I really enjoyed WIAW last week and I have made it a goal to try to incorporate more of them over the summer. It’s really hard though because I am not used to taking a picture of every meal I eat throughout my day (especially snacks) and I keep missing them! Oh well. . at least you can get the gist of yesterday’s meals 🙂
Not pictured: Coffee and a handful of Kashi Go Lean Honey Almond Crunch earlier in the morning before going to the gym
I woke up craving pancakes. They just sounded so good and warm and fluffy. Since I had some leftover canned pumpkin in the fridge from making the cookie pie again for dessert last Friday night, I decided to incorporate it into my pancakes. So I followed Kath Younger’s recipe for pumpkin oatmeal pancakes. They were delicious. Soft and fluffy! I topped mine with a little greek yogurt, chopped apple and a drizzle of peanut butter.
The pancakes kept me full until around 2 pm! Even then I wasn’t very hungry so I threw together my usual greek salad with a boca burger. It was the same lunch I had last week so I didn’t bother taking a new picture
Dinner was thrown together from ingredients we had on hand because we hadn’t gone grocery shopping yet. I made salads with shredded carrot, red bell pepper and a homemade carrot ginger dressing. Then I topped them with thai frozen salmon burgers that I threw under the broiler until they got crispy and brown. On the side we had mixed brown rice (not pictured).
Later in the evening I had a small glass of wine with some snap pea crisps (from TJ’s, not pictured) and a handful of Belly Flops (did you know that you can be malformed jelly beans at Big Lots?). I love Belly Flops because usually they are stuck together so if most of the “beans” are actually three or four jelly beans stuck together.
If I had to pick a favorite meal of the day it would have to be the pancakes. I was pleasantly surprised at how good and filling they were (though an argument could be made for the Belly Flops as well 🙂 ).
I follow too many healthy living/cooking/fitness blogs to count and one thing I have noticed is a lot of them blog about what workouts they are doing or what they are eating for breakfast/lunch/dinner at the moment etc…
I have also noticed a trend of “What I Ate Wednesdays(informally known as WIAW)” a day on which the blogger will post a picture of every meal they ate that day. I was thinking about it and I thought it would be fun to post something a little different and show you all a “typical Tuesday” in my life (note: I say “typical” because my meals are always changing based on what foods I have on hand or am loving at the moment). So. . .
To begin my day I always have the world’ largest cup of coffee with soy milk and a handful of Kashi’s Go Lean Honey Almond Flax cereal (not pictured). I never eat this cereal for breakfast because it is way to crunchy! My family always says it sounds like I am eating bones :(. Often I will sit and read for an hour or so before going for a jog or to the gym. When I return home I am always hungry for breakfast (possibly my favorite meal of the day).
I enjoyed this breakfast but I missed my oatmeal. It keeps me full so much longer! My stomach started growling around 1:00 pm so I threw together my new favorite lunch salad. It is sort of a rift on a greek salad with cherry tomatoes, spinach, cucumber, a boca burger for protein and greek yogurt, hummus and pita on the side for dipping.
Yum! I like this lunch so much that I have eaten it for three days straight.
I spent the afternoon working on internship stuff, listing my textbooks on Amazon and going for a walk with my sister.
Normally, around 6 pm I will make dinner for the fam. Accept I was all alone tonight (a very rare occasion). So I made another salad (I think they are the perfect meal for one because you can throw a bunch of leftovers on lettuce and call it a meal).
In the mix was tilapia, leftover sweet potato, red onions, romaine, red bell pepper and this awesome buffalo feta greek spread I picked up at Whole Foods. I love it so much that I have been putting it on everything! It makes the best salad dressing ever.
I watched Dancing with the Stars for a while before wanting something crunchy. My newest snack obsession is popcorn. I put a few tablespoons in a paper bag and microwave for 3 minutes. Then I will spray it with EVOO cooking spray and top with parmesan cheese mixed with spices or PB2 (powdered peanut butter). Tonight it was PB2. Popcorn+Little Penguin Cabernet=my favorite evening snack
Like I said there is no “typical” day of meals at my house. Sometimes I eat more or less depending on how hungry/bored/active I am that day. Eating is highly personal and it really depends on what is right for each person.