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WIAW – Snack Style
Thanks for all the feedback on yesterday’s pizza post. It was my highest traffic day since starting the blog! The post had very little text, so I guess I need to limit my rambling. I’ll try!
WIAW – random snacky edition. If SnackFace can pull it off, why can’t I? Maybe because her legs are a foot longer than mine. I digress.
Breakfast: Kashi Go Lean & yogurt. Did you all fall asleep yet? It gets more interesting, I promise.
Mid morning snack – one of the best plums I’ve had this season. Yum (but only about 5 bites of yum)!
Next snack: 1/2 gala apple & simply Jif. Definitely not my favorite, but I can leave it at work at not miss it at home.
Lunch: a reheated slice of this beauty.
Ran some errands in downtown Pittsburgh and came back with this: curried rice & lentil soup. I was cold in the office today, plus everyone is talking about how the weather’s starting to feel like fall already with the cool nights and early mornings. Delicious, low fat, and vegan (according to Au Bon Pain). They always have a great, varied selection of soup.
Drink with lunch: desk-made iced cranberry pomegranate tea. Brew for 5-10 minutes in super hot water than pour over a large glass of ice.
You can add more water but I don’t like to dilute it. Delish, but no Starbucks Passion tea.
End of work / pre-gym snack: I had to decide between the mini Luna and the new Snackwell’s bars. The mini Luna was 80 calories and the Snackwells 140, and I was pretty hungry, but the white chocolate macadamia won out.
After a decent spin class and more wedding errands (it never ends!), I was craving chocolate. No, the avocado photo isn’t a mistake. I wanted chocolate, so I grabbed an avocado.
And some of this too. Once you try the “Special Dark”, who can go back to unspecial not dark?
And a frozen banana and almond milk. And my magic bullet.
And these things too.
Not a smoothie, not “banana soft serve”. Definitely savory chocolate mousse. I made it once before, and continue to try to convince people to add avocado to smoothies and other cool treats. Borderline sinful in flavor, packed with protein and healthy fats.
Somehow this ended up in my hand.
And some ended up in the microwave.
And it made the Reese’s ice cream shell topping look like a silly joke. This combination was INCREDIBLE.
And then I wanted something salty (just as predicted in “The End of Overeating”). But this was not the end of my eating. Check out my super crinkled bag. It shows love, I swear.
Any food with a serving size of 2.5 cups is a winner with ME.
Other late evening nibbles? Leftover movie popcorn (thanks Dad). A piece of dark chocolate. A peanut butter cookie bite. Then I started making date syrup to make Chelsey’s latest granola recipe. But then I got sleepy, put it in the fridge, and called it a night.
My wedding dress will appreciate that. But I plan to make that granola soon!
Brutally honest posting happening here tonight, people. This post falling pre-WIAW made me aware that I need to improve my meal planning and think ahead to incorporate healthy meals. These are really the same reasons I try to convince my clients that tracking is key for weight management. Today, this didn’t put me over the edge since I didn’t have these snacks in ADDITION to regular meals, and I burned some calories during a workout. But this is definitely not a lifestyle I can follow and keep my weight where I want it to be.
Are you ever shocked when you look back on what you’ve eaten in a day?