WIAW: Back From Maternity Leave

Last week I went back to work after taking off 3 months of maternity leave. It was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do and I was so surprised that it was. I was an emotional wreck. After spending 3 months with FW, I could barely think about leaving him all day. I may go into those emotions more in a future post, but for now, it’s  What I Ate Wednesday! And here are my eats from my first day back at work, last Thursday.

But first, here’s a pic of FW all dressed up for his first day of daycare. It’s from my Instagram account (@koskim).

Anyway, breakfast was B’s specialty! He made me egg whites, spinach and tomatoes and I packed it up and brought it into work. It was nice to be back eating at my desk and an old staple.

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Lunch was a whole bunch of roasted veggies I had prepped a few days earlier and some grilled chicken, all on top of some spinach. Plus some avocado. It was so good and hit the spot. 20160929_132638

Snacks during the day included an apple from our apple picking adventure, a PB&J muffin AND some nuts. You can see some pistachios AND these delicious pumpkin spice almonds that my coworker shard with me. I love pumpkin spice flavored things!!20160929_144747 20160929_152453

Dinner was right from the freezer. I knew I’d be too tired (emotionally and physically) and drained after my first day back to think about dinner so I had taken out some Skinnytaste Late Summer Enchilada Pie from the freezer and paired it with some more spinach and roasted zucchini. This dish is my FAVE and it freezes well! SO happy to have some freezer meals these coming weeks as I get back into the groove of work and figure out how to balance little sleep, running and a newborn. Yikes.

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That was it! I almost had some ice cream and leftover french toast for dessert, but I honestly was too tired to move off the couch and open the freezer. I passed out around 8:30 p.m. – a record for me!

Some questions for you:

  • Working moms – any tips for getting healthy meals for dinner ready?
  • Do you like pumpkin spice flavored things? What’s your favorite?

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4 thoughts on “WIAW: Back From Maternity Leave

  1. Oh my gosh – I can’t even imagine how that would feel to go back to a full day of work after three months at home with your babe. No kidding it would be emotional. And exhausting!!! But congratulations… you did it.
    And Im very glad you had some food prepped all ready to go and stored in your freezer. Days like this by NO means should involve any cooking. I hope the return continues to get easier!

  2. I can’t imagine what it’s like to go back to work after maternity leave. But it looks like you rocked your first day with all the yummy eats! You reminded me I have a can of pumpkin almonds I bought that I haven’t tried yet. I’m usually more of a fan of cooking/baking with pumpkin rather than pumpkin flavored products, but I’ll give the almonds a try tonight.

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