Surprisingly, my breakfast held me over pretty well!

Around noon, I broke for a quick and easy lunch to break up the studying monotony.

Chad came home and we headed over to Crisp for some greens

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The entire atmosphere of Crisp just makes you want to eat healthy and do good things for yourself.

Which is just what we did!

I went with a custom salad creation:

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And the results were delicious as usual.

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Into the mix I requested:

  • Spring mix
  • Shredded carrots
  • Cucumbers
  • Craisins
  • Candied walnuts
  • Egg
  • Avocado

Topped with balsamic vinaigrette.

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With the signature crostini in the side.

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A great way to break up the day.

Another great way to break up the day?

Grab a bushel of bananas and head over to for my latest recipe!

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You will not be disappointed.  Chad has already requested I make another one of these!

I’ve got my GRE class tonight – hoping to squeeze in a little yoga beforehand…

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape

    That salad looks delicious!! It’s making me hungry!

    • Cait

      Haha – it was quite delicious!

  • Kristen @ Swanky Dietitian

    This salad looks amazing! I wish we had a create your own salad place like this in Vegas. I will have to be on the look out! :)

    • Cait

      I would die without a make-your-own-salad place. It’s like my go-to lunch when I don’t bring!

  • Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles

    A stick to my ribs snacking cake- just what this hungry girl needs! I’ll have to go check it out! Excited! (especially because I’m super hungry!)
    :) I’m sure you did a great job- all your other recipes are winners!

    • Cait

      Aw, thanks Julie. Let me know what you think if you try it!

  • Jamie @ StudioEats

    This banana cake is totally up my alley. I love making simple substitutions like that to turn something from a dessert into a snack by making it more healthy. Great job on this… will definitely be trying it soon!

    • Cait

      Awesome – let me know what you think. We gobbled ours up in no time! :)

  • Alicia @ energEAT

    How weird is this: I just arrived home from my first trip to Chicago last night!! From your pictures it seems like you and I crossed paths several times without knowing it. Chicago is beautiful, isn’t it?

    • Cait

      Oh my gosh that’s too funny!! It definitely is beautiful – I loved it!

  • Lauren

    Initially when I read this, I was craving a nice healthy salad and now you have me only thinking about a huge slice of gooey cake. Haha, I’m so easily persuaded. :)

    • Cait

      Ahaha – that happens to me ALL the time. At least the cake is healthy! :)

  • Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen)

    The salad and the banana cake look amazing! YUM! That looks like perfect balance to me!

    • Cait


  • Jessica @ Sushi and Sit-Ups

    They sell that potted grass thing at Crate and Barrel! I love it. Good luck with studying. It’s so hard balancing everything! I always felt so busy while studying for the GMAT but it’s so rewarding once it’s done!

    • Cait

      Definitely! And thank you! I need the luck – it has been pretty nuts but you’re so right that I when it’s over it’s going to feel SO good.

  • Patricia

    You two seem to eat out all.the.time. How do you manage that on a budget (especially since you’re not working)? Just wondering – for my guy & I, eating out is a treat that we can only afford to do once in a while.

    • Cait

      Yeah it’s definitely been a little heavy on the eating out lately – it’s not by choice we’ve just been traveling so much that a stocked kitchen has been hard to keep. That plus work/studying has equated to a way more meals out than we would prefer both financially and calorically!

  • Katie

    I want to go there! Preferably with you.

    And I have a disgusting amount of ripe bananas in my freezer….because you and I both know that bananas are disgusting unless they are hiding in baked good. Like that CAKE that I want to eat 100 pieces of!

    • Cait

      Yeah!! Do it! I even ate this cake and I’m a self-proclaimed banana-hater just like you!