What I Ate Wednesday
Thanks to The Big Man’s World and Sprint 2 the Table for the WIAW linkup, hosted by Peas and Crayons! Side note: My thoughts are with all those affected by the tragedy in Orlando. Watching the news these days have become more and more difficult. I am so saddened by this man's hatred, but remain confident that love and peace will win. One day...
Today's What I Ate Wednesday post is from this past Sunday.
If I am home, all mornings start the same...big pint of water with lemon and a shot of diluted of apple cider vinegar. After that, I had a cup of Jacked Up Java.
Breakfast today is a FAVORITE weekend breakfast of mine, chocolate peanut butter cup oatmeal with banana! I have been making it higher in protein (with 2 egg whites and 1/2 scoop grass fed whey chocolate protein powder added) so that it will actually keep me full. I love, love, love oatmeal and its a great source of fiber. But if I don't add protein, I am hungry again in like 1-2 hours. I promise you cannot taste the egg in the oatmeal, and is easy way to make oatmeal more filling! I legit eat this PB cup oatmeal like every weekend, I am thinking I need to add this recipe to the blog, don't you think?!
For a morning snack, I recipe tested my superfood mocha drink in the "mexican hot chocolate" flavor I had wanted to try (which was a success!) So I now have it in three versions, classic, peppermint and mexican hot chocolate. I should have those recipes on the blog in the next month or so! I also split a LIVE soda kombucha with Nicholas.
Lunch was random, but honestly so delicious! I tested out Friday's recipe, a spinach salad made with strawberries, celery, pickled onions paired with a sweet and tangy yogurt dressing. With this, Nick and I made fish tacos using snapper he had recently caught, marinated in kimchi juice and spices. I also made a quick asian slaw with a cabbage + wasabi mayo + dollop of plain Greek yogurt + ginger.
No afternoon snack, but I did take bites of the food prep I did for the week. I took a bite of the energy bites I made, and a lick or two of the overnight oatmeal to make sure it tasted right ;) I also juiced some vegetables, and drank a small jar of that as well.
Dinner was grilled chicken, some of it had a homemade BBQ sauce on it and some if had TJ's coffee garlic BBQ rub on it. Eaten with mashed potatoes (I added a splash of 2% milk, chicken bone broth and spices to it), pickled cucumbers and grilled asparagus. Of course, sriracha was added.
I was still hungry after dinner, so I had a nighttime snack/dessert. I mixed plain Fage Greek yogurt with lemon zest and juice of 1/2 lemon, topped with strawberries (they had a tiny bit of raw sugar added on top, YUM), raspberries, graham cracker and pecans. This was so good! I also had a berry detox herbal tea with a squeeze of lemon for my liver.
Nick and I have had so many weddings and social events on the weekends lately, as we typically do in the summer. Honestly, because I don't drink very much anymore (in comparison to my college days :)), the alcohol really messes with my stomach and makes me feel tired and a bum for days after drinking. But, I feel so fortunate to have these opportunities to make wonderful memories and yes, sometimes drinking alcohol is part of that. Plus, as a foodie, I love fine red wine and craft beer! For me, it is not at all about the calories or that drinking my not be "healthy". What I struggle with is when I don't feel like myself for days after drinking. So I do what I can the days after to get myself back to normal, and am just choosing to embrace this busy moment in my life where every weekend lately seems to involve a drink or two (or three).
And that was it for this day. See you guys again on Friday for the salad recipe!
Do you find your summers are packed with social events?