Brunch in LA with my Sister

Okay, so for the rest of the day!

This morning after breakfast (and picking up the camera cord!!) I headed out to LA to meet my Sister

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We went out for brunch at a little place called Nata’s

I give them a 4 out of 5, because the service wasn’t so great (this time).

The service could have actually earned them a 3, but Jinna said that they never have service like that normally

Plus, the food was so good, I wish I could give them a 5!

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Luckily, Jinna is like me, and likes to split!

I love splitting, because then you get the best of both worlds plates!

To split, we got-

  • An Omelet with spinach, artichoke hearts, and feta
  • Rosemary potatoes on the side (so great with hot sauce!!)
  • Crepes with whipped cream & strawberries

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These were the best of the best, crepes!

Usually, crepes just taste like a thinner pancake, or a sister to french toast. Nope, not these! These tasted like crepes. I feel like although I’ve had crepes before, this was my first experience! It tasted like nothing I’ve ever tried.

Jinna and I had such a good time. It was so nice to be able to sit and chat with my Sis. Thank you Seester!

After brunch, Jinna shared a some awesome sites with me. Here are a couple:

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On my way home from my great morning with Jinna, I stopped to visit my best friend.

She lives 45-60 minutes from me, so of course I would stop if I was passing through!

Look at little Evan’s (her brother) feetsies! Ahhh, so cute! (And no, I don’t have a foot fetish!!)

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I texted Kayla on my way there, and told her that I could “see, taste, and smell coffee in the near future.”

She was sweet enough to make a pot, which I enjoyed with this coconut cream pie LARABAR. Yes, you heard me right. The whole pot. All 6 cups of it.

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Before I left, she made me a little treat that she had texted me the night before!

I had to try it! I swear, she comes up with the best things. You can see more of her ideas here.

This one was-

  • Little pieces of dark chocolate
  • A layer of peanut butter
  • A small piece of banana bread LARABAR
  • (We both agreed that this would be great with regular banana too)

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When I got home, I was starving hungry. I snacked on some almond nut thins while I made my sandwich/salad

I usually don’t snack while making food, because it’s kind of mindless, and you never pay attention to what you’re eating… but I couldn’t help myself. The nut thins were a necessity for my starving belly!

I made a delicious salad & sandwich, which both included the goat cheese picture above.

I bought this goat cheese from Trader Joes. It crumbles perfectly when pulled apart with a fork!

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My sandwich had-

  • Toasted Ezekiel Bread
  • Mustard
  • Tomatoes
  • Turkey
  • Spring Mix Lettuce
  • Smear of Goat Cheese

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The Salad had-

  • Spring Mix
  • Goat Cheese
  • Pepitas
  • A tablespoon or so of Italian Dressing

This was the perfect little meal, and just what I needed!

I am babysitting tonight, and I brought a lunch pail full of healthy things, just in case I get hungry

Babysitting is my biggest weakness when it comes to paying attention to what I am putting in my mouth.

There is always new, tempting foods in front of me, and for some reason when I am just around kids, it is so much easier to indulge, and maybe even binge! To avoid that, I bring plenty of my own healthy snacks. I never really eat them all, but just knowing that I have plenty available to me if I want it, helps take away those cravings. I highly recommend this for all of you babysitters. Many of you have shared that you experience similar habits while babysitting.

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