What I Ate Wednesday #95: Killer Sweet Tooth

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It’s all in the title. I’m telling you, my sweet tooth has been out of control lately. Especially at night!

Breakfast
Protein Egg Oatmeal Peanut Almond Butter Coffee
The usual. Oatmeal, egg whites, banana, nut butters, coffee. It’s pretty much heaven.

Lunch
Tuna Carrots Sugar Snap Peas Apricot BBQ Rice Cake
My lunch spread. On the floor of the break room at work haha. I mixed up some tuna with apricot bbq sauce and kefir to spread on a rice cake and had some leftover bbq mix for veggie dipping. It was delish.

Afternoon Snack
Cookies Cream Quest Bar

Cookies Cream Quest Bar Baked
I came home to a box of Cookies & Cream Quest Bars [from my Swanson order.. don’t forget to enter the giveaway!] so obviously I popped one in the oven right away. Holy moly I forgot how good these things are!

Dinner
Baked Turkey Italian Meatballs No Cook Tomato Sauce Zucchini Noodles
Another new take on the baked turkey meatballs with zucchini noodles, no-cook tomato sauce, and freshly shredded parm. It was SO good! I used half turkey italian sausage and half regular ground turkey for extra flavor. This version is a keeper, for sure!

Let the dessert games begin!
Fresh Figs Almond Butter
Up first, a fig with almond butter. Because everything is better with nut butter!

Peaches Plums
Followed by a bunch of peaches and plums.

And finished off with salted caramel brownie brittle with peanut butter. No time for pictures of this.. just eating. It’s too delicious! But who am I to turn down chocolate, peanut butter, and salted caramel? I mean, really! I’m actually glad that the bag of brownie brittle is almost gone so I can control myself again! Ha!

Food for Thought

What food is your biggest weakness?

What I Ate Wednesday #79: Ravenous

I may not have caught up on my sleep, but I definitely made up for my lack-luster workout on Monday. I put together a killer full body workout that I’m hoping to share with you this week. I was set on really working up a sweat yesterday and I knew by taking my time, I’d be able to make it through no problem. Mind over matter.

That said, this workout made me absolutely ravenous for the entire day. That’s the sign of a good one!

Breakfast

MyOatmeal Wedding Blend Almond Milk

Frothy coffee is the best.

I could hardly get this breakfast made fast enough! I cook the egg whites before the oats and I’m pretty sure I ate at least half of them before adding the rest back in. It was also the last of my Wedding Blend oats.. darn they were tasty. And I’m in love with my frother. I can’t have a non-frothy cup of coffee anymore!

Lunch

Hoisin Crackers Sweet Potato Tots Sriracha

Don’t be fooled by the perfect-looking egg.

Popcorn Indiana Aged White Cheddar

I’m a fan of pre-portioned snacks.. otherwise I’d eat 12 servings 😉

I was already heating up the oven to get my sweet potato tots nice and crispy, so I figured I’d also just throw an egg into a pan and get that in the oven too. Easy, right? Except when you want a runny yolk and forget that it’s in the oven.. so while this egg looks great, the yolk was wayyy too well done. Still tasted awesome with my leftover hoisin crackers from Monday’s dinner. Cheesy popcorn goes with the peanut sauce, for sure.

Afternoon Snack

Goji Ginger Reeds Kombucha

Booch and blankets.

Vanilla Almond Crunch Quest Bar

Another winning flavor!

I retreated to the sofa for the afternoon and tried to space out my snacks a little bit. Reed’s has quickly become one of my favorite brands of kombucha and I’m loving trying so many flavors of Quest bars since my win! This one was another good one, but definitely not as good as Cookies & Cream, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, and Double Chocolate Chunk. Obviously I baked it for about 10 mins and added some coconut cashew butter on top.

Dinner

Chipotle Cherry Pork Tenderloin Brussels Sprout Wheat Berry Salad

I realize now that the sauce on the pork is not the prettiest sight.

Pork tenderloin is so easy and I love making it in the cast iron pan. The chipotle-cherry sauce [I almost always swap cherry for cranberry] was really good.. a little spicy, a little sweet. And I could never get tired of a brussels sprout wheat berry salad.

Night Cap
A little port wine.. you know, to help me sleep, obviously. Nathan insisted that I have a piece of dark chocolate to go with. I didn’t fight him 😉

I finally got my appetite suppressed as I went through the day but boy was I hungry! Now let’s cross our fingers that I have more energy today.

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Food for Thought

What’s your favorite meal of the day?
How do you satisfy your hunger on bottomless pit days?