What I Ate Wednesday 4.27.16


Good morning! I am all cheery today because my son is off from school the rest of the week (another spring break) so we are in no rush to get out the door. Yesterday was my last serious run before Sunday’s race so I will head out at my leisure this morning to run just a few easy miles.

Let’s take a look at what I ate on Monday which saw a lot of the usual meals plus dinner out because I had enough of looking at my kitchen.


The early morning usual pre=run oatmeal with banana and coffee.


I didn’t finish this first bowl of oatmeal so I saved it for after my run, mixed with Skoop B-Strong and frozen blueberries (just like my blueberry pie protein oatmeal).


I worked from home all morning and then made myself early lunch. Under that plate of roasted Japanese sweet potatoes is an omelette topped with avocado.

 eggs with roasted sweet potatoes

I had so much work to do that I decided to go to Starbucks for the rest of the day before picking my son up from school. I tend to focus best in the morning but really needed to stay in a working groove in order to finish up a bunch of writing things so out of the house was the best way to do that.

More coffee (half decaf) plus a side of fruit because I was getting hungry again.



It was such a mentally busy working day that as I thought about dinner, I just knew I wasn’t cooking. I didn’t have it in me and honestly, I was feeling tired and bored with everything I make and really didn’t want to even look at my kitchen.

Trust me when I say my son did not argue with me when I told him we were going to The Cheesecake Factory for dinner. He was slightly surprised and certainly happy! He can’t stand my cooking most nights which makes no sense because I am a good cook but he’s a boy, so what do boys know anyway?

My favorite salad totally hit the spot. As you probably already know, I always order the barbecue ranch chicken salad with no chicken. I ask for extras of everything else in the salad to replace the chicken which means more black beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, corn and avocado. The onion strings are the best! Dressing on the side.

 Cheesecake Factory BBQ Ranch Salad


We did not have dessert at The Cheesecake Factory. This was a dinner only adventure. I came home and sliced up a granny smith apple, warmed it in the microwave for two minutes, sprinkled Skoop B-Strong on top and added broken up dark chocolate which got all melty after taking the picture. I also ate most of the chocolate while breaking it up.


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What’s your early morning usual breakfast?

How often do you randomly decide to go out for dinner during the week?

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  1. says

    Wow, that omelet + the Japanese sweet potato looks good. I have never seen a Japanese sweet potato before. I usually eat a bowl of yogurt with ALL the toppings in the morning. I can go a little crazy with toppings. Also, that favorite salad looks epic. 🙂
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  2. says

    My morning breakfast is similar to yours–oatmeal with brown rice protein, cocoa powder, almond butter, cinnamon and berries. We go out to dinner maybe once a week or so, but try not to do it too often to save money since it can really add up. But it’s so hard when the weather is nice out, because I just want to sit outside with cocktails and have someone else cook for me!
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  3. says

    Its really rare that we go out for dinner during the week, but last Thursday I was stuck late at my training and there was lots of traffic getting home, so it made more sense to eat out rather than start cooking at 7 when we were already starving. I’m glad we don’t go out to eat regularly during the week because then I don’t feel so bad on night’s like that when it makes sense!
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