Buongiorno bellas! I am thrilled that people were not offended by my rated- R weekend! MamaJ just sent me a text that reads: “Luv the parade, but it was still PG-13. Good for you.” MamaJ will be receiving an email shortly that will include pictures over which WordPress would make me delete my blog if I were to post them. Actually, does anyone know the policy on nudie pics?
When I awoke this morning I was thankful I had stayed in Sunday night instead of trying to make it another dance-filled and freakum’-filled night. Instead of putting my swag on…:
I was a good girl and got my blog on:
My night in led me to have the best run I’ve had all summer! I ran my usual route without stopping once! I know, four miles straight isn’t a feat for some, but it is for this chickadee. Now watch, tomorrow’s run will probably be hellacious.
I wanted to eat a bit cleaner today, as my weekend of brew and bags of pita chips and crackers had a way with my innards. To kick off the day, I had a scrumptious bowl of a juicy, dripping peach, sweet strawberries and a drizzle of almond butter-almond milk- pumpkin pie spice sauce:
I was on a high the whole morning. I don’t know if it was the run, the bumpin’ tunes I listened to while getting ready (Mrs. Officer, Boom Boom Pow, Let the Beat Build, Freakum Dress–because it’s always a weekend in my head) or the fact that it’s the beginning of another fabulous week at VegNews. Oh wait. It was that cup of coffee I had. I hadn’t had coffee in weeks before today. Loved it.
Today’s snacks were simplistic. Well, Clif bars aren’t exactly simple, but they’re clean in my book:
The half Clif bar held me over till lunch better than any other whole bar I’ve eaten as a morning snack. It could just be the day, but it was noticable. But I’m always more than ready when lunch rolls around:
Today, Abby (hilarious co-worker) decided to clean out the fridge for our lunch. This amazes me, as I need a game plan before I head to the kitchen. Speaking of which, I have to cook tomorrow and don’t know what to make. Anyway, in the bowl is a combo of last week’s chili and a bit of Pacific Butternut Squash soup. Incredible! On the side we had couscous and Indian-spiced veggies. That plate had nowhere near enough food on it for me. I was afraid to take too much and leave others without a proper serving. After lunch I had a half cup or so of leftover couscous. I don’t even like couscous that much, but this tummy needed filling.
One thing you know I love about my internship is free edibles. That’s how I get to enjoy these:
I had half a grape drank while I read some blogs and decompressed from work. I love how I’m on a computer all day in the office, then the first thing when I come home is turn on my laptop. I’m addicted to all of you!
For a nice and clean dinner, I wanted nothing but a crispy salad. It was glorious and maybe the most delicious I’ve had in a long time:
In the salad: romaine, cucumber, tomato, celery, pan-fried organic TJ’s tofu (in sesame seed oil–amazing) topped with a drizzle of the best. dressing. ever: TJ’s Asian Style Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette with Jalapeno & Fresh Cilantro. Homegirl bought this the last time we had a full TJ’s trip, and I just had to get some for myself. You could drizzle this on a twig and I’d try to eat it. Luckily I had the leaves to eat:
I know people have their panties in a bunch about soy and tofu, but this ‘fu had only three ingredients. Better than the balls I normally eat. The second component to my dinner was very special. I’d been waiting to take bites of this sweet squash for weeks now:
I baked the kabocha for too long, though. It was a bit dried-out and crumbly. That doesn’t mean it wasn’t so delicious I had another small piece after the photographed one. To round out the dinner, I had a handful of cherries:
And now I’m hungry again. You know how a perfect day of my version of clean eating ends? With a bowl of Peanut Butter Puffins and almond milk. And lots of it.
Ciao for now,
QUESTION: What does “clean eating” mean to you?
For me, it’s just eating more fruits and veggies and fewer of my favorite snacky foods. Then again, I’m about to dive into some Puffins. I also didn’t mindlessly snack in-between meals, as I do normally when I’m cooking/bored/figuring out what to eat. It’s nice for one day, but I know I’ll be right back to my SnackFace ways tomorrow. That’s also about as close as I get to a detox. Bahaha.
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