My office is a bit of a ghost town today. It’s hard to concentrate and hunker down when so few people are working, but I’m powering through.
Once I get off work, the weekend officially begins and Ryan and I will head two hours north to join several of our friends for a camping trip, complete with lots of s’mores, hot dogs, beer and all-around unhealthy fare.
Fortunately I did stock up on some healthy nibbles as well. Aside from the camping staples, Ryan and I are keeping our food nutritious and are bringing:
- Red and green pepper slices
- Grape tomatoes
- Hard-boiled eggs
- Whole wheat hot dog buns
- Cucumber slices
- Peanut butter
In past camping trips with our friends our meals consisted of Clif bars, peanut butter sandwiches, hot dogs and canned soup. This time, I’m hoping to squeeze some fresh produce in there as well!
I am particularly excited to break into the grape tomatoes we’re packing.
I added quite a few of the plump red guys in my lunch salad, and they were sweet, slightly crunchy and very flavorful. I think this time of year must be their time to shine or something!
My lunchtime salad included:
- Romaine lettuce
- Cherry tomatoes
- Goat cheese
- Balsamic vinegar
On the side I had the ridiculously addicting Rold Gold honey wheat pretzel twists, which I dipped in Greek yogurt that I sweetened with honey.
I feel like I have a food-baby belly right now! That salad is sittin’ like a rock… but it’s keeping me full. 😀
Questions of the Afternoon
Do you like camping? Are you more of a city person or a country person?