Hey there and happy hump day! Just 2 more days til the weekend!
My WIAW post (linking up with Peas and Crayons today) is a sprinkle of random food choices this week. Let’s start off with breakfast.
I love when I have a day off and can spend a bit of time in the kitchen actually cooking something. I like food so making a meal is a relaxing way to start the day for me. On Sunday morning, I decided to use up some eggs and spinach and made scrambled eggs.
My usual formula for scrambled eggs and omelets is 1 egg + 3 egg whites. I like to keep 1 yolk in for the nutrients and a bit of fat, and using egg whites for the rest keeps dishes lower-cal and packed with protein.
I picked up this protein bar the other day in Fresh Market and gave it a try yesterday for breakfast. I like to buy unfamiliar items like this every now and just to try them, especially because patients sometimes bring up random food products to me.
I wasn’t very impressed with this bar, mainly because it tasted like chalk. I also wasn’t amazed with the ingredient list. I honestly couldn’t even eat the whole thing.
And about that protein- When I calculate my estimated protein needs considering I am not working out right now, I need 45g-56g per day. There’s really no need for a 20g protein bar at breakfast for me personally right now. So that’s that.
My work breakfasts still consist of a mixture of the usual grab-and-go options: almonds, greek yogurt, fiber bars, and/or fruit. Yesterday, I continued to support my grapefruit addiction:
I feel like I need to take a picture of my grapefruit with some granola. It seems only appropriate.
I used to halve a grapefruit and load it with sugar when I was younger, but now I like eating them plain. Does anyone else eat them like this?
And on to a bit of meal prep…
The other night, I roasted a head of cauliflower to have in the fridge as a vegetable option for lunch or dinner. I will do this every now and then just to have a large batch of something on hand in case I don’t feel like cooking much.
And I also made a dish of baked pasta to eat for dinner that night. Because I need pasta. All the time.
I purposely make lots of servings of these types of dishes because they are great for leftovers. Check out this post on how to lighten a pasta dish for ways to decrease calories/carbs and pack in some more nutrients.
I ended up making tupperwares full of pasta and cauliflower to take to work this week. I know the two don’t seem like they really go together, but I promise you they do. At least in my dietitian mind they do. Yup.
Last but not least, this cold rainy weather in Charlotte is really getting the best of me, and last night I hit up Panera for some soup. I usually get their pick 2 with broccoli soup and a salad, but tragedy struck last night when they were all out of the broccoli soup! Bummer. I ended up getting turkey chili instead.
Paired with a greek salad with chicken. Oh, and they were all out of their sprouted grain rolls, too. And they forgot silverware. Get your shit together, Panera! Just kidding. I love you.
That’s it on the food front for today. I hope you have a great hump day!!
P.S. I also wanted to say congratulations to my sister-in-law and her husband! They welcomed a baby boy into the world yesterday!!!!