Happy 1st day of September!

Well, my big birthday is over and I had a nice time at dinner last night with Craig. We went to a restaurant downtown in the Third Ward and I enjoyed a BBQ chicken wrap with fruit on the side while Craig got a hamburger with the healthy choice of fruit on the side!

Craig and I

We went for a walk along the lakefront after and then randomly saw a custard stand, which was perfect timing because I was craving something sweet!

Northpoint Custard Stand

We shared a swirl of chocolate and vanilla. For those of you who haven’t had it, frozen custard is popular in the Midwest and is made with eggs, cream and sugar. It is creamier than ice cream. I personally love Kopps frozen custard and all of the unique flavors of the day you can try.

On a healthier note, cookbook author Mark Bittman was on the Today show this morning and talked about integrating whole grains into your diet–specifically Quinoa, Bulgar Wheat and Polenta. I love Quinoa already, but haven’t had it for breakfast. He was talking about cooking it with a bit of orange for breakfast and adding toppings such as nuts, dried fruits and maple syrup. Yum! I’ll have to try it sometime and post about it on here. It might be a good option for a post workout breakfast, since quinoa is so high in protein.

Off to get ready for the day. I am going to meet a friend and her baby for a walk.


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