Category Archives: Dinner

Cookie Monster

Well, our 3-day weekend is quickly coming to an end. It’s been fun, but now it’s time to get ready to get the work-week started.

We had a great day, though. After our yummy breakfast, Anthony and I went for a nice 40-minute or so walk on this great greenway by the lake…

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Love the lake views!

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And, then I did a bit of shopping – I found a great deal on a swimsuit for our upcoming anniversary vacation…

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Lunch was not that photogenic, but it was definitely delicious! Leftover tofu and veggie pad thai + some barbeque pop-chips.

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We spent our afternoon just doing some things around the house….laundry, cleaning, and I got the urge to make another batch of dark chocolate chip cookies- so good…we each had 2 as an “appetizer”. 🙂

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For dinner, Anthony grilled this great mahi-mahi and we added a baked sweet potato and a Greek salad…simple and delicious. The fish was so good and such a huge piece- I ate about half and I’ll probably take the other half for lunch tomorrow.

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I’m off to spend the last few minutes of the weekend relaxing- see you tomorrow!

Goodnight!

Party for 2

I LOVE 3-day weekends!!

Anthony and I have spent the whole day relaxing and hanging out together- 2 things we don’t get to do often enough…

Tonight- we had our own Labor Day cookout for just the 2 of us…lean grilled burgers + sweet potato fries…

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And, movie night at home…

We already watched New in Town…and since we’re off tomorrow, we’re staying up for a late showing of The Last House on the Left- it’s supposed to be scary!

Goodnight!

Brixx Pizza

We tried a new place for dinner tonight…Brixx Pizza – I loved it!

We started with an order of bruschetta – it was very good. I’m a huge bruschetta fan, and I’ve definitely had better, but this was pretty good….plus a glass of Cabernet.

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Brixx Salad to share – spring mix with pine nuts, goat cheese, croutons, and balsamic vinaigrette. Simple and delicious. This was my half…

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And, chicken florentine pizza – mozzarella, spinach, tomato, crumbled bacon, and feta – very good also – I had two slices…

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I definitely want to go back….several other pizzas on the menu sounded great…Artichoke, Rustica, Pesto Portabello….The atmosphere was fun and the service was great. I see more trips to Brixx in my future.

After dinner, we visited Anthony’s parents for a while, and now two dogs are getting a bath while I type….always fun at our house.

Have a great evening!

Balance

Where do the hours go? I can’t believe it is almost 9:00 already.

Today was such a good day at work- just the right amount of busyness balanced with some down time to accomplish a little some catching up. This morning, I had one of my favorite snacks…this has to be the best yogurt ever.

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Lunch was a delicious salad from our hospital cafeteria topped with a grilled chicken and veggie skewer…You know, hospitals get a bad rap for having bad food, but our hospital does a good job of offering some healthy options- you just have to make conscious choices.

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After a couple of diabetes nutrition consults, I was “starving” later this afternoon…I found the perfect afternoon snack…a Fiber Plus bar + coffee with cream.

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After work, I had the chance to take a great Body Step class – I don’t often make it to this class and I love it – it was a great workout and so much fun!!

My amazing husband made the best dinner tonight- his specialty – Southern Beans and Cornbread (yes- in a real cast iron skillet) – it was so good!

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Now, I can’t wait to go spend a little more time with Anthony- I’m constantly aspiring to find more balance in my life…between work, family, fun, friends….as well as balance in my food. This week, my time with my husband hasn’t been as much as I would like…Gotta get in a little time with him now and can’t wait till the weekend!

Have a great evening…Goodnight!

Un-Intuitive Eating

Hey everyone!! How are you?

Today has been non-stop….I started out with a payroll system training class at work, some paperwork catch-up, and then I had to drive about 30 minutes to do a lunchtime presentation at a local business. For the 2nd day in a row, I knew lunch would be late, so I grabbed a pre-lunch snack on my way….

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I love Vivannos – they are so great for a quick snack!

My lunch presentation went well…it was for a wellness program for a small, local business. About 20 people showed up, which was a great turnout. The topic was Healthy Lifestyle Changes to Improve Cholesterol. We had a great, interactive discussion – fun time!

On my way back to work at nearly 2:00, I stopped by Moe’s and had a vegetarian burrito…the Art Vandalay- love it!! It was so good that I definitely overate. I ate nearly the entire burrito, + about half of the chips….I was satisfied after half the burrito…but, it was so good, I kept eating anyway. You can teach Intuitive Eating and totally believe in it and practice it well most of the time…but, nobody’s perfect! I was definitely over-full after lunch. Life is a learning process.

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This afternoon, I met with my great co-workers, Heather and Chad, to put some finishing touches on the plans for our new session of weight loss classes that begins on September 14. We had a productive meeting and made some progress with the schedule/class agenda.

Tonight was our monthly girls’ night dinner. There were 4 of us tonight- we all happen to be dietitians…Sandy and Brenda, who work in pediatrics, and Heather (my co-worker and friend) and I. We ended up at Bonefish Grille….I had a delicious salmon and asparagus salad + an amazing glass of sangria – what a perfect meal.

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Dinner was delicious and the company was great- always a fun night of discussion!

I’m so happy to be home now…Anthony just got home from a night of fishing- I can’t wait to go spend some time with him. See you tomorrow.

Goodnight!

Dinner inspiration

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Thanks for your great quick dinner suggestions!!

Mia- I was thinking the same as you- I decided on a veggie scramble + whole wheat toast with peach butter and blackberry preserves….quick, healthy, and delicious.

I’ll definitely keep the other ideas in mind…Sean- the shrimp sounds great but we didn’t have any on hand, Katey- I love the idea of fried rice, April – I always love salad, and Gina and Mandy both had great taco suggestions…You guys are all so awesome and so creative with your meal ideas!!

Dessert…

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Have a great night everyone…We’re watching a bit more America’s Got Talent and heading to bed.

Goodnight!

Deliciously Odd Dinner Combo

What a productive day – it has flown by- I guess that means it was busy!

After a morning at the wellness center and a weight loss nutrition consult, I had a Subway lunch at my desk – roast beef +provolone on honey oat with all the veggies, Sun Chips, and diet coke.

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My afternoon patient canceled, which worked out well because I needed some time to update my presentation I’m doing tomorrow for our local university’s dietetic internship class. For the last 6 years or so, I have been a preceptor for the dietetic internship, which means each intern spends a week with me and my co-worker Heather, observing and helping with wellness and weight management projects. Since our hospital is the primary place they receive bariatric surgery experience, tomorrow I am going to do a lecture for the upcoming class on Bariatric Surgery Nutrition….again, speaking to groups is one of my favorite parts of my job and I love speaking to the students!

I also ended up teaching Boot Camp class today- man, was it a good workout. My co-worker Chad teaches the class most Mondays and I am the backup instructor – I used to teach all the time, but I found that I enjoy taking the class more than teaching. It was a great workout though and I had a lot of fun teaching today!

When I got home, I was starving…and I had two of these home-baked goodies…

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Dinner was an odd combo- but delicious. Grilled chicken salad + roasted broccoli + Annie’s shells and white cheddar.

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Yum- an unplanned dinner, but it came together perfectly!

Hope you’ve had a great Monday…I’m heading to bed early tonight…Goodnight!