Greetings from Penn Station!
I can’t believe I’m already headed back to Boston. What a whirlwind/awesome trip! A big thanks to the California Grape Commission for showing me such a wonderful time in the Big Apple!
The other day when I grabbed a snack from the cafÃ© across the street from my hotel, I stumbled upon a delicious-looking breakfast option called “Swiss Oatmeal.” I was really intrigued by it, so I got it for breakfast this morning.
Not the most appetizing photo, but in the mix: low-fat yogurt, a little bit of granola, tons of chopped walnuts, raisins, and chucks of apples.
My goodness, it was delicious! Clearly, I need to recreate Swiss Oatmeal at home.
Also with breakfast, I ordered a soy latte, which was insanely strong. Holy cow! I don’ think the barista put enough milk in it? Or maybe she just threw in an extra shot of espresso? I dunno, but I ended up drinking the whole thing, and now I’m wiiiidde-awake!
After breakfast, I walked to Penn Station to get my train back to Boston. I planned to hit up Zaro’s to buy lunch to take with me on the train, but, sadly, their salad bar wasn’t set up yet for the day. Bummer. I thought about buying one of Zaro’s pre-made salads or sandwiches, but, for some reason, I’d much rather watch someone make my salad (or sandwich) than buy a pre-packaged one.
I wandered around Penn Station looking for a different lunch option and, not even a minute later, found a similar-style salad bar at Chickpea. Yay! The salad bar at Chickpea had all the veggie fixings as well as falafel, chicken, hummus, and guacamole, which I added to my salad. I probably got a little carried away with the ingredients because my salad cost me a fortune, but it looks delicious, and it’s packed with protein, healthy fats, and nutrients. It was worth it!
Question of the Day
What are your thoughts on pre-packaged salads and sandwiches? Love ”˜em? Hate ”˜em? Do you buy them or avoid them?
P.S. I have an awesome giveaway coming up later this morning! I just need to set it up. Stay tuned!