WIAW: Labor Day Eats

It’s WIAW!

Hopefully everyone enjoyed their long weekend as much as I did! Between passing my test on Friday and having the whole day Monday to spend with my hubby, I had a grand old time :)

On Labor Day, we took advantage of our day off by sleeping in a little bit. Then we got up enjoyed some coffee, fresh raspberries and some scrambled eggs that we jazzed up with the leftover Pesto Potato Salad and some homemade bread.

We were busy, busy, busy all day. We hit the mall and checkout out some of the Labor Day sales and after we were sufficiently starving, we tried out a new-to-us Mediterranean restaurant. The hubby started off with some vegetarian chili, and for our meals we got virtually the same thing, except his was called salad pocket and mine was a rolled pita. Both had falafel  in it and mine had hummus as well, while his came with a yogurt dip. I was so in shock at the size of his, that I forgot to take a picture of mine!

We stopped at a few more places, including Whole Foods, where we picked up a few things for dinner. After relaxing for a bit, we enjoyed one of the best dinners we’ve had in a while:  fresh gnocchi and some locally made spicy marinara sauce. I bulked up the sauce a little bit with some garlic, onion and bell peppers and served it all with a side of sweet potato fries, fresh green beans and some pesto cheese toast :)


Happy Wednesday!

About Lindsay

Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian and new mom from Columbus, Ohio. On her blog, she shares simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life. Follow her on Twitter @LeanGrnBeanBlog and Instagram @TheLeanGreenBean and be sure to subscribe via RSS or email so you never miss a post!


  1. Glad you had a nice Labor Day! I’m curious about this vegetarian restaurant. What was it called? I’ve only been to one “vegetarian” restaurant in the area, and that’s North Star Cafe, but I’d love to try others!
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  2. Sounds like a fabulous weekend! I love lazy days.
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  3. Glad you had a good weekend! Your eats look delicious, especially that falafel. I had some a few weeks ago, with sriracha. I thought it was a weird combo but it turned out to be amazing!
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  4. Yay so glad you had a nice labor day! Mmm falafel… I can’t remember the last time I had it, but I sure as heck know I love it :)

    Great choice on the gnocchi too! Yum
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  5. Yum! I love raspberries and sweet potatoe fries! :)

  6. Hahaha I’m loving those instagram photos! I’ve been OBSESSED With that app since I got my iphone!
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  7. Yum! I think I’m going to make homemade falafel today….
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  8. OMG Falafels are one of my favorite things in the whole world! LOVE!

  9. I love that photo of the raspberries!

    I <3 falafel too :)
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  10. Mmm the greek food sounds and looks tasty! Falafel rocks. Glad yall had a nice labor day
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  11. whoa. I love the look of that falafel wrap thing. I love falafel and sweet potato fries!! Must be a color thing :)
    How did your husband even fit his mouth around that thing? haha
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  12. Ah sweet potato fries…yum!!!
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