So you guys know Adam and I spent the majority of our Sunday emptying out our current kitchen and setting up a temporary one. We not only did that, but moved our dining room table right into our “living room space” (read: directly in front of the couch), piled the chairs around it, moved our car from our parking spot to the street so that our contractors can park in our spot and have easy access to the dumpster… we have never been more ready for anything before. And guess what? Our contractor made a scheduling mistake and set our project start date to tomorrow!!! Basically, our condo already looks like it’s “under construction” except the construction hasn’t started. So annoying. 👿 I hope this is the last mistake they make, otherwise this is going to be quite miserable (they got great reviews online so I’m not losing hope yet).
Before I found out that nobody was coming, I made myself an egg, cheese & bacon for BREAKFAST. Since our pans are all packed up, I microwaved the bacon for 40 seconds, then 1 egg + 1 egg white for 1 minute, topped them with a slice of American cheese (another 10 seconds) and plopped them on a toasted FFL english muffin. This reminded me of the breakfast sammies you get at Dunkin Donuts – I guess because they microwave all the fillings as well. Not great but will do in a pinch. The hearty english muffin was very satisfying.
Then we were off to pick a granite slab for our counters…
Granite, granite everywhere!
We still couldn’t make a choice. Nothing was perfect
After hours of granite related activities, Adam and I were both starving. The Cheesecake Factory was an easy way to get some fuel in us so we could keep on going. I do NOT trust their menu (see this very old post with a link to their nutritional info) so I always order the same exact thing when I’m there – the Weight Management Asian chicken salad – grilled chicken, romaine, snow peas, carrots, bean sprouts, crispy noodles, almonds and sesame seeds, served with a low-cal sesame soy dressing. Despite the embarrassing name, it is actually delicious and compared to its peers – relatively harmless (especially if you don’t eat the whole thing).
The salad was GIGANTIC. I asked Adam to take a picture of me just so you could see that it was wider than I am!!!
I ate maybe half of it (maybe less) + a little slice of their honey wheat bread (no butter).
[1/2 salad + slice of bread ~ 331 calories] Adam got a cashew chicken dish that we later found out was 1,800 calories. See why I always stick to the same exact thing?!!
On the way to the kitchen faucet store (isn’t our life just so exciting?!) I munched on this Healthy and Sane trail mix. It was my chocolate fix for the moment.
And then we decided to stop by the Whole Foods in Dedham to stock up on some groceries.
OMG, I was in heaven!!!!! This is the nicest WF I’ve seen outside of Austin. It’s giant, gorgeous and has so many specialty sections – like a bulk salt/spice section with salts from different parts of the world and these ones…
… a local products/specials aisle!
… a lunch box food aisle!
This was perfect for picking up some individual packaged baked goods. Hopefully it helps with portion control in the office and will prevent trips to the vending machine for Hershey bars (eww).
DINNER was leftover olive pizza and a few cookies from my new WF loot. I’m in love already 😀
Only 30 calories/macaroon and they are amazing!! They also are made with 6 simple ingredients (one of which is filtered water!). Could these be my new-found secret to staying slim while enjoying baked goods? I think these may just do the trick! 😎
Total calories consumed: ~1650
What healthy foods have you recently found that you are super excited about?