After a few weeks off of WIAW, it’s back! I guess I got caught up in the moment of not blogging every day post Juneathon that I forgot to take photos of my food. Well, I am back. For now anyway. 🙂
First up, breakfast! I mixed it up this time! Hooray for change! And exclamation points!!
Rich and I saw crumpets on sale at Market Basket a few weeks ago for $1.79 a pack, so we stocked up and kept them in the freezer. I first fell in love with crumpets while traveling abroad in Australia. Although I definitely prefer Golden brand, these will have to do because they don’t make them in America. I’m enjoying a whole package myself this week while Rich is traveling on business.
I added a little bit of creamy peanut butter on top of it, and accompanied it with a baked hard-boiled egg. I cooked up six eggs on Monday and used two in tuna salad and kept the other four for breakfasts this week. Baking the eggs was simple and makes for easier-to-peel eggs! Here’s how I did it:
- Pre-heat oven to 325°F.
- Place eggs in a muffin tray so that they don’t roll around. You can also use a cake pan or cookie sheet… just don’t let them roll off and smash on the floor!
- Cook them for 25-30 minutes and take them out when they’re done!
So easy and the yolk doesn’t come out too dry either. Nomm nommmm.
My mid-morning snack was a rice cake with a little bit of peanut butter.
I planned on eating a banana, but it was black and smooshed because the bagger at the grocery store decided to put my two cans of Goya beans on top of the bananas in my green bag. I haven’t checked the rest of the bananas but there better be some in fair condition otherwise there will be hell to pay….
Lunch was my standard salad: romaine, goat cheese, dried cranberries, and baby carrots with a little bit of lite creamy Caesar dressing. This is an old photo because, surprise, I forgot to take a photo of it before I ate it all. I knew I was forgetting something… I had it with two slices of turkey deli meat instead of a veggie burger. So I guess it doesn’t look anything like the photo at all.
For a mid-afternoon snack, I had half a cup of fresh blueberries I picked up at the grocery store for around a buck. They had tons of them, and they’re super flavorful and ripe. The last few times I’ve had blueberries they’ve been a little sour, but not this batch. 🙂 It was a good pre-run snack. I opted not to eat the Greek yogurt I had planned on eating the blueberries with.
Dinner was supposed to be a salmon burger with rice pilaf, but I got home a little too late and only had 30 minutes to whip something up real quick before a condo association meeting. I was a little too ambitious with the timing of my workout plus commute plus meal prep time. Sometimes I think I’m superwoman!
I had all the fixing for a turkey pepperoni and mushroom mini pizza, so that’s what I made. I was in too much of a rush and forgot to take a photo (today’s theme?) before I scarfed it down, so I just took one of the fixings. Normally I make the mini pizzas on a tortilla but I didn’t buy any this week and a sandwich thin or English muffin serves the same purpose. Yumm!
I used to make my own pizza sauce but found that I never used enough and ended up throwing a lot of it away. I had to open a jar of tomato paste and tomato sauce and hardly any of it was used since we’re never heavy on the sauce, so most of it ended up in the bin. I saw the squeeze bottle of pizza sauce in the grocery store one day, so I bought it to try it out.
Genius! It lasts longer and tastes just as good. And it’s convenient. That’s key.
After the condo meeting, I was still a little hungry and had leftover Daily Points+ and Activity Points for the day. I spread some Laughing Cow Light queso and chipotle on 4 whole grain biscuits to help fill me up. I still had some leftover points, but I wasn’t hungry anymore so I didn’t eat them. Hopefully this doesn’t back fire on me tomorrow.
I don’t have a photo, so let’s pretend the one below is mine. I’ve posted a photo of it before, so just do a search for it in the search box up there ↑ and to the right!
On the fun and fitness front, I’m really enjoying my triathlon training! Why didn’t anybody tell me that cross training was so much fun?! I’m not being sarcastic either. It’s not fun every day, like two days ago when my legs were throbbing so intensely that I couldn’t fall asleep, but I can definitely feel my body getting stronger! Muscles are getting sore which can only mean good things. I’m feeling the burn, baby.
I know I still owe all an official triathlon training update, but that probably won’t be until tomorrow or Friday. Rich just got his road bike and will train with it from now on. No more training in a mountain bike for him! Which means he’s going to whizz by me even faster. Maybe I should get a motor for my bike…