Happy What I Ate Wednesday. How’s your week going? This week is crazy-busy, but for better or worse, even the work doesn’t feel like work. Good thing, since I’ve got a lot of it on my plate right now…Luckily, I was not working at the hospital this past weekend, so I had a chance to catch up on both work and life. I also celebrated my birthday again. I’m a lucky gal. Here’s what Saturday looked like.

Breakfast was an egg white scramble with lots of veggies. IMG 8305 300x225 - What I Ate Wednesday #192

A few hours later I had an apple before running out to meet a friend for yoga. IMG 8312 285x300 - What I Ate Wednesday #192

After yoga, we ate lunch in the cafe at the studio. I ordered the “yogi’s choice” and selected steamed kale, grilled portobellos, and spicy tempeh. I opted for the turmeric tahini dressing, which was lovely.IMG 8314 300x300 - What I Ate Wednesday #192

I spent the afternoon in the writing cave but took a break partway through for a snack of Greek yogurt with some cereal. IMG 8315 300x249 - What I Ate Wednesday #192

Then I met up with friends for what I think is official the last birthday dinner for me this year. We went to Gallo Nero in Hells Kitchen, and I ordered the salmon, which came with sautéed spinach and cabbage in a balsamic reduction. I also drank a glass-and-a-half of red wine. I’m all about primitivo lately. IMG 8319 300x225 - What I Ate Wednesday #192

Unfortunately, my alcohol tolerance is not what I wish it was, and I felt a little buzzy before bed. I drank a glass of water and ate a sliced banana with a tiny bit of peanut butter. This is basically my “hope I don’t wake up with a wine-headache” snack. It’s also a good snack when I haven’t more wine than my body needs, but I tell myself the potassium, B-vitamins, and tryptophan help with the whole headache/weird sleep/hangover thing. Mixed success. I woke up feeling pretty good, but a bit earlier than I’d have liked the next morning.

So it goes. All it all, it was a lovely day spent with people I wish I saw more of.

What do you eat when you’re accidentally half-drunk? 

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