I woke up on Friday with one thing on my agenda: Go to the grocery store. On my way out the door I grabbed a Pure bar and smeared some almond butter on top of it.
After I came home and started putting groceries away I realized my bag of carrots was literally rotten! There were 3 carrots that were mushy and moldy in the actual bag and the rest were slimy! Yuck! I have to say that’s probably the worst produce rotting experience I have ever had. I’ve encountered rotten fruit and veggies at the actual grocery store but usually I examine it so well that I don’t buy those ones!
I did a few more things and then made a salad with some of the un-rotten veggies I got at the store.
I made a salad with mixed greens as the base and added some fresh salsa, cottage cheese, and a sun dried tomato chicken sausage. I had a serving for blue corn tortilla chips on the side and then I went back for another serving.
My afternoon snack was a Skinny Cow Vanilla Ice Cream sandwich. Who needs fruit when you have ice cream right? I always have to break into the frozen treats as soon as I get them – it’s definitely dangerous. But, I’m getting better and better at having tempting foods in the house. I do especially well when they are pre portioned for me like the ice cream sandwiches. I even bought individual sized Cadbury mini eggs so I wouldn’t devour a whole bag in 3 days. I don’t want to deprive myself but I definitely don’t want to self sabotage either!
Matt and I met some friends downtown to partake in a local art event called the Gallery Walk. Iowa City holds Gallery Walks a few times a year and basically people can follow a map that points out local studios, business, and shops that exhibit local art work and have drinks and snacks.
We had our fair share of wine, champagne & cheese:
And local art:
After the walk we went to dinner with our friends Erica and Mark at a bar called Quinton’s. I order the ½ Santa Fe Sandwich, a side salad and a bag of Parmesan Garlic chips. The Santa Fe came on white (I always forget to ask for wheat!) with cream cheese, salsa, avocado spread, sprouts, and tomatoes. The bread was really soggy but the salsa made up for it. I ate the ½ sandwich and the whole salad. Matt and I shared a bag of chips and I may have had a few bites of his bread bowl – it was amazing!
I updated my Ate page and added a Recipe icon on the side.
You can still enter to win some Chia Seeds!