Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Going Greek

I love Greek food. For years, if I passed by a restaurant that displayed a ‘gyros” sign outside I would stop and get one.  No matter what. Like even if I had just eaten an entire Mexican meal that came with margaritas. 

A certain trip to Chicago comes to mind. 

Dan and I have full intentions of going to Greece – maybe for our 10 year anniversary.  We still can’t decide if we should take a cruise to tour the islands or pick one or a few to stay at and explore

We might not come back. 

Now that gyros aren’t as much of a novelty and I have learned to make them, I can resist those last minute temptations.  But, when Dan suggests that we make some for dinner I am always game. 

Last night I chopped up a gyro topping platter feast when my new running buddy Courtney and her family came over for dinner. 


Dan grilled lamb / lean beef mix and I made the tzatziki sauce following this recipe.  Sorry the pictures of the gyro is lacking – I was too busy thinking about eating it. 


Courtney brought fat free angel food cake with sprinkles and chocolate wine (which tastes like a Dark Russian). 


It. was. delish. 

Other Eats

For breakfast I threw a sliced mango in the food processor until it looked like baby food.  Then I added it to my normal mixture of overnight oats: 1/3 C of oats, almond milk, and ff Greek yogurt and 1 T of chia seeds. 


To get in a little extra protein, I added half a scoop of vanilla protein powder to my iced coffee.


Lunch was left over buffalo chicken pizza topped with some greens. 


No run on Tuesday.

Thought for the day:

Points Breakdown:

Daily points (30) + Activity Points (0)- Eating points (35) = -5

Weekly Points (49) – Mon (0) – Tues (5) = 44

5 servings of fruits and veggies

whole grains when possible

2 servings of dairy

2 tsps of oil

lean protein

limit sugar and alcohol


Water: 100 oz.


  1. I love Greek food and I miss Gyros from back home in Chicago!! Your feast looks amazing as always. :)

  2. Look at you getting in all your good health guidelines!! I haven't tried the chocolate wine yet....

  3. I'm still trying to get that perfect combo for overnight oats. Just might have to try yours. It never seems to fill me up like it's supposed to! I want to go to Greece, too!


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