Hi there! Today I am jumping right into the eats for What I Ate Wednesday. Per usual, I go through an entire day of my meals and snacks on any given Tuesday to share with you on Wednesday.
The point is to show you that eating a (mostly) balanced diet isn’t something you have to do a ton of meal prepping and planning on the weekends for. I have never been one who puts too much thought into what I will be eating the following week, so I hope these posts help those of you who are similar in that regard.
This week, however, my appetite has grown into something serious. When this happens, I’m not sure if working at home is a blessing or a curse. I can’t get out of the kitchen!
Here’s what my plates looked like yesterday…
What I Ate
Breakfast was enjoyed at Starbucks following an early morning barre class!
Grande (non-fat, no whip) chai tea latte + spinach and feta egg wrap.
I stuck around the coffee shop for a few hours, took Roadie for a semi-long walk when I got home, then grabbed a peach for a mid-morning snack.
I was getting hungry for lunch right before noon, so I searched our pantry for something easy. I found a can of Amy’s No Chicken Noodle Soup and made it a little more traditional by adding my own rotisserie chicken to it.
It was good!
My appetite started flaring up again about an hour later, so I searched around the refrigerator and came up with a super random (but yummy) snack plate.
Hard boiled eggs, low-fat cottage cheese, and dill pickle spears.
That, along with a handful of pumpkin seeds an hour or so later, held me over through the afternoon.
I started closing down the computer around 5:30 p.m., but then got word that Scott wouldn’t be home for at least another hour. Knowing this gave me a craving for cereal, so I poured myself a bowl to tie me over.
Quaker Oat Squares cereal with organic skim milk + fresh blueberries.
My appetite is seriously snack-y this week!
About an hour and a half later, dinner was served. Attempting to use up everything that was about to spoil in our refrigerator, I settled on starting with a side salad…
Spinach, spring mix, cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, black olives, shredded cheddar cheese, and ground pepper with a raspberry vinaigrette dressing.
… and finishing with a health(ier) loaded baked potato.
Baked potato topped in shredded cheddar cheese, ground turkey, corn, and turkey bacon.
I only ended up eating half of it. I guess the bowl of cereal beforehand really did me in!
I was going to skip dessert all together last night, but that was before Scott made us a couple of Ghirardelli hot chocolates with marshmallows. I mean, how can you really say no to that?
I grabbed the baby one in the back and called it a night.
And that does it for this week’s edition of WIAW! I am looking forward to an afternoon training run (and taking advantage of this beautiful weather while it’s here!) and plan to keep studying my face off before something (possibly) exciting tonight.
How vague am I? Ha! Sorry. I don’t want to get my hopes up, but Scott might be able to get us a couple of last minute tickets to a concert I am dying to get to. That’s all I’m going to say for now…
I hope you are having a great Hump Day!
Question of the Day
• Are you a big or frequent snacker?
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