They've held the market a few times over the summer but today was the first day of the season - it's open every Sunday from 11am till 4pm through the fall except for November 28th. As stated on the website, the market "promotes regional economic development. We support small businesses dedicated to creating local food systems and to reviving the thriving, equitable culture of the urban public marketplace."
We also stopped by the Fulton Stall Market, right across the street, on our way there. The Stall Market has vendors selling goodies like tea, coffee, fruits, veggies, and baked goods. Here are a few sights from the New Amsterdam Market. I can assure you we will be visiting quite often!
We tasted breads, chocolate, bacon peanut brittle, jams, and Woody also tried a few meats and cheeses. While I enjoyed these tastes, I still hadn't had a proper breakfast so I enjoyed one of the small Finnish rye rounds we had purchased with almond butter and raspberry lime jam (thanks mom, it's really good!) and a banana. It was delicious!!
Sunday night was Pizza night in our apartment! I've found a veggie pizza at Trader Joe's that is a good 'base' pizza but definitely lacks a bit when it comes to the veggies, so I like to spice it up a bit.
Semi-Homemade Veggie Pizza
1 frozen whole wheat vegetarian pizza
2/3 cup chopped veggies
1 small sweet potato, diced
1. Bake diced sweet potato for about 14 minutes at 400'
2. Heat chopped veggies in a microwave bowl for 1 minute to soften
3. Top frozen pizza with veggies and sweet potato (you may have some extra sweet potato, that's okay!)
4. Bake pizza as directed
Even when you don't feel like putting in a ton of time to make a fresh, homecooked meal from scratch, you can always take just a few minutes of chopping to add fresh veggies to a frozen meal, adding a lot of nutrition in a snap!
Do you have a favorite semi-homemade meal?
If you didn't catch the race report I posted last night, check it out here!
workout stats -
3x10 cable pull push downs
3x10 weighted side bends
3x10 tricep extensions
stretching and ankle strengthening exercises