and aunt last night at a BBQ joint. I knew that getting something from the three-course fixed menu would mean that I would eat three-courses, and I was therefore safer just ordering one less than healthy dish from the menu. And I did. Fried Chicken. I didn’t eat all of it, but I’d been craving it for a while so this seemed like the perfect time to indulge a bit. Then I shared my mom’s dessert with her, a apple cobbler with cinnamon ice cream. Delish!
McKenzieStreet: Yup, I snack. In fact when I’m office bound I usually keep a jar of granola bars on my desk. I love Cascadian Farms Peanut Butter Granola Bars, they are to die for. I’m also a big fan of Trader Joe’s Trail mix bars. But, I tend to be more of a 3pm snacker than a late night snacker. Very rarely do I eat before bed. I tend to like big dinners that stuff me and make me want to fall into a coma But, that’s not an absolute and I have my moments. I’m a total bulk eater so when I am in the mood to nosh I find popcorn a good go to food because I can eat it and eat it and eat it and it’s not all that bad for me. PB&J is also a go to comfort food for me, it’s sweet and carby with a bit of protein so I get a good mix of foods. I can also eat my weights worth of rice pudding. If you’re craving dessert, a great and healthy go to is to cut a banana in half lengthwise, sprinkle with a little cinnamon, and bake it for about 10-15. It’s great on it’s own or with a scoop of vanilla frozen yogurt. Or, you can do what I do when I’m home visiting my friends-go to a diner at 3am and eat a cheeseburger and fries-not quite as healthy an option though.
Hannah: I replied to your yoga question under the DVD review 🙂
Food in review:
Fried Chicken (sub par and slightly unsatisfying)
Biscuit (I only had a bite it wasn’t that great either)
Mashed potatoes (can’t go wrong there)
Cobbler and ice cream
Today I woke up with all the best intentions, but things took a swing downward and now I have a bit of heart burn.
Cheerios and skim milk
Coffee w/ half & half
Orange Juice-I was nervous about scurvy on this long voyage
Ritz Cracker type things
And that’s about it in regard to food. My body is in shock I think. I’m looking forward to a balanced meal for dinner.