Well, would you look at that. We made it to 100 What I Ate Wednesdays! Hooray! (It’s the little things.) 🙂
For today’s post, I thought we would take a look at my eats from yesterday! Since Fabio and I were in NYC all weekend, we didn’t have time for meal planning or grocery shopping on Sunday which, as you probably know, is one of my main tips for eating healthy and saving money during the week.
Today I’m going to show you that my life isn’t always perfect! I don’t always have a fully stocked kitchen with plenty of produce, and sometimes I have to spend a little more or eat a little less fresh. Today’s lunch for example, is a good old PB&J. Yep – at least we have bread!
Anyway, here’s a look at my eats from yesterday!
We are currently out of both milk and bananas (tragic) which means breakfasts this week have been a little lackluster. Luckily we still have some Greek yogurt, so yesterday’s meal featured a container of blueberry Chobani with some walnuts thrown in for healthy fat and crunch.
Not the worst breakfast in the world considering the state of our refrigerator!
Yesterday was dreary and wet outside, so I was dreading having to head across the street to pick up lunch. Luckily some of my coworkers were feeling the same way, so we ordered lunch from a delicious Greek place that delivers.
I wound up ordering the “Big Greek” salad with succulent grilled shrimp, and I had no problem gobbling up every bite. The warm pita bread was especially delicious dunked in some of the garlicky salad dressing. Yum! Although my wallet hated this $12 lunch splurge, my tummy was happy!
The class was really good, and I felt challenged in the best possible way. It felt so good to stretch!
I was even able to get into a headstand with some help from our awesome instructor, Mark. He helped me get into the position and then let go of me for a few seconds so I could practice holding myself up on my own. I think with a few more classes I should be able to get it down! I love how easy it is to measure your progression in yoga, compared to other classes. I definitely think I’m improving!
After our yoga class, Anne and I popped over to SweetLeaf for a little dinner date. Apparently I was pretty hungry, because I totally forgot to snap a photo of my salad. Don’t worry though, I snagged this one about an hour later when I dug into the second half. 😉
This salad was a make-your-own, to which I added mixed greens, chicken, black beans, corn, carrots, green beans, sundried tomatoes, salsa, and cheddar cheese. There may have been a few other items in there I’m forgetting; it was totally random but really good. I chose the balsamic dressing and a squeezed lemon per Anne’s suggestion, and it was delicious!
I also ate a piece of bread on the side, and finished my evening with a small handful of chocolate chips. 😉
Overall I’m happy that I wound up getting so many veggies into my diet yesterday considering we have almost none in our kitchen right now (even though it wound up costing me more than I like to spend on weekday meals – gulp). I have a feeling today will be a little less successful, but also a lot cheaper. I’m thinking I might make some soup for dinner since that uses mostly canned veggies, but we shall see!
At this point we are just going to continue winging it until we can get back to the store on Sunday, so it will be interesting to see what crazy meals we come up with!
Question of the day: What are your go-to foods when you haven’t been to the grocery store?