Friday, January 23, 2009

I'd rather pack my lunch.

Breakfast: Fage mixed with 2 tbsp chocolate protein powder, fresh berries, and some organic honey nut oat cereal.

I really thought my breakfast would keep me full until lunch, but I needed a before lunch snack. I had two lightly salted rice cakes with all natural peanut butter. I actually like the idea of eating 5-6 times a day, but today I knew I was eating out lunch, so I was hoping to not have snacks.

For lunch my husband and I went to a restaurant called Eleven. Eleven's menu states "As an integral part of ELEVEN’s mission to provide an exquisite fine dining experience, we pursue the freshest and highest quality seasonal ingredients. In this pursuit, we rely on a phenomenal group of local farmers as well as incredible producers from around the country. This enables us to provide you, our guest, with an unparalleled culinary experience."

I ended up happy that I had a snack, because for lunch I had a rather small serving of winter root vegetable soup (it was in a broth, not creamy) and the Local Baby Lettuces which is topped with pomegranate vinaigrette, pomegranate seeds, pecans, and raisin bread croutons. I loved the salad so much, but it was so small. Really there were 5 pieces of lettuce, and it cost $9. This place is uber expensive for the portion sizes. So for Soup and Salad it was $17. That just seems a little pricey for lunch, especially when it barely fills you up.

We were going to have dessert, but it took us 45 minutes to get our lunch served, so we ran out of time! I stopped and picked up a nonfat mocha on the walk back to the office.

My husband and I worked out before dinner. We did 1 hour of upper body weights and then I ran 3 miles.

Dinner: A Boca burger on a Arnold's Sandwich thin topped with some Trader Joe's Bruchetta and a side of leftover potatoes and yams and some peas.

After dinner snack: a chocolate chip Zbar and a spoonful of Dark Chocolate Dreams.

Happy Friday!!


VeggieGirl said...

Sorry about the lunch :-( But hooray for that big spoonful of PB!! :-)

Happy Friday, Aimee!!

Rose said...

Sorry you had to wait so long for your lunch. Eleven looks like a swanky place.

melissa said...

I need to get my hands on those bruschetta burgers. I love clifz bars.

HangryPants said...

Ugh what a super expensive soup and salad!

just me said...

i love the after dessert! that sounds really really good!

and the burger w/ the bruschetta spread sounds AMAZING! so jealous!

have a great weekend!

Vegan On Stage said...

that always happens to me.. i think im eating a huge breakfast and im always hungry before lunch!!!

but hey your snack is def one of my favs :)

glad you commented on my blog because it led me to yours!!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, you had to wait forever for that lunch. I can't wait to try that Dark Chocolate Dreams PB! Have a great Saturday!

Nicole ( said...

Rice cakes with pb are one of my favorite snacks!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

LOOOOVE the snack :o)

Anonymous said...

I love your dessert Aimee!