Apr 152015

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!


After work, I met up with Anne for a class at our favorite yoga studio, Edge yoga.

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?

 Posted by on April 15, 2015

  6 Responses to “WIAW #100: Nothing in the kitchen”

  1. What a lovely day of eats! Your salad, at lunch, looks amazing! xoxo, ganeeban

  2. You did pretty good for no food! Canned tuna is my go-to when my options are limited, there’s always some cans in the cupboard. 🙂

  3. I tend to spend the most on breakfast when we don’t have anything in the house, mainly because I can’t go out for lunch (#teacherproblems). I tend to go for a lot of rice bowls when we don’t have much in the house. I can usually find enough to make an interesting and healthy mix!

  4. Sometimes the best (and most random meals) happen when my fridge gets empty! It forces me to actually use stuff that has been hiding in my freezer and/or pantry for goodness knows how long! When in doubt, I usually come up with some sort of pasta or rice “surprise” meal. Although, in a pinch, good ole PB&J always does the trick!

  5. That final meal salad looks amazing! And to be honest when I’m low in the food department, I do breakfast for dinner! Eggs and toast or even pancakes 🙂

  6. I try to always have eggs, chickpeas, chopped tomatoes and frozen veg so I can always make something out of them if I’m in a squeeze. We have a Subway and a large supermarket near work so there’s never the danger of going hungry at lunch thankfully! But if I ran out of oats I don’t know what I’d do! Catastrophe!

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