today has been lonnnng already and it is only 4 o’clock! you see, my mom had to stay up ‘til midnight last night (and wake up at 4 this morning) because she had to be “sleep deprived” for the testing she went in for today.
so, i did what any good daughter would do, i stayed up with her playing rummikub. my sister, marisa, is a sore loser.
this morning was rough.. i was suuuper sleepy yet i somehow remembered to take some photos of my breakfast. this is what i have had EVERY day this week and figured i could show you at least once. i get in breakfast ruts and am perfectly fine with that.
everything is better when eaten with an owl spoon.
as i have mentioned before, this breakfast combo really keeps me full for hours, even though it only clocks in at 300 calories.
after a couple hours at the office getting things wrapped up for the week, i went to the neurology center with my mom. she had to get a few different tests done and i waited in the waiting room and played on twitter the whole time. thanks for those of you who kept me occupied! i had a simply bar to tide me over until our late lunch.
when all the tests were done, we headed to the new whole foods at trolley square—also known as 42,000 square feet of foodie heaven!
you can imagine my excitement—happier than a kid in a candy store.
we were incredibly hungry and momma b was already sleep deprived as it was, so first things first: the café section of the store. which was roughly three times the size of my whole house.
kombucha ON TAP!
marisa seriously considered eating gelato for lunch..
i don’t blame her since there was VANILLA BEAN (top right corner).
but we decided to explore our options. they were practically endless..
i am so indecisive, so i picked the salad & hot bar—a little of everything!
it was even hard to decide which items to pick from the bars. i eventually ended up with a bowl of amazing:
up top is a green salad with spinach, edamame, beets, mushrooms, bell pepper, tofu and cottage cheese. down below i have a vegan enchilada, some cracklin’ cauliflower, steamed veggies, channa masala and some other indian spiced veggie dish (totally spaced the name).
i can’t believe how many options the hot bar and salad bar had. if you live in utah, you NEED to get your butt to the trolley square whole foods right now!
marisa decided to order from the taqueria and had fried avocado tacos + chips & guac.
momma b ordered from the sandwich shop and got a turkey flatbread sandwich with the most amazing caramelized onions.
we all loved our lunches! can’t wait to go back. i think it needs to be a friday tradition.
pre-sliced veggies for those lazy folks!
i have never seen such a huge selection of ‘shrooms.
edible flowers, anyone?
bulk bin heaven on your right.
including CHOCOLATE peanut butter.
we helped ourselves to that goodness.
whole foods has a step rating system for their meat—it goes from no rating—which means it is not allowed in whole foods—all the way up to a 5+, which is the very best.
i think this is a clever and simple way to educate people about the meat they buy.
we did some more wandering and shopping..
totally random and totally awesome—we ended up bumping into an xagave booth where stevie was giving out samples! you may remember i met with amy from xagave last friday—maybe i should change the this post title to xagave friday?
it was great to meet you, stevie, sorry we couldn’t stay and chat—we were kinda in a hurry.
momma b was fading fast, so we quickly checked out and she headed home to hit the sack. right now she is snoozing and i am about to do a bodyrock.tv workout before heading up to her house to make dinner. on the menu? scratch-made chicken & artichoke calzones! it’s a first for me and i don’t like the idea of yeast.. so wish me luck. if all else fails, we will just eat homemade vanilla bean ice cream for dinner AND for dessert.
this post was long, good job for making it this far. i will be back tomorrow. or the next day.
oh! the winner of the creaclip! i almost forgot. drumroll…
congrats! email me your mailing address. thanks to everyone who entered.
OKAY, i am leaving now. have a great weekend! love, love, love.
1. do you love or do you loathe grocery stores? me=love. i would rather grocery shop than shop for clothes any day of the week.
2. how important is the origination of your groceries to you? this is something that has become a lot more important to me lately—the more i learn, the more i want to make a change. i am really trying to be more conscious about all the groceries i buy. i try to get local when i can and always go for organic where possible. i also always make sure my meat, poultry and eggs came from humane sources. i am also focusing on making more things from scratch and using fresh ingredients as much as i can.
xo. janetha g.