The wrong side of the WIAW

Hopefully today is better, but yesterday I must have woken up on the wrong side of the bed. It was a rough one, but I can’t say it was for any particular reason.

Forgetting my work clothes at home (I usually shower at the gym), driving in pouring rain (hate driving in rain), work issues, and a few other things managed to push every one of my buttons. The worst part – I usually find comfort in food. Uh oh…

First Breakfast – pre-gym rice cake

Second Breakfast – amazing apple oats (recipe below)


Snack – eggs (I planned on only eating one, but when I noticed broken shells, I knew they’d go bad soon.)


Lunch – half a packet of Trader Joe’s madras lentils over quinoa


Snack – one egg white (I was on the right track), then a bunch of tortilla chips (nope – didn’t find comfort in that bag, and nope – didn’t take a picture either)

Dinner – white chicken chili (Seeing how I was in the mood for comfort food, I scratched my original stuffed pepper idea and went for chili instead. I very loosely followed this recipe, but it turned out very well.)


Snack – ginger snaps (I swiped two of ’em at Bible study. Sigh… no comfort there either, though I did feel much better after chatting a bit with the girls)

ginger snaps

I know Jen’s What I Ate Wednesday theme is about falling into good habits, and… ummm… let’s hope none of yesterday becomes a habit! Well, I guess the apple oats could become a habit. Those are darn tasty!

Protein Apple Oats:

  • 0.5 cup old fashioned oats
  • 0.5-1 tsp chia seeds
  • 0.5 cup water
  • 1 small apple (like super small), diced
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein
  • dash or two of cinnamon

Mix oats, chia, water, and apple in a bowl. Microwave for about 1 minute. Stir in protein and cinnamon very well, and microwave for 2 additional minute. If it starts to boil over, just stop the microwave. It’s done.

Remove oats from the microwave and let sit. I let them sit while I work out, but you could let them sit while you shower, get ready in the morning, or whatever. When you come back to them, they’re still slightly warm but firm and doughy. Mmmmm!

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18 Responses to The wrong side of the WIAW

  1. i put protein powder in just about everything.
    even brownies.

  2. I love apples in oats! I don’t think I’ve ever put protein powder in it, though. Only egg whites!

  3. Sorry yesterday was rough. Let’s blame it on a Tuesday. πŸ˜›

  4. lindsay says:

    i do too. Protein packed everything! hope today is better friend.

  5. I had a crummy day yesterday too.. bleh. Hopefully today is better for the both of us πŸ™‚

  6. Awwwr we all have those days, and they definitely suck, but they pass and better days come. Hope today is already starting out as a better day for you πŸ™‚

  7. Nichole says:

    OOH, bummers about the bad day. You’ll bounce back!

    You still ate really well – I would have been heading to Dunkin Donuts:)

  8. Apple oats? Yes please! Definitely trying these!

  9. I just tried protein powder in my quinoa flakes this morning. Didn’t really care for it. But I should try it with another fruit instead of banana… Like your apple! πŸ™‚

  10. Now I want some hard-boiled eggs…. yum.

  11. Mmmm… now I cant decide between apple or my original plan for pumpkin overnight oats tomorrow… maybe a combo…

  12. We all have those crummy days πŸ™

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  14. Some days are just ‘those days.’ In college we used to say, ‘I’m having a day.’ Not good. Not bad. Nothing in particularly making you feel crummy, but it’s just ‘a day.’

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