Vacation Daydreaming

I tried a new salad from Panera Bread for lunch – the Strawberry Poppyseed Salad…thanks to a nutrition client who was asking me about it this morning, so we looked it up on the Panera Bread website, and found that with chicken, this salad only has around 300 calories!! I don’t count calories, but for a restaurant salad, that is great! That is even with the dressing! It was so good – strawberries, blueberries, pineapple, mandarin oranges, pecans, and chicken with mixed greens – delicious with a whole grain baguette – I love how chewy their bread is. It was a great meal – and it’s a great idea to check out the nutrition info. on restaurant websites- looking through the nutrition info. at Panera Bread, I found many great options, but many sandwiches and even salads with 700-1000 calories, so it is easy to be fooled into thinking you’re eating a healthy meal if you’re not careful!


After work, I met Anthony at the wellness center for a quick workout and then we headed home. I had no real plans for dinner – so we just put to use some items we had on hand. We marinated some chicken breasts in Trader Joe’s Island Soyaki marinade (love it), baked sweet potatoes, steamed some frozen veggies in the microwave, and Anthony threw together a salad with our veggies from the garden…a perfect, simple dinner.


We also spent some time tonight daydreaming and planning a vacation- we’re hoping to go somewhere tropical and relaxing for our one-year anniversary in October – right now, we’re looking at Punta Cana, Dominican Republic….I’m dreaming of being here soon….

I hope you’ve had a good Thursday! I keep saying I’m trying to get to bed early, but it never quite happens…I can be tired and dragging by 8:00, but at 10 pm, I get this new burst of energy and want to stay up late! Tonight, I’m planning to try to head to bed soon…I’ll let you know how I do tomorrow!



10 responses to “Vacation Daydreaming

  1. Hope your day dreaming destination materialize and you go to a tropical vacation soon!

    The panera salad looks great! Hope you get good sleep tonight!

  2. The Island Soyaki marinade sounds great and so does dinner!!
    What a fantastic holiday spot-it looks so serene and beautiful 🙂

  3. Have fun planning your vacation! 🙂

    And great reminder to check out nutritional info online!

  4. Menden (Skinny Menny)

    Hi Angie!

    I went to Secrets Resort in Punta Cana on a work trip (weird, I know, to go to such a romantic resort with a bunch of work people!), but wanted to tell you that I would highly suggest it! The food was delicious there and it was just gorgeous. Just thought I’d let you know! 🙂

  5. Hey Ms Angie,
    You should check out They have good deals to out-of-country places. My friends swear by it.

  6. WholeBodyLove

    Panera is one of my very favorite lunch spots. However, I also noticed the high cal entrees when I checked their nutrition info. That salad looks great for only 300 cals. However, if I want to indulge, I go for their soup in a bread bowl!

  7. i love the DR – i’ve never been to that part!

  8. Ah, that picture has me reminiscing about my honeymoon in Hawaii. Have fun planning your trip!!

  9. That Panera salad is so good! I love that most restaurants have their nutritional information online.

    Have fun planning your vacation!

  10. I went to Paradisius in Punta Cana 2 1/2 yrs ago – we had a great time!

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