Sunday, June 5, 2011

Summertime Lunch

Oh sunny day - I hope the weather is as glorious where you are as it is here in Southwestern Ontario. It is sunny and gorgeous with just a slight breeze to keep the temperature comfortable. I am LOVING this day!

Today's forecast in my neck of the woods - awesome!!

Someone forgot to mention to my poochies that today was Sunday, which means sleeping in. I had wet noses in my face just after 6 a.m. and obviously they both had ants in their pants because they wouldn't stop squirming around until I finally got up and let them out. At first I was unimpressed, but once I was up and moving I thought I'd take advantage of my early start and get all my 'chores' done early, so the rest of the day could be mine to enjoy. I had a quick breakie,  folded laundry, washed our bedding, cleaned the bathroom, fed the dogs, went to the grocery store and the bank all before hitting the gym for a 10 a.m. circuit class followed by some weights. How productive am I?

When I got home, I was ravenous. I went to a local farmer's market yesterday and I knew exactly what I was going to whip up for my lunch. I've been seeing so many amazing meal ideas from my fellow bloggers and these two have stuck with me since I saw them earlier this week. 

First I made an amazingly delicious iced coffee. I got the inspiration from Leanne at Healthful Pursuit. I used one cup of chilled brewed coffee, one cup of unsweetened soy milk, not quite 1 tablespoon of cocoa and a squirt of agave nectar to sweeten it up. I threw all of the ingredients into my Magic Bullet and whipped it up. I added the sweetener slowly because I don't like my iced coffees too sweet. Then, using my pink cup of course :-), I poured the coffee mixture over lots of ice. It was AMAZING! I will being having these every single weekend this summer! 

Then, it was on to lunch. I made myself a whole wheat veggie wrap. First I mashed up 1/3 of an avocado and mixed it with a tablespoon of salsa and some nutritional yeast (you could use cheese). I spread that onto the tortilla followed by some baby spinach leaves. Then I lightly steamed some asparagus, green onion, yellow pepper and portobello mushrooms and added that to the wrap. I rolled 'er up and went to town. It was fantabulous! I am really loving mashed avocado on everything lately! This idea was courtesy of Kris at i heart wellness and all I did was change it up slightly to suit my tastes.

So now my belly is very happy and satisfied, all my chores are done and I have nothing left that has to be done. I think I'm going to head outside to plant a few tomato plants I bought and play with the dogs. It would be a sin to let this day slip by without soaking in at least a little Vitamin D!

Derek is finally on his way home from his weekend away and I can't wait for him to get here. I am feeling a teensy weensy bit lonely without him --- we haven't seen much of each other this week! I think it's safe to say dinner is going to be something on the barbecue. I have a couple of ideas and alot of fresh produce, so it's sure to be something utterly fabulous! Keep an eye on Wednesday to see the recap of our creations.

What does your 'perfect day' look like?
Do you love wraps as much as me? Favourite fillings?

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday,



  1. I love wraps too! I wish I could be more creative with them though. Sorry your pets woke you on sleep-in day. Mine did the same thing! Their bellies get hungry around 5:15 a.m.

  2. Oh I LOVE wraps! I like them all sorts of ways but beans, guac, and rice are a fav!

  3. I am a big time wrap lover. I love making them with chicken and sweet potatoes. Great combo :D

  4. I'm finally getting back into wraps =) I OD-ed a while back and now they seem way more fun than sandwiches! <3 haha

    Happy monday doll!

    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons