Good morning and happy Wednesday!
Today’s What I Ate Wednesday post comes from my day off earlier this week. I always forget to take pictures of my food when I’m out and about or at work so it’s easier to put together this post when I’m at home (and the lighting is better, too!).
I started the day with an egg and grapefruit on the side for breakfast. I always include 1 egg yolk when I’m making an egg dish for the added nutrients, fat and calories.
I have been preparing grapefruit different ways lately. This time I cut off the peel and sliced it. I actually liked this way the best because you don’t have to deal with scooping it out of the grapefruit (kinda messy) and these guys are not the easiest to peel.
Lily supervised in breakfast preparations.
My breakfasts when I’m at home are completely different compared to when I’m at work. On workdays, I usually have 2 grab and go items and eat one around 7am and the other around 9ish. When I’m at home, I like to cook something and usually eat breakfast all together.
On this day, I had my typical lunch meal which was tuna salad with crackers on the side.
Tuna Salad = canned tuna, mayo, mustard, capers, relish and cracked pepper
I picked those crackers at Costco. They are higher in fiber and calories (1 serving is 170 kcal), which I think fits in well with my lunches. I’ve been packing them to take to work and dipping them in hummus.
Banana with PB a little later.
Snack… not pictured, but I ate way too many tortilla chips when I was getting things ready for dinner.
I was trying to be creative for dinner to use up 2 packs of chicken breasts that had been bugging me in the freezer. I ended up putting them in the crock pot with 2 cans of diced tomatoes (pureed), garlic, oregano and basil. The combo was pretty good but I wish I had drained the tomatoes first and hadn’t let the chicken breasts cook for so long. Served with sides of roasted asparagus and a garden salad.
I’ve always found that chicken breasts are tricky to cook in the slow cooker without them drying out.
For my salad dressing, I mixed up EVOO with some red wine vinegar and cracked pepper. More tasty (and healthier) than the bottled dressing.
A cup of milk to drink!
Dessert: Not intentional, but I have no self-restraint when it comes to the candy aisle at Fresh Market. It reminds me of being a little kid in a candy store! I always pick up a bag of these little raspberry candies. I ate approximately 500 of them that evening.
Thoughts on the day:
Probably shouldn’t have had so much candy or tortilla chips It’s better to portion some out rather than eating them straight out of the bag.
It would have been great to increase my vegetable intake just a bit. I could have chopped up celery and carrots and tossed them in the tuna salad or added some onions and spinach to my egg.
What food items do you love lately?
Does anyone have any candy guilty pleasures? Have you tried these little berry candies?!
Do you eat egg yolks or just stick with the whites?
Linking up today with Peas and Crayons. Check out Jen’s blog for other WIAW posts!