Yesterday was honestly one of the best weekend days I’ve had in a long, long time. It was the perfect mix of relaxation and productiveness, which started with me sleeping in until 10am, waking up without an alarm and feeling well rested.
I can’t even remember the last time I’d been to a Farmer’s Market, and the Dupont Circle one is just a few blocks from my apartment and is open year-round. I headed out almost immediately upon waking and loved walking around and seeing all the seasonal produce.
One of the coolest things I saw was purple cauliflower!
There are some orange ones thrown in there too. Beautiful right?
I always love the bright colors (and free tastes) available at the Farmer’s Market. So much different than the regular grocery store!
Carrots, Beets, Turnips, and Kohlrabi
Turnips and radishes:
Another thing I saw was white sweet potatoes, which I’ve never tried (or really noticed) before.
Since I am leaving for Thanksgiving tomorrow night, I really didn’t need too much but did want to grab a few things.
For $16 total, here’s what I walked away with:
- 2 white sweet potatoes
- 2 regular sweet potatoes
- 1 delicata squash (my first one ever!)
- 1 bunch kale
- 3 mini cucumbers
- 3 honeycrisp apples
- 1 bell pepper
I think if they sold bananas at the farmer’s market, I would have done all my shopping there, but instead I made one more pit stop – Whole Foods – for just a few things.
For $7.47, I ended up with:
- 3 bananas
- 1 bag mixed greens
- New-to-me Tofu
I’ve seen Twin Oaks Tofu several times at Whole Foods but always thought it was too expensive. I saw it again today and noticed it was just $2.99 for the block, so I decided to give it a go. I’ll let you know how it is, since I’m having it for dinner tonight! Here’s the plan:
|Sunday||Fried egg, refried black beans, corn tortilla, salsa||Huge massaged kale salad with almond butter tempeh||Out for dinner|
|Monday||Pumpkin oatmeal with cottage cheese + banana||Salad with mixed greens, cucumber, pepper, sunflower seeds, feta, tuna, and balsamic (SO good)||Twin Oaks Tofu with roasted sweet potatoes and kale|
|Tuesday||English muffin w/sunbutter and banana||Leftover tofu w/veggies over a salad||Leftover almond butter tempeh with leftover veggies|
After my grocery adventures, I went for a 40 minute run outside (about 4 miles) and the weather was GORGEOUS. I spent the rest of the afternoon planning my Weight Watchers meeting (today I am delivering my first meeting and being critiqued by my Leader Coach + Territory Manager – wish me luck!!!) while doing laundry and watching Lost, before meeting a friend for dinner.
It was really the perfect Sunday.