grilling again

March 21, 2012

I have to say, you all sure do know how to make a girl feel like she’s not crazy. I absolutely LOVED all of the comments about something you worried a little too much about. I used a random number generator, and the winner of the bag of Love Grown Granola is Haley @ Health Freak College Girl! Congratulations — please get your mailing information to me, and I will mail that out immediately!

Time for another What I Ate Wednesday — which yes, is really everything I ate on Tuesdays. I don’t know how that all started, but it’s what all the cool kids do.

Peas and Crayons

Breakfast — 6:00 AM

It finally happened — it is way too warm in my house in the morning for me to enjoy a hot breakfast of stovetop oats. Instead, last night I prepped a batch of my voluminous overnight oats.

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  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 tbsp. Sun Warrior chocolate protein powder
  • 1/2 banana
  • strawberries
  • unsweetened coconut flakes
  • cinnamon
  • Maranatha almond butter

I bought the huge container of almond butter from Costco on Sunday, and while it’s okay, I really prefer my homemade almond butter or Trader Joe’s more. Thankfully a 26 oz. jar will last me like a week.

Lunch — 11:30 AM

Today was just a crazy day. I was up and moving all day long, even during my plan time (a lot of copies to be made!). I didn’t even have time to eat my snack that I brought which was a Fage 2% Greek yogurt.

Instead, I was just pretty hungry by the time lunch rolled around. Monday night the Husband and I got some takeout from a local restaurant I had a Groupon to. There wasn’t much for me to eat, but I got myself a large salad as part of my dinner. Since I had to spend a certain amount of money because of the Groupon, I ordered myself another salad to eat sometime during the week.

I topped the salad with some leftover tofu I had made on Sunday, and dressed it up with some balsamic and nutritional yeast. On the side, I brought along some Sabra hummus to put on the salad.

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On the side, I ate a few servings of Trader Joe’s Crunchy Curls — they are pretty good! They’re a cross between a lentil and potato chip — I think they would be better with some sort of seasoning on them. I didn’t eat the yogurt, but I did eat a few Clementines as well as an Adora Dark Chocolate Disk.

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Snack — 3:30 PM

On my way home, I snacked on the usual. I also talked to my mom, and she told me she was over at my sister’s and that I should come over. I was planning on taking a walk when I got home, so I laced up my sneakers and headed over to Kirstin’s!

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We actually only live 1.1 miles away from each other (I checked on MapMyRun), so it was a nice brisk walk in the 85 degree weather (!!!). I visited with my mom, Kirstin, and Aubrey for a little while before I headed back home.

I know I haven’t posted any new pictures of the baby for a reaaallly long time, and she has gotten so big! This was a picture taken about a week ago after she was trying some pureed food — despite her happy face, she didn’t really enjoy it.

And much to my sister’s dismay, this baby girl still looks exactly like her Auntie Chelsey.

Dinner — 6:00 PM

When I got home, I quick took a shower and got to work on dinner. I broke out the grill again since it was 82 degrees in our house (nope, still not using the air conditioning… I die.). I made some Black Bean and Quinoa Burgers (recipe to come), roasted broccoli, and sweet potato wedges.

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I reeeallly wanted a hamburger bun for these, but we didn’t have any, so I went bunless. I’m planning on eating one of these for leftovers tonight, so I’m planning on picking up some buns on my way home from school.

After dinner, I ate a few pieces of dark chocolate.

Snack — 8:00 PM

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Recycled picture, but my snack looked similar to this — some chopped apple, love grown, and almond milk. I also had a few spoonfuls of almond butter. Nothing like coating your stomach with healthy fats before bed!

Question: Do you live within walking distance to any of your family?

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