I have to tell you that taking pictures of all my food yesterday totally threw me off. Since I didn’t have school on Monday, I was totally out of my “Tuesday routine” of taking all my pictures before school. Shortened weeks are kind of bittersweet. While I enjoy the long weekends, the shortened weeks are always so hectic and crazy because you have to try and cram a week’s worth of material into just for days, not to mention the kids are always a little bit crazed. They all must have slept the entire day on Monday or something because they sure had a lot of energy yesterday!
Believe it or not, it’s already Wednesday — time for some WIAW love for Jenn!
Breakfast — 6:00
After a good night’s sleep, I sat down to breakfast and enjoyed my entire bowl of oatmeal (and a cup of coffee!!!! (my one of two cups per week)) and realized I didn’t take any pictures. Which was definitely okay since I have about ten thousand pictures of the same bowl anyways. I’ve got a recycled picture going on, but you better believe it was topped with some of my almond flax butter instead of the peanut butter.
Snack — 9:30 AM
During my plan time this morning, I ate the other half of my banana from my oatmeal and had a cup of kombucha green tea that I got from Alex last week. I wasn’t really hungry (as I never really am when I eat a snack in the morning), but I always get famished around 10:30 right before lunch. I try to fend off the hunger pangs because if not, I get a horrible stomachache later on in the day.
Lunch 11:30 AM
Eeeek — overexposed horrible picture ahead! Lunch today was so good — and really filling! I have a hard time making sure I have a filling lunch that will hold me over until my afternoon snack, but yesterday’s really did the trick.
I had a large green salad that was filled with organic sprouted tofu and avocado (healthy fats and protein!) — it was topped with nutritional yeast, balsamic vinegar, and Sabra roasted pine nut hummus. On the side, I had a piece of my gluten free bread with a shmear of Earth Balance.
I also had a mango Chobani for a little sweetness and a little more protein.
Snack — 3:45 PM
After an insanely looong day at school, I stayed for a little while to organize my life a little bit (my classroom was a disaster by the end of the day). Once it was cleaned and set up for tomorrow morning, I hit the road instead of grading papers (they’ll still be there tomorrow) and ate my usual snack on the way home.
Dinner — 6:00 PM
When I got home from work, I took Charlie on a 30 minute walk and tidied up the house a little bit before (seriously) collapsing on the couch for about a half an hour before I got dinner ready. Yesterday I made a total of four recipes for this week’s posts, so I had a lot of food waiting for me in the fridge. I ate a fried egg on top of kale (sautÃ©ed with olive oil and liquid aminos), and I also had about a cup of some smashed sweet potatoes that will get a recipe for very very soon.
All was topped with a generous heaping of nutritional yeast and ketchup (of course).
Snack — 8:00 PM
I ended the day like any day should — with a protein muffin, a bit of Greek yogurt, half of a chopped apple, and an almond butter spoon.
Question: How do you make sure to stay full through the afternoon? Do you have a hard time staying full after lunch?