Posted by: thefitacademic | August 2, 2011

Biosphere Visit

Wow, how is it already another Wednesday?

This week has been crazy! I thought work wouldn’t be too crazy until classes started again on August 22nd, but – MAN – was I wrong! At least I’ve been productive, and I do truly enjoy my job. Thank god for that!

Remember this past Sunday I went to the Biosphere? Well I never posted pictures, so let me show you some! The Biosphere was originally an experiment to see how plants would do living in a fully enclosed environment, untouched by the natural world. There are 4 ecosystems and we walked through them all:

Rainforest

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Ocean

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Savannah

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and Dessert

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The Biosphere is massive. It was really cool to see this giant experiment – still in progress!

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Okay, I’ll get off my dork-pedestal now. We all know what we’re here for anyway, right? That’s right – it’s What I Ate Wednesday time over at Jenn’s corner of the blog-world!

I’m still doing my 30-Day Clean-Eating Challenge, so this is Part II of my Clean-Eating Eats! (See Part I here)

Breakfasts:

I’ve eaten lots of green monsters, lots of Oats in a Jar, and lots of bowls of oatmeal!IMAG1455

here I’ve got oats, almonds, almond butter, and some chocolate chips

Lunches:

I’ve been relying a lot on salads (and mixing them up tons of different ways) and leftovers. Here are some examples

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spinach, romaine, goat chevre, almonds, blueberries, and avocadoIMAG1533

brown rice, shrimp, asparagus, grilled onions, grilled peppers (red & green) and sweet and sour sauce

And dinners have consisted of whole foods. Of course…I still do have my seasonings and sauces as necessary

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pork roast (from crock pot), half a sweet potato, corn on the cob, and thawed out frozen peas – with some BBQ sauce for dipping on the side.

The first couple of weeks I was really good about snacks and desserts. I’d indulge in peanut-butter stuffed dates, or a sprinkling of chocolate chips on fruit. This week, however, I indulged in some fresh gelato one evening. Mmmmmmm – it’s absolute HEAVEN!!!

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I had limoncello – amazing!

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What’s your favorite summer-time treat?

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Responses

  1. Gorgeous photos and great eats!!

  2. ice cream FOR SURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. iceeeee cream!

  4. ok…is this where bio-dome was filmed…lol..”free mahi mahi, free mahi mahi”..gotta love polly shore! lol bahahah

    • haha, I don’t think so – I feel like they would’ve mentioned it on the tour. But it definitely made me think of the movie while I was there : )

  5. Is it sad that I see the word Biosphere and I immediately think of Pauly Shore? Where is he these days anyway?

    My favorite summer time treat is a three way tie between sno-cones, ice cream and cold watermelon. I can’t pick just one….

    • mmmm – sno cones!!!! Love ‘em! For some reason there are NO snow-cone stands around Tucson (nor were there any in southern Florida). Weird because they were ALL OVER Texas!? I wonder if it’s a regional thing???

  6. ohh man some gelato sounds delish right now! I’ve been stopping by the local fro-yo place a little too much this summer ;) Haha

    • me too! It’s my favorite indulgence! And i’ve got one within walking distance of my house so its dangerous!!!

  7. I love the Montreal Biosphere. I’d go there every year if I could. So yeah, make room for me on your pedestal.

  8. That sounds like the perfect indulgence after a day of clean eating =) Happy belated WIAW!!!! xoxo


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