I also ate a really good spinach and tomato veggie panini when I went out to a celebratory lunch with my mom at Olexa's .
And then this happened
In case you didn't know, Olexa is kind of famous for her wedding cake, so my mom and I split a slice of the warm vanilla buttercream. So what if I licked all the remaining icing off the plate?
Leftovers are a beautiful thing.
Especially when they're your mom's leftover couscous filled with yummy things like asparagus, peas, and mushrooms.
Yogurt and blueberries make for an excellent snack.
My love for oatmeal will never go away. Ever.
Oats, almond milk, banana, Justin's Maple Almond Butter. It just doesn't get much better than that. Confession: I've been using instant oats lately, and I secretly kind of love how it all clumps together and the artificial sweetness from the maple and brown sugar flavor. Does that make me totally unclassy?
I also really like breakfast dates with Laura . We went to Panera yesterday, and chatted for about two hours. I got a whole grain bagel per usual, but I didn't take a picture of it, so you'll just have to use your imagination. MyPanera reward cards are also really useful. I have two free pastries waiting for me! Helloooo, pumpkin muffies!
Well, that was officially the most disorganized post I've ever written.
And the takeaway lessons are1) Stuff your face with veggies! Why not? You can eat a lot of them for not a lot of calories, they're filling, and they taste delicious. It's a win-win situation!
2) If you go to Panera as much as I do, then you'll start to get free things, which is cool.
3) Life's too short to not eat good food/what you're craving. So go splurge on that cupcake you've been eyeing every time you walk by the bakery but have felt too guilty about letting yourself have until now. Or how about those cookies that seem to be screaming "Eat me!", every time you walk into Whole Foods with the intention of only getting the nice healthy salad bar. It's okay every once in awhile. You deserve it!