I feel like I'm constantly apologizing for my blogging hiatuses (hiati?) but here we go again - I am sorry Bloggees! I have been traveling for work, essentially living out of hotels during the week, and coming home for family events and the rare moment of down-time on the weekends. If nothing else, this experience has been a lesson in learning to eat as healthfully as possible whilst also confining my grocery shopping to places I pass on the freeway, and the CVS down the street from my hotel. For example:
I stopped at the Nordstrom Cafe a few days ago on my way down to Salinas, and got these lovely side dishes. Funny how the fries were $3 cheaper and 3x larger than the two vegetable dishes, but that's America for you. I think this was a pretty good move on my part. It's balanced! It's nutritional! It has garlic fries!
Then came the pie. It was the Fourth of July, I had to have pie! Even if I was alone, in my hotel room. With an entire delectably flaky-crusted Strawberry-Rhubarb pie.
Then...we have this week. My first meal this week consisted of everything orange: Mango Madness Snapple, Campbell's Tomato Soup, and CVS-brand cheese twists. Completely unintentional but somehow it makes sense that my brain would eat in color schemes.
The next time I hit up CVS, I tried to incorporate vegetables. Hey, V-8 is vegetables! That Mexican Cola...not a vegetable. My mistake.