I have to confess that I love the 90 degree temps that are gracing DC this week. As a result I’m in a great mood and looking for excuses to spend time outside; it’s quite a stark contrast to the hibernating I tend to do one the temps turn cooler!
This morning I packed breakfast to bring with me. We had an all staff meeting with breakfast served beforehand so I planned to also have a serving of fruit with my egg sandwich. 2 slices of Udi’s whole grain bread, spinach, hot sauce, 1 egg white. I was really tempted to add jam but chickened out (pun unintended) at the last minute!
Because of said meeting the rest of my morning flew by and before I knew it I was hungry for lunch. That sandwich and fruit definitely didn’t hold me over as well as a bowl of hot cereal. I had a salad with romaine, spinach, carrot, my last almond cracker, a drop of hummus, black bean soup (like dip), and a drop of cheddar. I also had ~1/4c brown rice with ~1/4c kidney beans, peas, and okra with some BBQ and hot sauce. Time to eat up leftovers in my fridge!
My afternoon snack was a peach with 1/3c Crunch Maple Sunrise with a light drizzle of peanut butter.
I made a last-minute plan to meet Suzy for a bit of shopping downtown and decided to do a bit of exploring on my way to the store. I strolled through Lafayette Square and took in the sights. Summer is still holding on!
I wound up at the White House farmers market and fell in love with these decorative squash!
I decided on a quick fro-yo while waiting for Suze which ended up being a great decision because shopping lasted almost 3 hours and I was so hangry by the end I metroed home instead of walking like I usually would.
Enter the quickest dinner ever: leftover steamed veggies bulked up with more frozen spinach and broccoli, tamari, a spoonful of black beans, and the half serving of soup from last night that I didn’t eat. Plus an English muffin – half with hot sauce and cheese, half with Earth Balance as dessert while watching Grey’s.
Sorry for the quick and rambling post – it was a long but GREAT day and I’m beyond ready to sleep!
Do you tend to do spur-of-the-moment things during the week? Is it still warm where you are or has fall officially arrived?