In these “What I Ate” posts I usually share a look at what I ate on a previous workday, but today I thought it might be fun to share a peek at the weekend for a change. Our weekends used to be drastically different than our work days, back when we could enjoy a leisurely brunch after sleeping in, but now that we have a toddler our schedule stays pretty similar– he rarely lets us sleep in!
Really, the only thing that changes on the weekends is that we tend to dine out for at least one of our meals. During the week we almost never rely on takeout options, because it’s too expensive and rarely tastes any better than something we can make at home, but it’s fun to have a special treat on the weekend.
Here’s what I ate this past Saturday:
Early Afternoon: I made a quick salad using an entire romaine heart, chopped bell pepper, leftover Maple Glazed Salmon (from my cookbook) and Everyday Basil Vinaigrette (also in the cookbook).
Late Afternoon: We took our son out for some sunshine and “ice cream” from Pressed Juicery. Their soft serve is made entirely of fruit, nuts, and seeds, and it tastes ridiculously delicious. My new favorite combo is the Roots + Vanilla flavors together– it reminds me of a creamsicle! You can see my son in the background begging for a taste, and I love that I can share this treat with him without either of us suffering from a sugar crash later.
Evening: We met up with some friends for dinner out. I got an Italian chopped salad that looked a little small when I first got it, but it turned out to be really filling. It was loaded with chopped romaine, purple cabbage, cucumber, roasted red pepper, shredded cheese, pistachios, and raisins, all dressed in a champagne vinaigrette. It was totally delicious! My son even enjoyed sharing several bites with me– which keeps me accountable when I order my meals. I make a point to never order something I’m not willing to share with him, too! (You can see the extra snacks I brought for my son in the background, too– a container of fresh blueberries and dates, and a small container of homemade almond butter, which he eats with a spoon.)
Dessert: When I got home I still wanted a little something sweet, so I had a piece of almond butter freezer fudge. We always keep that option in the freezer– it’s so good!
Reader Feedback: What did YOU eat this weekend?