Thank you for your comments on yesterday’s post! I am still working on responding to those and to your emails.
So, hi! How are you this week? Why do I feel like we really haven’t totally chatted? Is it just me? This time of year is so busy on my end that everything is starting to blur. I was in the city all day on Monday for a wonderful work event which threw me off into thinking it wasn’t even Monday but it was Monday. It was ONLY Monday. And the after school hours around here are becoming more than just after school hours, they are feeling like totally new days, as if I didn’t just put in a full day of work and activity.
Anyway! Let’s take a look at what I ate on Sunday rather than have you listen to me ramble on mindlessly…
I didn’t run on Sunday but I still ate a small breakfast when I first woke up because my stomach needs a little something when I get up in the morning, running or not.
I had my usual half of a banana mashed up into a really small amount of oatmeal along with coffee. A couple hours later (right after a Pure Barre workout), I was ready for what is normally my post-run oatmeal.
We have strawberries in the house right now so I added them to oatmeal along with blueberries, Skoop and almond milk. Served cold.
I also had some watermelon midmorning because water was just not quenching my thirst. This usually happens to me the day after a long run, no matter how I hydrate in the hours following the workout. Watermelon does the trick.
My son requested that we go Chopt again for lunch. I wasn’t overly thrilled with his choice since we all know that I didn’t love my Chopt salad last week but I went along with his request anyway.
I am happy to report that this week’s Chopt salad was much better than last week’s salad! I think they did a better job of chopping this salad, added more of each topping to the mix AND offered me a side of bread. There was no bread offer last time.
- Romaine lettuce and spinach
- hearts of palm
- roasted beets
- roasted butternut squash
I ordered the lemon tahini on the side again and liked it so much better this week so maybe last week was really just an off day at Chopt.
That Chopt salad really filled me up that come dinner time, I was barely in the mood for my typical dinner food. That’s what happens to me if I eat a big lunch especially when I eat it later than my usual lunch time. I really prefer smaller meals during the day and a bigger meal at dinner because I do not like that overly full feeling as I go about my business during the daytime hours. While the salad doesn’t look that big, it felt big in my stomach for some reason.
So for dinner, I made the sandwich that I usually love to eat for lunch which was a really smart decision.
I call it my omelette sandwich. I cook an omelette with spinach, mushrooms and onions and then place it between two toasted cinnamon raisin Ezekiel slices of bread which are covered with mashed avocado. So ridiculously simple and good.
Lately I have been telling myself to make one of my protein bite/snack ball recipes because I haven’t in forever. We need to have those types of snacks on hand but for some reason, I just kept forgetting to actually take the two minutes to whip them up! Once Lisa shared her snack post the other day, I quickly whipped up a version of my peanut butter and banana protein bites — I say version because I didn’t check how I originally made them but I am pretty sure it’s extremely similar and I added raisins.
I have been enjoying a few of these bites in the evening along with a diced apple and already made another batch. My son loves them too!
I also want to make my flourless & grain free fudge brownie bites which are made with sweet potatoes. I may play with the recipe a bit so I will let you know if I come up with a new version! I want to try using Skoop’s chocolate flavored plant based nutritional shake in the mix so we will see what happens.What I Ate on Sunday #WIAW #Chopt #salad #eats #fitfluential #oatmeal Click To Tweet
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