Talk about some crazy weather (for us…it’s all relative) yesterday! I should preface that by saying that where Jay and I live, we don’t often get too many big storms. Because of our location (or so I hear) most storms that start to come our way either split or dissipate before we ever get a chance to experience them (and I looooove me a good thunderstorm). First, the storms started during the day while I was at work, with a crazy afternoon hail storm.
Then last night, we had storms for a good few hours starting around 9:30pm. We were so excited to actually have a storm that we shut off all the lights and just sat on our couch staring our the front window at the lightning show. You should have seen us…we must have looked like little kids. It was great. Then we got round two of storms around 1:30 in the morning, which woke both of us up for quite a while.
So now that that’s out of the way, let’s go ahead and talk food, shall we? For this week’s WIAW, I’m sharing the usual Tuesday meals, with the exception of lunch which was actually from Monday. But hey, who’s keeping track?
A beautiful combination of strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries mixed with Quaker Oatmeal Squares, Honey Nut Cheerios, and almond milk.
Cereal combos are always delicious, but when I can get three kinds of fresh berries in there? Heaven.
I made another loaf of banana bread over the weekend (we seem to wind up with two overripe bananas every week these days…so odd? ;) ) so I snacked on a slice of that with some almond butter.
I actually forgot to take a photo of yesterday’s lunch (which was a mini tortilla with turkey, provolone, spinach, avocado, and hummus…OMG so good) so I’m replacing that with the lunch that I had on Monday and have yet to share with you.
This was a typical, veggie-filled salad with all of my favorite goodies (lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, pickles, feta, and dried cranberries) and some leftover grilled chicken. So light and refreshing.
I wasn’t super hungry yesterday afternoon but found myself wanting to eat something more out of boredom than anything else, so I had the (large) orange that I brought with me.
I was on my own for dinner last night and, honestly, had zero desire to put much effort into anything. I was *this close* to pouring myself a bowl of cereal and calling it a night, but I figured two meals of cereal in one day probably wouldn’t be the best choice. ;)
So I went through the fridge and basically put together all of the leftovers I could find…a cooked, mini sweet potato, a small piece of leftover chicken, leftover asparagus, leftover corn, and diced tomatoes. I threw it all in a skillet, let it heat up a bit, then tossed in a big spoonful of our gar la la sauce.
The meal actually wound up making a lot more than I was expecting so I’d say I ate about 2/3 of the meal and saved the rest (I ate all that was in that bowl). For literally being thrown together in about 5 minutes, this meal turned out fantastic.
About an hour after finishing dinner, I decided to lace up my sneakers and headed down to the treadmill for a walking workout. I did a few intervals of faster and slower paces for about 40 minutes before calling it a night. I had actually planned to go a little longer but Baby Tooth seemed to enjoy hanging out on my bladder for the duration, making things a bit uncomfortable…
A little while after that, I decided to cool down with about a serving’s worth of my Ben & Jerry’s Greek frozen yogurt.
But then about an hour after that, I was suddenly in need of something savory…specifically, some sort of toast with butter. I could not get it off my mind. So I toasted half of an English muffin and topped it with some butter.
And funny enough, out of all of the meals I ate yesterday, I’d say that little half of an English muffin was probably the most satisfying of them all. Go figure?
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