What I Ate Wednesday
This WIAW post is from last Thursday. It started off as usual, with an early morning wake up call, followed by a pint of water with lemon and a shot of diluted apple cider vinegar. Afterwards I had a cup of my Jacked Up Java (coffee blended with superfoods and MCT oil) and then spent the morning before work completing blog work.
I was really hungry almost immediately after waking up, so I ate pretty early. For breakfast, I made overnight zoats the night before with Siggi's orange ginger yogurt, 1/3 cup rolled oats, shredded zucchini, 1/2 T chia seeds, 2 T PB2 and enough almond milk to combine. Topped with 1/2 nectarine, a few frozen bloobs, 1 T cacao nibs and 1 T peanut butter.
It is SO hot right now in Florida, so cold breakfast is my preference right now. I ate overnight oats obsessively for like 6 months straight a couple years ago and had to take a long break, but I am finally back at it with the overnight oats (now with added shredded zucchini) and so happy to be enjoying one of my favorite breakfasts again!
A little later on in the morning, I made my superfood mocha coffee drink to make sure my measurements were correct before posting the recipe (to come on Friday!) This day I drank the mint version and I thoroughly enjoyed drinking my recipe test :)
I was hungry more than usual and earlier than usual this day, so mid-morning I had a RX bar and a LIVE soda kombucha to hold me over until lunch. I don't buy pre-made protein bars often (to save money), but man I love these! The ingredient list is stellar, and I love the flavor and texture.
Lunch was my usual random, but delicious concoction of foods thrown in a bowl, pic snapped half way through eating ;)
This day was a sweet potato wedge, a little bit of farro, green beans, beets, smoked apple chicken sausage, 1 hb egg and 1 hb egg white, all topped with sea salt, red pepper flakes and mustard. For dessert I enjoyed about half of this bowl of fruit. Love summer fruit!
Afternoon snackage include the rest of the fruit, a few bites of Krave basil citrus turkey jerky (so good!) and a couple energy bites. This week's batch of energy bites was made with dates, peanut butter, PB2, almond milk, walnuts, flax meal, rolled oats, sea salt and cinnamon. Adding the PB2 and almond milk made this batch extra gooey and a wee bit higher in protein, a win-win that I will definitely recreate!
Once I got home from work, I was starting to get hungry but was headed to a 6:15pm hot barre pilates class at my yoga studio. To hold me over and for some pre-workout fuel, I made a smoothie with about 1/2 cup mixed berries, 2 T PB2, almond milk and topped with Puffins.
And when I got back from class, I devoured dinner. I made Hungry Hobby's summer enchilada skillet the night before, and had leftovers with about a dollop of refried beans (I don't digest beans well so I keep portions small, I wish I could eat more of them- a wonderful source of fiber and protein), and topped with sliced tomatoes and lotsa hot sauce. I followed the recipe except for the use of ground chicken in place of chorizo, used corn tortillas, and added a little bit less cheese. This was SO good, highly recommend making it!
And apparently I eat all my food in bowls these days. Are you as obsessed with eating foods in bowls as I am?!