The Big City Life

by Jenn (eating bender) on August 1, 2008

Happy Friday, everyone! Apologies for being so unpredictable with posting this week – it’s been CA-RAY-ZAY at my internship as we begin to wrap up the summer! Bear with me for the next week and a half or so, and then I’ll be a lot more reliable!

BREAKFAST

I was so excited for breakfast yesterday, as it was the first time I’ve had oatmeal in quite a while! I made a package of Kashi Honey & Cinnamon oatmeal in the microwave with unsweetened vanilla almond milk to start. After about a minute and a half, I added in some fresh blueberries and put it back in the microwave for another minute. Once all the hot stuff was taken care of, i topped the oats with some fresh raspberries and white chocolate chips.

Check out that nifty bowl from Urban Outfitters! I love the birds :) I’ve been very patriotic this week with my blueberry, raspberry and white chocolate chip mixtures, haven’t I?

I also got in some protein by making a quick microwaved poached egg white with a Laughing Cow cheese wedge in the middle.

MORNING SNACK

I was looking forward to my snack all morning, so I broke it out early and munched on it for a long time. I wanted to make sure they stayed cold! White and purple frozen grapes are so delicious!

But those frozen grapes will make a person chilly in the air conditioning! Especially when it’s blasted like it is in my office šŸ˜‰ So I warmed up with a mug of hot chocolate, too!

LUNCH

Yesterday was another one of those days where I just felt like having several small lunches throughout the early afternoon. I started out by eating some sliced deli turkey.

And later on, I had a microwaved sweet potato. But this guy just would NOT cooperate with the camera! Apparently, he was camera shy and resistant to clean cuts with my knife, so I just cut him in half instead of into small circles. Therefore, the picture is just not as elegant as it could have been! HA! I can’t believe I am so critical of a picture of sweet potatoes šŸ˜‰ ANYWAY – here’s the picture.

AFTERNOON SNACK

When I first started my internship, I said I was going to treat myself to one of these once a week. I can’t believe it’s been 7 weeks and this is only the second time I could do it! Time flies, right? So I went to Fannie May and picked up another dark chocolate strawberry. Mm Mm Mm!

DINNER

So last night I got the chance to meet up with my dad, who is in town for business! I stayed in a hotel right on Michigan Avenue with him and had so much fun looking out on the big city lights and crowds. But BEFORE I could do that, I had to catch up on some work at the office :( That meant dinner would have to be quick. So I did the logical (and cheap) thing and hit up Subway for a Veggie Delite!

I ate 1/2 right away and brought the other 1/2 back to my office. Of course, it eventually got eaten, too :) The sub was packed with tomatoes, pickles, lettuce, banana peppers and black olives. I got it on the honey oat bread with a light amount of honey mustard. I love $5 foot longs!

I must get back to the grind! Here’s the scoop: my cousin is coming into town for the weekend! She knows all about the blog and we have some fun foodie stuff planned, so it will be awesome and photo-filled, I’m sure. I’m thinking I will recap the entire weekend on Sunday, so if you don’t hear from me until then, don’t worry – I’ll be back :) And yes, I am still catching up on blog reading. But IĀ WILL get there eventually. Thanks in advance for understanding. I have 2 crazy weeks left before the summer starts to really slow down!

TGIF!

1 VeggieGirl August 1, 2008 at 2:17 pm

I can’t believe that your internship is almost over – I remember back to when you first started it!!

Love that bowl from Urban Outfitters!! Too cute!!

Gorgeous grapes and chocolate-covered strawberry!!

I’m eating a sweet potato (with roasted-garlic hummus for dipping!!) as I type out this comment, so I’m happy to see YOUR sweet potato :0)

Have an AWESOME time with your cousin!! Shall be quite exciting!!

2 Sarah August 1, 2008 at 2:33 pm

cutest bowl ever! it’s like the birds are perched up on the oatmeal : )

I’ve never tried frozen grapes before but my roommate freshman year lived on them. I’m a little intimidated to be honest-do you bite them? suck on them? I just don’t know what to do!

And of course that chocolate covered strawberry looks divine.

3 Olga August 1, 2008 at 2:55 pm

Your pictures are always so beautiful! I loveeee your blog, it just makes my stomach happy =]

4 Mark Salinas August 1, 2008 at 3:37 pm

I always look forward to your site..thanks you!

5 HangryPants August 1, 2008 at 4:23 pm

You DO have the cutest bowls! Have a great weekend – can’t wait to see your foodie adventures.

Heather

6 jenngirl August 1, 2008 at 5:05 pm

Cute bowl! Urban Outfitters really does have some of the funnest things! Sounds like a fun weekend with your cousin, can’t wait for an undoubtebly awesome weekend re-cap post! :) Happy Friday

7 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) August 1, 2008 at 6:03 pm

I love that bowl. It’s just so cute!

Have a great time with your cousin!

8 Melissa August 1, 2008 at 6:25 pm

i love that bowl; esp the birdies! i LOVE birds!!!!

have a good weekend! can’t wait to see your post afterwards!

9 Fit Bottomed Girls August 1, 2008 at 6:51 pm

Have a good one, and can’t wait to hear about your foodie adventures.

Strawberry+chocolate=heaven!

10 Kristie August 1, 2008 at 7:07 pm

I completely love that bowl, it’s so adorable!
I’m totally impressed that you manage to do such regular and thorough updates being as busy as you are! Don’t apologize, feel proud! :)

Can’t wait to read all about your fun foodie filled weekend!

11 fitnessista August 1, 2008 at 8:35 pm

i love your patriotic bowl of oats!!! šŸ˜€
that chocolate-covered strawberry looks so incredibly delicious!

have a great weekend with your cousin! can’t wait to hear about your adventures :)

12 Caroline August 2, 2008 at 12:11 am

That is the cutest bowl ever! I might have to make a trip to Urban Outfitters in the near future…
Seeing your Fannie May chocolate makes me think of Christmas, when my Nana (who lives is Chicago) sends us a box of Fannie Mays and a box of Frangos from Marshall Fields. Yum!
Have fun with your cousin!

13 eatingbirdfood August 2, 2008 at 7:20 am

Have great weekend with your cuz. I am a big fan of Urban Outfitters as well, I love how the little birds are sitting right on top of your oats.

14 Grounded Fitness August 2, 2008 at 2:17 pm

im excited to see the pics!

and i think im going to get subway for lunch- i always forget about it as an option because it think of it as fast food for some reason.

maybe because it always smells like sweaty onions in the place.

http://www.everygymsnightmare.com

15 annaalstondonnelly August 3, 2008 at 8:26 pm

Hope you had a great weekend!
1. I love how you sometimes toss chocolate chips into random things to make whatever you are eating way more fun
2. One of these days I def. need to get Subway. You make it sound so good!

16 fitnessista August 3, 2008 at 9:51 pm

i tried your egg white/ laughing cow combo about 10 minutes ago and it BLEW MY MIND! abso-freaking-lutely delicious :)

17 Katie August 4, 2008 at 1:12 am

Patriotic cereal? Frozen grapes? CHOCOLATE-COVER STRAWBERRIES?!?! I am jealous of your day!

Have fun with your cousin :)

18 Jenn August 4, 2008 at 9:18 am

VeggieGirl ~ Thank you – it was definitely a wonderful weekend!

Sarah ~ The way I eat frozen grapes is by letting them sit in my mouth for a few minutes until they are a little melty, then slowly chewing them and being careful not to give myself a tooth or brain freeze! It’s an interesting process :)

Olga ~ Aw, thanks so much!

Mark ~ Thank you :)

HangryPants ~ Thank you!!

jenngirl ~ It was truly an awesome weekend, hope yours was, too!

Foodie ~ Thank you :)

Melissa ~ Glad you like the bowl! Birds = awesomeness :)

Fit Bottomed Girls ~ I need another chocolate strawberry NOW!

Kristie ~ Thank you so much for your nice comment! I hope you had a great weekend :)

Caroline ~ Our family always has Frango mints at Christmastime! Mm so good!

eatingbirdfood ~ Thanks! :)

Grounded Fitness ~ Yeah, if you can get past the sweaty onion smell, it’s pretty durn tasty!

Anna ~ Thanks so much for your comments and feedback – I’m glad you like my obsession with chocolate chips :)

fitnessista ~ I’m sooooo glad you liked it!!!!

Katie ~ Aw, thanks so much!

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