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)
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!
- 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!