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Weekend Wrap-Up In Pictures: My Dad Came to Visit!

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I am wrapping up the weekend again- picture style!

My dad was in town to run a 10k and to visit his favorite only daughter, of course.  We shopped.  We ate.  We worked out.  We hung out.  And I suckered my dad into working on the “daddy-do” list I created for him ;).  Dads are really good for those kinds of things, now aren’t they?

Let’s take a look (literally) at everything that we were up to this past weekend!

weekend dad 2My dad took the Amtrak train here.  It was supposed to arrive at 10:55 p.m.  I checked the status about a million times Friday night and lucky for me (and my bed time), it was 29 minutes early!

weekend dadAfter hitting up Target, Pet Smart, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and Hy-Vee for groceries, we stopped at Panera Bread for lunch.  I got half of the Classic salad, a cup of vegetarian black bean soup, and an apple.  It hit the spot!

weekend dad 10Of course about an hour and a half later, I was hungry/thirsty again.  So I chased my lunch down with a green smoothie.  I really hate going a day without one.

weekend dad 9One of the reasons why my dad came to Omaha was to run in the Leprechaun Chase.  The course was at the Strategic Air and Space Museum, so while he was running I hung out with other spectators and looked at some pretty cool planes.

weekend dad 8I also caught up on my stack of magazines…

weekend dad 7…and ate snacks, of course!  Does anyone else love crunchy granola bars?  I think they are my favorite!

weekend dad 6After the race we ate dinner at Texas Roadhouse.  It is not exactly the most vegetarian-friendly of restaurants (no surprise).  But my dad had never been there, which is so wrong, so we had to change that!

weekend dad 5I re-hydrated with an ice cold beer.  And when I say ice cold, I really mean that.  I love the person who decided that serving beer in a frosted mug was a good idea!

weekend dad 3Pretty much the only thing for vegetarians to order at Texas Roadhouse is the Veg Plate.  It consists of your choice of  four sides.  I ended up choosing a baked sweet potato (which I saved for Sunday because I was stuffed!), the cooked vegetables, the buttered corn, and the applesauce.

weekend dad 4I also ate three of the rolls with their amazing butter.  Because seriously, everyone knows that these are the best part of TR!  That also may be why I was too stuffed to eat my potato 😉

weekend dad 22On Sunday morning I made vegan banana french toast which I topped with melted strawberry fruit spread.

weekend dad 21We hit up the gym after breakfast.  Clearly I was pretty excited after my day of back and biceps and a 20-minute elliptical HIIT workout.  Also, I am surprising myself by posting pictures of myself without any makeup.  I have either lost my mind or just stopped caring.  I think it is the latter 😉

weekend dad 20After I showered I put my dad to work.  He hung my cookbook rack (made out of a pallet) that I got for Christmas.  I love it and I love that I have extra counter space now!

weekend dad 19We ate split pea soup…

weekend dad 18…and made the obligatory trip to Whole Foods for supplies.  Vega was on sale and I was SUPER excited about that!

weekend dad 17On the drive home it was 64 degrees.  It actually got up to 72!  It was insane and SO awesome!

weekend dad 16We finished off the afternoon with a trip to the Durham Museum, which is in the old Union Station.  I really enjoyed it and cannot wait to go back and spend more time there.

weekend dad 15Enjoying the gorgeous (but windy!) weather in Omaha.

weekend dad 14We capped out the weekend with a visit to a new-to-me restaurant: Cantina Laredo.

weekend dad 13Dinner included chips and salsa (of course)…

weekend dad 12…and artichoke and avocado enchiladas topped with tomatillo sauce and served with rice and beans.  This meal was so delicious!

It was a fun, eventful, and delicious weekend.  I hope you all had a great weekend, as well.  Happy Monday!  Let’s make this a fantastic week!  It is supposed to be another warm day here in Omaha, so I cannot wait to get out and enjoy it on my lunch hour 🙂

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  • Melanie @ Beautifully Nutty March 10, 2014, 9:19 am
    I love that cookbook rack! I may need to include that in my house someday! That split pea soup left me with a serious hankering. Delicious!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 10, 2014, 6:45 pm
      You totally should! I am in love with it! And I LOVE how much extra counter space I have now that my cookbooks aren't hanging out there.
  • Ashley March 10, 2014, 11:09 am
    It sounds like you had a great time with your dad! My mom is coming to visit next week and I'm really excited for her trip! Lots of places to eat that I have on my list for when she's here! haha Ashley recently posted...Enchilada Stuffed MushroomsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 10, 2014, 6:46 pm
      Ahh, so fun!!! That is one of the best parts about having visitors...an excuse to eat out a lot! ;) Have fun with your mom!
  • Nicole @ FruitnFitness March 10, 2014, 12:12 pm
    All of this food looks amazing, especially artichoke enchiladas! But of course the best part of the weekend sounds like it was getting to visit with yor dad! I'm glad you two had such a great weekend. Nicole @ FruitnFitness recently posted...weekend shoppingMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 10, 2014, 6:47 pm
      We certainly did! It was a wonderful time! And yes, the enchiladas were amazing! I am thinking I need to recreate them at home.
  • Katie @ running4cupcakes March 10, 2014, 12:43 pm
    So I totally agree that pretty much the only reason you go to TRH is for those rolls and butter. So good!!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 10, 2014, 6:48 pm
      Haha, YES! They are amazing!!
  • Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health March 10, 2014, 3:23 pm
    what a great father-daughter time :)
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 10, 2014, 6:49 pm
      It certainly was! I had a great weekend :)
  • Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes March 10, 2014, 5:37 pm
    Awww what a fun father-daughter weekend!! And you look pretty even without makeup! Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes recently posted...Guinness Beef StewMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 10, 2014, 6:50 pm
      Haha, well thank you Ashley! ;) I sure appreciate that!
  • Emily @SinfulNutrition March 10, 2014, 7:35 pm
    Your daddy-o sounds a lot like mine! We do a lot of the same stuff like working out and going out to eat! Haha. That split pea soup definitely inspired me to whip up a batch. What do you use for vegan french toast? I was thinking of trying it with a flax egg, but would love to hear what you do. Emily @SinfulNutrition recently posted...Lasso Some Yasso.My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 11, 2014, 4:50 pm
      I will be posting the recipe link on Friday! It is made with bananas!! :)
  • Jessie March 10, 2014, 10:10 pm
    Arent visits from parents the best? Yours sounds exceptionally wonderful - especially all the good food you had. I do agree with you on TR having some killer buns & butter. I could literally just eat them for dinner.... if I didn't care about getting in some veggies and protein LOL Jessie recently posted...TYT: VacationMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 11, 2014, 4:51 pm
      I could eat them for dinner, too! That and their cactus blossom! Both are SO good!

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