Good morning! Lucky for me, I get to skip Wednesday this week and go right onto Thursday, since tomorrow is like Friday for me! But I’ll still do my What I Ate Wednesday post, per tradition! Thanks again to Jenn for hosting WIAW. For those of you who don’t know, Jen over at Peas and Crayons hosts WIAW every week – check out her blog for more information on it and to find some new blogs to read.
Last week and this week, I’ve been better at sticking with running three times a week. I think that my finally accepting that it’s okay to just run 2 miles outside instead of 3 has helped push me to get my runs in after work, even in the heat. I’ve also been taking a short walk break every half mile, and to my surprise, my time is not any slower in the end! I feel like I’m finally getting my running groove back when I do my two mile runs around the neighborhood. Hopefully I’ll be able to take my runs back up to three miles soon, but for now two miles is working for me. On my non-running days, I’m either doing yoga or a Jillian 30 Day Shred workout and some light strength training.
I’ve been trying to switch up my breakfasts from my usual overnight oats at least once a week. One of my latest experiments was a quinoa breakfast bowl (next time, I’ll make it more photogenic!). I’m still in the experimenting phase, so I once I get the right combination, I’ll probably share the recipe. Today’s bowl was filled with quinoa made with unsweetened vanilla almond milk, vanilla greek yogurt, fresh strawberries, chia seeds, and a little extra almond milk. It was pretty good and a nice change, but I still prefer my overnight oats. On another note, I started using unsweetened vanilla almond milk (instead of regular 2% milk) this week and I’ve been loving it! I don’t know why it took me so long to hop on that bandwagon!
For a mid-morning snack I had a Quaker Cinnamon Pecan Bread Baked Bar. It was the healthiest looking granola bar I could find at the store this week and I didn’t have time to make my own. The sugar content is a little high, but otherwise they are fairly healthy and tasty.
I had a makeshift lunch today – a slice of sesame seed red pepper hummus foccacia bread with a bit of sun-dried tomato white bean dip on top (I’ll be posting the dip recipe soon!), leftover roasted sweet potatoes, a peach and some blueberries. Teddy was very interested in my peach and managed to snag a few blueberries too! By the way, if you’ve never tried leftover roasted sweet potatoes cold, you should! It sounds weird, but they’re really good and they make such a convenient, healthy snack.
After my 2 mile run, I was very hungry! This week has been pretty busy for me due to my trip to Texas this weekend, so I haven’t felt like cooking intricate meals, or cooking at all! Last night we decided to skip cooking and venture over to 900 Degrees for pizza. They have a 2 for 1 pizza deal on Tuesdays, and since they are gourmet pizzas, it’s a really good deal! We had two pizzas – one with tomato sauce, mozzarella, gran padano, artichokes, olives and arugula, and another with red pepper pesto, chicken, roasted red peppers, feta, mozzarella and arugula. They were both delicious but the first was our favorite! I also sipped on a pomegranate martini, which is very unusual for me (I am a wine girl). It was a delicious meal!
We came home to realize that Teddy had eaten onions and peppers out of the trash can. We started driving to the emergency vet (onions are poisonous to dogs) and ended up turning around after talking with the clinic. We are going to keep a close eye on him and hope he’s okay!
And that’s a wrap for what I ate
Wednesday Tuesday! Be back tomorrow with a yummy new chicken recipe!