It’s Wednesday… which means we’re already halfway through this shortened work week! Love long weekends
It also means it’s time to go through an entire day of eats for me! Today I’m talking about what I ate Tuesday, a normal (but very long) work day for this girl. Big thanks goes out to Jen over at Peas and Crayons for hosting!
Breakfast this morning was a work week staple: egg sandwich!
Lunch at the office today was a green chili turkey burger with some fresh strawberries that had admittedly seen better days. I followed Jessica‘s recipe almost exactly, except I used ground turkey instead of ground chicken.
There’s melty cheddar cheese inside these burgers. So good! Plus they’re quick to put together, healthy, and satisfying. I think my favorite part is the simple list of ingredients. The recipe uses the entire can(s) of green chiles, so you’re not left with an awkward half can of a random ingredient sitting in your fridge waiting to be used. A definite bonus, especially when you’re sharing a fridge with two roommates!
My snack today included a recipe experiment failure of sorts. (I cannot throw away food, so even if a recipe doesn’t turn out like I hope it will, I end up eating it anyway). This failure tasted great, but didn’t hold shape like it was supposed to.
I was baking these easy, five ingredient peanut butter granola bars, but I tried substituting the peanut butter with some prepared PB2 instead. For those of you who love peanut butter as much as I do and generally don’t trust yourself near a jar for fear of consuming 34729 spoonfuls in one sitting, PB2 may be the answer to your prayers. It’s a delicious powdered peanut butter, with a peanutty taste and only 45 calories in 2 tablespoons. You can see now why I wanted to try baking with it, right?
Well, it turns out the natural oil and fats in peanut butter are pretty essential in the baking process of these bars, because they turned out super crumbly and wouldn’t hold. Oh well, I crumbled them up and pretended I was trying to make granola. No one needs to know! (although now all of you do). My add-ins for these “bars” included some shredded coconut and dried mango..quite delicious if I do say so myself, especially with some Chobani!
Work it Out/Dinner
I didn’t leave the office until a little after 6 today, and had to run a quick errand. By the time I got home at 6:45pm, I was pretty ravenous. But I wanted to squeeze in a run and keep on track with Jillian’s body revolution (planning to rest tomorrow). I also had a pretty rough day at work if I’m being honest, and I really wanted to pound pavement. I had half a banana to power me through.
I ended up running a little under 4 miles on my usual route, but it was really humid and muggy so a bit more challenging than my run yesterday. Then I did the phase 1 strength 1 workout, showered, and ate some dinner. Definitely wasn’t in the mood to cook at this point, so I had what I was craving, a slice of banana bread and some cereal with the other half of my banana.
I enjoyed a nice bowl of vanilla bean ice cream for dessert.
Anyone that knows me knows that I am a chocolate fanatic and will choose chocolate over vanilla everysingleday fortherestofmylife. But for some really strange reason I’ve been craving vanilla lately. So unlike me. Maybe my taste buds are evolving?
Anyway I’m completely pooped!