What I Ate Wednesday, we meet again! It’s been a while since I joined in on the internet food party but I’m back with some good stuff to share with you guys today. Yesterday’s eats aren’t the most inspiring but life is busy right now, and I don’t have as much time during the week to cook as I would like. I’m really trying to work on this (hence the morning workouts!) but the next few months are going to be pretty hectic, thanks to a holiday campaign we’re working on for a huge client. I’m looking forward to having all the time in the world to cook and develop new recipes when my agency closes for two weeks in December. How is it already almost 2016?!
Moving on. A look at yesterday’s quick and easy meals. Proof that healthy eating is possible at all times, even when you’re crazed at work and trying to keep your social life afloat at the same time. 😉
PB&J protein pancake with a sliced banana. This was just my normal protein pancake recipe with extra cinnamon. I’ve been making an effort to eat breakfast at home every morning instead of rushing out the door and eating at my desk while doing 20 other things. It’s easy when I work out in the morning because I tend to come home starving and can’t wait the hour and a half til I get to work to eat. Eating at home and taking a few minutes to just get it together before the craziness of the day is important and helps me start the day on a good note.
Mid-morning, I snacked on a chocolate coconut Luna bar. They’re pretty much healthy candy bars, no?
Pumpkin kale salad from Trader Joe’s with some cherry tomatoes and grapes. I loved this salad last year and was so excited to see it back again this year. I’m not sure what I love more – the pumpkin cornbread croutons or the pumpkin vinaigrette. Add some goat cheese and butternut squash and you’ve literally got fall in a salad bowl!
Afternoon snack was the usual- a huge honeycrisp apple and a Larabar.
I stayed at work a little late and rushed to a 7 PM BodyPump class since my favorite teacher canceled yesterday morning. By the time I got home at 8:15, I was starving and too hungry to put any thought or time into dinner. I defaulted to one of my favorite easy meals – smoothie + PB&J on rice cakes. This is what you get when your motivation to make dinner is nonexistent. Oh, and when you and your boyfriend (okay, mainly the bf) are working on a huge house project and you need to help project manage. 😉
And ended the night with a handful of dark chocolate chips. Because no day is complete without SOME kind of chocolate.