Healthy-ish Dinner Out

It’s difficult to make healthy choices when looking at a menu full of tempting options, ranging from pizza to burgers. My favorite way not to fall victim to those temptations is going to a Japanese restaurant. Pretty much everything on the menu is healthy.

So that’s what we did tonight. Of course, we still found ways to sneak in semi-unhealthy choices, but it’s the night before my long run, so carbs are helpful.

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House Salad.

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Otto’s Apricot Wheat, a local State College brew. I had two, and they so hit the spot.

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Scallion pancakes. So amazingly tasty.

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Seafood soup. It had tons of crab in it and had just the right thickness and flavor. I’m a fan.

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And finally, the sushi combo: tuna, California, and scallion rolls. As you can imagine, I was quite full at this point, so I took about half of this deliciousness home.

After dinner with Dave (which was at Fuji & Jade Garden in State College), I got together with my friend for a late-night drink. We went to Gigi’s, a random upscale restaurant and bar in my neighborhood. She had a mojito and I had a candy apple martini.

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It was one of those drinks that tastes really, really good at first and then quickly overwhelms you with its sweetness. Meh.

Overall, a pretty successful Friday night. My tummy is satisfied and my taste-buds pleased. No regretful post-binging bloatedness.

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