What I Ate Wednesday: Minneapolis [With Nutritional Analysis]



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…

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Breakfast: raisin bran crunch cereal with milk and strawberries. Not too bad, actually, although I never eat cereal at home.

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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:

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Gramercy Bagel, New York

Gramercy Bagels Bacon Bagel

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!

Gramercy Bagel

Gramercy Bagel

Open: 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. daily

Location: 246 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10010 Phone: (212) 388-0080 

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Strange Food Saturday: Tokyo

Strange Food Saturdays Finalstrange tokyo banana dessert

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.

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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!

Leftover Salads, Astoria

Salad with leftovers


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.

Steak Leftovers Salad


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!

What I Ate Wednesday: Honolulu


Happy WIAW… here’s what I’ve been eating lately:

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BREAKFAST: avocado toast on Ezekial English muffin… I seriously ate this every morning for a week (with my coffee, of course).


LUNCH: best lunch lately was the yogi sandwich (I ordered it with bacon but it comes with sun-dried tomato hummus, carrots, cucumber, kale and sprouts) from Sprout near where I work.

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SNACKS: potato chips, unfortunately. They taste so good but then afterwards I feel so crappy! I got these for free and after they were done, I did not buy more!

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