Wednesdays may just be my new favorite day of the week! But I’m not sure which I’m excited more about – the fact that I get to share my eats for another What I Ate Wednesday, or the fact that I get to do it from the comfort of my couch, at home!
Yesterday I mentioned that it feels good to be back in a routine at work. I went into “break-mode” as soon as I finished the semester. Then I went on a trip to Austin and exacerbated the issue. I can finally say I’m back into a good routine and am happily productive. But because it is summer, after all, I’ve decided to treat myself to 1 work-from-home day per week and I’ve deemed those days to be Wednesdays!
It feels fantastic to be able to work from home, and yet still manage to get stuff done around the house (e.g., I can definitely do some loads of laundry while I’m working without interfering with my productivity too much).
And it’s a good thing, too, because I’m going out of town for a long 4th of July weekend and I cannot believe that’s just 2 weeks from now! Yikes! So I need the productivity, for sure!
So let’s get to it – my eats:
Breakfast was a little more elaborate than usual since I’m at home. I made chocolate chip protein pancakes, using chocolate flavored soy protein powder.
Plus a piece of turkey bacon and some hash browns (1 small Idaho potato). I also topped the pancake with about a table spoon of dark chocolate dreams peanut butter and 3 sliced strawberries. Amazing and kept me full for hours!
Still very full at lunch time, so I opted for a smoothie rather than a big lunch.
In the cup: a cup of spinach, 1 small banana, 1 Tbs cinnamon raisin swirl Peanut Butter, 3 strawberries, dollop of blueberry greek yogurt, and splash of almond milk to make it blend. Amazingly delicious!
In late afternoon I decided today was the day I would finally make that hummus I mentioned way-back-when.
Gathered the ingredients: garlic, tahini, chick peas, olive oil, salt, and lemon (for juice)
I popped it all in my tiny little food processor and turned it on and walked away sat there holding it, because that’s how my food processor rolls!
I streamed in a little more olive oil midway to make it smoother.
I’m currently enjoying my afternoon snack: freshly made hummus and carrot sticks.
And though I’ve yet to make dinner, I have some chicken enchiladas planned for the night. But since I don’t want to leave you hanging, here’s a dinner I had from over this past weekend. Chris and I went to Jason’s Deli. I got a cup of tomato basil soup (sinful!) and went a wee-bit overboard on the salad bar. It was delicious!
Do you have a Jason’s Deli where you live?
What’s your favorite summer time soup?