Let’s take a look at what I ate on Monday although really, Monday’s meals look like any other weekday when I am not out for lunch or dinner.
What can I say, I am creature of habit and that will never change.
We are calling Monday’s first breakfast Pre-Workout instead of Pre-Run because I didn’t run, I went to the gym after Pure Barre instead.
There is no nice way to display the early morning bowl of oatmeal especially now that the sun isn’t rising until after I eat.
I don’t even want to talk about the dark mornings because then I start thinking about winter dark (snowing and freezing) mornings that often send me to the treadmill instead of outside and I am not ready for that.
And yes, you are correct, those are frozen blueberries mixed in with my oatmeal and cinnamon because suddenly the fresh blueberries are either unavailable or only available if I want to fork over $5.99 for one handful.
Just because I didn’t run doesn’t mean I skip my second breakfast. I follow the same eating patterns every day of the week – easy runs, speed runs, long runs, cross-training, rest days etc., just adding more to the bowl when I run more miles.
Here’s a look before I mix everything up…
Cold oatmeal on the bottom with strawberries, blueberries, Skoop B-Strong (best protein powder ever, seriously) and lots of peanut butter.
I worked from Starbucks instead of Panera for a change of scenery and coffee flavor.
I brought a peanut butter and banana sandwich on cinnamon raisin Ezekiel bread with me to Starbucks just so I wouldn’t have to leave as soon as my appetite kicked in and my stomach started to growl at me.
I like to eat every couple of hours because anything beyond that makes me cranky, gives me a stomach ache and leaves me unable to focus.
I had another banana (I think with some peanut butter) when I got home in the afternoon. I have been eating a lot of bananas lately.
I am currently obsessed with Japanese sweet potatoes which is really not okay because not every grocery store sells them (I am looking at you Trader Joe’s).
If you have had the Japanese sweet potato, you know why I like it – still sort of sweet with a similar texture to the regular sweet potato BUT there’s that terrific, distinguishable extra bite of starchiness that is just SO satisfying.
Not so satisfying is the wild shrimp I bought from Whole Foods. Bleh. In fact, I am returning the bag ASAP.
I do not eat fish all that often at all and usually do not buy it for the house but sometimes, on occasion, I get the frozen wild shrimp from Trader Joe’s. However, Trader Joe’s has been out of that frozen wild shrimp for quite a while so I thought the Whole Foods bag would be a good substitute. Wrong. It’s awful.
I have been warming up my diced apple with cinnamon before adding the peanut butter which is something I really haven’t done since the winter.
I love warmed apples and my stomach really appreciates this snack because cooked apples are easier for me to digest.
One of these days I will get around to the recipe post for my latest peanut butter chocolate chip dip.
It’s just so good that I eat it all immediately, leaving no time for proper picture taking. I am lucky it even makes it to the bowl.
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Do you like Japanese sweet potatoes better than regular sweet potatoes? How do you normally cook them?
Am I the only one back to frozen blueberries already?
Are you packing lunch today? What did you prepare?