Breakfast: My day last Tuesday began with the indulgent, baked French toast, courtesy of my friend Emma. She’d made it that weekend for potluck brunch, which Kiyo and I hosted; hence we got to keep the leftovers! I added some frozen berries and with maple syrup, washed down with creamy coffee, it was an awesome start to my day.
Snack #1: As Maggie told me this weekend, she regularly observes in my WIAW posts that I always eat dessert in the morning! I forgot to take a picture of the four tamarind balls I ate, but this is what they looked like (image courtesy of Broward Palm Beach blog). Kiyo and I bought like 20 packs of them in St. Thomas because we’re both obsessed and that’s the only place I know to buy them.
Lunch: I had an awesome, big bowl of red quinoa mixed with a lentil stew Kiyo made (it also had sweet potato, celery and spinach). I added about a tablespoon of blue cheese salad dressing, which gave it a nice (yet subtle) tangy taste. This was really tasty and filling, a great lunch that I’d make again (maybe with tahini next time instead of the salad dressing).
Snack #2: Someone brought in macarons from Macaron Cafe right across the street, so of course I had one (it was shiny and chocolate, I couldn’t resist!).
Snack #3: Yes, I was hungry again! The night before I went to hot yoga, so that’s my excuse this time (I know, there’s always some reason!). Before heading to my 75-minute vinyasa (not hot) yoga class, I ate this cookie dough Quest Bar. I was super skeptical of this bar since it’s “cookie dough,” and has no gluten, no added sugar, lots of fiber and protein, and almost no unrecognizable ingredients; it sounded too good to be true. However, it tasted great and I would definitely like to try their other flavors.