Mediterranean Smackdown

This post is dedicated to Mediterranean sandwiches.  Three Meds, three days.  Let’s recap and crown a winner.

The competitors:

Saturday: Mediterranean Chicken Sandwich from Olive House, the most authentic Mediterranean fare of the three.
Sunday: The Med from Noodles & Co.  In a pita.
Monday: Mediterranean Sandwich with added chicken from Potbelly.  My current obsession.

Best flavor: Noodles & Co.  There were more veggies in this than Olive House, and the veggies seemed fresher than Potbelly’s.
Best bread: This is tough.  I love warm pita that is slightly chewy, so Noodles & Co takes the point.  Potbelly is a close second with the crispy whole grain roll.
Best texture: Potbelly by far.  Potbelly has a dense sandwich, and I like the crunchy crust paired with the humus.
Best looking: Olive House was the most aesthetically pleasing.
The healthiest: I suppose this depends what you’re looking at.  Noodles & Co was the lightest, but Olive House’s was probably the freshest and had more heart-healthy oil.
Other considerations: Olive House’s came with fries, Noodles & Co came with soup or salad, and Potbelly’s came alone.  Noodles & Co also has the fancy pop machine with one million choices, and we all know how I feel about pop.

The winner: Potbelly!  The texture category must be weighted.
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Shout out to Ryan because he suggested we go to Potbelly for Monday Night Date Night.  Also known as our last date before we become a long-distance couple.  This is very sad, but 3 hours isn’t the worst it could be.

Speaking of Ryan and food, a few nights ago we pooled together both of our pantries and refrigerators to create a smorgasbord of our meager remains.  Maybe not so meager.

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Somehow we both ended up choosing only Ryan’s food except 2 eggs and mozzarella cheese…

Apartment update: still a work in progress but feeling more like home

Fitness: 
Monday: run/strength circuit at the park (4 miles total with lunges, push ups, squats, and tri dips thrown in)
Tuesday: 7 miles tempo— with 4mi @ 7:30 pace.

Happy Tuesday!

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