I hope you all are having a wonderful week so far! It’s Wednesday (already?!) which means it’s time for another What I Ate Wednesday (WIAW) post. The fabulous founder of WIAW, Jenn, has been assigning us “themes” the last couple months to go along with our eats. They’ve mostly involved getting in extra veggies and/or produce, and this month is no different! I’m all about more produce in our lives, so of course I want to promote her new challenge. Click on on over if you want to read more about WIAW or this month’s WIAW challenge.
Today’s WIAW post is a little different than usual. I typically will post my eats from Tuesday, but this week I’m posting my eats from Monday. Mondays and Tuesdays are very different days for me. Monday is usually a lot busier because I have work and meetings, whereas Tuesday is my day off where I am at home cleaning and doing laundry. Needless to say, I’m able to put more time into preparing and cooking my meals on Tuesdays, whereas Mondays take some extra prepping ahead of time and usually consist of easier on-the-go options. Let’s take a look!
breakfast – 6:45 AM
I prepared a bowl of overnight oats on Sunday to stick in the fridge overnight. In my bowl went 1/3 cup oats, 1/3 cup 1% milk, 1/3 cup greek yogurt, and 1/2 tablespoon chia seed. On Monday morning I added some sliced strawberries and a big ol’ blob of almond butter. Deeee-licious!
mid morning snack – 9:30 AM
I had three of Krista’s Chocolate Chip No Bake Cookie Dough Balls. I made these over the weekend to have for lunches and on-the-go snacks throughout the week.
mid morning TREAT – 11:00 AM
Our secretary was sweet enough to slip a Reese’s Egg in my work mailbox since she knows how much I love them. I couldn’t wait until after lunch to eat it!
lunch – 12:30 PM
I prepped a big green salad full of spinach, romaine, broccoli, and cucumber topped with a full can of tuna, half of an avocado, and some baby carrots. Balsamic vinaigrette was my dressing of choice.
A juicy grapefruit accompanied my salad.
mid afternoon snack #1 – 2:45 PM
I had plain greek yogurt with some stevia and blackberries stirred in and topped it with a blob of almond butter.
mid afternoon snack #2 – 4:00 PM
I got home from work and was surprisingly hungry even after my earlier snack. I had half of a banana with more almond butter. I’ve been eating almond butter with everything and anything I can think of. I just bought the jar on Sunday from Costco, and I have a feeling I’ll easily polish it off within the next week.
dinner – 6:30 PM
Monday was a little bit of a rough day, so Cody insisted I sip on a glass of wine while prepping dinner. I gladly accepted.
I made Julie’s Savory Salmon Oatmeal Hash and really liked it! I didn’t know how I’d feel about it, but I was pleasantly surprised. It’s super easy too! I think I prepped and cooked it all within fifteen minutes. Score!
I served us some mixed veggies from the freezer on the side because they needed to be used up.
evening snack – 9:00 PM
I made a STUFT Protein Cookie and topped it with Trader Joe’s Cocoa Almond Spread instead of peanut butter + chocolate, which the original recipe calls for. It was definitely a winner snack/dessert!
I also had a couple spoonfuls of this…
I’m tellin’ ya, the almond butter isn’t going to last long. But just to set things straight, peanut butter is still my number one.
It certainly was a great day of eats filled with delicious bites, nutritious foods, and healthy fats of course! This is proof that you can still eat healthy and delicious meals when you’re a busy bee. Giving yourself enough time and prepping ahead of time is key!
Have a good one!
Do your meals and snacks look different on days you work in comparison to days you have off?
What is your favorite kind of nut butter?