Although I would love to photograph my every meal, time constraints and forgetfulness often prevent this from happening. Nonetheless, I packed my camera yesterday in attempts of capturing every crumb for you. I’ll try to do this more often, but I hope it doesn’t get too boring! I am a creature of (food) habit :-)
Breakfast was the usual coffee with soy milk at home, followed by banana, Chobani, 1/2 cup Zoe’s granola, and a calcium supplement when I got to the office.
Lunch was a salad from the cafeteria –
- spinach/mixed greens
- sliced red onion
- shredded carrot
- roasted asparagus and squash
- chickpeas & kidney beans (~1/3 cup)
- 1 oz feta cheese
- Tbs craisins
- a few whole grain croutons
- Tbs balsamic vinaigrette
- 2 Tbs pesto pasta salad
- Lime seltzer on the side!
I knew dinner was going to be on the later side, so around 4pm I had a snackof Annie’s bunny grahams and a lara fruit & nut bar:
My snack left me energized for a good visit to the gym. I used the foam roller first, followed by my core/abs routine, and 3 x 10 push-ups, tricep extensions, bicep curls. At 6:30pm I hopped on a bike for a spinning class. I was feeling kind of cranky and tired for the first 15 minutes, but was really glad I stuck out the class. I had a lot more energy when I finished!
And then the best part of the day – Dinner with Nate! I’m notorious for using lots of napkins when I eat, so a place called 5 Napkin Burgersounded right up my alley. I’ve travelled the city trying out some of NYC’s legendary burger joints: Shake Shack, Five Guys, The Burger Joint at Le Parker Meridien, etc. and after reading last week’s NY Times article about the burger of the month club, I knew 5 Napkin had to be next on my list!
Last night, we headed to the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood for our 8:30pm reservations. After a long day, I was starving! The atmosphere of the restaurant is pretty interesting – a mixture of exposed ceiling, open space, and cozy tables.
I decided to order what the restaurant was famous for and chose the Original 5 Napkin Burger. My 10 oz of fresh ground chuck came covered with caramelized onions, Gruyere cheese, and rosemary aoili nestled on a soft roll.
Nate ordered the same thing, but with coleslaw instead of fries. I tasted the slaw and it was very good – it was dressed in a peppery vinaigrette.
This sandwich was no joke! Very messy, but very delicious. The portion was generous and I was pleasantly full after eating half the burger and most of the fries. I look forward to enjoying the rest of my burger tomorrow – perhaps I will only need 2.5 napkins?