HALLELUJAH FOR A FOUR DAY WEEK. I just don’t know why we can’t split up every week this way. Why does work have to be so greedy?
I am typing this What I Ate Wednesday post in between typing up key terms related to diabetes and cardiovascular disease. SO MANY KEY TERMS. I feel really lucky to have spent a week diabetes camp this summer, not only because I had an AMAZING time (read about it here), but also because I am pretty familiar with the disease. Hands on > typing key terms.
Anyways, on to the food.
For breakfast, I had pumpkin protein pancakes plus 2x cups of coffee and a coconut oil-cocoa bite.
When I went to my parent’s this past weekend I snatched my little bro’s protein powder (he left it when he went to college), so I could try it out before investing in some of my own. These pancakes were delicious. Silver dollar pancakes are cuter and way easier to make than those “regular” pancakes.
I was at home all day, thanks to Labor day, so I enjoyed a few morning bites. Anyone else way more “snack-y” when they’re at home? This is why I should study in a coffee shop where I have to pay for the snacks…
Snacks included a frozen chopped peach and a couple chocolate peanut butter brownie bites.
Since it was Labor day and all, we decided to bust out the grill for lunch. Hawaiian chicken, grilled pineapple, and rice with mixed vegetables were on the menu. For the rice/veggie mix, I steamed a bag of frozen veggies and then tossed in some already cooked brown rice. For flavor, I poured the rest of marinade from the chicken in and mixed it all together. Surprisingly good!
While studying through the afternoon, I needed some caffeine so I enjoyed a homemade almond milk latte plus a few popcorn chips.
Terry and I took a nice run later in the afternoon, which was great for counteracting the sitting I did all day for studying.
It’s such a beautiful time of year! I am a September girl to the core.
For dinner I was craving something salty (but quick), so I sauteed chopped onion, bell peppe, and ground turkey, added some spices, and finished it with squirt of mustard and ketchup. On the side were two of very my favorites: blue corn tortilla chips and baked carrot fries. Sour cream for dipping.
For an evening snack, I had some pumpkin fudge with almond milk.
This is a yummy treat, but I think “fudge” may be a stretch. Though if you can appreciate pumpkin-y goodness, you will like this! Not to mention, I whipped it up in 3 minutes flat.
This was a yummy day of eats thanks to an all access kitchen 😉
Any awesome labor day eats?
Does being a home all day lead to more snacking?