Sweet Summertime – FANNEtastic Food | Registered Dietitian Blog

Hi friends! After a week of crazy heat, humidity, and summer storms, we seem to be on the up and up – it’s a bit cooler and much less humid today! 

Good timing because early this morning I had a run date with my friend Sokphal.

Sokphal has been on vacation so we hadn’t seen each other in awhile – fun to catch up via our running shoes, as usual! 

We did our standard fave loop from Iwo Jima over Memorial Bridge, around the WWII Memorial and back. 

It was crazy windy out – we didn’t notice it until we were running back over the bridge and practically got blown off!

Roughly 3.5 miles – check! That’s about my max on a weekday so I’m not exhausted chasing Riese around for the rest of the day…

Speaking of Riese, she helped me eat this burrito once I got home. She LOVES burritos and sandwiches lately and always wants to help us eat them!

Other food highlights from the week included finishing up the leftover Sesame Shrimp and Watermelon Salad, which was a hit among everyone except Riese… 😉 

Plus this yummy salmon quinoa salad I got yesterday at Duke’s Counter in Woodley Park with a friend. Riese ate a little of the salmon but mostly just had bread, milk, and a fruit/veg pouch – whatever works. 

dukes counter dc

On Wednesday night I had a fun treat and went out on the town with some mom friends! 

I am grateful to have a solid mom friend group now that I met through one of the local mom listservs – it started as a few of us hanging out last summer when the kids were really little, and it has grown into a bigger group now as friends have added their friends, etc. 

We usually meet up with the kids during the week for playdates, but every once in awhile someone will organize a mom’s night out. We had a big turnout for this one – fun to see everyone all dolled up. 🙂

We went to a new-ish Mexican spot in Clarendon called Buena Vida. It was hot but we sat on the roof for awhile anyway – pretty views up there!

For dinner we shared some guac, queso, and chips, and then everyone had the tacos. I got one pork, one steak, and one fish! Service was super slow but we weren’t in a hurry and the food (and drinks) were good, so it all worked out. 🙂 

Time to try to speed through some more work and to hop on a nutrition client call (fingers crossed Riese continues to nap…) – our twice a week nanny was out of town this week and most of last week so I’m behind on work but loved the extra time to play with my little one. 🙂

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