What I Ate Wednesday

The lovely Jen over at Peas & Crayons has started up a new little game that I was super excited to join. It’s called “What I Ate Wednesday” and to play you just document all the food, snacks, and drinks consumed for one day. I decided to post all my eats for today so that I could be true to the title…instead of What I Ate…er, the other day! 😉

I knew it was going to be a cold morning this morning. They called for snow and for once the weatherman got it right! Boo! When is it going to be Spring already?!

I decided to take a break from the overnight variety and whip up a bowl of warm, creamy oats! Nothing like a hot comforting breakfast on a dark snowy morning. It’s been a while since I’ve made a bowl of oats since I’ve been out of bananas (I used them all up making Everything-But-Sugar Oatmeal Cookies) so this morning I wanted to make them a little special with CHOCOLATE!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Oats: (serves 1)

  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons oat bran
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax
  • 1/2 cup chocolate almond milk
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • splash of vanilla
  • 1/2 banana, sliced thin

1. Combine all ingredients except for the banana and cook over medium heat until about       half of the liquid is absorbed.
2. Add banana slices and whisk it like a mad woman crazy for chocolate oats until the             banana is incorporated and only pieces remain.
3. Allow to cook for 1-2 minutes to allow the natural sugars from the banana to mix in.
4. Remove from heat and top with the other 1/2 of banana, 1 tablespoon peanut butter (I       used Valencia PB) and dark chocolate chips!

There’s just something about the combination of chocolate, peanut butter, and banana! It will never get old!

Breakfast: 5:30am
Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Oats with my cup of 1/2 caff coffee + cinnamon

I took pics of my work eats in the good ol’ lightbox before I left for work…I hate how the fluorescent lighting always makes my food look a nasty shade of green. Ick!

Mid Morning Snack: 9:30am
A ginormous minneloa (tangelo) & dry roasted nut mix

Tea Time: 11:00am
Anybody tried this flavor by Celestial Seasonings?
I swear it tastes like PEZ!!!

Lunch: 12:15pm
A HUGE Salad & a Sunshine Falafel burger with
hummus + balsamic vinegar for dressing

When I’m going to have a salad, I’m going to have a SALAD! Hey, go big or go home…right? 😉

In the Bowl:

  • 1 big handful fresh spinach
  • mushrooms
  • shredded carrots
  • vine ripe tomatoes
  • mini sweet peppers
  • cooked, shelled edamame
  • feta cheese
  • garlic gold nuggets
  • fresh ground black pepper

I’ve wanted to try the Falafel Sunshine Burger since I tasted the BBQ one so last time I was at Whole Foods, I grabbed a box. They are not very falafel-ly, but they do remind me a lot of my grandmother’s cornbread dressing? Who cares…I loved it! And check out the nutritionals!

Afternoon/Pre-workout Snack: 4:00pm
1/2 cup Kashi Go Lean sprinkled with cinnamon,
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk & raisins

A sprinkle of cinnamon makes EVERYTHING taste better!

After a great cardio workout and a shower, I whipped up some leftovers that I never shared with you guys last week.

Dinner: 6:45pm
Barbecue salmon, steamed snap seas with Garlic Gold Nuggets,
and roasted potatoes sprinkled with dried rosemary & nooch

I’ve been doing really well holding myself to the goal of including more fish in my diet. I have had at least one serving every week this month! This was actually the very first time I ever put barbecue sauce (I used TJ’s All Natural BBQ Sauce) on salmon…I highly recommend it!

Over the course of the day, I drank two of my Camelbak bottles worth of water

I love this thing! Double insulated so it keeps your drink super COLD!

 

I am now rounding out the night with another travel mug full of PEZ blueberry tea. 😉

So there you have it folks, my day in food?…my food in a day?…my
What I Ate Wednesday!

Are you a tea drinker? What is your favorite flavor?
My favorite is CS Mandarin Orange Spice or the Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride, but sadly it is only seasonal! I really should write the company about that one!

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