I’m probs the biggest snacker ever. Three meals just isn’t my thing.
Life’s too jammed packed to whip up multi-grain pancakes for breaky, salmon with a side of organic greens for lunch, & grilled chicken & lentils for dinner.
Plus. I’m bored with three meals. Snacking keeps your metabolism up.
When people ask me about a meal plan, I don’t really know what to say. It switches all the time- depending on my mood, the season ( << for veggies & fruits ), & if Aunt Flow’s in town ( lolz ).
Here’s five healthy snacks that I’ve been obsessing over lately:
1.} Eggs: I scramble two & then throw red onion, tomatoes, & avocado slices on top. Add a dash of pepper & you’re good to go.
2.} Sunflower seed butter: put it on banana slices, apple wedges, low-carb toast, or eat it plain! YUM.
3.} Mini bell peppers: besides the fact that they’re so damn cute, they make a fantastic snack. They’re filled with Vit C, Vit A, & tons of fiber. I whip up the lowest calorie dressing the world, slice the cuties up, & add lemon. Die!
4.} Spelt rice cakes: these feel like you’re eating carbs in all the right ways. These rice cakes are super low cal & low in carbs. I add sunflower seed butter, a bit of honey, & a sprinkle of cinnamon. This is one of my favorite snacks ever!
5.} Watermelon + pineapple: love both of these fruit because they contain a lot of water. I put lemon ( yes, lemon ) on top & add a few spoonfuls of low fat cottage cheese or Greek yogurt for a quick, easy snack.
Any snacks I’m missing? Tell, tell.
Since NY Fashion Week was this month, I figured it’s a perf time to show WTF is in my big ass bag:
1.} Lifefactory Glass Water Bottle
2.} My latest read: Blog Inc.
3.} Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 20
4.} ‘Daisy’ Roll-On Perfume
5.} Minty Kiss Lip Shine
6.} Dr. Pepper Lip Smackers
7.} Justin’s Almond Butter Packets
8.} Crystal Essence Mineral Deodorant Towelettes ( in ‘Pomegranate’ )
9.} Tom Ford Oversized Round Sunglasses
10.} MARC BY MARC JACOBS ‘Katie the Bunny‘ Flash Drive
11.} Keychain + Keys
12.} A Mint Tin ( used for holding vitamins & amino acids )
13.} iPhone + Bunny Ears Cover
14.} Vintage Wallet ( similar found here ) + Starbucks Card
15.} A Sparkly Business Card Holder
Sooooo…WTF is in your purse ; )?!
( You can find what’s in my gym bag here! ).
I’m typically a wine/light beer/champy-kinda girl. Cocktails like Jack & Coke or pre-bottled mixes turn me off.
If I’m drinking a cocktail it has to be pretty FN-ing amazing…San Fran is known for its craft cocktail bars, so I def took advantage of that this past weekend ( whoops! ).
So. Let’s be clear: craft cocktails are completely different than bottle service at a club. In my opinion, it’s slim pickings in regular bars/clubs/restaurants. So when I come across an insane speakeasy-type bar, I’m pretttty excited.
Reasons I’m a craft cocktail brat:
+ The freshest ingreds, ever. Usually from the local farmer’s market.
+ Made with in-house bitters & syrups ( << so there’s no added chemical crap ).
+ Delicious, unique flavor pairings.
+ Seasonal fruits are celebrated. Examps: fresh berries in the summer or grapefruit in the winter.
+ Herbs galore…basil, mint, thyme, cilantro, etc.
+ All of the bartenders are typically mixologists & know their shit.
On Friday night we went to a lil gem called Big Speakeasy. I died & went to heaven when the hottie bartender made me a kumquat, rye bourbon, Meyer lemon, & cayenne cocktail with the freshest ingredients ever. Some other craft bars we tested out in SF: The Alembic Bar, Local Edition, Absinthe, & Tradition Mixology Bar. All these have amaze cocktails & ambience ( << think Roaring 20′s/Prohibition era/secret entrances ).
You can find some of my homemade favies here & the best San Diego craft bar here.
Trust me, taste a fresh craft cocktail & you’ll never go back to drinking a sickie, overly concentrated cranberry, vodka soda.