Tuesday, September 20, 2011

my less serious day: bananas are back

After 10 years of a banana-free existence I have finally welcomed them back into my life. Banana, I missed you so.


Cardigan, top, and skirt: LOFT; belt and necklace: J Crew; wedges: TJ Maxx.


I kept my usual Tuesday workout schedule, which began with a 30-minute run at working pace with L. I also took two 10-minutes walks during the day. My afternoon workout was a 60-minute cycling class (muscle group focus ride).


Breakfast was a bowl of Kashi Autumn Wheat cereal, raspberries, and almond milk. As usual, black coffee on the side.

I stopped in at Earth Fare before lunch to pick up a few things and happily munched on a few samples (un-pictured) including a square of smoked Gouda and a pita chip dipped in avocado hummus. Lunch was a Lean Cuisine. My afternoon snack was a banana and a handful of almonds.

Dinner started with a spinach salad with broccoli, onion, grape tomatoes, and pickled beets.

The highlight of dinner was Amanda's pumpkin hummus tortilla pizza topped with spinach, broccoli, grape tomatoes, red peppers, mushrooms, and mozzarella cheese.

Dessert was Greek yogurt, slivered almonds, and honey.


  1. Wow! The bananas are a great fruit...glad you are back on the banana boat!

  2. 10 year without bananas?!! Any particular reason why? Also, I have that shirt from the Loft :)

  3. *years (I'm functioning on about 8 hours of sleep in the past 3 days...lol)

  4. @Courtney. I went on a study abroad to the rain forests of costa rica in college and my teacher stressed how bananas were the #1 cause of their deforestation. i swore i would never eat a banana again. and i haven't, until last week.

  5. Loving your outfit, your so pretty!! :)
    All your eats look delish!!

  6. Thanks Shannon! You made my day!

  7. whoa where had bananas been all your life? I'm confused?! oh I read above- how conscious! What made you decide to eat them again?
    Love the outfits, as always, you look quite classy.

  8. @mindrunningwild: not sure what exactly made me decide to eat them again other than seeing them repeatedly on other food blogs and craving them! i also realized i could use some fruit variety. i am happy i am eating them again - had 1/2 on this morning on my cereal. plus the banana and peanutbutter combination is one of my favorites for sure.

  9. That pumpkin hummus pizza sounds so good. I never would have thought of putting those flavors together!

  10. That pizza looks so good! I might need to make it! And lurve your outfit