Good morning! This is my first normal WIAW in a few weeks, because the last two Wednesdays I have been in England. Read all about my gluten free eating in the Lake District and in London, and then dive in to today’s post about my eats from Monday.
Before heading out for my last pre-Dumbo run, I guzzled half a bottle of water because it’s been so hot and humid here in New England. I also had a juicy peach and a cup of Corn Chex to fuel up.
Brunch after my run, around 10am, began with a salad topped with feta cheese and Annie’s raspberry vinaigrette. I ate it alongside one of my Easy Cheesy Omelet Quesadillas. So simple to make and the perfect post-run meal because it’s quick and gives you a boost of balanced goodness.
Afterwards I was still hungry and craving a sweet snack. I started with a Greek yogurt with peanut butter and blueberries swirled in, my usual brunch chaser.
But my stomach continued to rumble, and I figured out that what I really wanted was another slice of my cake from Sunday evening. I took it out of the fridge and enjoyed it just as much on the second day as the first! It was about 11am by this time, but I didn’t really care – I am big on eating dessert after breakfast, or for breakfast, anyway. I’m hungriest in the mornings and if I go on a long run and have the luxury of time afterwards, I often start my meal with a savory and transition to a sweet, taking well over an hour to eat what amounts to a heaping pile of food. I’m sort of a slow eater, so with the amount I consume I spend a good chunk of a lazy morning at the kitchen island or table, reading the newspaper or blogs as I go.
Around 2pm, I was feeling pretty snack-y, so I went for another yogurt. And some kettle corn, and strawberries…still in sweets mode! I know that by eating sweets early in the day I’m setting myself up for a higher sugar intake, but it’s not every day that I do it, and truth be told I’m more into sweets than savory dishes overall.
Dinner was also multi-course, and absolutely delicious. I started with a new salad mix I found at Costco, just a bit late to include in my latest roundup of Costco favorites. It’s a base of chopped kale, brussels sprouts, broccoli, and cabbage, and comes with a packet of pumpkin seeds and dried cranberries, as well as another packet of poppyseed dressing. A 28 ounce bag was $4 or $5, and it will probably make 10 good-sized salads. I’m loving it thus far, especially when I toss feta on top too, and it’s a nice change from the usual veggies I throw together, like I had at lunch!
For the main event, I had smoked barbecued turkey from a new barbecue restaurant here in Ridgefield called Hoo Doo Brown’s. I don’t eat red meat and therefore don’t typically go to barbecue restaurants, but my dad picked up takeout there and got me some of the turkey to try. It was melt-in-your-mouth delicious, juicy all over with a smokey crisped skin. I had it with some asparagus and brown rice that we made at home, since we didn’t get any of the sides. Maybe we’ll try some next time.
To follow, some watermelon, because summery salads and barbecue require watermelon to make a perfect meal.
And later on, some Moose Tracks ice cream to end the day, with another helping of strawberries afterwards to cleanse the palate.
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