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!