Welcome to yet another What I Ate Wednesday. For those new to the party, every week, I link up with a bunch of other bloggers to share a day of food. Here’s a look at what I enjoyed this past Sunday, which I spent working at the hospital.
In general, working the weekend has some benefits in that it’s quieter and easy to get work done. Sometimes I even take my full lunch break. People tend to be more laid back so it’s a nice chance to chat a little more than you normally might. That said, sometimes it can be rough when your friends are posting pictures from brunch and you’re, like, “F*** you and your challah French toast.” Or, “Man, why I am I at work instead of brunching on breakfast tacos with my handsome (if imaginary) boyfriend?” Then I usually remind myself that I’m not exactly a taco enthusiast. I’m more of a shakshukah kinda gal when it comes to brunch. Move on.
I always try to pack myself things I like and enjoy eating to keep me energized, focused, and positive. Being hungry leads to a cranky weekend workday with “woe is me” undertones. Here’s what I packed on Sunday:
- Breakfast: A Greek yogurt mess. I’ve transitioned to using frozen berries. Fall is here for real.
- Lunch: I warmed up some kale with lots of roasted veggies and chickpeas. I added hummus & goat cheese.
- Snack: This Kevita drink I’m loving lately and an apple.
When I got home, I had a quick bowl of kefir and cereal before heading out on a walk. The ol’ horoscope said that single folks should be out and about, and since I was having one of those “I like my outfit” days, enjoying what was left of the crisp, fall afternoon sounded exactly right. My knee-jerk thought had been to park myself in front of a glass of wine, but I wasn’t in the mood to play “totally not awkward” in a bar by myself when the weather was so gorgeous. It was nice to spend some time outside—great way to unwind after being inside most of the day.
While I was out, I stopped and grabbed a cup of my favorite tea from Alice’s. I love that it’s hot tea weather again.
Dinner was just leftovers from Saturday night:
I’m totally digging this Trader Joe’s pumpkin ravioli—great with shredded brussel sprouts and a little bacon. It came together really quickly after yoga on Saturday night. Yes, I am totally that dietitian who eats bacon after yoga. Balance, right there. Hah.
Before bed Sunday night, I had a sliced banana with peanut butter. This seems to be an official food jag. I’m sure I’ll switch it up once given a reason. Can Trader Joe’s bring back their Chocolate cheddar, like, yesterday, please? Miss that.
What’s the best thing you’ve eaten recently?