I can’t thank you enough for your kind words and support regarding yesterday’s post.
It wasn’t that easy for me to share but I can’t say it was overly difficult either.
It felt great putting that post together and the truth is, I am more than fine.
The older I get, the stronger I am, the wiser I have become and the less often I allow total nonsense to deeply affect me.
No one likes to be lied to. No one wants to be hurt but over time you learn how to wash your hands real quick of the silly situations that, in the big picture, just don’t matter enough.
Life is way too short to dwell on such petty acts, although, you can take your time to find the humor in a puzzling situation and laugh about it with your friends, which is exactly what we have been doing.
You gotta be able to laugh, always.
I haven’t done a What I Ate Wednesday post in a while!
I don’t know that I will be doing them every week but I will keep them in the Wednesday rotation from time to time when I feel as though I have a full day of food worth sharing.
Let’s take a look at What I Ate on Monday….
My first bowl of oats is usually the same each morning.
A scoop of cooked oatmeal, cinnamon, a little mashed banana and peanut butter.
My favorite meal of the day. Seriously.
I look forward to this bowl and the endorphin/happy fatigue feeling I have while eating it each morning following my run.
When I work with frozen berries, this is what it looks like before I heat it up.
I warm it in the microwave (on the defrost setting so the berries don’t mush) and then add some Skoop B-Strong and more peanut butter so it ends up looking all ugly like this:
Don’t let the appearance fool you – it’s delicious! I could eat bowl after bowl…after bowl.
What I haven’t been eating bowl after bowl of lately though is greek yogurt.
I stopped adding it to my post run oatmeal mix and have replaced it with Skoop protein powder instead.
I love the combo right now so I will go with it until the greek yogurt craving strikes up again.
I played around with a new seasoning for my brussels sprouts so they became a big part of my salad.
I used the other half of the sweet potato from lunch to make another batch of my flourless fudge brownie bites.
I am just a bit obsessed with these fudgy bites so once I finish one batch, I quickly make another.
I was heading into the city for the evening to attend an event at Glasshouses but made sure to eat a small dinner before leaving.
Surprise, surprise, a plant-based power bowl on a plate.
Roasted sweet potato wedges, quinoa, avocado and some veggies.
I don’t like to be hungry and don’t like to rely on the food served at events just in case it doesn’t appeal to me/satisfy my appetite.
It was a beautiful night for an event at Glasshouses since the view from the space is incredible!
I took a picture of lower Manhattan for you so that you could see the Freedom Tower up close and personal.
The cocktail party-style event was hosted by AllSeated (remember I do a lot of freelance work with AllSeated– in the event planning industry) and the food was both adorable and delicious.
The only food I think I may miss as a vegetarian are those little hot dogs. They used to be my favorite!
Since I am a known foodie and a blogger, I was able to work my way into the kitchen before the desserts came out for a behind the scenes look at the goodies!
The head chef had me try one of the apple “Pop Tarts” first.
May I just say, WOW! They were amazing and definitely tasted exactly like the Pop Tarts of my past (he told me it was all in the crust. The crust gave off the true Pop Tart texture and flavor).
Next I sampled some mini churros and dipped them of course in the chocolate sauce.
And the candy selection! So simple yet fun, I couldn’t get enough!
I had them bring me a baggie (speak up people, how else can you bring the candy home unless you have a bag?!) and I even took some for my son.
I love nonpareils but those giant round jelly beans were my favorite I think, especially combined in each bite with the chocolate from the nonpareils.
I may need to buy a bag of Easter-inspired jelly beans from Target or something and use them in place of the Trader Joe’s jelly beans I eat during my long runs.
I CANNOT stop thinking about these jelly beans!
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Do you go through food phases? If so, what are you currently loving and/or what did you suddenly stop eating?
Which candies would you have picked from that bin? m&m’s, Smarties, jelly beans, nonpairels, Hershey’s kisses…
Favorite meal of the day?