Good Afternoon! Today put us right back into a busy week with a home game both tonight and Friday. I leave for Florida on Saturday morning, so there is a lot to do on this girl’s to-do list before then!
I only have a few minutes to put this post together, so lets get right down to business and talk What I Ate Wednesday.
This week I am covering a full day of snacks and meals that took place on Monday. While I normal highlight Tuesdays, Scott and I had a dinner date at a nice steakhouse last night, and I knew I would feel a bit silly whipping out my camera to take pictures of our meal there. (It was phenom, by the way.)
All right, before I start rambling… here’s this week’s extra snack-y eats!
What I Ate
Breakfast came together in a pinch, thanks to the preparation of a batch of overnight oats Sunday night.
This time I changed it up a little by leaving out the chia seeds and substituted Super Oats (<- the same bag used in yesterday’s recipe!) instead of regular rolled oats.
I think it is time for me to dedicate an entire post to overnight oats and the concoctions I come up with to create them. There’s a ton.
Until then, please refer to Julie’s recipe to get the gist!
I felt content and full enough to skip a morning snack, then ended up turning to lunch early right a Noon.
I had one thing and one thing only on the mind, which was a Monster Salad.
Spring mix, baby spinach, warm black beans, tomatoes, carrots, black and green olives, feta cheese, ground pepper, and an oil and vinegar drizzle for dressing.
I am becoming quite the black bean maniac and have been averaging 1-2 cans of them per week. Is that normal? Borderline excessive? I haven’t been huge on meat lately, so it has been nice to fill in the protein gaps with them when I am just not feeling it.
Anyways, immediately after I face dove into the salad, I finished off my lunch hour with a small bowl of fresh berries.
I could probably eat an entire pint of them in one sitting if I wanted to.
Soon after making my way back downstairs to the computer, I spent the rest of my afternoon back and forth to the kitchen. Instead of “dinner” Monday, I found myself craving small snacky meals and just let it happen.
Dinner Snack #1: Gluten free corn tortilla chips and black bean salsa.
(I told you, I might actually turn into chips + salsa. Same with the black beans?)
Dinner Snack #2: Amy’s Gluten Free Veggie Burger, Havarti dill cheese, and ketchup on a whole wheat English muffin, sided with a pickle spear.
I might have had to improve on the bun situation… but it seemed to work out just fine.
(Plus!) I finally found a Non-GMO, organic veggie burger I actually like! I know I can always count on Amy’s to keep me straight.
Dinner Snack #3 (packed and consumed during dance practice): Chocolate Brownie Clif bar and Earth’s Best Butternut Squash Pear baby food.
Yup. Still goin’ strong on the baby food thing. Judge me all you want… the fruity flavors are an incredibly delicious and nutritious pick-me-up!
*Word of advice: if you decide to give it a go, I have heard to steer clear of the meat flavors. So far, I have tried anything from sweet potato to cran-apple and they have all tasted great.
I finally started feeling full around the end of practice and wasn’t sure if a real “dinner” would even happen when I got home. By the time I took a shower and got back downstairs, I wanted a little something and settled on a can of Amy’s Organics Rustic Italian Vegetable soup.
Another Amy’s purchase for the win! This week, I skipped over the dessert and still went to bed feeling more than satisfied.
Welp, I guess I better get going so I can make it out the door ready for court time. See you all tomorrow morning!
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Questions of the Day
• Do you ever find yourself snacking your way through the day, rather than of eating three big meals?
• What is one healthy meal or snack idea you’ve enjoyed this week? (Feel free to link up!)
Strength and Sunshine
Black beans are awesome 🙂 You can never have to much!
And baby food is awesome! I love using the purees for making my pancakes and waffles!
Ohhh great idea! 🙂
Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment
I think Amy’s is great! They’re perfect when you need something quick. Have you tried any of the g-free pizzas? I’ve been debating buying one.
Not yet! I definitely need to!
Your salads always look incredibly delicious!
I didn’t realize Amy’s was non-GMO—awesome! And hey, if the baby food snack gives you energy and nutrients to get you through a busy day, who cares? I mean, adults eat apple sauce, smoothies, and things like fruit leather. Not that different. I’ll bet they’d be great added to other foods like oatmeal, smoothies, etc.
Yes, LOVE the brand!
rachel @ lou lou belle
Sidenote! Thought you’d be interested in seeing this new-to-me brand of squeeze packets. They only have two options right now but they look tasty!