Hello! Is it Wednesday already? Shoot. Christmas will be here before we know it next week. Ready or not… have fun at the post office! Speaking of the holidays, I want to wish a very Happy Hanukkah to everyone who is currently celebrating!
If you are somewhat new to the blog, you might be wondering what the heck WIAW means. Well, it’s Wednesday. (Almost) every Wednesday, I link up with Jenn (the creator of WIAW) and take the morning to cover an entire day of my eats.
I have received questions on how often I eat, what I eat, why I eat it, and so on. To answer them, I cover the same day (Tuesday) every week for WIAW, and don’t change what I eat or how much I eat for the sake of documenting it. Some weeks I am on point with my goals of eating the rainbow, while others I barely put forth any effort into my meals and grab what’s convenient. Even so, it’s generally healthy(ish).
The goal is to get you on board with snacking frequently (again… maybe not so much this week… ha) and trying more nutritious foods. Eating healthy is anything but dieting. It’s a lifestyle I have come to not only live but love.
I think y’all can too! Let’s dive right into yesterday’s eats, shall we?
What I Ate
I wanted to try something new for breakfast…
Two slices of whole wheat toast smeared in apple butter with a 5.3 oz cup of pumpkin spice Greek yogurt with coffee.
(Too full for a mid-morning snack today.)
Work at the gym, then return home for lunch.
Spring mix greens with tomatoes, red peppers, carrots, chick peas, black olives, black pepper feta cheese, topped in a black bean veggie burger and drizzled in balsamic vinegar.
I worked on the computer for a couple of hours, and then took a break to send some packages out at the post office.
(Oh, I can’t wait to go back again today… *sense the sarcasm*)
I grabbed another pouch of baby food (flavored adult applesauce to-go) to eat on the way for a snack!
Apple & carrot baby food. I swear, the fruity flavors taste delicious. They’re pure fruit and veggies people, c’mon.
I ran errands after the post office and returned when it was dark. Not wanting to go outside and run, I made up a cardio-focused HIIT workout I completed inside. It requires zero equipment and 25 minutes of your time.
I plan to share the details this afternoon!
I hurried upstairs to shower just so I could get back downstairs and cook dinner. I was hangry! Scott requests pasta a lot during the week, so I have learned how to make it lighter and include more of the food pyramid. Basically, add any veggies that make sense to the sauce, add a protein, and stick to veggie, wheat, or gluten-free noodles.
Veggie penne noodles with organic garlic marinara sauce, red peppers, tomatoes, spinach, and baby shrimp topped with fresh Parmesan.
Every now and then I’ll revert back to regular angel hair pasta, but I’m fortunate that he usually enjoys the veggie noodles as well.
We spent the rest of the night catching up on The Voice while I wrapped presents and finally got to the finale. I won’t spoil it for those of you who haven’t watched yet… so I’ll just say my favorite got 3rd place. They were all so good. This was probably one of the most talented seasons yet!
I also made an impressive dent into this coconut milk ice cream for dessert.
It lives up to the name, my friends. I chugged a tall glass of dark chocolate almond milk before bed, which you can assume I do just about every night. So good!
So there you have another week of another day of meals around here. I probably could have done a better job at snacking, but that would involve more planning on my part. (Ideally, I should have had another snack like a banana or apple, and some kind of protein bar or shake after my workout.)
Oh well… maybe next week!
See you back later with that HIIT workout!
Question of the Morning
What have your eating habits been like lately?
(Do you usually stay on track during the holidays or are you one to try every holiday baked good and dessert put in front of you? *Guilty*)