Hiiiiii friends! I’m back after taking my first What I Ate Wednesday off this year last week. Gasp! Not to worry, there’s enough What I Ate Wednesday noms to make for for two whole weeks!
I tried to cut myself a break last week as sticking to a blog schedule has been making my writing feel a bit forced and unnatural. You’ll have to do the same and cut me a break for forgetting to snap my half of our morning banana.
Breakfast was weird this morning. I was beyond chilly after walking my sweaty tank-top-clad body out into the cold air after the gym, so a smoothie was out of the question. I tossed a handful of quick oats into a jar with some chopped fresh figs and almond milk. When I got to work, I nuked it for a few seconds for a warm, naturally sweet, and dead simple breakfast.
I’m one of the chairs of our office wellness committee and we hosted an awesome mindfulness and meditation session this morning, which of course included snacks. I snagged a cup of strawberries, a plain vegan yogurt (if I’m being honest, I don’t like this brand), and sprinkled on some Ezekiel cereal I brought from home. Yum!
I was SO pumped to eat my lunch today!! I prepped a few Apple Quinoa Fall Salad bowls this weekend and I couldn’t wait to dive into this bad boy. It was every bit was as crunchy, sweet, hearty, and savory as I imagined. Eating at your desk ain’t so bad when you have something like that to look forward to!
After lunch, my coworker and I walked to Stauf’s [my fav coffee shop] to soak up the sun, and of course some decaf. I munched on an apple in the almost uncomfortable warmth.
I was on serious snack patrol all day. A few extra crunchy banana chips made their way into my belly [and jammed into every crevice of my teeth, grrr].
For dinner, I really wanted something super healthy and light but John wanted a big plate of pasta and some fake meat. We settled on half and half- a simple green salad with some whole grain spaghetti, homemade tomato sauce, and Whole Foods brand chickenless patty. Compromise, for the win!
Because my snack tooth just wouldn’t shut up, I made a little dessert after dinner. A small chopped apple, some date paste, cinnamon, almond butter, Ezekiel cereal, and a splash of milk, – tasted like apple pie in a mug! There’s no pic because it honestly looked like a cuppa doo doo. Appealing, right?
Aaaand that’s all folks! Keep snackin’!