It’s a choo choo day because my brother is currently on the Amtrak train on his way down to visit me! I just got out of my day-long conference. It was full of note-taking, coffee-drinking, networking, more coffee-drinking, and nibbling. Started off with my usual breakfast but forgot to photograph it. At the conference I literally drank 4 cups of coffee and 1 cup of tea. But, the coffees were all decaf except the first one! phew.
They had these ridiculous disposable plastic mugs too – def bringing my travel mug tomorrow! Lunch was a bunch of sandwiches and chips. Fortunately I had brought my own delicious carb-free salad from home. I did grab two roasted veggie sandwiches and put the sauteed peppers and marinated portabellos on my salad for extra tasty veg. I smuggled out a bag of chips to enjoy on cheat day :)
One of the sessions had dark chocolate covered pomegranate seeds as a prize, I couldn’t resist and ate 4 of the lil guys. There were loads of temptations, from the bagels/muffins/croissants in the morning to a plethora of cookies in the afternoon, to the appetizers at the reception afterwards! I escaped with minor damage I think. I went to the reception and had a little plate witha giant blob of hummus and a few cherry tomatoes. Skipped the pitas, orzo salad, cheesy spinach and of course meatballs. I left without even having a glass of wine! Figured I’d wait til Matt arrives in case he wants to go get a drink somewhere after we have dinner.
All day I’d been thinking about the potentially incredible combination that occured to me – what if I mixed two of the already awesome snack foods allowed on my diet? Cottage cheese + peanut butter! I think Kath has occasionally combined cottage cheese with her oats and nut butters so it didn’t seem that strange, right? Well, I tested it out … and…
it was delicious! I’ll admit, a bit of a weird combo but it was actually quite tasty, with the salt, and the creaminess, almost like a dessert! I stirred it up and – yum. A new snack is born. And filling! Actually feeling a bit full here from all that hummus and cottagey goodness. Matt should arrive in about an hour so I think I might toss on my exercise clothes and go for a stroll around the neighborhood til her arrives. It’s nice out, only 82 now! Ciao.