Sunday, August 9, 2009

Brixx Lunch & Dinner at Home

I am usually pretty sad on Sunday nights because the weekend is coming to a close.... but we had such a great weekend that its hard to be sad! My morning started out with a great 6 mile run outside, baking a batch of granola for Josh and some cleaning. Around noon, my parents arrived to take Josh and I out to lunch for our anniversary. We went to Brixx and sat outside under the misters.

My Mom and I at lunch:


I got the Brixx salad with house-made fat-free honey chipotle dressing (spring mix, pine nuts, goat cheese, croutons):

Josh got the Hawaiian pizza (pineapple, prosciutto, mozzarella and cilantro):


My Dad got the Mediterranean with shrimp (red peppers, feta, romaine, banana peppers, olives, tomatoes, feta dressing):


My Mom got the chicken Caesar:


The food was tasty and fresh and the service was amazing. Here is a pic of Josh and I at lunch:



After lunch, we walked around and shopped for a bit and then my parents took off. I did some relaxing and a little WF's shopping. Josh and his friend Jeremy headed out to taco bell for CTS (crunchy taco Sunday), while I enjoyed din din at home. I had cantaloupe:


And another big salad (am I boring you yet ;)). I had romaine, slimcado, carrots, pinto beans, peppers, a little broccoli slaw, salsa:



Now I've got some more work to do! Did you have a nice weekend? Tell me about it!!


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Edited to Add: Did you all see this article? What are your thoughts???

40 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Aww love the family shots!

NoMeatAthlete said...

Hawaiian pizza is one thing I sincerely miss since becoming vegetarian 6 months ago...anything with prosciutto, actually.

But there are lots of things I DON'T miss, and I'll bet Hawaiian pizza is pretty good even without the ham.

Nice pictures!

vegetarianontherun said...

Seriously, Erica. We are the same person, I swear. I am addicted to the Brixx salad. No joke.
You know about my weekend--it involved a bullie t-shirt and the go-ahead to get a D-O-G..although not for awhile still! Have a FABOLOSO Sunday night lady!

Pam (Highway to Health) said...

That's a cute pic of you and your mom!

burpandslurp said...

Haha that is a lot of salads! but that's what you crave in these hot weather! That pizza looks SO good, though.

Lauren said...

What a great day!

Family time on Sundays is always so rewarding. Looks like you guys had a fantastic weekend.

Hope your having a great night hun!

Krista said...

All the food your fam enjoyed at Brixx looks fabulous! Your Mom is so pretty, too!!!

Happy Anniversary to you and Josh...

Aggie said...

That frozen yogurt below looks so yummy! I found a froyo place in DC with tart plain froyo, top with fruit and wow, I was addicted.

Sounds like you had a great weekend!! We had some good family time, I love the weekends!

The Gourmet on a Diet said...

My weekend has been good, I have been a cooking machine. Beet salad with mint and red onion, fried zucchini flowers just because it's the only way I've EVER heard of cooking them, zucchini muffins for my hubby's breakfast, roasted chicken...whew...I'm tired!

Anne said...

Aww all you guys are so cute! The food looks amazing, too. Love that Hawaiian pizza! I'm glad you had a great weekend, and happy anniversary :)

LK- Healthy Delicious said...

yum! everything looks so delicious, and you look like you were having such a good time from the photos. yay for nice weekends!

Alison said...

Is Brixx a chain? I swear I've heard of it.
The salad looks great! It seems like good pizza places often have salads as good as or even better than the pizza.

Maria said...

Glad you had fun with your parents. Great photos! We had a great weekend, I am not looking forward to Monday!

carolinebee said...

great article! That is a really fine line, between just a *good* workout, and working out soo hard that i'm a ravenous beast for the rest of the day :D

Miz said...

love the family photos as well---totally something I am going to do more of as I DO miss that from my mommybloggin' days.

Yum Yucky said...

You always have a fab time! And there goes that cantaloupe again. Can you believe that I actually bought one yesterday that I have cut up myself!? Whoa!

Ada said...

Aww, you and your mom are so cute! I can totally see the resemblance;) Those salads look perfect for the summer heat!

Taylor said...

Those salads look amazing!

I had an ok weekend, it could have been better!I hope you had a great weekend!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

You always look like you have such a fab time with your fam!! And all the meals look great!

Danielle C. said...

Cute shots! I've heard great things about Brixx, my aunt and uncle lived in Charleston for a few years and she raved about Brixx.

Michelle @ Find Your Balance said...

Regarding the article link you posted, obviously exercise helps us lose weight because it burns calories. But sometimes the problem with our diet isn't just calories. It's chemicals and artificial foodstuffs that affect us and stress our system. A stressed body can't function properly. Exercise is important, but eating real food is just as if not MORE important IMHO. :-)

K from ksgoodeats said...

CTS - haha! Boys will be boys ;)

You and your mom look cute! I love the sounds of your fat-free honey chipotle dressing! What a great meal to celebrate your anniversary!

Hope you have a great Monday!!

Deva said...

Salads are so good in the summer, aren't they? You look so happy in the picture with your mom.

Christina- MINDFUL LIVING said...

aw thank you!!! looks like you guys had a nice a lunch :) and i see you teach body attack and body step. i have taken body attack before and love it! but my true love is body pump! do you think youll ever get certified in that?? I am a spinning instructor and earlier this year I looked up what it took to become a Body _______ (fill in the blank haha) instructor- and its a lot of time/work/dedication! kudos to you! maybe one of these days... haha

Finsmom said...

Just look at all that gorgeous food! So nice to see pics of such a happy group!

Dawn said...

oh my gosh, you guys are always eating out. I am so jealous. That photo of you & Josh is a good one.

Lainie said...

You are BEAUTIFUL girl! Such wonderful pictures of you and your mom and your hub. I'm jealous of how tan you are...
That chipotle dressing sounds so good; I love chipotle anything!

balancejoyanddelicias said...

Yeah~ meeting with family on Sunday night really makes it an enjoyable night.
Love all the pics of you with your parents! :)

veron said...

Great that you had a fantastic weekend. Those lovely pictures certainly tell the story! :)

foodnfit said...

Aw great pictures--love family time! :)

heyitstay said...

Awww what great family fun!!

fittingbackin said...

oooh your lunch food looks YUM!! I did have a great weekend - lots of reading, partying, friend/family time and even some pool time - woo!

Michelle said...

You and your mom are such cuties!

And happy anniversary!

Anna said...

What a gorgeous mama! I can see where you get it from :)
Salads look pretty gorg too!

Diana said...

Erica, you cracked me up with the mention of Crunchy Taco Sunday - my boyfriend harbors a serious obsession with Taco Bell, which he feels guilty about indulging these days, now that he knows how to eat healthier, but I can TOTALLY see him picking up a ritual like a CTS! LOL Maybe he'd actually be better off if the TB runs were actually limited to one day a week...hmm... :)

The Blonde Duck said...

I'd be all over the pizza Josh got...

Juliana said...

Wow, nice meal...it seems that everything was very yummie. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

Julie said...

What an awesome day with the fam :) That hawaiian piz sounds like a great choice!

I put TONS of salsa on my salads! Love that you do that :) It makes the BEST dressing in my opinion! 4 days till the weekend :) haha

Peanut Butter Swirl said...

aww sounds like you had a fabulous lunch with the family :)

i read that article and have to disagree with it. I mean yes, exercise makes you hungry, but some people don't overeat after they exercise and they are thin. I think its more towards the people who think they can have those 1 pound burgers and a milkshake after like a 2 mile run.

elise said...

blah. that article makes me mad and sad for americans. working out has WAY more health benefits than weight loss. also, i think you have to have a pretty intense workout to stimulate your hunger more than it would already be. im not sure about others, but i can think of an excuse to eat more regardless of how much i exercise, if anything, going to the gym makes me feel like im being healthy and so i eat well to continue the trend...not to cancel it out. anyways, thanks for posting it and provoking some thinking...