First WIAW of 2014

Happy Wednesday!

I haven’t joined the What I Ate Wednesday link-up in a while—and I managed to photograph my eats yesterday—so I figured, why not?! Here’s a look at What I Ate Wednesday Tuesday.


Breakfast

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Breakfast is the same ol’, same ol’ around here… overnight oats. Every now and then, I add cereal into the rotation, but overnight oats do the best job of keeping me full throughout the entire morning. In case you’re wondering, my overnight oats are a mix of old-fashioned oats, plain Greek yogurt, chia seeds, and low-fat milk. (I don’t have the exact measurements; I just “eyeball” it.) I topped my oats with peanut butter, semisweet chocolate chips, and a drizzle of honey. The cup of coffee goes without saying!

AM Snack

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I love these little Fiber One bars—the brownies, lemon bars, and cinnamon coffee cake are all yummy! They are small and not all that filling, but they make for a good snack with a second cup of coffee in the mid-morning.

Lunch

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I packed leftovers from dinner on Monday (stuffed pepper soup), but I ended up having to order lunch at work and eating a salad. This was a small victory for me as I passed on the pizza that was there. Passing up pizza wasn’t easy, but I just tried to keep in mind that it’s something I can eat any time (like this weekend!), and I didn’t need to have it in that moment. I also had a cup of pineapple Chobani.

Dinner

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Following our meal plan for the week, I made baked Caesar chicken for dinner with green beans and mashed potatoes (this dinner makes for great leftovers, too!). I also enjoyed a small glass of Syrah… I needed something to take the chill off my bones caused by our –15* wind chills and red wine did the trick!

Dessert

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As always, I had to end the day with something sweet. A chocolate-covered pretzel from my Christmas stocking made for a yummy dessert.

How often—if at all—do you order lunch out at work (or go out to eat at a restaurant)?

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14 comments

    • 4thesakeofcake says:

      Yep, the whole “ordering out” thing is such a foreign concept in the teaching world! Where I work now, some people order out EVERY day… I am far too cheap for that!

    • 4thesakeofcake says:

      This was one of the first times I was actually able to put that type of thinking to use… it’s just pizza. :-)

  1. Laura@fitfreshnfunny says:

    I tried overnight oats once, and they just didn’t work for me like the hot ones do. I go out for lunch at work maybe once or twice a month-sometimes it’s nice to skip my lunch workout and just grab a book and some tunes and de-stress in public. It’s nice to have some decadent me time! I always skip the catered in food when we have it though-forget food that appeals to the masses, I want food that appeals to me, and if I don’t get to pick it, then forget it!
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  2. Stephanie @ My Freckled Life says:

    Looks like a great day of eats! And great job on the willpower today! That’s always the hardest part for me. I usually do a good job of bringing my lunch nearly every day, but I have a harder time when we have a work meeting or something and pizza is delivered to us! Especially since my work doesn’t usually splurge on the salads or extras. So it’s pizza or starve!
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    • 4thesakeofcake says:

      I’m the same way… I always pack but then if something is provided for free, I have a hard time turning it down!

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