Hello, and happy Wednesday guys!
How was your Fourth of July? We had a great one, though I will say I really really miss Maine and my family this time of year. Maine is like my second home and for 25 years of my life, I spent much of my summers up there. It’s hard to not visit as often, but California does have its perks too! 😉
For our Fourth, we enjoyed a BBQ with some of out relatives and friends and then watched the fireworks nearby. All in all it was a great, fun day.
As you know by now, I love food. In fact, call me a “foodie”—I’d be flattered if you did.
Some of my favorite blogs (Carrots ‘N Cake, Peanut Butter Fingers, The Fitnessista) sometimes feature what their daily eats looked like. Though seemingly mundane, I’ve always loved reading these kinds of posts and thought I’d show you what my meals on Monday looked like, just for kicks!
(Keep in mind: I spent much of Monday eating out since it was the long weekend and all… and come to think of it, Sam and I have been eating out a little too much lately if I’m being honest, haha! We both know we’ve gotta reel it in, especially since we have goals of saving/buying a home—hopefully sooner than later. 😉 )
One more thing… just to be extra clear, I didn’t monitor my food intake for this post, lol. Everything you see is exactly what I ate.
Before heading to a 9:45am CHILL yoga class with the amazing Katherine, I started my day with a large hot coffee with light cream from Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and a new Greek yogurt (Matcha Green Tea) from Trader Joe’s.
We’re super lucky to be surrounded by so many cute coffee shops and stores, so Sam and I grabbed coffee together before he headed off to work. Anytime I can spend more time with him before he heads out makes me happy.
The yogurt was pretty good, but I don’t know if I’d necessarily get it again. I’ll stick with my fruity or vanilla ones instead. I do, though, love to try new flavors so if you know if any, please let me know!
After class, I headed to Pasadena for an early lunch with my friend and her son. It was super cute at La Grande Orange Cafe… I had never been. I love Old Town Pasadena!
I was still in a breakfast-y mood since I hadn’t eaten much yet, so I had a French omelette with ham, cheese, and spinach, a side of fruit, and half an english muffin.
It was a really well-balanced meal and super satisfying.
I also had a glass of unsweetened iced tea, not pictured.
P.S. They’re known for their english muffins and they even sell them at the restaurant. It’s clear why. They are AMAZING, fluffy, and full of flavor. It was really hard for me NOT to bring some home.
I couldn’t help but noticed a glass dish with cookies in it near our booth and when my friend mentioned they were for guests to help themselves to, you BEST BELIEVE I got myself one as a treat.
Oh MY, such salty goodness. Yum! I’ll definitely be going back to this spot, and not just for their cookies.
I was getting a bit munchy by this time, so I hate eight sesame seed crackers with mozzarella cheese and a fresh peach. Kind of a weird mix but it hit the spot.
We LOVE cheese in this house… it’s kind of a problem…
After an afternoon running errands, I kicked it at home and enjoyed the Monday off.
Once Sam was out of work we knew we wanted to go out on a date since we had the next day off. We explored Sherman Oaks a bit and landed back at a spot we had tried one other time and loved—Boneyard Bistro on Ventura Boulevard. If you’ve never been down this popular street, you gotta check it out. There’s tons to do and see!
So… we maybe went indulged here a bit. But hey, what are long holiday weekends for, right? Like I said… we are foodies and really get a thrill out of trying new things.
Here’s what we had.
One beer each: sour ones, at that!
Mini corn and rustic breads.
Three fried mac and cheese bites each. TOO GOOD.
Ooey, gooey…. you get the picture.
And, then we split their fried chicken (which is why we wanted to go here on a Monday… the only day of the week they make it), collard greens, and cole slaw.
Definitely some of the best fried chicken we’ve ever had. So moist and the crunchy and well-seasoned breading was just right.
I’m so happy we split this. It would have been way too filling otherwise.
No picture of it, but I snacked on a handful or two of frozen blueberries to beat the heat we’ve been having.
So, like I said, Monday included lots of eating out but I wanted to give you a look into my food-journal and show you there’s really no perfect day when it comes to food/eating… tomorrow I’ll probably eat more greens and add in another workout, but I was glad I let my gut have a little fun for the holidays. 😉
Oh and one more note—throughout the day I drank tons of water. I love love love water and find it so very refreshing between workouts and meals, especially in this LA heat. You’ll always find me with a water bottle in hand.
What does your typical day of eats look like? Do you let yourself indulge from time to time? If so, GOOD!
Have a great rest of the day,