In a different lifetime, I imagine I would be one of those healthy food bloggers who documents everything they eat. I love food. I love taking photos of food. I love getting healthy. I have a Type-A personality. It just makes sense!
Sadly, my life as it currently stands is a tad too hectic for such an endeavor. I often work 10-12 hours a day. My meals are almost always on the go. Most weeks, I am lucky if I find the time to do laundry.
Enter: What I Ate Wednesday
Once a week? Well that sounds sort of doable. Okay, you’ve got me – the perfect excuse to live out my daily food blogger fantasy dreams!
So yes, here is my first attempt at a What I Ate Wednesday (which is technically what I ate Tuesday). My apologies in advance for the blurry iPhone photos… like I said, I’m always on the go, and honestly, I’m a bit shy about taking food photos at the office! :)
BREAKFAST – 10am
Pumpkin Oats, made at home with just enough time to dish into a container to take to the office to eat at my desk. This combo includes: 1 cup water, 1/4 cup steel cut oats, 1/4 cup canned pumpkin, a dash of cinnamon, a dash of pumpkin pie spice and two teaspoons of light brown sugar. You may also notice that Iced Coffee sneaking around in the corner of the shot – enjoyed with a splash of soy and a sugar in the raw packet.
LUNCH – 2:30pm
I completely forgot about my 1:30 meeting and ended up having to push lunch back way too late! I was ravenous by the time 2:30 rolled around. This is the last of the Spiced Red Lentil, Tomato and Kale Soup (recipe from Oh She Glows) that I made last week, specifically to bring for lunches. This soup was delicious, but for some reason (tomatoes? onions?) it gave me acid reflux (which is a new thing for me). Sad.
With a slice of Wegman’s Ancient Grain Bread with Cranberries:
And one of these for a sweet finish:
SNACK – 7pm
Once again, I waited way too long to eat and was starving by the time I got home from work. I threw together some cucumber spears and Wegman’s Red Pepper Hummus (my favorite hummus!) to tide me over until dinner.
I also sipped on some GT’s Organic Raw Kombucha Gingerade. I do not like a lot of the kombucha flavors I have tried (they taste too vinegar-y, blech!) – but for some reason the gingerade is delicious to me. Tastes like fresh carbonated juice.
DINNER – 9pm
D & I made homemade pizza back on Sunday night, and I had extras of all of the toppings to use up! I picked up a Boboli Mini Crust to make things quick and easy. Topped with tomato sauce, chopped garlic, burrata cheese and fresh basil.
Sipped a lemon lime bubbly water on the side.
And snacked on a few more of those Maple French Toast French Twists as I watched Parenthood. Does anyone else tear up at every. single. episode?
So there you have it. What I ate Wednesday (but actually, really Tuesday). I guess I’ve learned two things from this post:
1. I really need to stop waiting until I am dying of hunger to eat something.
2. I now get acid reflux (TMI?). I think this means I am getting old.
I hope you enjoyed this post – thank you for letting me indulge myself!
Question: Are you good about snacking throughout the day? Or do you wait until you are ravenous to realize that you are hungry?