Saturday and Strawberries

This morning I got up early (8:30am) and did some work, read blogs, and relaxed for a while.  I decided to take a walk (1 hour, 15 minutes – 4 miles) instead of doing a real workout because I’m rather sore.  In nutrition this week we learned that our bodies need carbs in the morning, so I had a pre-walk snack: a delicious cold apple.

When I got back, I made breakfast and Bobby and I figured out what we were going to do.  We had wanted to do apple picking, but apparently there are no places that are open for U-pick around here!  So we decided to go strawberry picking at a farm about an hour (the closest one!) away.

Breakfast:

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  • egg white crepes (4 egg whites, 1 tablespoon almond butter, 1 tablespoon honey – all mixed together with the blender)
  • applesauce
  • 1/2 apple, chopped

The strawberry place was great.  We picked for about 30 minutes, eating lots of berries the whole time.  We brought home 4 pounds ($2.50/pound, organic) and I don’t know how many we ate while picking.  This is the farm – Swanton Berry Farm in Davenport, CA.  On the way home I stopped at a farm stand and got 2 spaghetti squash, 2 carnival squash, 1 squash that I don’t know the name of (it looks kind of like a pumpkin), leeks, and a pumpkin for Bobby – he’s never made a Jack-O-Lantern before!

Snack:

  • lots and lots of strawberries

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  • some sips of Bobby’s strawberry cider

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  • coffee at TJ’s (on the way home to pick up polenta)
  • turkey jerky & a veggie dog with organic ketchup (Bobby noticed that I’ve been lacking in the protein department, so I wanted to get some more in)

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Dinner: (Blogger Secret Ingredient)

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  • stuffed acorn squash – see the previous post for the recipe!  It has acorn squash, polenta, corn, veggie dogs, red peppers, onions, tomatoes, and other yummy things.I finished this (including the skin – so good!).
  • lots of salad – romaine, tomatoes, onions, red pepper, onion, bacon bits, TJ’s raspberry dressing
  • I also had the skin off of Bobby’s squash – he didn’t want it, the crazy boy.

So far no dessert… I’m pretty full.  Possibly some fruit later on.  I’ll update if I end up having something yummy :D  I will probably go for the fresh strawberries sitting on my counter.

How was your weekend?  I hope you all had an amazing day!

Edited to add: cashews – ~1/2 cup.

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8 Comments on Saturday and Strawberries

  1. mi
    11 October, 2008 at 11:43 pm (6 years ago)

    those strawberries are so vibrant and beautiful – nothing like pick your own! glad you found a good place :D

  2. Erin
    12 October, 2008 at 3:52 am (6 years ago)

    How fun! I love your BSI entry. It’s so creative and sounds really flavorful.

  3. Lindsay
    12 October, 2008 at 4:44 am (6 years ago)

    your strawberry picking sounds like SO much fun – i am so intrigued by the strawberry cider!

  4. VeggieGirl
    12 October, 2008 at 5:52 am (6 years ago)

    Fabulous crepes and BSI dinner!!

  5. Meghann
    12 October, 2008 at 10:40 am (6 years ago)

    I used to go strawberry picking all the time when I was little. It looks like you had so much fun. I can’t wait to see all the great things you do with the tons of strawberries you came home with :)

  6. gina
    12 October, 2008 at 6:52 pm (6 years ago)

    those crepes look wonderful!!! i’ve always been hesitant to make crepes– i need to get over that!
    hope you enjoyed the rest of your weekend!

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