Yesterday morning I packed up some of my protein pancakes to eat when I got to work. When I stepped outside to walk to the office, as I have been, I was shocked to see that it was drizzling! Summers in San Francisco really are as cold as they say. I jumped on the bus instead, but by the time I got downtown the drizzle had stopped so I was able to walk around for about 30 minutes before heading in. I heated up the pancakes for a couple of minutes and they were perfectly delicious and filling.
I also managed to get outside and walk for about fifteen minutes before lunch, which was Italian: chicken and mushrooms, polenta, and a big serving of swiss chard. The polenta was particularly delicious. Plus a small sliver of orange almond tart.
I enjoyed these red grapes for a snack in the middle of the afternoon. I brought them from home because I’ve been pretty disappointed with the fruit selection in the office kitchen.
After work I headed to Trader Joe’s to pick up a few things, then walked home from there. My commute is about half as long as it used to be, which is awesome! When I got home I wasn’t quite hungry yet, so I settled in to write for a while before preparing dinner. Once the hunger hit, I cooked whole wheat penne pasta with TJ’s tomato sauce and parmesan cheese, heated up some leftover roasted broccoli, and prepared this salad with avocado and homemade croutons. I threw together the croutons while I was roasting the broccoli: just slice up some baguette into chunks and place on a cookie sheet, spray with coconut or olive oil, sprinkle with salt and herbs, and bake at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes. They were a great way to use up some stale bread and the perfect crunchy addition to my salad.
*My Daily Eats posts offer a glimpse into my everyday life and intuitive eating habits. They are meant to offer quick, healthy, and yummy meal ideas. Let me know in the comments what you’ve been eating recently!*