Doing the birthday dance today!
Of course, today being a Wednesday means that I don’t have any crazy plans, but I am ridiculously excited because my parents, my brother and his girlfriend, and my best friend are all coming up tonight and we’re going out for dinner! Clearly, just seeing them makes the day amazing.
And then this weekend will be the actual big celebration…of course, looking forward to that
And today being a Wednesday, that means…
WIAW. Of course.
Thanks to Jenn as always for hosting!
So, this is all my eats from yesterday, so I don’t have birthday eats for you. But, look for those as the topic for next weeks WIAW!
Well, it’s not a protein pancake, so you can be surprised about that.
But it is oatmeal, aka: my second-most-eaten breakfast choice.
In the mix:
- 1/3 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1/3 cup water
- dash salt
- 1/3 cup oats
- 1/3 cup egg whites
- 3-4 tablespoons pumpkin.
Microwaved for about 5 minutes (stirring after every minute) with stevia, cinnamon and maple extract (best decision EVER) stirred in. Topped with maple pumpkin butter and peanut butter.
Side note: I am obsessed with this peanut butter.
As in, this happens every time I pull it out of the fridge:
Seriously, I just can’t stop. I’ve been eating almond butter for a long time now, so maybe I’m just really, really enjoying the switch.
Egg obsession in full force.
2 eggs (they were both supposed to be runny yolks, but my egg-cracking ability failed me) with brie over a sweet potato with green beans on the side.
I promise there’s a sweet potato under there…
See? Told you.
After lunch, the ever present sweet tooth kicked in.
A few pieces of candy corn did the trick.
P.S. I’m almost out of candy corn – unacceptable. Send in candy corn reinforcements.
Still working my way through the pile of Larabars.
Chocolate chip cherry torte, eaten in class. Larabars are definitely a good, quiet, middle-of-class-snack.
It was my first time trying this one, and while it was tasty, I didn’t find the cherry flavour to be particularly prominent. Disappointing, because I love the chocolate and cherry combo.
After class, I walked down to the grocery store because I forgot to pick up Greek yogurt over the weekend. And clearly, I’m not going to survive until Saturday without Greek yogurt. It was cold and drizzly, but I had just been sitting in class for 3 hours (minus 1 bathroom break) so I didn’t mind the desperately-needed walk.
I started buying this stuff recently. It’s more expensive than my usual brand (President’s Choice) but it’s ridiculously thick and isn’t overly tart, so it’s worth it.
I also stopped at the dollar store and grabbed some tennis balls.
(tennis balls…dog toys…same thing).
I was reading Annette’s tips on de-stressing, and she mentions rolling your foot over a tennis ball as an instant foot massage. It reminded me that I had been meaning to pick some up for a while now, so I grabbed a package. I’m also going to use it for the muscles on my legs…after my workout Monday they are super tight! I desperately, desperately need a foam roller.
Hello, slightly-awkward-drinking-from-a-straw-face. And shelf of pantry items because I don’t have nearly enough cupboard space. Moving on…
I had a lecture tonight, so dinner was super quick.
Monday’s leftover roasted chicken, shredded and tossed in buffalo BBQ sauce and reheated. Throw it on a bun and you got BBQ chicken sandwiches!
Cauliflower with cheese curds on the side – Eric doesn’t like cauliflower all that much, but I figure that if you add cheese curds, it must be tasty. This applies to all vegetables, by the way.
Late Night Snack
I always used to freak out about eating late at night. I didn’t want to go to bed hungry, but I was always concerned that as soon as I fell asleep, whatever wasn’t digested by that point would just kinda stick around and accumulate on my body.
Yes, I’m ridiculous (and my blogger bud Amanda has a great post on this very topic! She’s a smart cookie). Clearly, that is not true and now I enjoy an evening snack almost every night an hour or so before bed (well, an hour before I plan on going to bed. How often that actually happens is a completely different story).
1/2 cup of Greek yogurt, 1 scoop casein protein, a few splashes of unsweetened vanilla almond milk and some drops of liquid stevia. A small scoop of chocolate peanut butter on top.
Yup, it looks gross (especially that peanut butter), and it is messy, as my food tends to be (worst food stylist ever) but I can assure you, it was quite delicious. And filling and full of protein as well.
And now, birthday time!
Have a fabulous Wednesday!
<—Nut butter fan? What’s your favourite kind? My favourite kind of nuts are cashews but I’ve never tried cashew butter. I should get on that.
<—Do you foamroll? I used to at the gym all the time, but they don’t have any at this one. I need to invest in my own because they’re definitely useful.