Hi! How was your 4th of July?

We had an amazing, amazing weekend complete with hikes, time at the pool, brunch with a friend from college, an 11th birthday party, a night out with friends, 1800 meals out (seriously) and a day at the beach in Malibu. Sunday was spent catching up on work, laundry and getting ready for the week. It was one of those weekends that just felt perfect. I wasn’t really ready to go back to work, but I’m almost ready to send my fall newsletter to the printer so I’m anxious to complete that project.

workout: 25 minutes physique 57 dvd

coffee: with 1/2 & 1/2

breakfast: 2 slices almond paleo bread with a touch of earth balance + egg scramble (1 egg + egg whites + kale + kalamta olives + feta). This was the second paleo bread I’ve tried, and I like the almond so much more than the coconut variety. The bread is made out of almond meal, coconut flour, egg whites (among other things) and each slice has 60 calories, 6 grams carbohydrates, 5 grams fiber and 7 grams protein.

lunch: was via my fit foods. I think I’ve mentioned my fit foods before, but not in much detail. They sell “fresh, healthy meals that are designed to increase energy levels and help you lose weight safe and naturally.” I’m a big fan of almost everything I’ve tried and the convenience factor is amazing. It is a little pricey (lunches run about $9-$11) but they have promotions on a regular basis. I do wish the meals had more vegetables, this one in particular (lean lemon turkey) is especially lacking.

So I rounded it out with some carrots and celery on the side and a small chocolate chip cookie made with zucchini that a co-worker brought in.

workout 2: was supposed to be a run or elliptical at the gym but I didn’t get home until almost 8pm, and the gym was most definitely out of the question. So I did what any normal person would do…

snack: …had a glass of wine, some peanuts and made brownies! ;)

dinner(s): have been really basic lately, tonight’s “freezer” menu was salmon burgers with horseradish aioli + vegetables with a touch of parmesan.

dessert: I had to taste the brownies that I’m taking over to a friend. Obviously.

approximate nutrition stats: 1713 calories, 76 grams fat (42%), 141 grams carbohydrates (34%), 26 grams fiber, 52 grams sugar, 98 grams protein (24%)

P.S. I get eyelash extensions today!!!

 

13 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Mercedes
    Jul 09, 2013 @ 10:28 am

    OOH eyelash extensions fun! I thought of you yesterday (not only because of Dreamfields Pasta) but also because I bought a dip by Dannon Oikos that was a greek yogurt french onion dip. I had it with some carrots as a pre-dinner snack, but it reminded me of the awful-for-you french onion chip dips that everyone loves so much! You’ll have to try it and let me know what you think!

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    • Emily
      Jul 09, 2013 @ 11:36 pm

      Oooh, french yogurt onion dip? Sounds good! I’ll check it out!

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  2. Mellissa
    Jul 09, 2013 @ 10:37 am

    Curious to hear how you like the lash extensions.

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    • Emily
      Jul 09, 2013 @ 11:21 pm

      So far? I love them!

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  3. Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef
    Jul 09, 2013 @ 10:53 am

    that egg scramble looks great!

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  4. Karla @ Foodologie
    Jul 09, 2013 @ 10:55 am

    I went to Malibu for 4th of July! We were so close!

    Ok but seriously. Eyelash extensions. Tell me more.

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  5. Megan (Braise The Roof)
    Jul 09, 2013 @ 3:06 pm

    They just opened up a my fit foods literally 2 blocks from my apartment! What are the odds? Good to know about the veggies. It’s interesting, since you’d think that would be an important component to their mission. And, YEAH brownies trump the gym when you don’t get home until 8pm! :)

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    • Emily
      Jul 09, 2013 @ 11:31 pm

      Well if you ever feel like trying it out, I can let you know my favorites!

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  6. Chelsea @ Designs on Dinner
    Jul 09, 2013 @ 3:57 pm

    Weeknight dinners have become very basic for me. It’s too hot to cook unless I’m grilling out! I love that you came home and had wine and made brownies. I would have done that, too.

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  7. Hyedi
    Jul 09, 2013 @ 5:34 pm

    mmm, that almond paleo bread looks awesome. And I’m intrigued by my fit foods!

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  8. Allan
    Jul 10, 2013 @ 12:19 am

    Refreshing, refreshing and very refreshing! That is the way I can describe your writings, Emily! Well, 4th of July was fun, real fun, and I am pretty sure that with your mind-blowing recipes, this month will be one of the most exciting ever! I am particularly appreciative of the snack that you have recommended: a lovely glass of wine, some peanuts and golden, delicious brownies! And as for the dinner, nothing can be better, I tell you! Salmon burgers mixed with delightful horseradish aioli and a heavenly dash of vegetables -and yeah, parmesan completes it! You see why I always prefer to follow your recommendations? They are simply the very best! Keep it up!

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    • Emily
      Jul 10, 2013 @ 8:51 pm

      Wow, thanks Allan!

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  9. erin
    Jul 16, 2013 @ 6:00 am

    Eyelash extensions! I bet they’re gorgeous!

    Your weekend does sound perfect… mine was right up there, too, making it tough to head back to work last Monday. Why isn’t every weekend four days?! :)

    I’ve been meaning to try that paleo bread, but just haven’t ordered any yet!

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