Hiiiiiii friends! Another What I Ate Wednesday has rolled around and I can’t believe it’s halfway through the week already… How does this seem to happen every week?! Where do these Wednesdays keep coming from??
To be completely honest, I have been somewhat fatigued and very, very cranky this week. I’ve been carrying around some negative emotions that have been weighing me down. Rather than try to hide from them, act like everything’s ok, and “talk myself out of” feeling bad, I’m just accepting it for what it is. I’ve been forgiving myself for feeling down, not participating in negative self-talk (ok, trying not to), and letting myself sit with the negative emotions. It’s ok to feel exhausted and less-than-perky. This week I’m cutting myself a break, something I think a lot of us could do a lot more often.
Oh wait, you came here for eats and not my personal therapy monologue? 😉 ok, ok let’s get down to it then! My smoothies have been extra thickkkk this week, just how I like them. This beautiful smoothie bowl is packed with beets, cherries, chocolate, and lots of frozen veggies. Scrumptious.
I spent the first half of the day at a conference for young professionals about building your brand. It was great but it sure did throw off my snack game. Hehe! Lunch was a small mixed salad (not pictured), followed by an interesting veggie entrée. Roasted zucchini covered in wild rice with a tomato sauce. It was quite tasty, but not very filling.
They had some fruit cups around for a dessert option, so I munched on one while listening to Jeni Britton-Bauer (yes, of THE Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream) speak about her experience in becoming a business owner and balancing her busy life. She’s a pretty cool lady with an interesting story and I was glad to be in the room.
When I finally got back to the office, I was hungry all over again. I ate about half this bag of roasted chickpeas and still wasn’t all that satisfied… I sipped some water and continued to graze on them the rest of the day.
There was no way I was going to make it to dinner without another snack, so I ate an apple while finishing up my work.
We’ve been digging tacos lately, aka eating them nearly every day. These delicious bites are filled with refried beans, portabella mushrooms, peppers, onions, salsa, and avocado. Seriously, I am obsessed with the mushrooms, which I cook with soy sauce, smoked paprika, balsamic, and molasses. They are so meaty and decant. MMMmmm!
And that’s it for this week! I’m coming at you Friday with some real talk that I need to get off my chest. I hope you’ll tune in and hear me out. Have a wonderful week, my loves!