Hi, friends! I hope your day is off to a wonderful start!
Here are some of my eats from yesterday…
I’ve been so boring with my breakfasts lately. I wake up craving nut butter + banana, so for the past week or so, I’ve been eating almond butter on toast with banana slices on top… every.single. morning. I’ve also been hitting up Marylou’s a lot for iced coffee, so I finally bought a bag of ground coffee (decaf white chocolate chip) and have been making it at home to save a little dinero.
Mondays are my “get sh*t done days” when it comes to the blog and freelance projects (lots of writing and first drafts, planning/scheduling), so I woke up super early and then kept my butt glued to my desk chair all morning long.
Around lunchtime, I started to get hungry, so I headed to Whole Foods to do our grocery shopping for the week. I was not in the mood to meal plan, so I basically just bought a bunch of staples and hoped for the best. I hate doing this because I always end up spending more money than I planned, but I just didn’t have it in me to meal plan.
Here’s what I came up with for this week’s meal plan:
- Sunday: BLTs and sweet potato wedges
- Monday: Salad with grilled chicken on top
- Tuesday: Chicken salad sandwiches with roasted broccoli
- Wednesday: Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Hash
- Thursday: Egg sandwiches
- Friday: Wing it
- Saturday: Wing it
FYI: The boneless, skinless chicken breasts at Whole Foods were on sale for just $4.49 per pound (if you buy 3+ pounds), which is such a steal!!
When I got home from Whole Foods, I threw together a quick lunch and ate it outside on our back porch. I always feel a little guilty when I’m not working at home, so I typically eat lunch at my desk, but I’m really trying to take some time for myself in the next few weeks since I know once Baby H. gets here, things will be a lot different!
On the menu: leftover salad from Saturday’s barbeque topped with some fun goodies from the salad bar at Whole Foods.
And a (no-cook) pizza rice cake made with cheese from The Laughing Cow, marinara sauce, green bell pepper, and a little bit of oregano—it is the perfect low-calorie snack when you’re craving pizza!
Murphy kept me company while I ate, so I shared a few bites of my salad with him. Even though his face doesn’t show it in the photo below, he loves carrots and cucumbers!
A few hours later, I started to get hungry again, so I snacked on a bowl of Raisin Bran with almond milk. Well, one bowl led to like 6 bowls, so when dinnertime actually rolled around, I wasn’t very hungry. I definitely ruined my dinner by eating so much cereal. Oh, well.
But, of course, I had some room for S’mores ice cream when Mal mentioned wanting some. I hadn’t yet tried this flavor, so I obviously needed to see what it was all about. I ate a good size serving, and it was definitely delicious. Mal says it’s his favorite flavor, but my current Ben & Jerry’s favorite is Milk & Cookies. Holy yum!
Questions of the Day
How often do you typically eat lunch at your desk?
If you work from home or own your own business, do you constantly feel guilty when you’re not working?
What’s your favorite flavor of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream?