Can you believe it’s August already? How is that real?
I haven’t done a Daily Diet post in a while, so I thought I’d do one today based on what I ate Monday after the cheeseburger-and-pizza storm that was the weekend. Back to the grind, back to the nutritious.
This picture is actually from today (Tuesday’s) breakfast, but it’s close enough! Scrambled eggs with veggies (spinach, mushrooms, zucchini, cilantro) and Cholula, accompanied by a whole wheat English muffin with butter. And of course coffee. Yum!
Snack AKA Second Breakfast
I usually am hungry three and a half hours after breakfast, but due to the half a Cosmo’s pizza I inhaled (with two sides of spicy ranch) the night before, I was still feeling fun and bloated. I knew that I needed to eat anyway, so I made my first snack: Special K Protein cereal (6 grams of protein) with 2% milk (left over from making Sprouts mac and cheese the previous weekend) and strawberries. It was delicious, especially with a second cup of coffee.
Nick made this veggie pasta over the weekend, and it is incredibly delicious. We’ve got garlic, onions, feta cheese, barley, arugula, and organic heirloom tomatoes (so, so delicious).
I was getting some serious work done and at this point, I could feel the stress of the day start to exacerbate some sugar cravings. I reached for the banana I packed, but it was all mushy inside (womp, womp). I then reached for a dollar bill to go to the vending machine and get some Famous Amos cookies because they’re my biggest weakness, but alas, I only had a five and ten in my wallet. Then I remembered I had some Honduras dark chocolate in my desk drawer, which did the trick. Crisis averted!
Another afternoon pick-me-up
Once I got home from work, I was feeling the lack of a substantial afternoon snack. Nick was planning on making the Runner’s World Cookbook recipe for Garlic Shrimp With White Beans & Tomatoes, so I sliced up an apple with peanut butter for the hour cooking time. (I didn’t get a photo of it, though, because right when I sat down to enjoy my snack, Harps needed to go outside! By the time I returned I was too hungry to care about photos. Hence the photo I found on the Web.)
Since I’d forgotten to take a pic of my afternoon snack, I gave up on the Daily Diet notion and didn’t take a photo of dinner. Then I realized I have other photos of the same recipe, so alas, here is this post. Also: we added a side of Sprouts’ Seedsational bread and butter.
After dinner we watched some episodes of “Friends From College” while nibbling on this dark chocolate (thanks, Liz!) and sipping some of this stuff from Wine Club:
(Picture taken this morning)
This wine was so smooth and delicious. Hit the spot!
Nick is off to Steamboat this morning to run a section of his race. I’m wishing him luck from afar!
Question of the Day:
What was your favorite edible part of Monday? 😉