Heeeeeyyyyyy! How’s it going? It sounds like everyone had a pretty good weekend, am I right? Just think, we’re already coming up on the next one.
Today is obv Wednesday, which means it’s time for another What I Ate Wednesday post. Be sure to check out Peas & Crayons for other blogger eats, treats, and recipes. Oh, and if you don’t already, how ’bout following me on Bloglovin?
Breakfast: Kashi GoLean cereal with a nectarine and low-fat plain yogurt (I opted for regular yogurt instead of Greek because organic Greek yogurt is silly pricey. Anyone else noticed this? Liquid gold, I tell ya!)
Snack: a little Good Belly juice drink
Lunch: Ugly bowl of healthy fat, fiber, and lean protein (delicious though! recipe below) and some grapes
Snack: Smoothie (frozen banana, unsweetened almond milk, and chocolate protein)
Dinner: Spaghetti with lean beef sauce (in serious need of comfort food) & side salad
Dessert: Ice cream (This organic flavor is so delicious even though it’s just my grocery store’s generic brand. It was on sale this week, so I picked up two cartons!)
I haven’t really had much of an appetite lately. I mean, it’s still there, but it’s not crazy like it was a couple weeks ago. I guess Baby E goes through growth spurts even in the belly.
Now for that lunch… I’m going to call it a “belly bowl” because it’s good for my preggo belly. Frankly, with all the fiber, protein, and healthy fat, I think it’s good for just about any belly.
- ½ lb chicken breasts
- 1 cup water (or a wee bit less)
- ½ cup dry quinoa
- ½ bag plain broccoli slaw
- ½ avocado
- ⅓ cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice)
- Preheat oven to 400. Bake chicken breasts on baking sheet or in glass Pyrex dish for 30 minutes or until fully cooked.
- While chicken is baking, boil water. Add quinoa and top with the broccoli slaw. Cover and reduce to a simmer. Cook 15 minutes, stir, and cook uncovered until broccoli slaw has softened and water has been absorbed (additional 5-10 minutes).
- While chicken is baking and quinoa is cooking, blend half an avocado with the milk in a blender or food processor to make a sauce. Use more or less milk to get desired consistency. Set aside.
- Once chicken is done, cut it to check for doneness and dice into cubes. Stir the diced chicken into the quinoa mixture. Divide into two portions. Before serving, top with avocado sauce.
- Do people ever judge your ugly lunches? If you pack your lunch and work in an office, you know what I’m talkin’ bout.