Saturday, January 28, 2012

Whole30 Day 21

A good day indeed.  I woke up feeling not too hungry, which so far this the first day that I have woken up not hungry.  Most mornings I'm definitely ready to eat when I get up!  So breakfast was a fruit smoothie with coconut milk.  It was yummy and kept me satisfied until lunch!  Oh and lunch.  Leftover Plaza salad.  SO good!

 {lunch - see i told you there was a lot of chicken on this salad!}

On to the most exciting part of the day!!  Dinner was the highlight of my day!  We had dinner tonight with new friends.  Although I did not technically meet Jennifer through our blogs (I know her hubby through work) I feel like we've gotten to know each other so much through our blogs! Jennifer is the author of The Offbeat Housewife.  Through reading her blog and talking to her husband I knew Jennifer and I had tons in common and it seemed only logical to meet up and see what happened.  For anyone who knows me at all you know I am extremely shy and have a VERY hard time with meeting new people and being myself and comfortable with them.  Not the case at all with Jennifer.  Because we have written a bit on Facebook and I have read her blog and she has read mine, it was almost as if we have been friends for a long time and just hadn't seen each other in a while.  I was able to be myself and we had lots of great conversation!  Jennifer wants to cook healthy for her family so we talked a lot about Paleo and other healthy ways of living.  I absolutely LOVE that she went out of her way to cook a Whole30 friendly meal for me - and it was SUPER YUMMY!!  Not to mention her table was just GORGEOUS!!!  I am in awe of her creativity.  

 {dinner - grilled chicken & tomatoes marinated in homemade balsamic vinaigrette, steamed broccoli & a spinach & romaine salad with tomatoes, green apple, pecans & homemade citrus vinaigrette - oh and look how refreshing the citrus water looks - it was SO delish!} 

For 'dessert' we had a fruit salad of strawberries, blueberries, pineapple and kiwi.  By far the best Whole30 meal so far!  I'm sure it helped to be in good company - company with which I hope to keep lots more in the future!

 {Jennifer's daughter Jessie & the Emma Bug enjoying each others company}

In other news - I started the painting process today of the stripes in Emma's room.  I knew this would take a while but I was reassured of this fact after starting.  Because I am painting over a color, two coats will be a MUST.  That darn drab pink shows through the new purple just enough to not look nice.  So I got the one corner done today.  Let's see how long the stripes will take - and then it's on to the top portion of the walls! 

21 down, 9 to go!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds yummy! And what a nice presentation. :) Glad you had such a good day! :D