I’m not feeling very wordy today (for a change), so this “What I Ate Wednesday” (WIAW) will be all about the food. I thought it would be a little fun to use three descriptive words to describe everything I ate yesterday. Remember to hop on over to Jen’s blog to read more WIAW’s.
Breakfast: It’s been a couple weeks since that first yoga adventure, so I decided to try it again yesterday. Before yoga, I quickly filled up on a simple breakfast of Cinnamon Puffins in Almond Milk and topped the bowl with some fruit.
Breakfast Description = Colorful. Crunchy. Sweet.
As I chowed down on breakfast, I baked some brownies. My friend had mentioned a craving for chocolate, and that was all the encouragement I needed to bake up this No-Guilt Brownie Mix from Trader Joe’s that I’ve had in the house for weeks.
The mix calls for 2/3 cup of vanilla yogurt and nothing else, but I ended up adding a bit of Almond Milk because it just wasn’t mixing well. More on the taste later…
Yoga class was another adventure. This time the teacher told us to do the entire class with our eyes closed. Did you know that closing your eyes gravely affects your balance??
Yeah, I was kind of like a human domino this time around. Surprisingly, however, after completing just two classes, I felt a bit of improvement. My one issue was “quieting my mind” throughout the class.” No matter how hard I tried to block it out, my mind kept wandering to all of the interviews that I’ve had lately. The interview process can be frustrating, and even though I know it will all work out eventually, I feel a constant worry hanging over my head. I felt a little calmer about it all after yoga, though, so I guess the class did its job!
Post-Yoga Snack: I felt a little too relaxed after yoga, so I stopped by a cafe for a quick buzz and snack in the form of a zucchini muffin and coffee.
Snack Description: Wholesome. Moist.Carb-i-licious.
Lunch Time: The day flew by, and after all of the carbs, I was definitely in need of some veggies and protein. The Whole Foods salad bar was calling my name. I topped some romaine lettuce with nearly everything from the salad bar, like I always do. Favorites included tofu, a kale-avocado mixture and some Indian food. I realize it looks a little messy, but I’ve decided that the messier your salad, the better it tastes.
Lunch Description: Large.Flavorful.Fresh
Snack #2: I picked up some Justin’s Almond Butter at Whole Foods. I’ve seen it in a million blogs, but somehow I’ve ever tried it! I couldn’t wait to crack it open when I got home, so I dipped some bananas into it. This almond butter was definitely worth the wait! Although, I still like bananas topped with cookie butter a little better…
Snack #2 Description: Creamy.Nourishing.Nutty
Snack #3: Wow, writing all of this down really makes me feel like a carb queen. My last snack of the day featured my favorite child-friendly carbs, pretzel Goldfish. But, I just had to have something to dip into this Spinach & Kale Greek Yogurt Dip from Trader Joe’s. I buy this stuff on a weekly basis, because it is so delicious, that it disappears on a weekly basis.
Snack #3: Rich.Tasty.Salty
Dinner: I gobbled up some leftovers from my kitchen-experimentation on Sunday night. I’m VERY excited to share this spaghetti squash recipe with you. I was inspired by a Greek Mac n’ Cheese recipe that I spotted on Pinterest, and thankfully, it transferred perfectly over to spaghetti squash. The whole casserole is already gone, so I may need to make another ASAP.
Dinner Description: Cheesy.Velvety.Satisfying
I hope the picture does this bad boy some justice, because it was so tasty that I went back for seconds, thirds and fourths…
Dessert: And finally, of course I saved a few of those Trader Joe’s brownies for myself.
Let’s keep it real here: They are no Betty Crocker Double Chocolate Chunk Brownies. However, as a healthy alternative, the taste is out of the park. I topped my brownie with a generous portion of whipped cream, and my sweet tooth went to bed happy.
Dessert Description: Decadent.Delectable.Chocolatey
Apparently I like my brownies the way I eat my ice cream and frozen yogurt: drenched in whipped cream.
That’s all for WIAW, friends. I always like to end the post, and my day, on a sweet note! I may just have some exciting family news to share on Friday’s post, so sit tight!
In the meantime, I’m off to attempt an outdoor run since Omaha is experiencing a warm front above 0 degrees.
Pick a meal from yesterday and describe it in three words…it’s harder than you think?
Anyone want to commiserate on the job interview process with me? Feel free to share…