Today I am sharing a day of eats and exercise at my grandma’s house in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I was staying with her for just under a week in February, for my cousin’s wedding. This is a woman who once told me, totally seriously, “I don’t like vegetables.” So let’s check out a day at her house…
Breakfast: raisin bran crunch cereal with milk and strawberries. Not too bad, actually, although I never eat cereal at home.
Coffee too, of course, with half and half at grandma’s instead of my regular almond milk. Half & half does taste a lot better actually! I was ironically catching up on my textbook reading for the nutrition class I’m taking now. One of our assignments was to track and analyze a day of eating, so I included all that information at the end of this post. Here’s what my breakfast looked like in terms of calories:
One day, back when I was working in NYC, my dad was in town so I met him for a pre-work breakfast at his favorite bagel place: Gramercy Bagel (in Gramercy, of course). My dad has a salt bagel. I had my usual order that I get at any bagel place: iced coffee with cream and an everything bagel with bacon scallion cream cheese. The bagels were a lot smaller than at my favorite place, Brooklyn Bagel, but they were totally delicious. I think what sets New York bagels apart, besides the freshness, is the exact perfect texture… and that they never skimp on the cream cheese!
Open: 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. daily
Location: 246 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10010 Phone: (212) 388-0080
Here’s another strange item my dad brought back from Japan (thanks Dad for all the great material! :) ).
Once again, since I don’t speak/read a single word of Japanese, I had no idea what it was. Except this time, I guessed it was some sort of banana twinkie, from the shape of it and that bright yellow color.
I don’t like artificial banana flavor, so I was hesitant to try it. Luckily, when our friend Austin came to visit, he was game to try it. And guess what? It was like a banana twinkie!
A super easy, delicious dinner is making a salad out of leftovers, especially restaurant leftovers. If you order dressing on the side, you can even save leftovers from a big restaurant salad, and spruce it up the next day with fresh lettuce.
I did just that awhile ago in Astoria. I used leftover salad, using the lettuce, fried shallots and steak, and mixed it with fresh romaine lettuce, blue cheese, cherry tomatoes and avocado. Yum!