Wrapping up winter
The past week has been just gorgeous, and suddenly gone are the days where I am satisfied eating hearty dinner leftovers for lunch. I crave salads, wraps, and sandwiches with the change of weather. And so, my grocery bills are even higher than before as I purchase lunch supplies as well. This week I have been enjoying my new most favorite product every: Gardein Seven Grain Crispy Tenders.
Way way way long ago, before I was vegetarian and before I even was in college, I survived uncomfortably on chicken nuggets. Chicken tenders have now become a frequent go-to snack for D, and I can’t lie when I say that I am sometimes craving what I smell crisping in the toaster oven. So when I saw this product in the freezer section, I knew I had to at least give it a shot.
These. Are. Amazing. I’ve chopped them up in a salad, eaten them on their own, and thrown them in a wrap. These are so fantastic I can’t even describe them in words. They are light but so tasty, and legit – texture and flavor. I wish that more than 10 tenders came in a bag, however I 100% know that I will be returning to these again, and again, and again. Do yourself a huge flavor and check these out!!
I’ve been enjoying my crispy tenders in: a multi-grain flat out wrap (I love how these are so soft), sun-dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, sabra roasted red pepper or sun-dried tomato hummus, and spinach. You have got to try this combination, I love it. How about a close up:
The weekend in general has been nothing short of relaxing. Yesterday D and I met up with two of my good friends at P.F. Changs, which was our first trip to the restaurant. We got smart and made a reservation – which paid off because when we got there the wait was 2-1/2 hours!! We waited about 5-minutes before being seated. I didn’t take pictures of my delicious vegetarian dumplings or coconut stirfry (both which were fantastic), however I wanted to just share how intent our server was on meeting my vegan needs. He asked about how strict I was and about which foods, and made sure my meal was made to my dietary restrictions. For that, I was incredibly pleased with my visit to P.F. Changs despite their small-ish portion sizes. I think this may be the most vegan-friendly non-vegetarian chain restaurant I have even been to. Totally worth going to!
Today D and I took a walk at a nearby park and finished off our daily errands. I made a purchase that I probably shouldn’t have, however I’ll wait and share when it arrives in the mail (clue: it’s a popular runner’s item). Yesterday I ran in the morning and my right knee is hurting and causing me to limp a little. I have to make it a priority to foam roll my IT band like it’s no one’s business so I can get cracking! Tomorrow it’s back to the grind, and more rainy days, boo! Enjoy your Sunday evenings and I’ll announce the winner of my mini-giveaway tomorrow!