I'm not gonna lie. I haven't been particularly healthy the past week. But what's a girl to do when two of the hottest neighborhoods in town are hosting "restaurant week" simultaneously? I mean, it would be rude not to participate when the celebration involves three courses of food for anywhere from $15 to $35! Plus, with my skinny wallet, this is one of the few times that I can dine at some of the city's nicest restaurants without breaking the bank. Want to know what I've been eating the past few days? Fried chicken with mac-and-cheese, pasta with an arugula-almond pesto sauce, butternut squash soup, black-eyed pea hummus with sweet potato chips, carrot cake and chocolate tart. And it's not over yet...This Friday, I will be hitting up one of the most prestigious steak spots in town. And on Sunday, I'll be dining at another restaurant headed up by a top chef. Still, I've made a conscious effort to up my activity level at the gym this week and eat healthy breakfast and lunches between all of those rich meals. And once I get through Sunday, you better believe I'll be back on the low-cal diet again. Until then, though, you'll find me digging into a flatiron steak. Oh happy days!
P.S. See these two sucralose-sweetened recipes? This is what I ate for breakfast and lunch today. So I'm not entirely bad!
Chai Banana Smoothie
Baby Spinach 'n Bacon Salad