Big Hearty Salad.

Good afternoon!

I meant to post again yesterday, but plans changed and I was out of the house before I expected to be. Last night was pretty wild – that’s all I’m going to say online! ;] 

I had a nice run yesterday – four miles, but afterwards I felt bloated and gross. Perhaps from the sugar binge the previous night or guzzling water throughout my run? I had a salad afterwards but it was light and not filling so I had my typical Puffs/Puffins/soymilk/banana mixture too. Later that night, I snacked on a Chocolate Raspberry Luna Bar at the party while pizza was served, then had an Amy’s soup – minestrone- late last night when I got home, starving. This morning I woke up feeling not too chipper so I laid around in bed until about ten. This is rare for me – I’m more of a get up & go kind of girl! My stomach wasn’t feeling it, though, so I rested, read cookbooks, and ordered Veganomicon [: 

When I finally got up, I showered and had a breakfast of ‘yogurt mess’ – blueberries, banana, WholeSoy Vanilla Yogurt, and 1/2 cup Peanut Butter Puffins. I did laundry, cleaned up the kitchen and around the house, did some homework, etc. At one my tummy was growling and it was time for lunch!

Salad was on my mind so I made a nice, hearty one to make up for the other day’s lame one. Mixed greens, corn, kidney beans, chickpeas, and steamed broccoli was what I had on hand. I used a nice squeeze of fresh lemon juice instead of dressing, which my friends & family think is gross, but I love the taste of my leafy greens! Thick salad dressings cover it up too much for me. 

This salad was huge and I didn’t finish it. It will be easily made into another meal with some more lettuce. (The last picture is what was left over).

After last night, I’m not feeling a run today or any formal exercise. Instead, my mom and I are taking two of our three rescued dogs on a looooong walk downtown and around the waterfront neighborhoods. I’m walking Lindsey, our most recent addition, which is a year 0ld Plott Hound/German Shorthair Pointer mix, and my mom is taking José, who were told is a three year old Puggle but we think of him as a little Mexican street dog. I’ll put pictures up sometime & you’ll see what I mean.

Au revoir! ❤

February 22, 2009. Day to day, Salad. Leave a comment.