Good morning! Did everyone have a great weekend? I know I sure did. It was a busy one, so let’s go ahead and get ya caught up…
Well, yesterday was all about this guy.
Early yesterday morning, I met up over at my parents’ house so we could make the trip down to the Mets game. My dad and brother have LONG been Mets fans, and while I honestly don’t really follow the sport, they’re still the team I’m going to root for, if anyone.
I’d been to a couple games before when they still played at Shea stadium, but this was my first time at the (somewhat) new Citi Field, and it was really nice.
Instead of going right to our seats, my dad and brother offered to give us ladies a little tour of the stadium. In addition to me and mom, my one grandma (aka, “2 Nanas” – a story I know I’ve mentioned but can’t remember when) also joined us for the day. She is a die-hard Mets fan (no joke) so she was super excited to be there for the day.
The more we walked around the stadium, however, the more I began to realize that I did not dress appropriately for the day. For some reason, I was under the impression that it was going to be about 90 degrees, but that was totally not the case. Try more like 70…but in the shade with wind. Yeah.
We eventually made it to our seats shortly before the game got started.
Check out the zoom with that camera lens.
By the time the second inning rolled around, I was ready to grab some lunch. The tickets we got for the seats we were in yesterday also included a free hot dog, fries, and soda, which I had been looking forward to all morning long.
Well, the fries were great, but unfortunately, the bun to my hot dog was as hard as a rock. Literally, it crumbled as if it was a piece of toast. Such a let down.
But hey, like I said…at least the fries were awesome.
Unfortunately, the Mets didn’t get a win yesterday, but it was still a great (albeit, chilly) way to spend Father’s Day with dad. By the time I got back home last night, it was about 8:30 and I was wiped, so I hung out on the couch with the boys for a bit before hitting the hay.
This morning, I was wicked pumped for another life-changing breakfast.
Another batch of Kodiak Cakes was on the agenda for today, prepared the same was at Saturday, with some chia seeds and sliced bananas cooked right inside.
I topped ‘em off with a little bit ‘o peanut butter, more banana slices, and some sugar-free syrup and, oh.em.geeeee…
They’re just so darn good.
I’ve had a few people who were curious about the calorie count for a plate as decadent looking as this – from what I’ve tallied, I’d guess this plate to come in at around 345 calories (1/2 cup dry mix = 195, half banana = 50, chia seeds = 20, sugar-free syrup = 20, peanut butter = ~60). Not too shabby, right?
I feel like I’ve got about 1,001 things to do today, so I think it’s about time to get crackin’ those. Happy Monday!
Caroline @ After Dinner Dance says
There’s nothing like a good baseball game with Dad! Even if the food is subpar. Baseball food can be hit or miss!
Hope @ With A Side Of Hope says
It sounds like you had a wonderful Father’s Day! I love going to see baseball games in the summer. It’s fun :)
chelcie @ chelcie's food files says
those fries do look really delicious! i did to try those kodiak cakes that look so yummy and the nutrition stats are awesome!
Looks like an awesome Father’s Day! I’m sure you Dad had a great day! and That breakfast looks amazing!!!
Jaren@Kiwi Fit Blog says
I love going to baseball games with my fiance, not that I really like baseball, but I like to bug him when he is dead set on paying attention. :)
chelsey @ clean eating chelsey says
I wish it was only 70 here yesterday – it was like 95 and today is supposed to be the same! Sooo hot it’s kind of unbearable!
Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health says
Yay for a fun day with your dad and fam! I hate it when you dress for really warm weather and then it’s chilly. Not fun haha. Looks like an amazing breakfast too. I am craving pancakes! Hope you have a great Monday pretty lady!
those french fries look soo good! i’ts only 9:40am and I totally want!
Alyssa @ fit and fun in third says
I’m sure your dad loved spending the day doing something he loves with people he loves! I feel like ballpark food is either hit or miss… At least some of what you ordered was a hit! :)
Are you still following the diet plan? Youre looking great :)
Thanks, Khushboo! I’m actually really not following all that much right now…so that’s nice to hear, haha! ;)
Sara @ The Foodie Diaries says
I’m glad you and your dad had a great time at the game! It’s crazy how in the Northeast being in the shade makes it about 10 degrees cooler than being in the sun. It’s like you need two different outfits depending on when you’re sitting/standing!
And those fries look awesome. French fries, hotdogs, and a beer = the only way to enjoy a baseball game!
Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles says
What a wonderful day with your dad- even with a yucky hot dog bun. Nothing better than time with the family! :)
….Your breakfast looks AMAZING! You’re making me turn a cold shoulder to my oats this morning- that NEVER happens!!
Yellow Haired Girl says
Looks like a wonderful day! Those fries DO look good :)
Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries says
what a great father’s day! your kodiak cake combo (with the banana + pb + maple syrup) is my favorite. it certainly is life changing, i agree! speaking of which, i need to get my heiney to the store to get some more kodiak cake mix!
Presley (@runpretty) says
I’m always shocked when I actually think about the calories in my meals… some of the most innocent looking plates are packing a huge punch, while things like your pancakes are totally respectable! ha I have a terrible “calorie-eye”… yes, I made that up. I can never guess, but it’s probably because I’ve never really tried to count calories.
I prefer the root for the Mets, not route for them
Haha, thanks gramma police. And I prefer *to* root for them myself, not the root. ;)
lmao…BURN….but who are the gramma police? #DOUBLEBURN
LOL…awww crap. ;)
Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers says
Happy Monday to you!!! I really need to try those Kodiak Cakes!! Looks like you had lots of fun this weekend!!
Those are some great photos of the stadium! You must have had amazing seats. I’m sure your dad enjoyed his day at Citi Field-even if the Mets did lose.
I’m more of a Yankees fan myself, but it’s a shame that the Mets lost. :(
Erica @ For the Sake of Cake says
Baseball games are so fun! Sounds like you should’ve picked up a “souvenir” sweatshirt! :-)
Haha, I thought about it…until I heard they were $90!!!!
Aw what a great way to spend Father’s Day!
Laurie @ Love, Laugh, Laurie says
Love love love baseball games! Great pics!!
Katie @ Talk Less, Say More says
Gosh I love Kodiak cakes! I really need to buy more because I’m OUT! AH!
Laura @ LauraLikesDesign says
I know you said you were freezing while you were there, but your outfit is super cute! Love the shirt, long shorts and belt combo!
Thanks Laura! :)
What brand of sugar-free syrup do you use? I am still trying to find one that I like!
The one we have right now is Mrs. Butterworth’s. It’s not bad!
Suzanne @ Fit Minded Mom says
I love baseball games!! Go Texas Rangers, lol!!! Honestly, I do love watching them but the food is what gets me really excited at the ball park. Last time I went I had a bacon wrapped hot dog with grilled onions, soooo good!!
You are killing me with these Kodiak pancakes. They look so delicious and I want some but the drive to Target…..not so much.
Jen Correa @ Mom's Gotta Run says
I seriously need these pancakes.
Haley @ Housegirl Haley says
Now I’m craving baseball park food!