WIAW #5

Happy Humps Day everyone!

Sorry for my lack of posting over the weekend and the beginning of this week. There were many all nighters pulled due to driving and studying, so I had no time to update my little nugget. But don’t worry I remembered to take pictures of all the food I ate for my favorite posts of the week. This month, What I Ate Wednesday is all about adding another cup of veggies. I love this challenge because I basically am obsessed with all things veggies so I am quite happy that this is the challenge. Without further ado, here is what I ate on Tuesday. ;)


Breakfast

I know you are probably sick of seeing the same breakfast, but since I am rather obsessed with it lately and it takes hardly any time to cook you will have to bear with me as I show you more oatmeal and eggs. This particular oatmeal was especially delicious. I combined the usual 1/4 cup rolled oats with 1/4 oatbran and 1.25 cups of water till all of the liquid was absorbed. I then stirred in 1 tbsp of cocoa powder (unsweetened), 1 tbsp PB2, sliced banana, chia seeds, and shredded coconut (unsweetened). It was delicious! I thoroughly enjoyed it. :) I am obsessed with oatmeal in the morning. I go to bed thinking about what I am going to do to it in the morning. Health nuts problemsss! Haha, on the side I had 3 egg whites and salsa. :) Always a good ole fashioned standby for some lean protein in the morning.

Sorry these pictures are so dark! I ate at 6 am before my exam so the sun wasn’t out yet haha. I swear one of these days when I can afford an awesome camera you guys will get better pictures than the ones I take on my iPhone. ;)

Mid-Morning Munch

I had my new stand by for mid-morning snacks. A green monster made the classic way! I am seriously loving these. They taste amazing, I swear you can’t taste the spinach. Also, you have a whole bunch of energy and they make you feel really full! What more can you ask for in a mid-morning snack, right? I needed it badly yesterday since I hadn’t slept in going on 48 hours for the second time this week. Oh yeah, it’s only Wednesday. Clearly I have had a lot going on haha.

Oh man that photographs horribly. I promise you it is so much better than it looks! :)

Lunch

For lunch I made a salad beast. They just never get old. This one was a little different. I used:

Spinach
Swiss Chard (a new favorite)
Grape Tomatoes
Edamame
Cucumber
Leftover roasted cauliflower and broccoli
Tuna
Balsamic Vinegar
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Garlic Gold
Minced Garlic

Man it was seriously good! I loaded up in the veggie department yesterday because I have been big time emotional eating lately. I fall victim to that all the time. But in trying to get back on track I have introduced a serious veggie overload into my diet.

It was seriously not bright out yesterday until like mid-afternoon so I’m sorry that looks terrible haha.

Mid-Afternoon Snack

I made a batch of honey cinnamon peanut butter, recipe courtesy of Sweet Tooth Sweet Life’s Courtney! I paired that with an organic Granny Smith apple and it was the best little snack ever. I seriously missed that peanut butter and am now reminding myself to add it back into rotation. :)

Dinner

Dinner was awesome! I made a turkey burger and seasoned it with Worcestershire sauce, garlic gold, garlic powder, and a little pepper. I then grilled it, which is the only way to have a burger I might add. I topped it with roasted garlic hummus and two big Swiss chard leaves for a bun since I am watching my carbs a bit when I have a rest day planned. I don’t need as many if I am not working out. Even though I obviously want them. ;) It’s my wannabe Italian. On the side I had leftover roasted cauliflower and broccoli, which were delicious, and sweet potato fries flavored with cinnamon! So good! I really REALLY loved this dinner. Nothing like burgers, basketball, baking, and procrastinating on a paper, right?

Every time I see my plates of food it reminds me of how much food I consume. I am such a little piglet.

Bedtime Snack

Like I said earlier, we baked last night! Chocolate protein bars! They are the bomb dot com. They were originally supposed to be pumpkin protein bars, but I wasn’t paying attention and started following the chocolate recipe. So alas, we didn’t have a pumpkin loaf coming out of the oven. Don’t worry Tamar! I will make it up to you next week. :) She’s just going to have to deal with the brownie tasting protein bars. Tough life she leads. ;)

Before I sign off for the time being, I wanted to update you guys on something super exciting! In a couple weeks my roommate and I are starting CrossFit! Any CrossFitters out there? I’d love to here your experiences and thoughts. I heard it’s a cult… An amazing and obsessed cult. Sounds like my kind of workout!

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