This holiday weekend I just chilled out with friends and family. Before I share that with you, I’d like to announce the randomly chosen winner of the California Raisins beach bag. Congratulations Allison! Her favorite recipe was the vegan quinoa salad, along with the cookies. Of course. I could go for some of those right now, being in ravenous post-workout mode.
I kicked off Friday night with a glass of Skinnygirl Sangria, the first time I’d tried it. At only 130 calories for 5 ounces, it’s a good buy, saving you the time and clean-up of making your own sangria. I found that I needed to add a splash of juice to Bethenny’s Skinnygirl Margarita, but the sangria offers the sweetness it should, making it worth the extra 30 calories.
For dinner we enjoyed our usual Friday night sushi take-out dinner. Dessert was a Skinny Cow Chocolate Truffle Bar enjoyed while watching The Greatest Movie Ever Sold from Super Size Me’s Morgan Spurlock.
On Saturday I met up with my trainer Scott for a hamstring-seizing workout. I’ll share it with you tomorrow in more detail.
Post-workout I immediately ate a banana, followed by half a turkey sandwich with greens, pepper jack cheese, avocado, and tomato, along with deviled egg potato salad and tabbouleh from the deli. Labor Day weekend just screams to me for salads, dips, and chips, and Steve begged for white bread sandwiches, so I accommodated by picking up a loaf of sourdough.
On Sunday I told Steve we needed to use up some chicken wings for the sake of the Freezer Challenge. I didn’t have to ask him twice. He grilled them with salt and pepper and then tossed them in his special wing sauce. I dipped my wings, blanched broccoli and cauliflower, carrot and celery sticks in light blue cheese dressing, while watching the movie Black Swan. That’s the tradeoff: I eat wings with Steve. He watches a psycho thriller about a bulimic ballet dancer with me. Wow.
We had invited friends over for brunch on Sunday, and while the guys picked their Fantasy Football players in the back room, I prepared my quiche recipe substituting broccoli for asparagus. I offered croissants and chocolate scones from Whole Foods and displayed fresh summer fruits in a bowl. I also served the bacon remaining from the “Best and Worst” TV segment.
Did you make anything exciting this weekend for your companions?
Estimated calories: sangria 130, dessert 100, lunch 520, dinner 382, brunch 772
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