Hi guys! Popping in with some of this week’s eats. We’ve cooked at home a couple nights but I haven’t gotten pictures – oops! Last night, though, it was such a nice night that Matt and I decided to treat ourselves to an al fresco date night at Sushi Rock – our local fave.
Yep, still loving sushi lately! Cooked of course. 🙂 We got 3 cooked rolls – eel, crunchy spicy shrimp, and soft shell crab! Soooo good – I think this is our best cooked roll combination yet. Will have to remember these next time! We got steamed beef dumplings to start, too – also delish.
It was a beautiful night and such a treat to have a weeknight date night! We want to start doing that again more often… makes the weekdays more fun. 🙂
As for lunches, I’ve still been into grain salad bowls (<—lots of fun recipe ideas) and refreshing salads in general! I worked at home on Monday and Tuesday and had leftover quinoa, lentil, and veggie bowls both days – I had so much of it left over! On Wednesday, I was downtown and I treated myself to sweetgreen – I made my own creation that had kale, arugula, sweet potato, apple, cucumber, cabbage, feta, and chicken. With lemon juice and balsamic vinaigrette, and bread! I also had a small JRINK juice on the side – made with almonds, brazil nuts, raw cacao, dates, and vanilla bean. Perfect dessert-ish treat! I wish they made more of their juices in the mini size like this one – their normal bottles are HUGE (and heavy).
Speaking of sweet drinks (although not delicious ones), I had to do my pregnancy glucose challenge/diabetes screening on Tuesday – blech! My doctor lets you take the drink home and drink it on your own so you aren’t waiting around in their office forever, which was kind of weird (what if I didn’t drink it?! or drank it too slowly?), but also much appreciated! It tasted kind of like tang (orange flavored) and was okay for a couple sips and then got reeeeally gross. You have to chug it down in 5 minutes – not pleasant! I wish they’d let us have something actually delicious if we’ve having all that sugar, you know?! Like can I get a milkshake or something instead, please??
They should have my results back this morning/today, and they said no news is good news, so hopefully I won’t hear from them! Fingers crossed. If you have this coming up, btw, be sure to eat something with protein and fat (if it’s morning, have eggs and avocado or something – if it’s right after lunch, focus on veggies, protein, and some fat – and if it’s afternoon, like mine was, have some nuts) before you drink it – will help to buffer the blood sugar spike. 🙂 Whatever you do, don’t have it on an empty stomach, especially if it’s first thing in the morning. You will feel even crummier!
Anyway – I’m downtown today and am giving a nutrition lunch and learn presentation at noon at an office nearby (via a wellness company that finds local dietitians to do the talks for their client sites). I always get pretty nervous before presentations but then have fun once they are underway. Good to do stuff to challenge yourself, right?! Time to go prep.
Have a good one guys!
p.s. I added a fun “how to” video to my fave Flour Free Breakfast Pancake recipe post – if you haven’t tried it yet, head over to check it out! Maybe it will inspire you 🙂 The video shows the stovetop version, but there’s also an even faster microwave approach noted in the post you can try if you’re really tight on time!