It’s been a little while since I participated in What I Ate Wednesday, but I thought I’d join in the fun again this week. I declared on Monday that I’m back on the healthy train after Vegas and a work trip forced me to eat all my meals out for two weeks.
Despite it being our “slow” season at work, I’ve been super busy this week. With three vacant positions in our office, I’ve been doing interviews every day and training events with new staff, so down time has been scarce. Knowing I’d be busy ahead of time, though, I tried to prepare myself with easy meals that were still healthy. Where I failed, however, was in the snack department. You’ll see what I mean…
Thanks to Jenn, we can take a peek into what I ate yesterday!
Breakfast was thrown together on the go as I ran out the door. Into the blender went:
- 1 banana
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1 handful spinach
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- Ice cubes
- Unsweetened vanilla almond milk
It definitely hit the spot and kept me full through most of the morning, which was good because I had NO breaks for a snack. I did, of course, make time for the required two cups of coffee.
Later in the morning, I started to crave a snack, then realized that ALL my snacks were gone. No string cheese in my mini fridge, no granola bars in the spare drawer, nothing. I started picking at lunch by 10:45 AM…..
Lunch was a salad, thanks to leftovers from the other night. I topped my salad with some breaded chicken breast meat and light ranch dressing.
With an afternoon full of meetings, I quickly realized my mistake in not checking my snack stash, but I didn’t have much of a choice, so I had to tough it out.
By 4:00, my stomach growling was so loud, everyone in my meeting turned around and asked, “Umm, Kelly, you hungry?” Note to self: replenish snack drawer ASAP!
Luckily, Riley seems to read my mind from afar, and started making dinner while I drove home. After an hour long commute due to thunderstorms, I walked into the house and poured myself a nice big glass of cold white wine and watched the Bachelorette on the DVR while he prepared dinner.
Riley grilled a couple small steaks and prepared some tasty and fresh burrito toppings: avocado, red onion, salsa, queso, and lettuce. I loaded up my burrito and went to town!
I go heavy on the avocado on burrito night. It turned out so good. Even though spreading queso dip doesn’t go with my “all the salads!” motto this week, I went with it. Because….well, it was queso dip.
All in all, I had really good meals, but definitely wish I’d had some healthy snacks on hand. Today, I’ve got some Greek yogurt, granola bars, and peaches stashed in a plastic bag to stock the office with. Hopefully with two more days of back-to-back interviews/meetings I’ll be able to squeeze in some snack time.
Hope you all have a great day, and happy WIAW!
What do you do when you run out of snacks?
What are your favorite burrito toppings? Mine are definitely avocado and salsa!