Before anything else, I feel like I must address the events that unfolded at the Boston Marathon yesterday. My heart aches for all of those affected by the bombings that occurred. But I must say, I am so impressed with the current trend on social media which seems to be focusing more on the heroes from the tragedy in Boston, rather than try to point fingers. In the words of my friend Kate, thank you to all the first responders–YOU are newsworthy. Stay safe. Pray for Boston.
So after a weekend full of what seemed like endless, delicious carbs, it was actually nice to change things up a bit yesterday and reintroduce a bit of color into my meals. It’s so, SO easy for me to fall into the carb habit these days – it’s probably one of THE biggest cravings I have (besides Mexican) – so most days I do need to make a solid attempt at incorporating the good stuff. The key? Planning ahead!
Sunday night before going to bed, I made sure to make yesterday’s lunch and snacks. I didn’t snap photos of everything yesterday, but I did capture a few…including my lunchtime salad.
All sorts of veggies in there with plenty of avocado and roast turkey. And pickles. Duh.
This weekend, Price Chopper had BOGO strawberries, so I’ve been making sure to incorporate some everyday in an attempt to eat them all before they go bad. So far, I’ve already finished up the first 1lb. container (in 3 days, mind you) so I think I’m doing okay.
As a little sweet after-lunch snack, I munched on some strawberries and green grapes.
A little while later, I was surprised by one of my co-workers with a delicious piece of coffee cake…alllll for meeee.
Turns out, it’s actually a Raspberry Vanilla Coffee Cake from Chocolate Covered Katie, and OMG it was soooo good. She even included some chocolate chips in there which were a pleasant surprise. I snacked on about half of it later in the afternoon at work and then wound up eating the rest of it once I got home from work before starting dinner.
What? I thought it was a good pre-dinner appetizer.
On the menu for dinner last night? One of our favorites over here…Tilapia Tacos with Roasted Corn Relish.
Each of us had two tacos (which were actually made on the smaller sized LaTortilla Factory Low-Carb tortillas - I’m really not a fan of corn tortillas) filled with lots of tilapia, relish, some cheese, and the very last of the leftover garlic aioli sauce (aka, we’ve been putting it on everything).
Dinner was super delish, and I even have leftovers which may wind up being my dinner tonight since we’re going to have to eat quick. We have plans after work to meet up with some pals to go see The Place Beyond the Pines, and I’m wicked psyched! Aaaaand, they even have $1.00 popcorn tonight…Sign. Me. UP.
P.S. – The Baby Tooth page was updated this morning!