What I Ate Wednesday #71: Vacation Day

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Happy Wednesday! I’m on vacation this week—more like stay-cation. The idea of traveling during my allotted vacation week just seemed too exhausting and expensive, so I’ve been enjoying taking these lovely August days at my own pace here in NYC.

It’s also time for another What I Ate Wednesday. As always, thanks to Jenn for hosting the weekly link party. To see more WIAW from other bloggers, visit Peas & Crayons.

After working a busy Saturday at the hospital, I was so excited to start my week off. Sunday involved sleeping in (if you count 11-8 sleeping in…) and then brunch, beer and a whole bunch of walking.

Leek & Egg @ Sparrow in Astoria

Monday I had a lot to do (writing projects, cooking projects, life projects…), but I enjoyed begin able to take it at my own speed. I also had time for a pilates class. I love when I can do that because I learn things I can incorporate into solo workouts when I’m not able to get to a group class.

It was also nice not to have to rely on hospital cafeteria food and lab-coat snacks to get me through the day. I don’t know if it was the heat or not being on my feet as much, but I definitely wasn’t as hungry during the day. No complaints, though—I enjoyed some good stuff, and I was happy not to deal with the inevitable low-blood-sugar shakes & headaches.

Breakfast: rolled oats w/ flax, a white peach, blackberries, and sunflower seed butter 
Lunch: a big salad; smoked salmon and avocado on an Ezekiel English muffin 

Snack: a berry & greens smoothie w/ cocoa powder (sounds gross, tasted great)

Dinner: Homemade soup (one of the day’s projects), toast w/ hummus 

Snack: Plain yogurt w/ cocoa powder, cut-up frozen lazy-person brownie, berries

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How did you spend your last vacation? 

6 thoughts on “What I Ate Wednesday #71: Vacation Day

    Kelly @ My love affair with running said:
    August 15, 2012 at 11:55 am

    Yum your soup looks delicious!! Such a good dinner idea, perfect way to get a good dose of veggies in.

    jessielovestorun said:
    August 16, 2012 at 6:59 am

    What a quick and simple dinner. The soup looks delicious girl!

    Jess responded:
    August 16, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    The soup was just a bean blend from Goya, which I soaked and then cooked with carrots, celery, onions, a potato, and kale. I also added plenty of garlic and spices like oregano and red chili flakes. It would probably also be good with sausage added to the mix. I was really happy with how it came out.

    Rach said:
    August 16, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Just read your description of your soup, and it sounds amazing! I have been totally craving soup lately.

    […] starting to wish I’d taken a real vacation or scheduled more personal time or not worked so many weekends and the holiday so close together. […]

    What I Ate Wednesday #101 | Keeping It Real Food said:
    March 13, 2013 at 10:31 am

    […] the last day of my stay-cation. It’s interesting for me to compare it to the WIAW from my last stay-cation, way back in August. Seeing brunch photos brings back weird summer memories—some good, some bad, some annoying. […]

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