Back again with another edition of What I ate Wednesday. The interesting thing about my life right now is that I’m in a new place on a new schedule every other Wednesday, so my eating schedule is constantly changing. For my current rotation I’m working with my mentor, an entrepreneur business coach! It’s been a dash overwhelming, but incredibly exciting. I’ve got some fun things in the works
Here’s what Wednesday’s food looked like…
I started the day very predictably with overnight oats eaten in my morning sports nutrition class.
In the mix- rolled oats, unsweetened vanilla soymilk, plain greek yogurt, a banana, sunflower seeds, walnuts, cinnamon, and stevia.
One of the perks of this rotation is that it’s right in my neighborhood which means I get to pop home for lunch.
The cupboards were a bit scant, so lunch was very random: soba noodles, roasted Brussels sprouts, chickpeas, canned fire-roasted tomatoes.
And dessert of course. A Mama Pea recipe.
I had a handful of Trader Joe’s omega-3 trail mix mid-afternoon before my workout. Wednesday’s workout was legs + shoulders + biceps + triceps and some ellipticizing
After my workout, I sipped a kombucha while I prepped dinner.
Dinner was also very random. When JWD and I both have a day that kicks our butt, we make what we call Lazy Soup. We start with a grain and bean base- this time it was brown rice and lentils. It’s even easier when we have leftover cooked grains and beans in the fridge.
Boil grains and beans. Add water, canned tomatoes, and any other veg you have on hand. Add any seasonings you’d like. Simmer until veg is done. And the secret to making any vegetarian soup delicious: puree about 1/3-1/2 of the soup in a blender and then add it back in. It makes the soup thick and hearty!
We also had sweet potato biscuits from this cookbook I got for Christmas: Vegan Holiday Kitchen (highly recommend!) Also super easy.
This meal took little effort and little brain power. And it’s healthy!
Normally I’m a 5-6 meal-a-day girl, so today was atypical. It’s difficult to have to switch up my routine with every rotation, it throws my food habits out of whack. Spontaneity and lack of planning usually = sub-optimal nutrition. I strongly believe that having a healthy food routine is key!
Hope your weekend is lovely. Thanks for reading