It’s Wednesday and things are getting pretty busy over here as we prepare to depart in the early morning hours tomorrow. New York City, here we comeee!
I’m hoping to be able to have a few drafts ready to go and publish while we’re gone, so I’m going to keep today’s post on the shorter side. That said, let’s roll right into the latest edition of What I Ate Wednesday.
Here we go!
What I Ate
Breakfast started a little differently yesterday since we didn’t have most of the usual staples around. We’re slowly trying to empty out our pantry and we’re keeping our grocery purchases on the minimal side with upcoming trips and a possible move on the horizon.
I turned to the freezer and found one lonely waffle left, so I improvised.
I usually eat two waffles for breakfast, so the extra punch of protein with the Greek yogurt and chicken sausage really helped to fill me up. That plate held me throughout the morning and then I turned to a few small handfuls of almonds for a snack before we set out to clean the entire house.
(For those of you who are newer to the blog, I usually work afternoon to nights at the gym and Scott is currently in the process of looking for a new job. Needless to say, our days aren’t quite “normal” around here just yet.)
Since we weren’t around the house much over the weekend, we planned to clean the house and organize random piles of papers and mail that tends to build up in the kitchen. (Does that happen to you guys? Seriously. What the heck… it’s a constant struggle.)
Just before 3 p.m. I realized that I never ate lunch and turned to the refrigerator with a rumbling tummy. Lucky for me, there was one bowl of pasta left from a few nights before.
Spaghetti with meat sauce, mushrooms, tomatoes, and onions
I prefer to use whole wheat, veggie, or gluten-free noodles, but Scott likes regular spaghetti or angel hair so he won this round.
About thirty minutes later, I washed a few generous servings of red grapes and headed upstairs to take a shower and get ready for work.
red seedless grapes
I drove to work around 4:30 p.m. and started my first session at 5. I taught three group training classes after that and was ready to get home for a late dinner well after 9 p.m. Again, I was thankful to see a leftover chicken breast waiting for me in the refrigerator!
Scott made a big salad with things that needed to be used up, so I just heated up the chicken and gladly sat down to eat a few minutes later.
Chicken (previously prepared on the stovetop) over a salad with iceberg lettuce, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, mushrooms, radishes, sprouts, green and black olives, and feta cheese topped in a balsamic vinaigrette dressing
I couldn’t resist giving into the last couple of chocolate chip cookies from a batch we made over the weekend soon after.
I only skipped out on my nightly glass of almond milk because we’re out!
So, I guess you could say that we did a decent job at clearing out a lot of what needed to be eaten up. Anddd there went our Tuesday!
Questions of the Day
• What is your favorite meal to make extra of (just to have leftovers)?
• Cookies or cake?
I used to be all about cake, but that’s changed over the past few years. Right now cookies (dipped in milk) are quickly becoming a favorite food of mine. As in a… “What’s your favorite food?” “Cookies and milk” kind of status. It’s serious!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great rest of your Hump day!
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Please note: What I Ate Wednesday features an entire day of my unfiltered eats. In no way do I change what I eat just for the sake of documenting it. While I try to be mindful with portions, I don’t count calories. I do, however, take into account how much activity I am going to be doing that day, and I plan my meals and snacks accordingly.