Currently speaking in an Australian accent because I just got off the phone with my company’s team down unda’. Every time I talk to them their voices get stuck in my head… Is that weird?
Anyhow – onto your regularly scheduled programming!
Before my 5:30am Pure Barre class, I ate half of a banana as a pre-workout/pre-breakfast snack. I’ve been trying to be better about eating something small before morning workouts because I always feel so much better when I do. When I don’t, it seems like my inner hunger beast comes out right when I’m about to start my workout.
After making it back home and getting ready, I had this delicious breakfast waiting on me in the fridge…
Overnight oats with blackberries, pomegranate seeds, Trader Joe’s flax & chia peanut butter, and a little sprinkle of hemp seeds. I made the oats by combining 1/2 cup rolled oats, 1 tbsp chia seeds, 1/2 scoop of Vega One Vanilla Protein & Greens, & 2/3 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk.
I’ve been using 2/3 cup of liquid instead of 1 cup and my overnight oats have been SO thick and delicious! I even updated the recipe on the blog to include this ratio.
This morning’s snack was rather orange. I snacked on a hardboiled egg, mini bell peppers, and a slice of Just Mango to tide me over until lunch.
Lunch was quite the power salad! The base included kale & a power greens blend massaged with a dressing I quickly made by combining 2 tbsp red wine vinegar, 1 tbsp lemon juice, a splash of maple syrup, & a splash of olive oil. I topped the greens with quinoa, chickpeas, shredded carrot, avocado, pecans, pomegranate seeds, and artichoke hearts.
To be totally honest – the artichoke hearts weren’t the best addition. I ended up eating them off first before digging into the rest of the salad.
… Much better 🙂
I spent the afternoon popping around meetings, so I was thankful to have some portable snacks ready to grab from my lunchbox.
I ordered a variety pack of RX Bars the other week and can’t get enough! They remind me of Larabars, but with a higher protein content from egg whites.
And don’t even get me started on the packaging…
My favorite flavors have been Coffee Chocolate, Chocolate Coconut, and Peanut Butter, but have my eyes on the Pumpkin Spice seasonal flavor!
I also had a honeycrisp apple to round out the afternoon.
I stayed at work a little late for my call with our pals abroad, so I was more than ready for dinner when I walked through the door. I quickly sautéed some snow peas and mushrooms in coconut oil and turmeric and paired it with yesterday’s leftovers.
The end result was sautéed veggies, roasted brussels sprouts, roasted butternut squash, baked tofu, and a big dollop of Trader Joe’s Roasted Garlic hummus.
This takes me back to senior year of college when I swear I ate roasted sweet potatoes, roasted veggies, and roasted tempeh with hummus/hot sauce for over 50% of my dinners.
I was really craving some greek yogurt after dinner, so I was super thankful I picked up a few Siggi’s this weekend at Whole Foods.
I mixed together some plain Siggi’s with stevia and cinnamon and topped it with cacao nibs and a little Wild Friends Sesame Cranberry Peanut Butter.
It hit the spot!
Now I am sitting on the couch finishing up this blog post, getting ready to snuggle into bed and finish the book I’ve been reading, Crooked Little Lies. It feels like I’ve been reading this for forever, so I’m excited to see how it ends!
I’m an avid reader, and have been thinking about doing some book reviews on the blog as I finish books I am reading… So stay tuned. 🙂
What’s your favorite no BS snack or meal?
Are there any particular accents you love listening to?