Heavens ta’ Betsy! Thank goodness it’s Wednesday! No, there’s nothing special happening today, but it’s hump day. My week has been draggggginnnngggg, so I’m pretty ready for Friday. As I said yesterday, I’m also getting fired up about my 5k Saturday morning.
Today marks another What I Ate Wednesday (WIAW) <– I prefer to call it “wiee-awww” instead of saying out the letters like “W.I.A.W.” – but that’s just me.
I kicked off the day with another 3-part breakfast. I had a pre-gym rice cake, which I couldn’t help but dip in a wee bit (approx 1 tsp) of peanut butter. Here’s another odd pronunciation for ya. In my house, peanut butter is shortened to P.B. However, instead of saying P.B. and J. or something normal like that, it is pronounced “peeb.” It’s shorter, cuter, and more fun.
Back to breakfast… after the gym, I had my GNC natural vanilla soy protein with water. Now that I’m at work, I’m having cruddy coffee (work coffee = ick) and a yummy parfait. It’s nonfat, plain Dannon yogurt (Sorry, my grocery store doesn’t carry plain organic yogurt. Bummer!) on top of ¾ cup Kashi Go Lean cereal and 1/3 a pint of sliced strawberries. I love berry season!
Here is what lunch will be. I actually took this yesterday because I’m eating the same thing for breakfast and lunch all week. I usually do that. This week I made a big pot of it Sunday so that I can grab-n-go every morning.
It includes 1 white onion, 1 pint of sliced baby ‘bella mushrooms, and a bit of garlic cooked in 1 TBS oilive oil. It also has one can of organic diced tomatoes, 2 boxes (10 oz each I think) of frozen spinach, 1-2 tsp oregano, and 1 can of rinsed garbanzo beans. Mix all that with 3 servings of cooked quinoa. It’s cheaper, more natural, and healthier than boxed frozen lunches. Eat that Lean Cuisine!
Snack will be a big one. I’ve been ridiculously hungry all week, so snack has been 1 pear and 1 Cascadian Farms Organic Chewy Vanilla Chip Bar. I won’t buy those again. They’re like pitiful excuses for Rice Krispie treats.
Dinner will be an organic chicken breast with 1 serving of brown rice, ¼ a white onion, 1 a sliced jalapeno, and ¼ a sliced green bell pepper. I’m not sure yet if I’ll put sauce on it, but I do have some yummy General Tsao’s stuff in the fridge. We’ll see, but you get the gist. Lately I’ve also been gorging munching on 100-calorie bags of popcorn at night. One day I’ll actually get my own popcorn maker so that I can make the natural stuff and add my own ingredients, but I’m not there yet.
By the way, here’s a pic of last night’s dinner. I’m not linking to the recipe because I changed it around a bit, and it wasn’t that awesome. I’m just posting because it’s pretty. Balsamic beans and greens over baked microwaved poatatoes.
Would you guys like me to post other lunch bowl recipes and ideas? I’m a huge fan of Sunday-prepped lunches. What’s your go-to lunch?
PS – I did my weight routine this morning, which still got my heart rate up a little bit. It took 50 minutes. I plan to walk a bit tonight (if it’s not raining) before baking muffins. Yup – the non-baker is actually baking tonight. Stay tuned for a recap of potential kitchen mishap!