What I Ate Wednesday: back in business

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?

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Highlights included:

  • 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 freezerΒ 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.

WIAW

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!

Breakfast

After seeing what Kathie Lee and Hoda were up to and answering some emails/working on blog stuff, I started on breakfast.

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Egg sandwich: 1 egg, a few egg whites, onion powder, red pepper flakes, spinach and Parmesan cheese, plus a piece of veggie sausage and raspberry jam. SO GOOD.

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”:

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4% plain Chobani with grapes and stevia, a mini Luna bar, some carrots and sugar snap peas and a kiwi. I also packed some Skoop protein + almond milk but completely forgot about it.

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.unnamed (52)

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The instructor was able to catch me mid-triceps push-up. I wish you could see my face here because it was pure agony.

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.

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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:

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Whole wheat toast with tonnnnns of peanut butter, sliced banana and cinnamon

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.

Questions:

  • What was the best thing you ate yesterday?
  • What was the laziest meal you’ve made lately?
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56 comments

  1. 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!

    1. 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.

  2. What you ate for breakfast looks amazing! I want some now πŸ™‚ . 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.

  3. 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…

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. My grocery haul looked like that this week too! I had been out of town and needed to stock up! Those kiwis look yummy.

  12. That breakfast sandwich looks incredible! I would eat an egg sandwich every morning if I had time and yours makes my mouth water!

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