Crepes and Christmas Yoga

by Jen on December 17, 2011

Happy Saturday! I can’t believe that next Saturday is Christmas Eve! Side note on that…for those of you who live in the Charlotte area I will be teaching a complimentary in-store yoga class at Lululemon before the mall opens on Christmas Eve. Craziness! The class will be from 7:15-8 a.m. and I promise it will be festive, fun and challenging. Think santa hats and a holiday playlist! ;) Details are here.

Rewind to Friday.

Look what made a triumphant return for breakfast. Overnight oats. And not just any overnight oats, eggnog (Silk Nog) overnight oats. Yum! This was a combination of plain Greek yogurt, bananas, dried cranberries, Silk Nog, chia seeds and cinnamon. I let it sit in the fridge for about 30 minutes and then topped it with TJs pumpkin butter and sunflower butter. I need to bring overnight oats back into my life. For some reason I haven’t been eating them for the past couple of months and they are so good.

I packed my lunch to eat between teaching class and training a client. Arugula/spring mix blend with apples, tofu, dried cranberries, carrots and feta with honey dijon vinaigrette and TJs crackers.

Brandon and I enjoyed a fun and different “date night.”

I saw on Facebook that NoDa Yoga was having a Jingle Jam yoga class so we decided to practice together and then go out in NoDa for dinner.

NoDa Yoga is a really cute small studio with a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Case in point, we were all invited to stay after class for snacks and drinks.

Much thanks to Jillian for a great class last night.

We headed over to The Crepe Cellar for dinner after class. We arrived to discover there was an hour wait for a table so we ordered a bottle of wine at the bar. We both loved this Dona Paula Los Cardos Malbec┬áthat we tried for the first time. I just Googled it and it seems like it’s a pretty good bargain red wine coming in around $10/bottle.

We were finally seated around 9 p.m. The lighting wasn’t great but my food was. I ordered the spinach and mushroom crepe with goat cheese and a side of bechemal sauce. I also ordered the “blasted brussels sprouts” as my side item and they were tossed in an arugula pesto.

We wrapped up our night with a Crepe Suzette – Grand Marnier butter sauce with vanilla ice cream.

A little yoga, a little ice cream? It’s all about that balance, right? ;)

Have a great weekend!

***Vegetarian Butternut Squash and Bean Chili recipe is up on Bakin’ and Eggs!***

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Christina December 17, 2011 at 9:25 am

Love all the Christmas themed yoga classes! We have been loving malbec lately as well! Try Tilia…you can find it at Publix and Whole Foods for about $9! They have a malbec syrah as well, but we prefer the regular malbec…it has been our goto cheap drinkonthecouchandwatchtv red since summer!

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2 Virginia December 17, 2011 at 1:28 pm

Hi! I’m a new follower, so I have been reading various posts of yours and came across your post about your snack choices. Hot green tea was one listing and I was just wondering, do you put anything in your hot teas or drink them as is? Great blog! I look forward to reading more!

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3 Matt @ The Athlete's Plate December 17, 2011 at 1:44 pm

Mmm I totally need some crepes in my life!

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4 Hillary December 17, 2011 at 4:10 pm

Hi! maybe an odd question, but what kind of peanut butter(s) do you eat/like?! .. Just curious!

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5 Mallory @ Have Your Cake and Eat It December 17, 2011 at 6:30 pm

wow, that crepe looks and sounds awesome. i’m all about the banana/nutella combo but i could definitely use a savory crepe in my life!

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6 Brittnie (A Joy Renewed) December 18, 2011 at 7:29 am

Your dinner crepe sounds delicious! And yes – life is all about moderation. I have learned this valuable lesson since recovering from my ED and I have never been happier and healthier. Yay for progress and enjoying life!

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7 Sierra @ Posh Meets Pavement December 18, 2011 at 11:37 am

Even your tupperware salads look fantastic. That is a skill….

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8 She Rocks Fitness December 18, 2011 at 6:29 pm

I cannot find that Silk Eggnog anywhere here in NJ. What supermarket did you get them at? I agree with you on adding that breakfast back into my daily eats. They are so good and filling! Thinking I just need to eat oats more in general…HA!

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9 Kate December 19, 2011 at 3:56 pm

such a fun date night! crepe cellar is one of my favorite spots in Charlotte, delish!

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