In the spirit of doing Big, Scary, Exciting things, I decided to join in on Peas and Crayons linky party – What I Ate Wednesday. I love to eat. I love to take pictures of those things I eat (and drink). I am trying to write more blog posts. ::Slaps head:: It all just makes sense. Once again this thing isn’t Scary at all. Although it is scary to show you just how much I eat.
I started my day at the wee early hour of 4:35am. Billy Joel was singing about how he loves me just the way I am, and it gave me just enough of a jump to get out of bed and drive to work.
After my 6:30 am Spin class and a bit of lifting on my chest and triceps, I ate Breakfast #2. I had been saving this jar of peanut butter for about a week, knowing it would be perfect for a jar of Overnight Oats In a Jar (OIAJ). Unfortunately my kids got their grubby hands on the jar and cleaned it out even more. I had to hide it a little deeper in the cupboard, and it turned out perfect. In my jar was a 1/2 cup of oats, TBSP of chia seeds, 3/4 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk (to die for!!), a smooshed up banana, Scoop of Shakeology, and a handful of blueberries. I let it chill overnight and it turned out awesome!
Lunch has become my favorite meal of the day – #saladaday time! I loaded this one with leftover citrus pasta salad (need to get the recipe from my friend, it is awesome!!), rotisserre chicken, avocado (extra – there is some in the pasta salad too), lettuce, and mustard as dressing. I have become a bit of a mustard freak, and it was perfect in this mix. The picture – not so perfect.
My secret to getting more veggies into my diet: my car snack. I usually pack 2 ziplock bags a day of veggies. I try and get a variety of veggies in the bag and fill it up really full. The first baggy I usually add to my salad at lunch, but the second one I save for my drive home. Those baby peppers are awesome.
Chicken – with a touch of cream cheese with chives in the middle – and all spiced up. Roasted green beans and brussel sprouts on the side. So Good.
The sweet side of me needed a little something, so I made banana soft serve with a tsp of cocoa and half a scoop of Shakeology. Everytime I eat this I am so amazed it is made of bananas. It tastes and feels like ice cream.
Eats not pictured: A Zone Perfect bar (forgot to take a picture), a ton of water, and a cup of green tea.
My job doesn’t allow me to leave for lunch or even for a snack if I forget, so planning is really important. Along with my 2 ziplock bags of veggies, I usually have Larabars (or other types of bars), and tea available to snack on during my day. I have found, even though it takes awhile, taking a bit of time to plan at night makes my day go better the next day.
As a matter of fact, time to get started on tomorrow’s meals.
Sweet Eats – Andi.