Skipping Breakfast?! + Pizza Bagels + Other Recent Meals

 

So last week I shared my opinion of the whole dieting in January thing. This week, I’m catching clips about this new belief in skipping breakfast. I won’t even dignify this with a comment other than how I laughed when they said don’t eat breakfast, wait until you are hungry. Well, I wake up hungry every single morning without fail so there’s that. I’m never going to skip breakfast, ever, and I will never advise anyone to skip eating first thing in the morning, either. Breakfast is such an important meal for so many reasons, metabolism-boosting effects included, and no new study is going to try to tell me otherwise.

In other news, I worked from Panera the other day which was a welcome treat. It’s not often I work from Panera anymore but when I do, I find I get so much done AND enjoy a salad (plus unlimited coffee) while I’m at it.

It seems Panera no longer has their cilantro hummus which made me sad. This salad was still good though. I order the seasonal greens with hummus plus avocado. It’s my own custom creation and very good.

panera salad

Pizza bagels have been a major dinner trend for me as of late. Like last week? I NEEDED a pizza bagel for dinner I think three nights in a row. Some nights I’m all about roasting sweet potatoes (you know, as my complex carb if we want to get technical) to add to my dinner plate and some nights, I truly need bread. Listen, I am all about nutrient-dense, whole foods but part of my balance is eating what I crave too. I feel like I sound so blogger-cliche and cheesy when I say “my body needed a pizza bagel” but it did. I needed a bagel.

This night, in particular, was a whole wheat pizza bagel.

pizza bagel

And this night I made my pizza bagel on a bialy. Always with a side salad.

pizza bagel

I remembered that I really liked Core Life Eatery when I was there fairly recently so I chose it over Chopt for lunch the other afternoon. I’m pretty sure that this salad involved romaine, quinoa, pickled onions, brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, beets, and tomato. So hard to keep track of ingredients!

core life eatery

Oh hey, and here’s a true flashback of a meal to my earlier blogging days. A stir fry! I used to eat these stir fry bowls several nights a week for years. Long-time readers may remember these bowls from my What I Ate Wednesday posts. I don’t know when I stopped making them but very randomly, I made this for dinner the other night. Roasted purple sweet potatoes, broccoli, peppers, chickpeas, and avocado with Trader Joe’s sweet chili sauce. As good as I remembered!

stir fry

I’m realizing as I close out this post that I never even share pictures of my breakfast anymore. I mean, what’s there to see, really. In case anyone is wondering since I did start this post talking about breakfast, I do still eat my oatmeal every single morning without fail. A small bowl with coffee before I run, and a bowl after my workout. I may skip the breakfast photos, but I can’t even imagine skipping breakfast. Pretty sure I would feel extremely sick, weak, off-balance, and unable to exercise to full potential without something in my stomach, let alone the ability to function properly to work and be nice to people.

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