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As I went to sleep Saturday night, I realized that every meal from the day involved toppings and mix-in’s, sparking the topic of this week’s What I Ate Wednesday post.
Toppings and mix-in’s are words we can use interchangeable though, right? I mean, if all you do is top your food with the toppings, then I guess it’s toppings but if you take the toppings and then mix things around, the toppings become mix-in’s. Are you still following me? Okay great, on to the food!
- Cooked oatmeal, served cold
- Frozen blueberries
- Skoop Plant Based Protein Nutritional Shake in Vanilla
- Peanut Butter (I added Peanut Butter & Co.’s Crunch Time)
- Almond Milk
I prepare my oats in a jar before I leave for my long run. The oatmeal is already cooked so I spoon it into the almost empty peanut butter jar, mix in the blueberries (which defrost while I am running), add in the almond milk, cinnamon, Skoop and extra peanut butter.
I love oats in a jar (different from overnight oats since my oatmeal is cooked and served cold) because it’s the perfect post run recovery meal for me. It’s already prepared for me so all I have to do is sit down to eat immediately after taking a shower. They say the proper refuel window after a hard workout should be between 30 -60 minutes but I know that for me, I recover best when I eat closer to the 30 minute window. I actually think the extra soreness I experienced after last week’s half marathon has a lot to do with the fact that I did not eat within my usual post run window.
I was pleasantly surprised by how big and delicious this chopped salad was from Bagel Basket. I ordered the small yet I couldn’t even finish the bowl. How big was the large if this was the small?!
Chopped salad mix-in’s:
- Romaine lettuce
- Chick peas
- Dried cranberries
- Feta cheese
I am so glad I ordered the dressing on the side — this salad did not need dressing at all! I didn’t even open the container of honey mustard dressing.
I also ordered a cinnamon raisin bagel to replace the mini bagel that comes with the salad. Have I mentioned I am very into bagels lately? I don’t crave them every day but at least once a week I need a really big one that’s crispy on the outside and doughy on the inside.
When my son asked to go to Chopt for dinner after his game, I was a little bit not so thrilled since I just had a salad for lunch. However, I wasn’t about to say no to his request for a meal that involved vegetables..
I have been to Chopt before in the city, this is the first location in our area which opened fairly recently.
Do I love it? Not really. I mean, it’s good stuff but I always think that I can make a better salad at home for less money.
Maybe it was an off day, maybe I wasn’t in the mood, maybe it was the girl who didn’t chop my salad so well but this Chopt salad was just kinda okay and nowhere near as good as my lunch salad!
Chopt salad toppings:
- Romaine lettuce, kale spinach mix
- Roasted butternut squash
- Sautéed mushrooms
- Organic tofu
- Hearts of palm
- Lemon tahini
Chopt offers signature salad combinations so you don’t have to think but I like to create my own. Oh, and I didn’t love the lemon tahini.
Dessert at Cold Stone Creamery made up for dinner. It was one of those nights where I ate dinner just to get to dessert.
Cold Stone sundae mix-in’s:
- Chocolate fudge brownie frozen yogurt
- Cookie dough
- Chocolate chips
- Hot Fudge
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