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Girl date!

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Lindsey from Life According to Mrs. LC and I had a "blind date" at Whole Foods tonight.  I’m so glad we finally met in real life — she’s so fun!

 

We browsed the world’s most awesome hot and cold bar for 10 minutes before piling the goodies in our boxes.

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Obviously, I can’t remember all of what I got — let’s see…

 

  • Raw broc and cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 BBQ chicken breast
  • Mashed sweet potato with cranberries
  • A bunch of different cold tofus
  • A sweet potato cold salad
  • A fried plantain (OH MY. SO GOOD!)
  • Tomato + brie cheese salad

 

And a lovely Organic Yerba Mate with Lime by Honest Tea:

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Yerba Mate is the new ‘thing’ to drink instead of coffee. (So I hear!)  It’s packed with nutrients and antioxidants and comes from a tree native to the forests of South America.

 

Lindsey also got a fun tea:

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After dinner, we browsed Whole Foods and I worked reallllly hard not to spend our life savings.  The WALL OF BARS was the most difficult to navigate:

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I only spent $11 on groceries…. it’s a miracle! šŸ™‚

 

Other Snacks of the Day

 

I was snacky all day long, so I ended up eating loads of little things while wrapping up some items at work.  šŸ™‚

 

An apple….

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A spoonful of PB….

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Plain NF yogurt….

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And a TLC bar to hold me over before dinner (Yes, three bars in one day — well, one was a sample size. But still – not good! I need more variety than just a bunch of bars!)

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Food for Thought – Part II

 

I’m really impressed with the discussion that occurred on my lunch time post.  We all have different views on the benefits and drawbacks to food and fitness blogs, and we all have different reasons for reading/writing.  It was interesting to read the 50-something (and growing!) comments.

 

I think it’s wonderful that we managed to have a civil discussion without fighting.  Six months ago, this wouldn’t have been possible — there was a lot of negative lurking on our little community of blogs.  These toxic people have either changed their tunes (yay) or gotten a life (even better).  A few of you had constructive criticism of my blog and that’s OKAY! In fact, I think it’s great that you guys are willing to say what you think and that we can exchange thoughts in a polite and calm way.

 

Basically, you guys rock.  And I love being part of this online community.

 

xoxox.  Sleep tight!

{ 25 comments }

 

  • VeggieGirl November 12, 2008, 6:57 pm

    Hooray for Whole Foods, awesome bloggers, and CIVIL blog discussions!! šŸ˜€

  • Laura November 12, 2008, 7:03 pm

    $11 at Whole Foods? That’s amazing!

    I love how you manage to stay so focused and positive on your blog. šŸ™‚ I missed the earlier discussion, but I personally find your blog very inspirational!

  • amy. November 12, 2008, 7:10 pm

    i love fried plantains, too! ive only had them at WF though. yum.

  • Erica November 12, 2008, 7:14 pm

    What a fun date! I am so jealous! I wish I lived down near ya’ll! $11 dollars at WF is VERY impressive! Nice work šŸ˜‰

  • teacherwoman November 12, 2008, 7:14 pm

    I SOOOO need to find a Whole Foods place like that!

  • Sharney November 12, 2008, 7:15 pm

    Hi Caitlin!
    Glad you had fun with Lindsey! It must've been so fun eating & shopping at Whole Foods. I love that place, but I spend some serious money when I go so I try not to go too often! That's amazing that you only spent $11- great job!

    Have a wonderful evening šŸ™‚

  • Meg November 12, 2008, 7:21 pm

    Your blind date looks fun and yummy! OH…that bar wall would draw me in like a magnet!

  • Halie November 12, 2008, 7:21 pm

    Yummy Whole Foods grub!

    I was also impressed how open and cordial the discussion has been. Thank you, Caitlin, for bringing up a very important topic. It got me to rethink why I read food blogs and I’m glad the thought was stimulated!

  • *Andrea* November 12, 2008, 7:25 pm

    LOVE all those pretty bars!!!!

    you look stunning in this pic!!! šŸ™‚ green is a great color for you

  • jenngirl November 12, 2008, 7:31 pm

    I too was totally impressed with the lack of negativity this afternoon, yay for such an awesome community!

    What a fun “girl date” I would’ve been at that bar wall FOREVER!

  • Katie November 12, 2008, 8:01 pm

    The “wall of bars” is usually the first- and last, to make sure I didn’t forget anything!- stop I make. Good job on the self- control!

  • Nicole (anotheronebitesthecrust.wordpress.com) November 12, 2008, 8:04 pm

    I am obsessed with the Whole Foods salad bar! I had it today too šŸ˜€

    Yours looks delish!

  • Rose November 12, 2008, 8:25 pm

    What a fun night! I can’t believe you only spent $11. That’s pretty good!

  • Jordan November 12, 2008, 8:33 pm

    You’re so freakin’ cute, Caitlin! =]

  • Lida November 12, 2008, 9:23 pm

    actually, i don’t have an about me page on my site. How do i get one? I’m still pretty unskilled in the blogging world.

  • magpie November 12, 2008, 10:36 pm

    I really really liked the comments from earlier. And it IS nice to see that such a commentary can be so civil. I love you blog, keep up the good work šŸ™‚

  • seeleelive (for the love of peanut butter) November 12, 2008, 10:40 pm

    Whole food’s is what Amy and I would call a “foodie Blog-gasm”!! Drool!

    On a more serious note, I love the blogging community–seriously, it makes me so happy. Waking up each morning, going to be at night. Love it! Finally, I’ve found people I can connect with and share my interests with. Yipppeee!

  • BOBBI McCORMICK November 12, 2008, 10:47 pm

    I wish I had a WF!!!! Very nice way in putting your thoughts down, you go girl!

  • BOBBI McCORMICK November 12, 2008, 10:48 pm

    I wish I had a WF!!!! Very nice way in putting your thoughts down, you go girl!

  • Balance, Joy and Delicias! November 13, 2008, 5:07 am

    so good that you met with other bloggers…I wish I could meet some of you.
    And WF is the best place to go with a foodie….browse those yummies and eat there….perfect date!~~~

  • girlrunningaround November 13, 2008, 6:17 am

    Looks like a fun girl date! And the discussion yesterday was great. Thanks for hosting something so positive.

  • runningwithfood.com November 13, 2008, 6:30 am

    I am SOOO jealous that you have a Whole Foods near you … the nearest for me is 90 miles. I must say – I have been thinking about making the trip!!! Am I crazy or what?! Ha!

  • Mrs. LC November 13, 2008, 6:52 am

    I had so much fun last night! Can’t wait for future meet ups! šŸ™‚ And hey, I liked the sweet potatoes I tried. šŸ™‚

  • Sarah C November 13, 2008, 6:06 pm

    i think i know her…ha, from UCF through mutual friends…small world. Gotta love the “small world” of Orlando.

    Cool blog! I have never commented before, but you’re on my list of must reads on my down time at work!

  • Caitlin (see bride run) November 13, 2008, 6:57 pm

    sarah – haha thats so funny! it is a small world. thanks for reading. šŸ™‚

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