Happy Wednesday and cheers to being halfway throughout the week. I’m excited to dive into today’s post, because it will be a glimpse into what I’d like my blog posts to look like going forward. Apparently I had two days of rambling that I needed to get out of my system, but without further ado, let’s jump into what I ate/did on Monday!
On Monday I woke up with a sore throat and feeling sore, so I knew it was going to be an active rest day. I’ve been focusing on getting two active rest days in a week, and will usually just walk and read. On Monday, I did just that in my apartment gym.
After a few hours of work, I started to get hungry at 9:55, so I put together my latest obsession: yogurt bowls. I topped a bowl of Dannon Light & Fit strawberry yogurt with fresh sliced strawberries, powdered peanut butter, and 1 ½ mini Larabars, crumbled up! I love the chewiness that the Larabar adds to the bowl, and while granola would be a great addition, it is something that is way too easy for me to eat a lot of. So during the beginning of this process of regaining my relationship with food, I will stick to using a Larabar as my granola.
With most of my meals, I’ve found that I typically get hungry 2 hours later, so at 12:25, I enjoy a bowl of Chopped Chickpea Rainbow Salad, a recipe that I found last week from A Foodie Stays Fit. I used a red and yellow pepper, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, chickpeas, and for a dressing, I chose to use Tessemae’s Zesty Ranch. If I could give this recipe 10 stars, I would. It tastes just like my favorite pasta salad that my Mom makes, yet there is no pasta in this! I’ve actually been craving this salad, and since I made it at my parent’s when I was there on Sunday, I had them try it, and they both loved it! This will definitely be a staple each week for me, especially since it’s delicious, easy to make, and makes A LOT!
Last week I noticed that after eating lunch, I was craving sweets in a bad way, so this week I decided to bring a few strawberries with me just to take care of the sweet tooth. I still wanted a piece of chocolate afterwards, but I noticed that the craving went away rather quickly.
I break for a mini snack at 2:30. Over the weekend I also baked some peanut butter banana muffins at my parent’s house, so when I stopped by on my lunch on Monday, I snagged one to tide me over until I could have a bigger afternoon snack once I got back to work. I used this recipe from Chocolate Covered Katie. They are meant to be dense, which is how I like muffins and breads. Undercooked is the way to go!
When I made it home from work, I threw together a meal that would last me throughout the week. I wanted to use up a few items I had in my freezer and pantry, so that is how this concoction came to be.
I wasn’t incredibly hungry, so I enjoyed a small bowl of the above, while watching Hallmark’s Cedar Cove on Netflix, which is my latest addiction!
I wanted something sweet later in the evening, so I enjoyed a Quest bar that I had stored in my purse for emergencies. I wasn’t starving, but I wanted it, so I ate it. No guilt. After a few episode of Cedar Cove, I was in bed a little after 8 and out almost immediately!
What is your go-to evening snack?