Egg Salad-less Sandwich

Hey there!

Hope your weekend is off to a great start!  My day began with the usual breakfast: toast with pb & bananas.  This is pretty much my standard pre-run breakfast.

Unfortunately my run today was “only” 8 miles because I’m tapering.  Since I’ve only been running for two years, it still strange for me to think that 8 miles isn’t a very hard run.  What’s even crazier?  The fact that today’s run is less than 1/3 of the distance of my run next Saturday.

One week ’til the Bayshore Marathon! 🙂

Anywaysssss, after my run (and chocolate milk) I decided to make my first “egg salad sandwich”.  Please note I’ve never had an egg salad sandwich before.  I’ve had my mom’s ham salad and her chicken salad before, but never egg salad or tuna salad.  Although I’ve been curious to try egg salad, the idea of all of they mayo grossed me out.  I’m definitely not a big mayo girl.  So I decided to do what every person would do- make their own copycat without any type of recipe, and without ever having the “real” thing.  Oh wait, that’s not normal?  Woops.

Well, this may or many not taste similar, but I can say it tastes delicious.

Egg Salad-less Sandwich

Ingredients:
1 Egg White
1 Egg with yolk
3 Gherkin Pickles
Dash Onion Powder
Dash Ground Mustard
Dash Black Pepper
Sandwich Thins

Directions: Scramble egg white, egg white with yolk, and seasonings in pan.  After it’s nearly cooked, add chopped gherkin pickles to the mix.  Once eggs are fully cooked, put eggs (& pickles) onto sandwich thins.  Then put eggs + sandwich thin into pan until sandwich thins get slightly crispy.

I made mine with sour gherkins (not really a fan) so next time I will definitely use my favorite sweet gherkins.  However, I absolutely loved the ground mustard in the eggs!  It added an unexpected flavor that I enjoyed in every bite.  I will probably incorporate ground mustard into my eggs on a regular basis.  Let me know what you think! 🙂

After my egg salad-less sandwich, I had Chobani Raspberry Greek Yogurt and some pretzels.

Best Enjoyed Poolside

Time to take a break from recipes, and give a yogurt review:

First of all, I’m in love with Chobani Greek Yogurt.  Are they paying me to say this?  No (I wish).  But seriously, it’s so good.  My favorite flavor is Pomegranate.  I love how it’s non-fat and has delicious pieces of pomegranate at the bottom.  Raspberry and Strawberry are other ones I enjoy, and Vanilla is pretty good too.  One I don’t love: Blood Orange.  I had blood orange froyo from a neighborhood place and thought Chobani’s would be a huge hit….but no.  It tasted like orange medicine (gross).

The fact that I love Chobani so much threw me, because I’ve never been a big fan of yogurt.  I also hate the taste of plain Greek yogurt (including Chobani’s plain yogurt).  But, I’ve always been a sucker for sweets… so maybe that’s why I love the fruity yogurt flavors?  Or maybe it’s because of the nutrition facts..

One package (like I had earlier) has 140 calories, no fat, 23 carbs, and 14 grams of protein.  Helloooo!  Lots of carbs = prime for me while I’m carbo loading.  My leg muscles are also a big fan of the protein content after long runs.  Basically, it’s perfect.

And now that I’ve written a small love story about Chobani, I think it’s time for me to go to bed.  And probably dream about yogurt.  ❤

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I’m officially a real person!

Remember that one time when I didn’t write on here in forever?  Oh yeah, me too.  Things are finally settling down after a crazy week!

This past week has been extremely busy with packing up my apartment, GRADUATING!, and unpacking everythinggg.  It’s still strange for me to believe that I am no longer a student.  Goodbye books, helloooo office in the city.

 

Me after my last final (and realizing I’m done with school!)

After my last final on Tuesday, I spent the rest of the week packing, cleaning the apartment, and running.  Oh, and meeting up with my toga-wearingfriends.  It was great meeting up with my close friends – I’m going to miss seeing everyone!  In between all of these things, I also decorated my graduation cap:

running = ❤

Throughout this week, I ate very well.  Hanging out with friends, Joe and his family, and my family, meant lots and lots of going out to eat.  As much as I love going out though, I also love to cook and make my own meals.  Here is one meal I made during my last week as a college senior: my salmon salad.

i’m craving this so bad. if only i was still at school 😉

Salmon Salad
4 ounces salmon
1 Cup Chopped Romaine Lettuce
8 Cherry Tomatoes
1 TB Nordstrom’s Champagne Dressing

Cut salmon into small bite size pieces.  Add tomatoes and chopped lettuce.  Drizzle dressing over and ENJOY! 🙂  I wasn’t sure how the champagne dressing would mix with the salmon, but I absolutely loved it.  I enjoyed breadsticks on the side (from a nearby dorm cafeteria) for some carbs.

So delicious.

After writing this post, I am definitely craving salmon.  This recipe will definitely be re-created sometime this week.

Off to go do my run – only 6 miles today because I’m officially tapering!

 

Wise Words from Kid Rock

Yesterday was a great day!  I decided to sleep in (9 glorious hours of sleep!) and go on a hunt to find the perfect muffin.  After checking out 4 places, I finally settled on a delicious Raisin Bran muffin.  It was pretty much the size of a grapefruit.  Read: YUMMM.

I made the rest of the day healthy until after my boyfriend Joe and I attended a painting class together.

Art + The Artists

We went to a place called “Merlot and a Masterpiece” and had a great time drinking some wine, painting, and laughing.  The theme of the night was “The Dancer”, and we were supposed to copy the artist’s painting.  When I paint, I have to do my own thing… so I didn’t really follow the rules 😉 but, I kept it abstract (which I never do) so that’s gotta count for something…right?

Anyways, after that I felt like a bear coming out of hibernation. I needed food and I needed it NOW.  Of course, the fact that I had already eaten breakfast, lunch, and dinner didn’t matter.  It was time for dinner number two… and I was going to indulge.

We went to a Mexican restaurant and ate a million too many chips (with salsa) and delicious burritos covered in queso.   See, I really wasn’t kidding when I said I was going to indulge!  Did I mention we I grabbed a baby ice cream cone from McDonald’s after, too?  Sorry I’m not sorry.

Of course, the reality of that delicious treat really hits you the next day.  Today’s goal has been healthy foods, healthy foods, oh! and more healthy foods.

I began with a banana smoothie, snacked on some cereal, and then had this health-packed lunch:

Get into my bellayyyy

Steamed broccoli, cherry tomatoes, and baby carrots made up my “sides”.

The main part of the meal was my sandwich thin + roasted red pepper hummus + marinated kalamata olives.  Let’s take a closer look, shall we?

Olives = ❤

Basically, today’s lunch rocked.  It’s great to be home and have any kind of veggie at your fingertips.  It’s lunches like that make me feel better about last night’s treats.

As Kid Rock said on a recent episode of Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, “Everything in moderation, including moderation.”

Hope you enjoy your day (and have a few sweet treats in there too)! 🙂

Question for you:

What’s your favorite thing to eat on a “splurge” night? (I think mine is Mexican food!)