WIAW: Lunch Mishmash

Cheers to Wednesday! I don’t know about you – but being back after the holidays has been rough. I’ve been tired and getting over being sick – so I’m definitely happy it’s finally Wednesday – and time for  What I Ate Wednesday!

Egg white oats to start my day. I mix in some flaxseed and brewer’s yeast too!

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Morning snacks included some mixed nuts and boobie balls (aka energy balls for all you non-breastfeeding folks.20170105_121815

I love leftovers for lunch. I had leftover spicy chicken burger, peppers/onions and a bite of a salmon burger. Random? Yes I know – but that’s what I love. A mishmash! 20170105_131231

Snacktime included another apple and some cashews…yummmmmm – I love that mix of sweet and salty.20170105_153201

And dinner was mostly a freezer meal! It was turkey chili I had made a few weeks ago, along with some new cornbread.  I attempted to make cornbread without any milk (because I didn’t have any) – my usual recipe calls for buttermilk – and it turned out pretty good! It was a little more crumbly than usual but I managed to eat a few pieces (not pictured).20170105_194123
And that was it. A great meal for a snowy evening and I then passed out before dessert (okay, who am I kidding – I had a few pieces of cornbread for dessert, too).

Another week, another What I Ate Wednesday.
Some questions for you:

  • Do you have a favorite cornbread recipe?
  • What do you typically do for lunch – go out? Mishmash? Leftovers? Pre-planned meal?

Disclaimer: Stemilt sent me some complimentary Skylar Rae cherries, and I loved them. All views are my own. 

WIAW: Vitamin C!

Happy hump day! That’s right it’s WEDNESDAY. Which means it’s totally time for What I Ate Wednesday.  (and no, it’s not Friday yet)

Today’s eats are from Monday. I’ve been fighting a cold coming on for the past few days and have been trying to get rest (unsuccessfully), take it easy (semi-successfully) and up my Vitamin C. So on this day I had TWO oranges! Well, one orange and one tangelo. Stay tuned…

Breakfast started with some egg white oats. I’ve been adding some brewer’s yeast and flaxseed to mine lately to help with my milk supply. Not sure if it’s working, but they tasted good! Oh and of course-  said tangelo.

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Lunch was part leftover salad from Stone Oven (their Janea salad has tabbouleh, chicken, feta, roasted red pepper, couscous and amazing croutons – I’m hooked!) and part sweet potato that I roasted.Plus some fruit salad (a mini pear and thats right – an orange!) and baby carrots.

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I had a late work meeting so around 4 p.m. I decided to have some mixed nuts and a few of these boobie balls. Or energy balls – whatever you want to call them. This batch has mini chocolate chips and M&Ms in them – perfect for an afternoon sweet fix!

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Since I had a client meeting that started at 5:30 p.m., B was on daycare pick AND dinner duty. He made me dinner of runny eggs, beans and spinach – and it hit the spot.

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Yes, there’s a baby in the background!

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Oh, and I ended the day with some chocolate. B had picked up a box of chocolates from a local chocolatier over the weekend and I couldn’t help but dive in. YUM!

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That was it for my What I Ate Wednesday eats! I hope that I start to feel better soon – this vitamin C better do the trick! Since I’m still bf-ing, there’s not much in terms of cold meds that I can take.

Some questions for you:

  • Do you have any tricks to fighting or shortening colds?
  • Do you have a favorite nut?

WIAW: Typical Office Eats

Welp, as I mentioned, I’m back at work from maternity leave.  Which means – back to my typical office eats. Every day is somewhat different, but for today’s What I Ate Wednesday, I wanted to share a pretty typical day of food and snacks when 99% of the food I ate that was at my office. Here are last Thursday’s eats!

Breakfast was oats – I’ve been on an egg kick lately, but B was traveling for work and didn’t have time to make me eggs and since I’m lazy, I made some egg white oats and topped it with banana and mixed nuts. They were SO good! I love egg whites in my oats heated up – they fill me up longer AND take on a custardy type texture.

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Snacks also included more mixed nuts. Here are the containers we have at work. 20161006_121400

Lunch is not that pretty looking but it hit the spot! A ton of roasted veggie s(squash, eggplant, onion, zucchini) and some ground chicken gyro meat that was leftover from dinner. All on top of some spinach. YUM.

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Later snacks included an apple.20161006_135408

And a few of these boobie balls. Or energy balls – whatever you want to call them. I may have consumed more than 2 as the day went on …20161005_100658

Dinner was one of my favorite quick and easy meals – roasted veggie hash topped with a runny egg. I need more easy quick meals in my life!20161006_182547

And of course, dessert. Arctic Zero Vanilla Maple topped with some chocolate chips, chocolate wafers and PEANUT BUTTER. There was more peanut butter on the bottom too.20161006_200221

That was it for my What I Ate Wednesday eats! I headed to bed literally right after my dessert and conked out. I’m so tired now that I’m back at work. Between running, working, and not sleeping (FW is still waking up 1-2 times a night to eat), I’m not sure how my brain is functioning most days.

Some questions for you:

  • Do you like Arctic Zero? Favorite flavor?
  • Do you prep lunches for work/school in advance or make them daily?