Yesterday was a bit different than most Tuesdays: it involved a lot of sweets and an Easter egg hunt. And in usual fashion, I did my best to document my day in the form of my eats. I figured this would be a fun twist on WIAW with an addition of a big white bunny. Here we go!
The day started without a workout as I was in need of a rest day. While my body is fairly consistent in the early morning wake-up calls, it always feels so nice to enjoy the extra sleep. Once we were all up and moving, Mitch and I headed downstairs for breakfast.
Before heading out the door, I packed my lunch and snacks for the day. Lunch this week is all about arugula! Spinach, mixed greens and kale are my go-to greens, but after seeing a recipe that used arugula I decided to pick up it up for a twist. The lettuce is small, sweet but peppery in a subtle way. I really love the texture as well as it is hearty like kale, but not as stiff and rough.
To make my salad, I dressed the arugula with lemon and olive oil and tossed that together. I topped the bed of greens with half of a sliced apple for sweetness, pecans for healthy fats and crunch and roasted chicken for protein. This salad is so delicious – perfectly sweet and tart!
I also tossed in a Larabar. Lately I’ve been snacking on hummus and veggies or yogurt and granola, but in a pinch, these are some of my favorite ‘clean’ bars.
After work, Phil and I headed over to Mitch’s school for their annual Easter egg hunt. Each child was asked to bring a dozen filled eggs for the hunt. When we arrived, the playground was peppered with eggs of all colors and sizes.
Prior to the hunt, we told Mitch what the hunt was, what he would do and what he would find in the eggs. No sooner did I mention the word “treat” and suggest there could be candy, chocolate, toys and stickers in each egg did he light up and suddenly the egg hunt was the only thing he would talk about for days. I regretted telling him days in advance and tried to tell him the hunt would be soon, but it is hard to explain time (and patience) to a two year old!
At the school, each classroom came out one at a time, and wouldn’t you know, who was the first in line in the first class – Mitch. Phil and I spent the next five minutes watching the pure excitement and chaos of dozens of children grabbing eggs and waving them in the air with pride. It was nothing shy of entertainment at its best.
Mitch filled his basket and was quite proud of his collection.
And we even snagged a picture with the Easter Bunny. 🙂
Once we arrived home, it was time for dinner. In a recent email, Hungry Girl shared her favorite frozen items at Trader Joe’s that cannot be missed. When I spotted the wontons I immediately added them to my weekly list and snagged the last box in store! Phil and I love wonton soup – we always order it when we spot it on the menu.
I made soup from scratch by combining vegetable stock, spinach, sliced mushrooms and the wontons. We paired the soup with our favorite quick stirfry served with chicken and brown rice. The meal was delicious and filling! If you spot either item at Trader Joe’s, be sure to pick them up!
Once we were full, it was time to dig into Mitch’s eggs to discover his prizes.
And that was a look at our Tuesday!
What is a dish you always order when you go out?
What is your favorite snack at the moment?