After my medical appointment this morning, I checked out the Outpost Market Cafe at Aurora Sinai Medical Center.
I purposely didn't bring my lunch today, because I knew I could buy it at the cafe instead. When I heard about this concept last year, I was so excited. I love the fact that healthy food is available to hospital patients, their visitors, hospital employees and to people like me who work nearby.
The cafe offered a great selection of prepared foods, dairy, fruit, desserts, drinks, coffee, tea, and chocolate to choose from.
I was in need of a mid-morning snack, so I picked up a Sweet Potato muffin. It was delicious!
I have been hoping to make more vegetarian protein packed lunches lately, so the prepared item I chose for lunch today was a perfect protein salad. I definitely could recreate this at home. I would leave the red onions and veganaise out though and make a lighter dressing. This was my first time trying wheat berries and I thought they were a great addition to this salad.
By 4 p.m., I was still full and I ate this lunch at noon. I only ate half of my dessert too.
My favorite chocolate bar brand was on sale and I found two new flavors to try because my beloved dark chocolate with sea salt and almonds was sold out. One of the Outpost employees recommended the bar with cherries and almonds. I tried the toffee tonight and it's no almond and sea salt, but it's still tasty.
My actual dessert was a sheba bar. It tasted different at first, but the flavor grew on me.
The ingredients weren't too bad either.