What I Ate Wednesday #109: Fueling for Opening Day

Friends, today is a big day. It’s not just Wednesday. It’s opening day for Truve! It has certainly been a long process [and I wasn’t even around for much of it!] but that’s part of what makes opening so exciting. I can’t wait to work with my clients at a brand new facility with lots of new equipment that I haven’t had much of a chance to play with.. like kettlebells! Oooh my clients are going to hate me ๐Ÿ˜‰

Anywho, clearly yesterday I had to properly fuel myself for the occasion. You know, all that excitement really drains me. Ha!

[Breakfast]
Protein Egg White Oats Oatmeal Almond Peanut Butter
Tired of seeing this yet? Well, I’m certainly not tired of eating it! My new favorite thing, however, is to prep it the night before. Toss in a little extra almond milk in the morning and throw in the microwave for a few minutes and I’m good to go. I’m also loving sprinkling a little salt on top. Try it. Trust me.

[Mid-Morning Snack]
Think Thin Creamy Peanut Butter Protein Bar
All I wanted was peanut butter and chocolate. And thank goodness for my ThinkThin bars! So good.

[Lunch]
Kale Avocado Sweet Potato Turkey Burger Persimmon
Sunny day lunch outside is the best. A 20 lb [ok, that’s an exaggeration..] kale salad with Monday night’s turkey burger, sweet potato, snow peas, cucumber, and persimmon. A wonderful combo. Topped it off with a dark chocolate pretzel. I only bring 1 with me to work because I know if I bring more, I’ll eat ’em all!

[Afternoon Snack]
Unpictured: homemade ginger kombucha and peanut butter. Right outta the jar. Give me a spoon and I’m a dangerous gal!
Buffalo Popcorn
Still feeling snacky though, I went for some popcorn drizzled with buffalo sauce. Dang, that was a good choice.

[Dinner]
Pomegranate Chicken Brussels Sprouts Bacon Red Kuri Squash
Pomegranate chicken, bacon pom brussels, and roasted red kuri squash. Use your imagination to double the brussels and squash and that’s probably closer to what I actually ate ๐Ÿ˜‰ This was my first time having red kuri squash and it’s fabulous! So creamy and sweet. My last kabocha was dryer than dry so this definitely more than made up for that.

[Evening Snack]
Apple and 2 dark chocolate salted cashews. Again, if I don’t close the bag after 1 or 2 cashews, I’ll eat ’em all. Kind of like my spoon and PB jar issue.. or non-issue, depending on who you ask.

I think I’m properly fueled for tonight’s opening.. but just in case, you can expect more oatmeal, nut butters, and salad on the menu today ๐Ÿ˜‰

Food for Thought

What food is your weakness?
Have you ever salted your oatmeal?

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8 thoughts on “What I Ate Wednesday #109: Fueling for Opening Day

  1. Pomegranates are so popular here in Kuwait. Unfortunately I have just never been able to hop on board w/ them. In fact, they kind of gross me out when sprinkled on salads. Maybe it’s the extra crunch they give? They do look pretty though ๐Ÿ™‚

    What food is my weakness? pizzzaa!!

  2. I always see your oats on these wiaw posts that look so good! i know you have a few recipes on the blog, but whats your latest go to? i’m always looking for new variations(:

    • My latest go-to is:

      – 1/2 banana, mashed
      – 1/3 cup almond milk
      – 1/3 cup water
      – cinnamon
      – 1/3 cup rolled oats
      – 5 egg whites

      I mash the banana and add it to the liquid and cinnamon. Bring to a boil and add the oats. When the oats are almost done, I add the egg whites and keep mixing until they’re totally cooked through. Throw it in the bowl, sprinkle with a little salt (my new fave!), and top with nut butters and more cinnamon.

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