WIAW: In Paris!

Bonjour eaters!

Two “bonjours” in three days must mean that I’m really getting into Parisan life.

Honestly, despite the fact that I don’t speak French (or maybe because of it), I absolutely love Paris. Of course, London will always hold a special place, but Paris is a close second.

And since I promised you some Paris happenings, how about I give you a whole day of it.

Pre-breakfast:

I ate a Clementine and drank a half portion of protein powder before busting out some floor exercises. Would anyone be interested in seeing a no equipment apartment-friendly (read: no jumping) circuit workout?

Breakfast:

Yogurt, oats, clementines, strawberries, chia seeds, Linwood grounds.

Not being one to waste food, I packed up most of the unopened food from my London flat and brought it across the Chunnel where it will become breakfast for a week.

Espresso with soya milk.

Side note — French press coffee in France is probably better than anywhere else. Also, everywhere in Europe that I’ve been soy is called “soya,” and in French “bio” means that organic.

Morning:

Mother, Aunt, and I hit the streets with the intention of exploring the islands — Ile-St-Louis and Ile-de-Cite. Unfortunately, springtime in Paris means a ridiculous amount of rain. So exploring (and pictures) was sparse.

Squinty eyes.

We did hit Notre Dame and Shakespeare & Co, though, which are quickly becoming my Paris staples. I’m not complaining, though. Both are lovely.

Lunch:

The three of us are a healthy bunch and the rain had mostly stopped, so we were willing to walk for salad.

Mixed greens, avocado, grapefruit, corn, artichoke hearts, tomatoes (I didn't eat) and a mustard-y dressing.

Yes, we walked almost 20 minutes in the rain and across really windy bridges for salad. That’s commitment.

Side note — I ended up smashing a good bit of that avocado on baguette slices. I love avocado (and the health benefits!), but too much of the texture makes me gag. Luckily, crusty bread is the perfect accoutrement to creamy avocado.

Afternoon:

Musee D'Orsay used to be a train station and this is inside the clock.

After some more getting lost in the rain, we quickly ran through Musee D’Orsay, which has an incredible collection of impressionist paintings and sculptures.

Snack:

I wasn’t overly hungry, but I was feeling snacky and am trying to limit unnecessary bread. Unfortunately, this banana had no taste past the first bite.

Or maybe that’s luckily because I wasn’t actually hungry and stopped after a few bites.

Dinner:

We didn’t feel like another meal out, so I ran to Monoprix (a grocery and clothing store, like a Marks & Spenser or really classy version of a Target with fresh produce) and picked up pre-fab odds and ends.

Seaweed salad, quinoa vert (meaning "with green vegetables"), bread and brie, baby carrots, and wine.

It made for a good, light, snacky dinner, which is exactly what I wanted.

And then I had another glass of wine and a few bites of cookie.

And it was a tres bon soir. (Translation: a very good night.)

What about you, eaters:

Do you have any Euro-tips to offer? Maybe something Paris-related that I should do or eat?

Do you snack when you’re not actually hungry?

Later eaters!

Comments

  1. chelciesfoodfiles says:

    all of your eats look amazing! I love the food in Paris is it so fresh and delicious!

  2. Bonjour! I've been to Paris once and it was great! :)
    Yummy eats!

  3. Marisa says:

    So glad you got to go back! We had such a short amount of time in Paris, you've probably done more than me but make sure you get a croque monsieur if you haven't already, that's one of Aaron and my favorites. Bon chance!

  4. Deirdre says:

    Crepes? Bon Appetit!

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