Weekly Wrap-Up? Yes Please!

happenings

As promised, here is a picture of my gaudy new cell phone –

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I’m liking it more now that I’ve gotten used to the new system.

This week I gave an hour-long nutrition presentation at a women’s shelter near the hospital.  We talked primarily about added sugars, reading nutrition labels, and the plate method.

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I opened with an activity where we compared the sugar content of different beverages.

I started reading Amy Poehler’s memoir, Yes Please.  I am halfway through and completely smitten.

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It is just as hilarious and inspiring as you’d expect it to be.  And her relationship with Seth Meyers – he guest writes a chapter – makes me love both of them more if that’s even possible.

breakfast

Coffee and a chocolate coconut water.

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Latte and an Opal apple.

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Stumptown cold-brew box with turkey jerky and dates.

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Coffee (duh!) and yummy hot chocolate with marshmallows that the hospital administration had for employee appreciation day.

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They also had a bunch of cookies out, but it was 9 o’clock in the morning and one of the midwives brought in bagels for the clinic so I went with one of those instead.

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I definitely made the right choice, my pumpernickel bagel was splendidly chewy.  Also – I poured my marshmallow cocoa into my coffee after it had cooled down and it was ridiculous.

lunch

From home – yogurt bowl.

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Blueberries, Heritage Flakes, and a Dannon butterscotch Greek yogurt.

From the cafeteria – a turkey sandwich and baked fries.

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My sandwich had turkey, provolone, mayo, mustard, lettuce and red peppers and my fries had a side of blue cheese.

From home – another yogurt bowl.

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An Opal apple and plain Fage with amazing 18 Rabbits Caramel Apple Granola.

From the cafeteria – a giant chicken quesadilla.

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With cheese, chopped bell peppers, and sour cream and guacamole on the side.  I planned on only eating half because it was quite big, but it was so good I ended up demolishing the whole thing.

Dinner leftovers (see the scrambled egg night) on top of spinach with ranch, chopped carrot, and cucumber from the cafeteria.

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The salad bar packed lunch mash-up was perfect, I’ll have to remember to repeat it the next time I’m getting tired of my yogurt bowls.

snack

Adorable gummies from last weekend.

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Baby carrots and dip.

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I made an oatmeal chocolate chip mug cookie.  It was quite enjoyable but basically raw so not a recipe for sharing.

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Jarlsberg mini cheese.

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Chocolate milk.

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Coffee with almond milk.

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Sundaes that Adam and I made with this dream team:

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Girl & The Fig’s salted fig caramel is perfect.

dinner

Bibimbap bowls.  I couldn’t get a great picture, but these were sooo good.  Runny egg yolk goes wonderfully with spice.

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Jasmine rice with rice vinegar // baked tofu cubes // broccoli and baby kale sautéed with canola oil, a bit of sugar, and tons of Sriracha // chopped sesame seaweed // and a sunny side up egg.

We used the leftovers the next day for another Asian-ish dinner.

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Leftover rice and veggies stir-fried with sautéed onion, eggs, fish sauce, soy sauce, and rice vinegar.

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Plus “beef and broccoli” aka chicken with broccoli and cauliflower.

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I way overcooked the chicken and this was not very good.

I guess the next day was pretty similar as well.  I sautéed chopped seitan, corn, and spinach in evoo and Sriracha and then scrambled in eggs and part-skim mozzarella.

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It tasted so much better than it looked.

Chipotle in front of the tv on Friday.  We were supposed to go into Brooklyn but it was terrifically cold outside and changing into pajamas just sounded too good.

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Chicken rice bowl with sautéed veggies, three types of salsa, cheese, sour cream, and lettuce.  Plus chips.  There’s a giant diet coke just to the right of that photo

Have you read any actor memoirs that you loved?  I was a HUGE fan of Mindy Kaling’s too and I’m excited for Tina Fey’s next.

5 thoughts on “Weekly Wrap-Up? Yes Please!

  1. So, I hope you get an email alert or something when you get a comment on an old post…I kept meaning to come back and comment here and never did!
    I know you loved “Yes, Please” and “Bossypants” (as did I, and Mindy Kaling’s book is next on my list!), and ever since we bonded (I like to think, lol) over “Center of Winter,” I knew I had a recommendation for you when I recently finished these two books.
    As an RD, a food lover, and someone who enjoys good writing, I’d be surprised if you don’t give two thumbs up to “Born Round” by former NY Times restaurant reviewer Frank Bruni. Great memoir about love of food and loving through food, coming to grips with emotional eating, etc.
    I also just finished Andie Mitchell’s “It Was Me All Along” and really enjoyed that as well. Such a gifted and honest writer, such an interesting and inspiring story. So much more than just another weight loss book! No gimmicks, no diets, just coming to terms with self and food, and how so often the two are so closely entwined.
    I hope you get a chance to read these, and that you enjoy them.

    • Ok, so I love everything about this comment.

      We did bond, and I do get an alert for comments, though now I’m worried that you won’t get an email that I’ve responded.

      I added Andie’s book to my Amazon wishlist last week and I literally -today- just put Born Round into my purse to read on the train. I am basically dying over how on the same page you and I are! <– that was a book pun!!

      I will have to remember to blog when I finish it.

      • No, no email, but of course I came back to check! And, wow, we ARE on the same page (I see what you did there).
        I’m a native New Yorker who lives in Queens and spent quite a number of years living on Long Island, so we’re even closer than you think. Sometimes when I’m reading on my way to work on the F train, I think of you and wonder what you’re reading on the LIRR!
        Love your blog. Love seeing you eat real and varied food (I have a long and complicated history with food and weight, and your approach to eating is helpful and what I aspire to someday be able to do myself). Love the way you write. And love what you read!

        • You almost made me cry! Thank you so much for the sweet comment, it means a lot. It’s crazy how much we have in common.

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