So, my jeans, and the scale at my gym have made something quite clear to me....I've had a very fun summer: Dining out with friends, cocktails outside, ice cream, barbecues, and lots and lots of seafood and drawn butter....mmm.
I've been lucky to go to a lot of great restaurants this summer, but now I need to buckle down - mostly because fall is coming and I can't get away with flowy blouses and dresses during the winter. And my modest income does not allow me to purchase an entirely new fall wardrobe. So, its time to start cooking my meals at home and bringing my lunches to work.
Using a base of baby spinach and arugula, I added my standard veggies....grape tomatoes and a garden fresh orange pepper. I had some leftover roasted eggplant, and leftover quinoa....mixed them together and threw them on top.....then added cranberries because I like a little sweet in my salad. A little canned salmon for protein. A nice mustardy vinaigrette, and voila. A healthy lunch!
This is yesterday's lunch, and today's is quite similar....minus quinoa, plus cranberries and some feta. So far, so good.