It’s Wednesday aka hump day aka let me show you a full day of eats!
I’m writing this on Tuesday and not exactly looking forward to tomorrow, because I will be on a clear liquid diet in preparation for a colonoscopy on Thursday. I’m curious to know how a day subsisting on pure sugar (jello, popsicles, and juice) is going to make me feel. I am mostly just excited to prayerfully be getting more answers to my GI woes. I will let you know how it goes.
Perhaps tomorrow (or today?) I will look back on Monday’s eats and mentally enjoy them, just like I hope you will.
For breakfast, I woke up wanting something in pancake form. I opted for a flourless banana pancake with melty pumpkin spice peanut butter. Confession: I planned to use up some vegetables and have a veggie omelet, but I not-so-surprisingly was not wanting vegetables.
Of course, your girl enjoyed a couple cups of black coffee and a piece of the best EVER dark chocolate. 85% chocolate is my jam!
As I discussed last week, I need a little mid-morning snack to tide me over until lunch. Today was 2 mini apple muffins and frozen green grapes. Confession: I actually had 3 mini muffins, because I can’t pack food without a taking a bite of it.
Lunch was dang delicious. A collection of leftovers on a bed on spinach and chopped carrots. The pasta salad consisted of whole grain penne, cabbage, peas, onions, and balsamic vinaigrette. I had a shredded chicken breast that I cooked in a ancho chipotle sauce in the crock pot. Confession: I always forget to bring salad dressing. Lucky me, this pasta and saucy chicken were plenty!
Snack-sized cookies and cream bar- because Halloweenie of course! These were my favorite candy bars as a kiddo.
Later in the afternoon I got a diet coke, because my head was pounding. Confession: I prefer diet coke over ibuprofen to cure a headache.
Before class I had a simple snack of Triscuits and peanuts. Love this salty + crunchy combo!
Dinner was a stir-fry of cabbage, carrots, onions, minced garlic, and lean ground turkey. Plus a side of roasted potatoes. Ketchup and mustard were added post-photo. Here’s a tip- if you are a volume eater like me, slice your potato up into thin, bite-sized pieces before roasting. That pretty-sized pile is just one potato.
Confession: I had no clue what I was doing when throwing this “stir-fry” together. I remembered on Chopped the judges often said a dish needed an acidic component, so I threw in some balsalmic vinegar. Good decision.
Post-dinner snacks included homemade crock pot pumpkin applesauce…
And hearty whole grain toast with Justin’s chocolate hazelnut spread and almond milk. This was so satisfying!
I think I am going to repeat that snack tonight before bed.
Have you ever had to be on clear liquid diet? I have, but it was post-surgery.
Favorite night time snack?