It’s been a hot minute since I’ve done a WIAW, mostly because there has been some drama in the blogger world surrounding it. I laughed as I typed that because when i started this blog, never in a million years did I think people would start to troll a perfectly harmless thing like “What I Ate Wednesday.” It’s a pretty simple concept, people. Get with it. This week is hosted by Laura, so link-up!
My eats lately have been on the heavy side thanks to a dramatic increase in my mileage, but that goes without saying. I’ve gotten a lot worse at taking food photos as well — I used to take a picture of everything I put in my mouth, and now, unless I’m consciously thinking about it or it’s particularly pretty, the food is usually gone before I can snap a pic. So today’s WIAW is my “day in the life” from Monday.
I woke up bright and early for a meeting with a community manager from Zomato, a food- and restaurant-discovery app coming to Chicago that I’m going to start working with. We met just down the street at Julius Meinl, where I ordered a soy latte. I immediately felt like I was transported back to my days studying abroad in Paris!
I came home ravenous (coffee in my stomach without food is no bueno) so I whipped up an egg sandwich: two eggs, peppers, cheddar cheese, Morningstar sausage, and raspberry jam on a whole grain English muffin.
Aaaand yes, I ate it in bed while watching Hart of Dixie on Netflix. I can’t get enough of that show!
I spent the next few hours on my computer doing community work for the store, managing this ol’ blog here, and preparing the day’s lesson for Girls on the Run. Before I knew it it was time for lunch!
Recycled photo but another fan favorite: turkey and avocado sandwich. Add a little sea salt to avocado and it’s the best thing to put on any sandwich!
I headed over to Girls on the Run that afternoon, which was tricky because of all the snow I mentioned on Monday! Luckily the girls loved my plan of playing Red Light, Green Light and listening to Taylor Swift on repeat for 45 minutes. Side note: being in charge of Red Light, Green Light is stressful! Things get super intense! I don’t remember it being that competitive when I was 8?!
Immediately afterwards I went to the gym and got a quick six mile run in for my #100milemarch challenge (which I only have one week left of, by the way!) On my way out I decided to get a smoothie because I was borderline hangry, and the outgoing cashier at Freshii insisted I get the peanut butter banana smoothie since I “just worked out.” Lol k nutritionist. My muscles definitely need that cup of peanut butter after a RUN.
In an effort to keep my snack from replacing my next two meals, I went into the store and shared it with a few of my coworkers. It was tasty but I was definitely getting more of a milkshake vibe.
Dinner that night was nothing special — I was feeling lazy so I threw some Trader Joe’s fish nuggets in the oven and steamed some green beans — voila!
Oh, and I made my whole apartment smell like fish. Thank goodness for Febreze!
Dessert was enjoyed in bed while continuing my Hart of Dixie binge. I had two Banana Oat Greek Yogurt muffins, plus extra chocolate chips on the side.
- What do you do when someone tries to give you nutrition advice, when you know they have absolutely no idea what they’re talking about?
- Do your weeknight eats look completely different from your weekend eats?