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We had a big day!

We were up early and out the house to take this little nugget back to her mom’s house!

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I’m going to miss her!

We stopped at our favorite bagel place on the way to get some fuel for the road -

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I got a wheat bagel with egg and ham and it totally hit the spot.

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Plus an iced coffee with soymilk (and an Starbucks Via Iced Coffee sample…too sweet for me) to go alongside:

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We met my sister at an Arby’s in South Carolina that was halfway from both Atlanta and North Carolina.  I think she was happy to have Clara back!

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Since we were already at Arby’s and it was nearly 1pm, Chad and I decided it would be as good a place as any to grab some lunch since we had plans to stop at the Gaffney Outlets on the way home.

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I LOVE their curly fries.

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And while Chad got them, I somehow managed to stay away from them and enjoyed a decently healthy meal for a fast food place!

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I chose the roast turkey and swiss sandwich on whole wheat which I really enjoyed.  The sandwich was HUGE and really filling!

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And some crispy apple bites to go alongside -

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The apples came with some strawberry yogurt to dip them in…but for something that really could’ve just been yogurt + strawberry puree, the ingredient list was a little too long for my liking so I tossed it aside.

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I also thought it was kinda cool to see this on the table:

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Good to know if you’re traveling that you can check out for healthy options!

Then we hit the outlets!

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We managed to leave with just one bag…so I’d consider it a [financial] success!

We relaxed for a little while when we got home (well, I relaxed while Chad went for a 7 mile run) and then showered, dressed and headed out for a little date night!

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We chose to go to an Indian restaurant that I’ve been dying to try called Copper

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I started out with a class of cabernet:

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Some naan with 3 types of dipping sauce:

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And a salad:

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Then we both got the chicken tikka masala:

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Despite this dish being one of the least healthy, I figure that it’s worth it to treat yourself once in a while – I go out to Indian restaurants about once a year, so I figure…when in Rome!

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And oh my goodness was it ever worth it,

Alongside we got a bit more naan (plain and roti) for dipping:

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We ended the night with a little something sweet from Menchie’s -

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Perfect end to the evening!

Happy Saturday everyone :)

  • chelcie @ chelcie’s food files

    I love indian food!! its so worth the splurge

    • Cait

      Definitely! :)

  • Tiffany

    You had a great day! Filled with delicious food!!

    I had indian food this week too! The indian restaurant I go to serves a cilantro and Garlic Naan that is so delicious! My restaurant serves brown rice and whole wheat roti! Nice to have some whole grain when eating out.

    I consider Tikka Masala not to be the most healthy just because of all the cream and yogurt…is that what you think as well? I do agree it is a great treat! :)

    The picture of you and Chad is ADORABLE!! You both are so cute together. Wishing you a wonderful Sunday!

    • Cait

      I actually don’t know why I consider it unhealthy. I think I thought they used ghee in it but now that I’m researching it it seems like maybe it’s not all that bad after all! And thank you so much for the compliment – hope you have a wonderful Sunday as well!

  • kayleigh

    I love Arby’s curly fries! However, you have much more control than me. If I ever end up there, I have to get the dollar order of them. Guilty pleasure :)

    • Cait

      Haha – trust me I usually don’t resist them but I knew we were going out to a decadent meal for dinner so I figured I’d save up my splurges for then!

  • Katie

    Gah, you guys are so cute I can’t even stand it. I want to give you both a hug…at the same time.

    Also, I used to always get those Arby’s sandwiches in college when our diving team stopped there on road trips. I am always shocked that they have something healthy-ish on the menu!

    • Cait

      Come do it!! Also, you dove in college!??! How did I never know that?!

  • Maura @ My Healthy ‘Ohana

    Arby’s curly fries are the best!!

    What a fun date night…you guys are so cute! :) Menchie’s is my favorite froyo place, the one in Hawaii has these little passionfruit and mango juice balls that pop in your mouth, yum!

    • Cait

      Oooh yum! Those sound delicious! Love that they have a Hawaii branch!

  • tam

    Cait, just wanted to let you know I discovered your blog a while back and enjoy it so much…the perfect balance of great photos and narrative!

    • Cait

      Aw thank you so much! I’m so glad you enjoy it – that makes me so happy to hear :)

  • Diane @ life of di.

    That bagel place looks delicious! Bagel sandwiches=delicious (and one of my favs!)

    • Cait

      Haha totally agree – definitely one of my favorites as well!