The past two days have been “stock up on food and quit spending money at restaurants” central.
Haha good joke — I’ll keep spending money at restaurants but a girl can dream of a world where her kitchen is better than a restaurant, right?
- Vegetables: peppers, onions, celery, carrots, tomatoes, sugar snap peas, butternut squash, sweet potatoes, avocado
- Fruit: kiwi, apples, bananas, grapes
- Frozen: spinach, Morningstar veggie sausage, shrimp, whole wheat bread and English muffins (I keep them in the freezer because I don’t go through them very fast)
- Fridge: eggs, coffee creamer, minced garlic, salsa, Chobani 4% plain yogurt, Chobani key lime and coconut yogurt, raspberry jam, turkey deli meat
- Pantry: peanut butter, black beans, canned tomatoes, tomato sauce, Parma Rosa sauce mix, whole grain tortilla chips
- Spices: cinnamon, bay leaves, paprika, tabasco sauce
Is my grocery haul usually this big? Nope. But by some grace of God I ran out of staples like peanut butter, jelly, creamer, eggs, etc. all at the same time. So it was quite the loot! But my eats recently have benefited from all the effort I gave at the grocery store.
And with that, my first WIAW in…..what, four months? Not cool! So let’s walk through my Tuesday eats.
I woke up and had half a cup of coffee with half and half and stevia. My body and brain just can’t handle a full cup of coffee anymore!
After seeing what Kathie Lee and Hoda were up to and answering some emails/working on blog stuff, I started on breakfast.
I headed to work early to do a little shopping and add to my rapidly expanding lululemon collection. Hey, when you work there, it not only becomes justifiable, but necessary. I put together my lunch and snacks before I left because I knew I wouldn’t be home until around 10pm — food prep is so helpful to not only stay on track, but also to keep myself from eating out.
My break came at around 4pm, so a little later than usual. I snacked on some unpictured almonds while I worked and then finally it was “lunch” time (when I work the closing shift my day is pushed back a lot, so my breakfast usually is around 10 or 11, snack around 2 and then lunch around 4).
Lunch was what I like to call a “snack pack”:
As soon as work was over I scrambled to take a Hot Power Fusion yoga class at Corepower Yoga with my roommate, Colleen. I didn’t get a picture of the before, during or after (which, to be honest, is probably best, seeing as we were both sloppy messes by the time the class was over), but I’ll share a few photos from my Monday workout instead. I woke up bright and early to attend Sweat on State, where we got our sprints, ball slams, and triceps push-ups on. KILL ME NOW. My triceps still hate me from that workout.
I finished in just under 25 minutes. Normally I would never think 25 minutes is enough. But I literally lay on the floor after that workout in so much pain and I couldn’t wait to get back home and crawl into bed. Sometimes, 25 minutes of pushing yourself to the max is enough. I love Sweat on State more and more each time I go — I’m starting to build a great fitness family there and really appreciate not only the intensity and variety of the workouts, but the sense of community that exists there.
Flashforward to yesterday’s workout — Colleen and I ended up getting home around 10pm, and just as I imagined, I was famished. I made the quickest, most appealing dinner I could think of:
Now it’s late and this Cinderella needs to get to sleep before the clock strikes 12. I’m about to grab a few handfuls of chocolate chips, some carrots and a cheese stick (because I’m always hungry), and head to bed. It was quite the full day and I’m ready for some zzzzs.
- What was the best thing you ate yesterday?
- What was the laziest meal you’ve made lately?
Hot power fusion yoga sounds awesome. My hot yoga studio does a flow/sculpting class that I keep wanting to get to, but the schedule never works out.
Best thing I ate yesterday was a big breakfast that I plan on repeating today- eggs, turkey bacon, and toast with cream cheese!
Yummmmm! Whenever I find or make something that I love, I’ll eat it over and over again until I get sick of it. Repeats are the best!
Raspberry jam with egg and sausage? That’s a new one to me, but I am willing to try new things. I guess it is no stranger than having cranberry sauce with turkey – which isn’t strange at all.
I’m a HUGE fan of sweet and salty. This just takes it to a whole new level!
OMG YOUR BREAKFAST. ANd all about the multigrain tostitos scoops. YESH
That breakfast is my jam (no pun intended)
Multigrain tostitos are my jam! I seriously don’t understand how they can taste so much better than the regular ones.
I go back and forth between which kind I buy but I’ve already sampled some of the multigrain scoops and I really like them! Plus they definitely do taste heartier, which I love because I could easily go through half a bag of the regular tortilla chips.
Egg sandwiches are the best. Always. Love the workout photos!
Egg sandwiches — I could eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They’re the bomb
We were on the same thought process this morning 🙂 I sometimes love snack pack lunches – you get a little bit of everything!
I really love snack packs! As long as I get enough protein in there they definitely fill me up!
What you ate for breakfast looks amazing! I want some now 🙂 . Is okay to have snacks for lunch because sometimes we don’t have time to prepare a full lunch. The laziest meal I made was an egg sandwich for dinner, easy, delicious and no messy cleaning.
Breakfast for dinner! Yum! I love doing that 🙂
I need your breakfast in my life – come cook it for me, thanks! That workout class looked hardcore.
If I worked at lululemon I would be having issues with purchasing EVERYTHING too…
Yeah it’s the best and worst job at the same time 😉 haha. Emphasis on the best, though!
Oh my gosh, that breakfast sandwich looks AMAZING. I have breakfast around 6:45/7:00 every weekday morning, and since it sounds like you aren’t generally occupied at that time, you are MORE than welcome to come over to my apartment and be my own personal breakfast chef. Hahaha. I’ve been making breakfast sandwiches a bit lately, and they never turn out looking even half that fancy.
Haha breakfast chef….how have I not thought of this before? What a dream job 😉
I’ve been addicted to egg white and feta bagel sandwiches lately. I think I might have to try adding jam to them!
It’s the ultimate sweet and salty goodness!
The laziest meal I’ve made is prob when I was cleaning out my fridge on Monday. I had some leftover lettuce which I tore up, one piece of chicken which I microwaved for 30 seconds, and a sweet potato that I also cooked in the microwave. I dumped it all in a bowl and covered it in spicy mustard and VOILA! Super lazy but decent dinner.
So glad to meet you on Monday! You should have come Tuesday when I actually was able to call out time cues and speak instead of hovering around like a weirdo.
Sweet potatoes scare so many ppl but they are so easy to make! Thank god for microwaves!
Oh and also, sorry i missed you at Sweat! Itll happen again soon 🙂
I was busy yesterday I literally only ate some bran muffins and boiled cauliflower.. all day. LOL.. bad, I know, especially being pregnant!
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That sounds like a fun day for your insides 😉 lolol but bran muffins are actually really delicious. Thanks for stopping by! Ill be sure to check your blog out 🙂
Those types of breakfast sandwiches are my favorite! And they’re so filling which is great because I don’t feel like I need to eat again a half hour later.
Agreed they hit all the major food groups! So satisfying
ooh best thing-I’ve been eating lots of soups and egg dishes lately. Made a great tomato soup this week.
Soup sounds so good right now! I have to find a good recipe for my crockpot!
i’m sorrrrta mostly on this juice/protein diet the past few days…but when i started falling asleep with a crazy headache last night (bc let’s be honest, i didn’t even juice properly brrrrpppp), i had a pumpkin chobani and realized it’s my fave food ever. so that’s the best thing i’ve eaten lately. and the laziest. win win.
Lol yeah id fail at juicing for sure. I bet anything would have tasted good after a few days on that diet!
Greek yogurt is my to-go lazy snack. No prep required and all you need is a spoon! Looks like a yummy day of eats. Anything with nut butter works in my book.
Agreed! Are you a plain gal or do you like a certain flavor?
But a home kitchen CAN be as good as a restaurant kitchen. If you believe…:) Some dishes I believe just taste better homemade anyways. And I think the idea of putting jam on an egg sandwich is pretty darn nigty. Need to try that!
Hahaha yeah i suppose with the right effort it can be just as good 😉 try the jam asap!
You’re such a cutie!! Awesome workout!! Loved your circuit! Peanut butter, banana, and cinnamon…one of my fave sandwiches!! YUM YUM YUM!! I’ve been snacking on vegan chocolate chips lately and I have to say, chocolate chips are quick and delicious!! Love your tricep push-up pic, too!! Raspberry jam??? Delicious!! You rock! XOXO
Not much better than a good workout and then some good ol chcocolate chips!
Your grocery list sounds like it has a bunch of goodies I get at the store as well. As much as I love being on vacation I get sick of eating out. Glad I am back home and can grt back to a routine.
You dont realize how expensive eating out is until you go on vacation — seriously. I bet youre getting lots of special, unique meals that make it all worth it though!
Your eggs sandwich makes me look forward to the day the whole30 is over! Lately the laziest food I’ve been able to eat are larabars:)
Whats the first thing youre going to eat once youre off Whole30?? Really curious! I’d faceplant into some nachos, extra cheese 😉
Haha I haven’t thought about it. I hope that Im not feeling desperate to eat junk but Im sure I will have some wine! And probably peanut butter.
Hot power yoga ROCKS and I want an egg sandwich exactly like that for breakfast tomorrow! The laziest meal I made was actually breakfast for dinner tonight. Egg and cheese with turkey on a bagel. I made the egg in a microwave omlette maker. I could have done it in my sleep.
Who knew the egg sandwich would be the hit of this post!! Haha
multigrain scoops are my absolute favorite. I do have a problem where I can’t put the bag down once their opened though :X
I opened it, threw some in a bowl, and hastily put the bag back in the cabinet so I would maybe forget about the possibility of eating the whole thing 😉 but it’s always tough!
My grocery haul looked like that this week too! We were out of town for a week so I had to stock up again!
Isn’t that so much fun? I get tons of joy from restocking my groceries 🙂
My grocery haul looked like that this week too! I had been out of town and needed to stock up! Those kiwis look yummy.
That breakfast sandwich looks incredible! I would eat an egg sandwich every morning if I had time and yours makes my mouth water!
Well thanks! Yeah I always give an out-of-the-ordinary amount of time to make breakfast 😉 it’s my favorite meal of the day, after all!
Wow, that workout looks FANTASTIC! Great job!
Thanks! It definitely kicked my butt!
Look at that grocery haul! I wish mine looked half as good as that. I’m impressed! Sometimes eating out just tastes better and puts me in a better mood lol
Thanks! There’s nothing better than having a fully-stocked pantry and fridge, am I right? But yes, going out to eat always puts me in a better mood!
Uh that egg sandwich needs to be in my life.