WIAW – The Day Before Vacation

Happy July! June flew by but I’m not complaining. I’ve been looking forward to July 1st for weeks! Today Nick and I are flying to Jacksonville today to spend the long weekend with his best friend Andrew, my good friend Jess and our friend Ryan. Andrew lives in Jacksonville and we celebrated the 4th there with him last year (and it also kicked off his and Jess’s relationship!) and I’m so excited to be celebrating with them again. Jacksonville Beach is one of the best places to celebrate the 4th because it’s a huge Navy town and everyone goes all out. I’m leaving work at 12 today to fly down and I couldn’t be more excited!



4th of July 2014

Needless to say yesterday was a little hectic since it’s a short week at work for me. I’ve been getting into the office earlier and staying late to make sure everything is in a good place before I leave. However, I’m a firm believer that stress and chaos are not excuses to throw healthy habits to the curb and you’ll see that despite the craziness that comes the day before vacation, I was able to have a full day of healthy meals. Let’s get to WIAW – thanks to Jenn for hosting the link-up this week!


Breakfast was banana bread overnight oats topped with more banana, strawberries and lots of peanut butter. Enjoyed with a venti iced coffee, which has been 100% necessary every day for the last week. At least I’m racking up stars, right? ;)

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Lunch was a green mango quinoa salad with chicken.

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I took one of my interns to lunch to celebrate her last day at our agency. We went to Barcocina and I ordered the chicken quinoa salad. It was amazing! Very fresh and instead of dressing, it was tossed in a pineapple mango salsa that was amazing. I want to recreate this ASAP.

I also snacked on an apple and Larabar around 3:30, alongside another iced coffee. #Addicted.

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Dinner was a little random. I had planned on making avocado chicken salad but when I opened the fridge, all I wanted was fruit – and lots of it. I ended up making a huge bowl of greek yogurt, fruit, honey and peanut butter. It was delicious and enjoyed while simultaneously painting my nails and watching the US Women advance to the finals of the Women’s World Cup! And, I was able to finish off most of the fruit in the house, so it won’t go bad while we’re away.

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All in all, it was a kind of random day of eats, but delicious as always. I know that some people need to eat three legit meals but I am a huge fan of fruit and I can eat it for breakfast, lunch or dinner any day of the week.

Time to get to work! I have a feeling the morning is going to fly by, and I’ve got a lot to get done so I’ll see you guys later this week!